Optimum Nutrition is trying to step up their protein game with their reformulated Pro series. Pro Complex appears to be designed as a recovery supplement, and Optimum Nutrition is positioning it as a product to meet the needs of elite athletes and “goal-driven weight lifters.”

Let’s take a look at what’s lurking inside Pro Complex so you know whether this is the right protein for you.

What Kind of Protein Is In Pro Complex?

Pro Complex primarily consists of your whey protein isolate and hydrolyzed whey protein isolate. The nice thing about having whey isolate as the main protein source is that it’s virtually fat and lactose free.

While you do pay more for protein isolate, protein isolates are 90% protein by volume compared to protein concentrate which is usually between 50-80% protein.
Each serving is going to net you 60 grams of protein, with only 1 gram of fat and 5 grams of carbohydrates.

Does Pro Complex Improve Recovery?

In addition to the protein, Pro Complex contains 15.5 grams of amino acids and 10.5 grams of glutamine to boost protein synthesis and alleviate delayed onset muscle soreness. I was impressed that Optimum Nutrition dosed the amino acids and glutamine adequately, instead of just sprinkling them in there for marketing.

Taste and Mixability

This product will be available soon, check back for an update on taste and mixability as soon as it ships and I’ve had a chance to try it out.

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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