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Carbon by Layne Norton

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24 Grams Of Protein Per Serving
A Pure Highly Anabolic Protein To Support Muscle Growth And Recovery*
8.3 out of 10 (43 Reviews)
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2 Lbs.
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Product Overview

Carbon by Layne Norton

BUILD

Pure Protein Formula

When I set out to make Carbon Build, I didn’t set out to revolutionize the protein market, but bring it back to what really matters: high-quality protein at an extremely affordable price. I did six years of research concerning different protein sources, and what I found is that protein isn’t magic. You just need to get enough of it from quality places.

So, instead of trying to reinvent the wheel by formulating some “magic protein” comprised of small amounts of obscure proteins so I could claim my blend is somehow better than everyone else’s and charge more money for it, I decided to get back to basics. That’s what Build is. It’s not fancy. It’s not sexy. It just works.

Build is made from a top-quality whey protein isolate that delivers 24 grams of protein per serving and over a whopping 3 grams of leucine per serving. Couple that with minimal carb and fat content, and you've got a very pure source of a highly anabolic protein that tastes unbelievable.

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Why’d I use whey protein isolate? In my research, my colleagues and I consistently found evidence that whey protein is the most anabolic protein for muscle when compared gram per gram against other protein sources.(1,2)* Amongst the whey proteins on the market, all seem equally anabolic. There’s nothing wrong with a whey protein concentrate, and it’s less expensive than an isolate.

However, there is a large population of people who don’t tolerate or digest whey protein concentrate well, and a sizable dose of whey concentrate can send them running to the bathroom. Furthermore ,a concentrate has a much higher concentration of carbohydrate and fat than isolate. So to make Build as clean and effective to the largest possible audience, I went with isolate.

Some supplement aficionados have suggested that whey hydrolysate may be superior to isolate for muscle growth, but that is not supported by any scientific data. A hydrolysate is also more expensive and does not taste nearly as good as an isolate. The only benefit for a hydrolysate is that it’s very easily digested and tolerated by even the most sensitive of stomachs.

The Benefits of Build

Whey protein has a long track record of supporting muscle protein synthesis and promoting muscle mass and strength in people who lift weights.(3,4)* I also mentioned the leucine content. Leucine is the amino acid responsible for increasing muscle protein synthesis and driving muscle growth. Three grams, the amount in a serving of Build, is the potential threshold amount needed to maximize the rate of muscle protein synthesis in humans.(5)* Build makes sure that you hit your leucine threshold with each and every scoop so you don’t leave any gains in the bottle.

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I’ve been studying protein metabolism for years. I want the best when it comes to protein supplementation, and I want you to have the best, too. Build tastes great, is low-carb, contains very little fat, and is packed with highly anabolic whey protein isolate. Try it today to help build the strength and size you deserve.

References

  1. Norton LE, Layman DK, Bunpo P, Anthony TG, Brana DV, Garlick PJ. The leucine content of a complete meal directs peak activation but not duration of skeletal muscle protein synthesis and mammalian target of rapamycin signaling in rats. J Nutr. 2009 Jun;139(6):1103-9.
  2. Norton LE, Wilson GJ, Layman DK, Moulton CJ, Garlick PJ. Leucine content of dietary proteins is a determinant of postprandial skeletal muscle protein synthesis in adult rats. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2012 Jul 20;9(1):67.
  3. Witard OC, Jackman SR, Breen L, Smith K, Selby A, Tipton KD. Myofibrillar muscle protein synthesis rates subsequent to a meal in response to increasing doses of whey protein at rest and after resistance exercise. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Jan;99(1):86-95.
  4. Volek JS, Volk BM, Gómez AL, Kunces LJ, Kupchak BR, Freidenreich DJ, Aristizabal JC, Saenz C, Dunn-Lewis C, Ballard KD, Quann EE, Kawiecki DL, Flanagan SD, Comstock BA, Fragala MS, Earp JE, Fernandez ML, Bruno RS, Ptolemy AS, Kellogg MD, Maresh CM, Kraemer WJ. Whey protein supplementation during resistance training augments lean body mass. J Am Coll Nutr. 2013;32(2):122-35.
  5. Norton LE, Wilson GJ. Optimal protein intake and frequency to maximize muscle protein synthesis. Agro Food Industry HiTech. 2009;20(2):54-57.

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
43 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
8.2
34 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
8.3
2 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
7.9
Chocolate Milkshake
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Verified Buyer

Salted Caramel was eh, not good on its own. Was really disappointed. I saw all the rave about this and thought it would be amazing but not even close. Another problem is carrageenan which causes inflammation. No need for it in a supplement. Also be careful for any Carbon product label. I got stuff that expired within a month or two of purchase. Disappointed in bodybuilding.com as I was getting sick every time I took prep, I got sick and realized it was expired. I should have posted a while ago but saw this is on sale and thought others should be careful.

