In an effort to consume more protein while not eating pounds upon pounds of meat, a friend of mine suggested I try a protein drink from the brand Isopure: which produces drinks that have 40 grams of protein, a whole ton of BCAAs, no carbohydrates, no sweetened with apartame and a relatively low amount of calories, all of which I am happy to get behind.
I tried two flavors, their Alpine Punch and Pineapple Orange Banana. I tried the Alpine Punch when I was at work, and the Pineapple Orange Banana after working out.
The Alpine Punch tasted a little funny, but I still powered through and drank the entire bottle throughout the afternoon. It wasn’t bad, but I couldn’t really get around the odd aftertaste. Not necessarily bad, but odd considering the sweetener in it is sucralose, aka Splenda, which I totally put into drinks on the regular.
Also, I don’t know if anyone else has experienced this: hell, maybe it was something I ate for lunch…but my arms and legs started to feel tingly. Maybe it was the BCAAs: I don’t know, but it was an interesting experience to be sure.
This was all before a workout. I tried the Pineapple one the next day after practice- and to be honest, I was so thirsty I didn’t quite give a damn whether there was an aftertaste or not. I drank about a little more than half and then gave the rest to Max, but that’s more because I wanted to share and less from funky aftertaste.
This time there was no tingly feeling, but this was also after a workout, only 1/2 of the amount I had previously consumed, and a different flavor. I’ll have to try the alpine punch one after a workout and see if I can notice the aftertaste or not. Essentially, it seems like a pretty good drink, I just need to be more science-y and objective-like about it.
Anyone else try the Isopure drinks? Any thoughts?