Dymatize is a well-established company selling a huge range of supplements, the most well-known of which is its ISO100 brand of hydrolyzed whey. Basically, they take whey isolate, which is already highly refined with very low fat, and take it up a notch by pre-digesting the isolate. They use special enzymes that break down some of the peptide bonds it produces a product that is virtually fat and carb-free. On top of that, because it is “pre-digested”, the amino acids can be absorbed by your body more rapidly.
So why wouldn’t you select a hydrolyzed whey over an isolate? Cost! All that extra processing with special enzymes often comes with a hefty price tag. This makes plain whey isolate a better bang for your buck. What’s different about ISO100 by Dymatize, is that it is pretty darn cheap for a hydrolyzed whey.
One 32 gram scoop of ISO100 contains 25 grams of protein, 2 grams of carbs, and just 0.5 grams of fat. That’s very very low on the carb and fat count! This is mainly due to the product's quality Hydrolyzed Whey content, which is the first listed ingredient.
There is also some non-hydrolyzed Whey Isolate, so it’s not a 100% hydrolyzed product. The combination of this whey content adds up to about 11.8 grams of Essential Amino Acids, 6.8 grams of Conditionally Essential Amino Acids (including Glutamine), and 6.5 grams of non-Essential Amino Acids.
Dymatize ISO100 has a very lean ingredient list and apart from the actual whey protein content, the powder mainly contains flavor additives. As with most protein powders, it also includes Soy Lecithin for mixability. Potassium Chloride is added as both a mineral and to improve mixability, texture and to enhance flavor. Lastly, Sucralose is added as an artificial sweetener. In some flavors, we noted that Steviol Glycosides, better known as “Stevia” is used as a sweetener. But that’s really all!
While there are no particularly nasty ingredients, there is nothing much added to provide any additional benefit. However, what is added to the product is high-quality Hydrolyzed Whey and you couldn’t really ask for more!
Add one scoop (included) to 5-6 oz (150 ml-180 ml) of water, milk or your favorite beverage and mix thoroughly. Enjoy prior to workouts, within 30 minutes after workouts or anytime your desire a high-quality, high-protein drink.
If you’re looking for an effective protein that’s rapidly absorbed, ISO100 is a great choice! The products’ primary ingredient is hydrolyzed whey, which is the most rapidly digested form of protein you can get.
It does also contain whey isolate but it's the second listed ingredient. This means this products’ hydrolyzed whey component makes up at least 51% of the protein component of the product. This makes for an extremely effective whey protein powder.
We have tried both the Gourmet Vanilla and Gourmet Chocolate which was our favorite of the two. Both were quite sweet, and if anything the vanilla was a tiny bit too sweet for us.
The chocolate was a very pleasant and smooth flavor that was not overpowering. Of all the powders we have tried, ISO100 would be up there with the best when it comes to mixability.
It mixes really well into both milk and water with a smooth texture. This is probably one of the few protein powders we think mixes really well in water when most generally perform best in milk.
If this was a quality whey isolate product, we’d be thrilled with the value for money it provides! But No! This is Hydrolyzed Whey (well the primary ingredient) and you’d be hard-pressed to find a hydrolyzed whey at this price point.
Are you serious about your protein intake? Are you an athlete? Then this product offers exceptional value for what is a fantastic product.
Not everyone needs to spend big money on a hydrolyzed product, but if you’re an athlete this is definitely one worth considering. ISO100 ensures the amino acids rapidly reach your muscles when you need them and this quality product delivers what you need for a very competitive price. It's extremely mixable, great-tasting in water or milk, and has almost no fat or carbs to worry about. We really really like this product!