We love to eat bars because they taste good and they are easy to grab when on the go, but the problem is that for the most of us they actually do not fill us up, so they end up being more of a snack rather than a meal replacement. Fortunately BSN Syntha-6 has helped me greatly in this regard. Tastes Great, Got it in less than 36 hrs! Calum von Moger's Back Workout. As one of the more famous bodybuilders around, Lee Labrada has done phenomenally well with his post IFBB career with the Labrada Nutrition range of supplements. The main thing would be to see how they digest, many people have bloating, gas and indigestion from erythritol. Strongest Pre Workouts
What can I say. Can suggest strongly to anyone who wants a goo tasting powder. Best tasting protein powder out there bar none. Doesn't matter what flavor they are all crazy. Has a few more carbs than some other powders but when your taking it 3 times a day it needs to taste good. I buy it in the larger 10lb bag now that it's available. Great product at a great price from Mr Supp Love the taste. The core of my training supplements. On my second tub now.
For heavy doses you might want to try another brand, as stacking 2 scoops can turn your drink into a mega thick-shake or you can add more water. I space mine out to 4 shakes a day with 1 scoop 77kg body weight. Musashi and Redbak got nothing on this. Best protein blend on the market hands down. Have notices huge improvements over the last 2 months along with a good diet Recommend to all who want to increase or maintain muscle mass.
I have read with interest about how many powders taste great but haven't tried one as good as this. It honestly felt like i was treating myself to an awesome milkshake. The taste is unreal - easily absorbed without feeling bloated and helps to recover quickly. This is an awesome product. The best tasting Protein that I've ever tried. It helps me gained 6kg in the last 8 weeks and I'm talking about muscle, not fat.
Really recommended for people looking to gain a lean muscle build. Best tasting protein I have had compared to other high quality products. Honestly I bought this because of claims that it is one of the best tasting products. I bought strawberry, banana and chocolate. They all taste like a delicious milk shake, no sculling or cringing. After sticking with the same protein for a few years, I decided to go away from the same brand and standard chocolate flavour.
BSN Syntha-6 cookies n cream is great and mixes up very easy and doesn't leave you bloated and full. Great taste and great product!!! Using this product both as a way to build muscle when working hard, and as a weight management tool when not training. Tastes Great, Got it in less than 36 hrs! Great product for lean muscle gain, tastes unreal, and helps with muscle hardness also.
BSN Syntha 6 is one awesome protein powder. I recommend it to any one, the taste is like no other. You don't even know it's a protein supplement. Just got my tub of Syntha 6 in the mail from Mr. Supplement today great service received it 2 days after i ordered it. Only without all the sugar and saturated fats and with all the slow and fast release protein low GI carbs vitamins bcaas good fats and packed fuel of fibre.
I like to used it between meals to feed my muscles and also good as a pre workout meal. Its from a brand that supplies for the UFC so you no you cant trust it get yours now from Mr. Fortunately BSN Syntha-6 has helped me greatly in this regard. Thanks MrSupplement for bringing me another quality supplement that fits in well with my life to help me achieve my goals.
Great flavour, good digestion and definite results. I have no doubt my recent weight increase is in response to using Syntha This product is indeed in line with the high standard of results you can expect from BSN. I would recommend this Protein to anyone wanting a slow release protein with some carbs.
It tastes great and fills you up at the same time. ON - your target audience are health and fitness people, why on earth would you give us something so artificial and useless nutrition wise as sucralose???
Good job losing a life long customer. Extreme Milk Chocolate Size: The old one had Aminogen, a blend of digestive proteases enzymes which helps absorption and helps the process of digestion. The total number of servings was also reduced from 77 to 73 which is no big deal. Now, who in the world needs Salt added to their protein powder, as though we are not already consuming excess salt?
Of what benefit is the addition of salt to the consumer? Likewise, how does the addition of Sucralose, an artificial sweetener and chlorinated sugar help the consumer? Did I mention that it already has Acesulfame which is also a sugar substitute? The addition of Sucralose has made the product so intolerably sweet and tastes so artificial. I never take it just with water alone since it's first use. I make sure to add raw old fashioned oats and increase the water to numb the sweetness but to no avail.
