I wanted to start doing more reviews, especially on products that I like and that I would recommend to everyone who is looking to build muscle and/or lose fat with P90X or any other fitness program. The latest protein powder I have been taking is Nitrean+ by AtLarge Nutrition. I found out about Nitrean from Men’s Health. They have given the award for best protein powder to Nitrean and AtLarge Nutrition for the last few years. The CrossFit and power lifting communities are also very big on AtLarge so when a company is that consistent with their products that they are receiving accolades then I take notice.
Nitrean+ is the latest version of their award winning protein powder Nitrean. The + (plus) represents the higher ingredient quality and the additions to a few ingredients to make it a even better protein powder.
Ingredients: The thing I like about Nitrean+ is the addition of more whey protein isolate. They have now made whey protein isolate the main protein in Nitrean+. In addition, they have a blend of whey protein concentrate, calcium caseinate, hydrolyed whey protein, and egg albumin. Each is there for different absorption rates, making it a great pre and post workout protein powder. Studies have even shown that combining whey and casein protein post workout builds more muscle than whey alone. The main addition however is the extra L-Leucine. They have added 5 grams per serving of L-Leucine which is a very potent and unique Branch chain amino acid which has been demonstrated to stimulate protein synthesis (in doses less than 5g) to an equivalent degree to whole proteins.
Taste/Mixability: Nitrean+ comes in only 1 flavor. Since I am a chocolate fan I didn’t mind but for those of you who don’t care for chocolate then you may want to try regular Nitrean. The “dutch chocolate” flavor is fairly light but definitely tastes good. I was surprised at how well it mixed too. When I use it with water, milk or almond milk it mixes very well. I also noticed that it get’s a little bit of a head on it when you use an automatic mixer….it could be from the L-Leucine but I didn’t mind it.
Effectiveness: I have been taking Nitrean+ for 30 days now and feel like I have made some gains. I haven’t changed anything else in my diet and I have gained 1-2 lbs. I use it pre and post workout and feel great doing my regular P90X routines. I feel like it digests very well and I never felt bloated or gassy from it. Overall I thought it was very effective. At $0.82 per serving, you can’t go wrong. It has great value for the level of ingredients you are getting.
Conclusion: Nitrean+ is a great product and a worthy upgrade to the award winning Nitrean original. AtLarge Nutrition has not skimped on using quality ingredients and adding the addition of more L-Leucine to make this protein powder extremely effective and cost efficient. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone doing P90X, Insanity, TurboFire or any other fitness program. It is good for both men and women and is a great addition to your pre workout nutrition or your post workout P90X Recovery drink.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10
I"m sorry Sean, I typed your name in wrong, I typed in Ted instead of Sean, I was looking at Teds comment right above. Please edit and correct that and next time I wont do two things at once:)
Great review Ted. It's good to see someone offer the details of a product instead of just saying they like it or not. I'll try this myself based on your info here.