Balance is a New Zealand company best known for their high quality protein powders and extensive range of other ergogenic supplements. Their back to basics blended protein powder, 100% Whey is a local favourite. Read on and find out why.
Balance 100% Whey Ingredients
Balance 100% Whey is not a protein powder that tries too hard to be different for the sake of being different. It contains a blend of whey proteins including whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate (WPI), and hydrolysed whey concentrates. In addition there is also added arginine and glutamine, as well as a couple of digestive enzymes to help with protein breakdown.
In each serve of Balance 100% Whey you get 118 calories, 23.7 g protein, 1.5 g fat, and 1.7 g carbohydrates.
Balance 100% Whey Effectiveness
Balance 100% Whey is an excellent foundational supplement for meeting the elevated protein requirements of athletes and bodybuilders. It can help with muscle growth, repair, and recovery, something that is beneficial to all active individuals. The protein profile of Balance 100% Whey is considered to be medium to fast release. It is therefore ideal for use immediately post workout or to fill small gaps in between meals.
Balance 100% Whey Taste & Mixabilty
Balance 100% Whey is a good tasting protein with a smooth, thin, and easy to drink texture. It comes in three flavours, chocolate, vanilla, and cookies & cream. All of which are well received among the staff at Punch. Mixability is excellent when using a shaker. There is no clumping or excessive frothing to take away from the drinking experience.
Balance 100% Whey Pros
Balance 100% Whey has a high protein content (79%) which is excellent for a blended whey. This means that there is little room for any unwanted carbs or fat, which makes it suitable for even those on strict diets. However, if you are bulking, you would benefit from stacking 100% Whey with a carbohydrate source.
It is apparent that the formula of the product has been modelled after a top selling American product. This is not a bad thing though, because that particular product has done absolutely everything right. Given that Balance 100% Whey is produced locally and is superior in taste compared to the alternative, it is another case of the disciple surpassing the master.
The use of the two digestive enzymes papain and bromelain require a noteworthy mention. Such additions make 100% Whey more digestible, even before you consume it. This increases the body’s ability to utilise the protein and reduces the likelihood of stomach upsets. The final highlight is that Balance 100% Whey has the added bonus of using locally produced milk, which is globally praised for quality.
Balance 100% Whey Cons
There are a number of similar products on the market from American manufacturers which are somewhat more economical than Balance 100% Whey. This price premium may make this product seem less attractive than foreign alternatives to some. However, there are many who can overlook this because they are aware of the quality of locally produced goods.