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REVIEW OF MHP PROBOLIC-SR
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Protein powders are primarily purchased by those who wish to consume the requisite amount of protein required for a bodybuilding bulking or cutting diet, but wish to do so in a convenient whey (pun intended). As a general rule, advocates of weight training and bodybuilding will frequently espouse a diet consisting of 1-2 grams of protein per pound of body weight with some recommending as little as 0.5 grams per pound (one gram per kilogram of body weight). In other words, for a person weighing 175-180 pounds like myself in my current state, 175-350 grams of protein per day would generally be recommended to increase muscular bulk.
These days there are more and more protein products being developed which state that they can assist in ways above and beyond the normal convenient way to help people get protein and healthy nutrients in their system. They say that they offer aids above and beyond those traditionally linked to protein powders, making them more specialized and theoretically more desirable to the average fitness buff of weight training enthusiast.
Probolic-SR by MHP offers a patented micro-feed technology system which is said to be the biggest breakthrough to date in the world of protein supplements. The purpose of this system is to provide a continual supply of amino acids for 12 hours after initial consumption. This is the equivalent of a slow drip IV of nutrients which supplies a regulated dose of high concentrations of critical five amino acids so that you always stay in an extremely anabolic muscle building state and not in a catabolic state. This is also the reasoning behind why using Probolic-SR would be beneficial over an extended period of time with regular consistent usage.
Probolic-SR does make one fairly exceptional claim which I have to say makes me question the accuracy somewhat - Probolic-SR claims to increase the bio-availability making full 100% utilization of every gram of protein, allowing every last bit of the 20 grams of protein per scoop.
Here is a statement about Probolic-SR by Muscular Development magazine:
'Probolic-SR is by far the most anabolic protein. It has literally changed the properties of protein and made all other proteins inferior and obsolete!'
Statements like this are pretty bold and I am the type of person who demands a scientific study to be present immediately to back such statements. Without seeing one present, I give statements like that very little credibility, at least initially. Be very wary of claims made by supplement companies or anyone else for that matter, since it is not always easy to know who has a vested interest in the success of supplements. Scientific studies whose results of reproducible are the best sources of information available when making an accurate assessment of a supplement's efficacy.
MHP claims to have put four years of research and development before coming out with Probolic-SR which they claim to be a major breakthrough in protein supplementation. While they claim to enhance bio-availability of the protein, as well as amino acid levels, and nitrogen retention for maximum anabolic effects, all of which are fantastic for muscle gaining purposes, I still don't see any scientific studies on Probolic-SR to confirm any of this. And what sounds pleasing at first glance, may be unfounded and not worthwhile to assign any credibility towards.
Probolic-SR claims to have both anabolic and anti-catabolic potential due to the increased bio-availability of the product as well as the overall quality of the protein.
The science is pretty simple - positive nitrogen balance must be present in order to result in muscular hypertrophy, and this occurs when your body retains more nitrogen from protein than it loses through the process of nitrogen-excretion. Probolic-SR's formula apparently assists in maintaining this anabolic state via positive nitrogen balance.
In addition to protein, carbohydrates, and fat, Probolic-SR contains the following amino acid profile:
Alanine - 4,230mg
Arginine - 7,040mg
Aspartic Acid - 11,130mg
Cystine - 1,250mg
Glutamine* - 21,710mg
Glycine - 3,830mg
Histidine - 2,600mg
Isoleucine - 5,950mg
Leucine - 7,650mg
Lysine - 6,500mg
Methionine - 1,380mg
Phenylalanine - 5,100mg
Proline - 5,430mg
Serine - 5,180mg
Threonine - 3,890mg
Tryptophan - 1,280mg
Tyrosine - 3,860mg
Valine - 6,010mg
This is very interesting and this may also explain some of Probolic-SR's more bold claims. Certainly it has a solid amino acid matrix.
I ordered the vanilla flavour for Probolic-SR and thoroughly enjoyed it. If I was in a hurry, I would consume the shake in water or milk mixed in a cup, which is always my least preferred way to drink a protein shake or gainer shake. That said, it mixed fairly well. The second method which I used to drink my Probolic-SR shakes was in a blender, and in one case, mixed the Probolic-SR powder with Optimum Nutrition's Serious Mass chocolate powder for a shake, and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
I found that my Probolic-SR shakes were somewhat on the grainy side, which was reminiscent to me of SIZEON Grape Blast by Gaspari Nutrition, mixed with water. Just a slight grainy texture, but nothing problematic, and that was only when mixed with water or milk. Blended in a blender, I thought Probolic-SR shakes were great.
Probolic-SR by MHP met all of my standards that I seek in a protein powder in terms of nutritional content and taste. In addition, Probolic-SR comes with a free Victor Martinez DVD from Bodybuilding.com while supplies last - for the price of $24.99 for two pounds, that is a good deal, but for that cost without a DVD, that would be a little on the steep size compared to other leading protein products. That having been said, the DVD did seal the deal for me, and those who are interested in bodybuilding DVDs or who are fans of Victor Martinez might be interested in purchasing Probolic-SR for that reason. All in all, I was pleased with Probolic-SR and look forward to continuing to use it as time passes.
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