Our ReviewMuscleTechPremium Gold 100% Whey

MuscleTech's Premium Gold Whey is promoted with words like "Pro Series" and "Premium", but does it deliver? Check out what we think in our full review!
25gPROTEIN
4gNET CARBS
2gFAT
81
Our Score
Ingredients
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Effect
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Taste
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Value
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Protein
Net Carbs
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Cost

MuscleTech’s Premium Gold 100% Whey is marketed with words like “Pro Series” and “Premium”, but does it deliver a premium result? Check out what we think in our full review!

Ingredients
70

Each scoop of Premium Gold delivers 24grams of protein, 4grams of carbs and 2grams of fat. The protein matrix in this product includes Whey Peptides (Hydrolyzed Whey)Whey Isolate and Whey Protein Concentrate.

Protein Matrix
Whey Isolate
Whey Concentrate
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Unfortunately, we don’t know exactly what portions they’re included in. The way they are listed makes this very unclear, even though we would normally expect to see the largest ingredient by volume listed first. We suspect the large majority of this product is actually the cheaper form of whey concentrate. This would make sense as the total digestible protein content of this product comes up quite low at about 70% when we would expect around 80% or higher if this product was mainly made with Whey Isolate.

This also would explain the carb and fat content which is a bit higher than we would expect for a product that is mainly whey isolate.

For our Double Rich Chocolate flavor, they have added CocoaNatural and Artificial Flavors, and Salt as a flavor enhancer. A gum blend is also included which helps provide a nice creamy texture. This includes Cellulose GumXanthan Gum, and Carrageenan. Lastly, the sweeteners included are Sucralose and Acesulfame Potassium, which are ingredients we prefer to avoid.

Ingredients
Directions
NUTRI-FACTS
Flavor Tested
Double Rich Chocolate
Product Ingredients
Premium Protein Blend (Whey Peptides, Whey Isolate), Whey Protein Concentrate, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Soy Lecithin, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Gum Blend (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan), Salt, Sucralose, Acesulfame-Potassium.
Product Endorsed as
Allergens
milk, soy
Watchlist Ingredients
Manufacturers Directions

Mix 1 scoop with 6 oz. of cold water or skim milk in a glass or shaker cup. Use between major meals and before and after exercise. Read the entire label before use and follow directions provided.

Nutritional Facts
Effectiveness
80

This product we believe to be a mid-level protein and not so impressive as all the hype might lead you to believe. That doesn’t mean it will not provide excellent results, but we would prefer a straight whey protein isolate to the protein blend used in this product. This would provide more digestible protein without as much lactose content.

Digestion
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Digestion Speeds
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It’s worth noting that this product does include a reasonable level of lactose due to its whey concentrate ingredient, but there are no enzymes to help with the lactose digestion. This may cause some bloating or gas for those with an intolerance.

Designed for
Taste
90

We tried the Double Rich Chocolate and it mixed up a treat in low-fat milk with a very rich flavor and smooth creamy texture.

With water, it was not so impressive and rather bland, but then it was hard to judge after the great taste in milk.

Value
85

This product is reasonably cheap and we do think it offers reasonable value, but we don’t think it’s quite as effective as its boasting may have you believe.

Relative Cost
PRODUCT COST INDICATOR
PROTEIN COST INDICATOR
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This is a mid-level protein with a slightly lower than mid-level price.

Conclusion
81

Unless you suffer from lactose intolerance, this product offers a decent protein matrix at a reasonable price, and with a great taste. Having said that, it’s hard to know just how much of the product is whey peptides or isolate and we would be more comfortable with a product that includes only whey isolate or is more transparent about exactly what goes into the protein blend. At 70% protein content, we think this is a good mid-level product that offers good value. With the great taste, this product may be especially good for beginners in using protein supplements.

Where to buy
We recommend Amazon as they consistently provide better prices and the quickest shipping.
Amazon Price
Product Pros
Includes some hydrolyzed whey
Smooth creamy texture
Great flavor
Reasonably inexpensive
Product Cons
Contains lactose & soy
Contains artificial flavors
Contains artificial sweeteners
Lower digestible protein content than expected
Product Pros
Includes some hydrolyzed whey
Smooth creamy texture
Great flavor
Reasonably inexpensive
Product Cons
Contains lactose & soy
Contains artificial flavors
Contains artificial sweeteners
Lower digestible protein content than expected
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