Besides the bad taste, there's a divided opinion in the scientific world about the detrimental health effects of Sucralose. Just do a google search and draw your own conclusions. After reading some of the recent reviews Didn't realize the product has been reformulated. This would explain why I thought my product had been tampered with and replaced with random filler.
That's how noticeable it is. The taste is sooooooo disgusting!!!!! What the heck ON? Like the other reviews have said this was a staple product of mines for years every month, as well and the product I recommended to others. However now I will discontinue buying and steer others away. I am highly disapointed. People reading this, I suggest giving dynamite protein a try. I've never used ON before, I do not know if it "used to" taste better.
Consistency remains almost the same as whatever liquid you have mixed it into adds no extra thickness. I tried both water and milk. On the positive front, it is jam packed with goodies with every scoop. It mixes extremely well I use milk mainly and when mixed with other powders, it continued to mix well I add extra probiotics and stuff for my joints.
I let it sit for a few hours on the counter, everything settled and needed a slight jostle, but aside from being warm mixed right back up and tasted exactly the same with the same consistency, which is great as I have had powders that turn to sludge if you let it sit for too long. For the price 5lbs and 30g scoops, you can't beat it. For those not in the know, please Google sucralose, it won't bother everyone, but if you're like me, it did affect my digestive system negatively and since removing it from my diet I have been doing much better.
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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. As we have learned thus far, not everything is created equal and there is most certainly a difference between the different bars out there. Some can actually be a really healthy option when needed while others are nothing short of a candy bar. So today we are going to take a look at how to decipher the difference. The good thing is that I have had a lot of experience with nutrition bars, so the ones I am recommending are not only healthy, but taste delicious too!
Yes of course, they are THK approved, so make sure to throw out the following bad guys!! Now the following list by no means covers the entire gamut of protein and nutrition bars that are bad for you, but this is a darn good start. In addition, remember I have not mentioned every single ingredient that is not good for you, just the ones that are the worst. Protein blend casein, soy protein isolate, whey protein isolate, partially hydrolyzed milk protein isolate , glucose syrup, sugar, glycerine, whey protein concentrate, high maltose corn syrup, fractionated palm kernel and palm oil, invert evaporated cane syrup, peanuts, water, maltodextrin, partially defatted peanut flour, natural flavor includes caramel added for color.
Soy protein isolate, organic tapioca syrup, organic agave, organic dried cane syrup, fractionated palm kernel oil, glycerine, organic agave inulin, high oleic safflower oil, omega blend flaxseed, chia seed , unsweetened chocolate, sugar, natural flavor, organic rice protein concentrate, tapioca starch, cocoa, organic soy protein, salt, cocoa, molasses, soy lecithin, cocoa butter, gum arabic, rosemary extract, tocopherols. Simply apply every attribute we spoke about for the other bars here, and you will have a good idea of how bad it really is.
This most certainly be one of the worst bars thus far. C], d-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate [Vit. E], Magnesium Oxide, Niacinamide [Vit. B2], Thiamine Mononitrate [Vit.
B1], Folic Acid [Vit. B9], Chromium Chloride, Biotin [Vit. Promax protein blend soy protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, calcium caseinate , corn syrup, fructose, chocolate flavored coating sugar, fractionated palm kernel oil, cocoa, whey, nonfat milk, soy lecithin, natural flavor , dutch processed cocoa, water, coconut oil, natural flavor, soy lecithin, maltodextrin, guar gum, cocoa, salt, carrageenan, tocopherols.
Protein Blend [ OhYeah! Parabens are a carcinogen that is believed to be linked to reproductive issues, hormone imbalance, neurodegeneration and immune suppression, and are an extremely harmful ingredients for a food bar.
Secondly, these bars contain artificial colors which are known to cause hyperactive disorders such as ADD, and may lead to cancer.
The next couple are better than the chosen worst, but I would not recommend them either. They still contain ingredients such as soy, caseinate, natural flavors and unhealthy fats canola oil that I believe are harmful to your health, and are not suitable for a nutritious snack.
