BaddAss Nutrition is a company that is growing quite rapidly. I first saw them when I attended the Olympia Expo in 2012 and I grabbed some samples of their products to try out. I saw them again in March at the 2013 NPC Governors Cup, a bodybuilding and fitness competition held in Sacramento where they were one of the event sponsors. So I grabbed some more samples. I love samples!! One of the samples I got and was excited to try was BaddAss Surge, their premium hydrolyzed whey protein powder. Let’s take a closer look at BaddAss Surge!

What is BaddAss Surge?

BaddAss Surge is a hydrolyzed whey protein powder. The importance of consuming protein powder to aid in muscle growth is paramount. That’s why rotein powders are found in everyone’s supplement plan. If you check out our store or any other supplement store you will notice that there are hundreds of different types of protein powders. You have hydrolyzed whey isolate, whey concentrate, casein, egg protein, soy protein and many more. It can be confusing at times.

The approach that BaddAss took in developing Surge was to take a look at science and see what has been clinically proven to give you the best product available. That’s why they use Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate as their ONLY source of protein. I emphasize ONLY because many supplements out there claim to use it but in reality they use it as part of a blend that includes many other types of proteins. That is totally fine, but there is research that backs up why you should go with Hydrolyzed Whey Protein.

What Research Supports BaddAss Surge?

In 2008, Krieger conducted a study in support of Hydrolyzed Protein, which is what is used in BADDASS Surge. This study used normal, experienced weight lifters, who underwent upper and lower body strength testing and body composition analysis. Within a month the tests showed a 32% increase in strength and muscular endurance with Hydrolyzed Whey Protein when compared to intact protein formulas [1]. A 32% increase in strength is pretty significant. It’s like taking your bench press from 200 pounds to 264 pounds in 8 weeks!

In 2009 a study demonstrated that a 35-gram dose of Hydrolyzed Whey Protein is about 30% more effective in stimulating muscle anabolism than intact protein when measured over a 6-hour period [2]. I like hearing ‘more effective’… A lot! Muscle growth and building lean muscle is what we all want. It’s why we pound it out in the gym day after day. Who doesn’t want to take the most effective products available to maximize their gym efforts?

Another study in 2009 by Buckley and associates investigated whether Hydrolyzed Whey Protein speeds recovery more effectively than intact whey protein. You want your muscles to recover as quickly as possible because increased muscle recovery is linked with enhanced muscle growth. That means the faster your muscles can recover the more they will grow. What were the results? Peak isometric torque was recovered fully in 6 hours. What about the group who took a regular protein supplement? Peak isometric torque remained suppressed [3]!

What Are the Benefits of BaddAss Surge?

BaddAss Surge gives you a pure hydrolyzed whey protein isolate product. There aren’t many of these on the market. The reason is cost. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a need for it. Consumers are willing to pay a couple extra bucks for a protein powder that is more effective.

Surge is a great option if you are looking for a low fat, low cal, low carb protein powder. If you are trying to stay lean and either maintain or build muscle, then a low carb, low fat isolate should be your go-to post workout shake. Each serving of Surge contains 24g of hydrolyzed whey protein isolate. What I love is that there are no other fillers, you just have protein and some natural sweeteners/flavoring.

So, How Does Surge Taste?

When I drink a protein shake, I don’t mix it with a bunch of stuff. The only thing I add is water or almond milk (so yummy). So taste is crucial! It’s amazing to me that going from Dymatize ISO-100 Vanilla to Syntha-6 Isolate Vanilla to MuscleMilk Vanilla, that the flavor and taste can change so much. When I took BaddAss Surge I was at work, away from my blender, so all I had was my trusty SpiderBottle (which I love). I added the water and shook away. BaddAss Surge mixed extremely well and there were no lumps or clumps of protein stuck to the side of the bottle. Then I took a taste and it tasted great! A rich vanilla flavor that was easy to drink. Overall I was surprised that it mixed and tasted so good. Props to BaddAss Nutrition for putting out a great protein powder!

BaddAss Surge – Final Thoughts

If you are tired of your old protein powder or are ready to step up to a great tasting protein powder and reap the benefits of Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate, then I’d definitely take a look at BaddAss Surge! Every contain gives you 30 protein packed servings of deliciousness and will only cost you $1.20 – $1.30 per serving.

This is one man’s opinion. We all have different tastes and nutrition needs. What really matters is how well it works for all of you. Please use our form below to share what your experiences have been with BaddAss Surge. Please include the product(s) you have used, side effects, benefits, dosage, and let us all know if you think BaddAss Surge is a good value or not.


[1] – From “An Open Label Clinical Trial Evaluating the Effects of MyoZene with Resistance Training on Changes in Body Muscle Strength.” Lidia Lou, MS, Samantha Feldman MS, RD, William Chong BS, Douglas Kalman PhD, RD, FACN, Diane R. Krieger, MD. May 2008. Presented at the 2008 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN.

[2] – Koopman R, Crombach N, Gijsen AP, Walrand S, Fauquant J, Kies AK, Lemosquet S, Saris WH, Boirie Y, van Loon LJ: Ingestion of a protein hydrolysate is accompanied by an accelerated in vivo digestion and absorption rate when compared with its intact protein. Am J Clin Nutr 2009, 90:106-15.

[3] – Buckley JD, Thomson RL, Coates AM, Howe PR, Denichilo MO, Rowney MK: Supplementation with a whey protein hydrolysate enhances recovery of muscle force-generating capacity following eccentric exercise. J Sci Med Sport 2008, in press.

About The Author

Brian E. is from southern California and has worked for names like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe as a supplement expert and consultant. He currently lives in Utah and is studying marketing.

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