10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Vanilla Ice Cream

This is the best protein powder I have tried. I've tried a lot. The flavor and macros are top notch

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Verified Buyer
  • 5 Vanilla Ice Cream

Got it because it was on clearance for cheap. Taste is not good, but it gets the job done. For the clearance price, it was worth dealing with the sub par taste.

10
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Chocolate Milkshake

I'm confused at the rating on the flavor. The chocolate milkshake flavor is pretty good for as much leucine as it has and being an isolate. You won't find a better deal than this!

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Verified Buyer
  • 6 Chocolate Milkshake

Gotta say Layne did a great job with the profile but not with the taste. It just taste like proteins from the early 2000s with all the good ISO’s out now idk why he couldn’t do a better job. It mixes /cools funny in oats as well not like other isolates or proteins I’ve tried

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Verified Buyer
  • 8 Chocolate Milkshake

Flavor is ok. Mixes well into smoothies. Good option for the amount of protein/leucine it provides.

10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Chocolate Milkshake

This is one of my favorite protein powders. Great taste even for an isolate. Plus, the fact it's standardized to have 3.1 grams of leucine per serving helps me know I'm not missing out on any muscle building potential. Hate that Carbon is being discontinued.

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  • 9 Chocolate Milkshake

I tried the chocolate milkshake flavor. I have to say it mixes very well, and tastes great in just water but especially good in almond milk. The flavor was a little sweet for my taste but not bad at all. Unfortunately the scooper was not on top :p

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  • 7 Vanilla Ice Cream

I tried the Vanilla Ice Cream flavor and was not too impressed with its very sweet taste. However, it did mix very well unlike a few other top brand proteins... I may have to try another flavor if this product is on sale but for now I will not be switching to Carbon Build.

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Verified Buyer
  • 2 Vanilla Ice Cream

I ordered this because I was looking for a new brand of protein, and I love Layne's website and Avatar Nutrition. I have to be honest, I was super disappointed in this flavor. It definitely has a chemical flavor to it, and a bad after taste. I'm not sure if the other flavors are good, but won't be reordering the vanilla.

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  • 6 Vanilla Ice Cream

The vanilla Ice Cream flavor mixes semi clear and is too sweet for me. I love the other products recover and prep they have great taste. haven't tried the other 2 flavor may try chocolate not really interested in salted caramel

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  • 10 Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 10 Chocolate Milkshake

OHHHHH my is this delicious! Salted Caramel is by far my favorite flavor- I absolutely love starting my day with a protein that tastes so amazing and isn't full of bullish*t fillers. My go-to protein!

10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 10 Chocolate Milkshake

I think it's safe to say I'm obsessed with Carbon suppments. I was so excited when the new protein was released because I knew Dr. Layne Norton would not disappoint. I tried prep and recovery when it first launched and loved them both, but this new protein just took it to a whole new level! The salted caramel protein flavor is on point. Often times salted caramel flavored things have too much or not enough salt flavor, but build got it down perfectly. I have tried all 3 flavors and love them all. Chocolate milkshake is probably my favorite. I've made into waffles, protein ice cream and just drank it with water and it was amazing each time! (10/10). It's also great because it's got 24P/1F/2C and 3g of leucine per serving.

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  • 7 Chocolate Milkshake

I love this product. I have not tried the vanilla. Salted caramel is IMO better then chocolate. Straight forward protein powder with no bs! Wont give it a 10 cause it can be expensive... but all powders are. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

clearance
2 Lbs.
2 Lbs.
29 Servings | $0.69 Per Serving
$19.99

What's in Carbon by Layne Norton Build

2 Lbs. Chocolate Milkshake
Serving Size: 1 scoop (31.2g)
Servings Per Container: About 29
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
Calories 110       
Total Fat .5 g <1%*
Total Carbohydrate 3 g 1%*
Dietary Fiber 2 g 8%*
Protein 24 g 48%*
Calcium 20 mg 2%
Iron 1 mg 6%
Phosphorus 40 mg 4%
Sodium 310 mg 13%
Potassium 170 mg 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. † Daily Value not established.
Ingredients:
Whey Protein Isolate, Cocoa, Fibersol-2 (resistant maltodextrin), Natural & Artificial Flavor, Salt, Acesulfame Potassium, Thickener Blend (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan), Sucralose, and Silica.
ALLERGEN WARNING: Contains Milk.

Directions For Build: Mix one scoop of Carbon Build with at least 8-12 oz. of water or the beverage of your choice. Vary the amount of liquid to achieve your desired consistency and taste. Consume daily to help meet your dietary protein requirements. 

Warnings: Do not use as a sole source of nutrition. Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Keep out of reach of children. Check with a qualified healthcare professional before taking this product if you are pregnant, nursing a baby, under 18 years of age, or if you have any known or suspected medical condition(s) and/or are taking any prescription or OTC medication(s). Store in a cool, dry place. Concerning California Residents: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or reproductive harm.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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