So please only eat the ones in the GOOD section, capish? Whey protein isolate, soy protein isolate, calcium caseinate, glycerin, coating maltitol, cocoa butter, chocolate, sodium caseinate, milk fat, soy lecithin, natural flavors, salt , maltitol, peanuts, soy crisps soy protein isolate, rice flour, salt , water, peanut flour, canola oil, natural flavors, soy lecithin, sea salt.
E , Beta Carotene Vit. A , Pyridoxine Hydrochloride Vit. B6 , Riboflavin Vit. B2 , Thiamine Mononitrate Vit. B1 , Ergocalciferol Vit. D2 , Folic Acid, Cyanocobalamin Vit. Whole grain oats, sugar, canola oil, yellow corn flour, honey, soy flour, brown sugar syrup, salt, soy lecithin, baking soda, natural flavors. Protein blend [whey protein isolate, calcium caseinate, whey protein crisps whey protein concentrate, starch, cocoa processed with alkali ], evaporated cane juice syrup, chocolate coating sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, milk fat, lecithin, natural flavor , maltitol, ground almonds, glycerin, sunflower oil, nonfat dry milk, natural flavors, gum arabic, vitamin and mineral blend [potassium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, ascorbic acid, zinc oxide, niacinamide, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, potassium iodide, vitamin A palmitate , manganese sulfate, biotin, copper gluconate, electrolytic iron, riboflavin, sodium molybdate, pantothenic acid, sodium selenite, thiamin mononitrate, folic acid, pyridoxine HCI, cholecalciferol, cyanocobalamin, chromium amino acid chelate].
Peanuts, dark chocolate flavored coating sugar, palm kernel oil, cocoa powder, soy lecithin, natural flavor, salt , almonds, glucose syrup, honey, soy protein isolate, peanut butter peanuts, salt , unsweetened chocolate, chicory root fiber, soy lecithin, tapioca starch, sea salt.
Not a fan of the added white sugar and glucose syrup not whole food sugar sources or its low nutrition content. Also uses palm oil, a huge contributor to environmental damage and climate change. Some of the other KIND bars, like the fruit based ones are a better choice if you were to choose to eat one. Still not my favorite though. Complete protein blend organic sprouted whole grain brown rice protein, pea protein , organic tapioca syrup, organic brown rice syrup, organic cane sugar, organic peanut butter, palm kernel oil, organic peanuts, Vega SaviseedTM sacha inchi oil, inulin from chicory root , brown rice crisps, cocoa powder processed with alkali , organic peanut flour, organic agave syrup, sea salt, organic peanut extract, unsweetened chocolate, natural vanilla flavor, sunflower lecithin.
Why it is bad: These bars also contain palm oil which has a severe environmental impact. A lot of food bars contain highly processed ingredients that are difficult to digest and can even be toxic to the body. For example, Balance bars contain an artificial flavor-enhancer, calcium caseinate, which is known to cause migraines and cognitive issues.
In addition to the processing and artificial ingredients, some bars even have added vitamins and minerals. So why is adding vitamins and minerals NOT the healthy choice? The forms of vitamins and minerals that are added into bars are synthetic and therefore difficult to absorb.
In some cases synthetic forms of vitamins can even be toxic, acting as a pro-oxidant, damaging your very cells. Now, this is not what we want from a snack… best to get the vitamins and minerals from whole foods.
Finally, I dare you to find more than 3 ingredients in each of these bars that resembles something that you could pick off a tree, pull out of the ground, or forage. Ya, I thought so. Have you ever checked out the sugar content of your bar? Some bars contain 22 grams of sugar, which is about equal to that of a snickers bar, and worse the sugars are coming from unnatural sources such as high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, cane syrup, sorbital, dextrin etc.
And remember, sugar not only leads to unnecessary weight gain, but it also is the very food that fuels nasty pathogens such as fungus candida , bacteria and cancers, leads to inflammation, depresses the immune system and even negatively affects blood pressure and cholesterol.
We love to eat bars because they taste good and they are easy to grab when on the go, but the problem is that for the most of us they actually do not fill us up, so they end up being more of a snack rather than a meal replacement. Therefore, if you are eating them as a snack, make sure to choose the bars that are about calories or under. Have you heard of hexane? Hexane is actually a constituent of gasoline and a common solvent for extracting oils from foods such as soy and corn.
It is a neurotoxin and a hazardous air pollutant. The following is a list from the Cornucopia Institute that lists the companies that have been thought to utilize hexane-extracted soy. And here you thought I would never get to the good stuff! Organic flax seeds, organic bananas, organic coconut, organic dates. Gluten-free oat flour, organic dates, organic bananas, almonds, organic palm sugar, organic coconut, walnuts, organic cinnamon, wild crafted vanilla, pink Himalayan salt.
Organic prunes, buckwheat groats, papaya, organic mango, pineapple, black lava salt. Organic buckwheat, organic almonds, raw honey, organic flaxseeds, organic coconut, organic cacao nibs, organic sunflower seeds, organic pumpkin seeds, Brazil nuts, mulberries, organic sesame seeds, cacao butter, spirulina, vanilla bean, sea salt, Vitamin E.
Organic brown rice syrup, sunflower seed butter, sprouted brown rice protein, crispy brown rice, fair trade chocolate, puffed brown rice, coconut sugar, flax sprouts, natural vanilla, cinnamon.
Organic gluten-free oats, raw cashews, whey protein concentrate, raisins, cacao, coconut, vanilla beans. Almonds, tapioca syrup, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed protein, pea protein, pea protein crisps pea protein, rice flour , liquid agave inulin, acacia gum, vanilla bean extract, sea salt, monk fruit extract. The following are still good options, but not the ideal. This is because they are either not organic, raw, or are higher in sugar about 15 gram or more per bar.
While the sugar comes from natural food sources yay! If you are exercising heavily, are an athlete or endurance athlete, a growing child, or trying to gain weight, then these bars would be appropriate. If not, eat wisely. They could be the perfect meal replacement or treat. This bar has about calories and 22 grams of sugar. Dates, egg whites, almonds, cashews, cacao, peppermint oil, sea salt.
Organic almond butter, organic honey, nonfat milk powder, organic almond pieces, organic rice protein, dried whole egg powder, organic flax seed oil, organic sunflower seed oil, organic olive oil, organic pumpkin seed oil, dried whole food powders organic flax seed, organic rose-hip, organic orange, organic lemon, organic papaya, organic tomato, organic apple, cherry, red bell pepper, organic alfalfa, organic celery, organic kelp, organic dulse, organic carrot, organic spinach. Dates, cashews, almonds, lemon, lemon flavor.
Organic dates, Amazing Grass Green Superfood organic wheat grass, organic barley grass, organic alfalfa, organic spirulina, organic spinach, organic chlorella, organic broccoli, organic acai, organic maca, organic carrot, organic beet, raspberry, organic rose hips, organic pineapple, green tea, organic flax lignans, L Acidophilus, alpha and beta amylase, protease, lipase, lactase, cellulase, organic peppermint , organic cashews, organic almond butter, organic almonds, organic sunflower seeds, organic dried cranberries, organic pumpkin seeds, organic dried coconut, organic vanilla extract.
Not all Quest bars are a healthy choice. Always check the label. Agave, a form of fructose sugar, can increase the risk for weight gain, especially belly fat, and may increase insulin resistance for both diabetics and non-diabetics when eaten in higher amounts. So, if you must eat these bars, eat in moderation and on occasion. Almond butter, organic tapioca syrup, agave syrup, whey protein blend whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, whey protein hydrolysate , organic dried blueberries, roasted almonds, chicory root fiber, almonds, rice protein concentrate, whey protein crisps whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, tapioca starch, calcium carbonate, sunflower lecithin , sunflower lecithin, vanilla extract, sea salt, mixed tocopherols Natural Vitamin E , natural almond extract.
Organic dates, organic wild blueberries, with organic apple juice concentrate and organic sunflower oil , organic cashews, organic agave nectar, organic walnuts, organic brown rice protein, organic almonds, organic unsweetened lemon juice concentrate. The good news is that there are so many healthy alternatives out there, so you do not have to worry about eliminating the bad ones. Secondly, if you have not found one that has fit all of your needs, you can choose to make your own bars homemade like these Hemp Bars from My New Roots , or even have them made for you with the website YouBar!
I know that protein bars can get pretty expensive, especially when you are eating one a day, so I suggest buying them by the box. The best way to save money is to purchase them from Thrive Market. Thrive Market is an online shop that sells health food and products for a discount. Think a healthy Costco.
They have a great selection of the food bars mentioned above and at a great price. Check them out at Thrive Market. Another option is to have them shipped from Amazon, which makes them quite affordable. Or ask your local health food store for bulk deals. I have added links to the bars so you can easily purchase them, simply click on the bars that you like to purchase, and it will take you to an ordering page.
And remember, it is always best to have these guys on hand because whenever you are in a pinch, you must be prepared otherwise you could end up eating real junk! They have a handful of different flavors, Active Greens, Blueberrry, Original etc. As i recall most ingredients are organic but they do taste sugary. The Organic food bars are great, but definitely more of a meal replacement since they are typically calories and 22 g of sugar but natural sugars. I really love the greens one!
What i have noticed about Organic Food Bar is they are getting a tad smaller. Larabars are my favorite! They are perfect for long hikes. Nice article on protein bars. I used to eat power bars a long time ago when I was skiing and hiking.
They hold up pretty well when backpacking. What do you think of them? Hey Kelly, I am not crazy about the fact that they use conventional whey and milk because conventional dairy contains hormones and antibiotics, which we do not want. Plus, I am not a fan of fake sugar, specifically sucralose, or peanuts, which are in some bars. I remember gaining quite a few pounds when I was working all the time and discovered Lara Bars as a snack.
What about making your own? Ya, making your own can be a great option, check out that recipe at the bottom of the post by My New Roots… really like that one. I will continue to work on it though!
Just something to consider…. Hi Elijah, as I mentioned, and tried to use my words carefully, agave is better than other sweeteners that are used such as High Fructose Corn Syrup, corn syrup and glucose. It is not as good as raw honey, molasses, maple syrup or sugars from fruits such as figs and dates, but if eaten in moderation I believe it is still an okay option. And about the Kit bars, never saw them before but they actually look pretty good!
Really surprising since Clif typically cannot be trusted, but good to know they are trying! Have you checked out the new kind bars with less sugar — grams. I agree with your comment as it relates to the higher sugar Kind bars but they have improved their choices of late! I wish I could lobby them to remove those things! I was excited about the low sugar and good taste. They are made by Cliff, but claim to only have 5 ingredients at least the Fruit and Nut bar I have in front of me: I always feel suspect of big brands like Clif who also use GMO and non organic ingredients in their other bars, but maybe this is them getting a clue of what we want!
I really, really love this post. This is so necessary. The ingredients matter and this is so important. Thank you for doing all this research! Thanks for putting together this comprehensive list Lauren. Hey Lauren, have you tried Nakd bars?
I eat the cocoa delight ones. If those are the ingredients, the only thing I would be concerned about is raisins. Raisins should always be organic, because they are one of the most highly pesticided fruits grapes. Other than that they sound good though! You would be surprised once reading the ingredients. It is what I make for my family and friends. Scott and I eat them weekly. Thank you for this post!! Any suggestions of something maybe better than Luna bars and similar even if not as healthy as you or I would eat?
They are a bit high in sugar, but they do have a lot of protein to balance it. What would recommend for those of us with no really food allergies. The bars you are claiming to be the best would put me in the hospital. As a diabetic, the amount of raw sugar is them is unhealthy. You have to supplement somewhere. Any suggestion would be great. Hi Fred — try these new bars by INBalance. Only 4 grams of sugar.
This is a great article! You should check out Raw Crunch bars — only 4 grams of sugar, all natural and organic! I love all the flavors. Where would you rank these bars? I like how they taste, they only have 4 grams of sugar, and have lots oft daily vitamins and minerals.
Have you heard of them?