With so many different types of protein supplements on the market today, how do you choose? There are advantages and uses for all, and it will probably take a little trial and error to find what you like, and when you like to take it. If you’re considering trying a new blended protein, in other words a protein supplement containing various types of protein sources mixed together, then please read on… Gaspari Nutrition has a 4-stage time-released protein blend that is worth checking out. Here is my Gaspari Myofusion Elite review.
Myofusion Elite is a blended protein that provides 25 g of protein per serving. The protein sources include whey protein concentrate, milk protein isolate, whey protein isolate and micellar casein. Combining different protein sources creates a time-released supplement. Myofusion Elite has an added Amino Blend consisting of taurine, glycine, and branched-chain amino acids. Other ingredients include creamer, natural and artificial flavours, gum blend, lecithin, acesulfame potassium, and sucralose. These are added to enhance texture and flavour. Each serving provides 140-150 calories, 25 g protein, 3 g fat, 4-5 g carbohydrate (less than 1 g sugar), 45-50 mg cholesterol, and 90-280 mg sodium. Nutrition facts vary slightly with the different flavours. One ingredient I’d like to point out is partially hydrogenated soybean oil. It’s included in the ‘creamer’. Not so good.
Recommended directions: shake, stir or blend 1 scoop of Myofusion Elite with 8 oz of water for 30 seconds. With any method, I found the protein mixed up well with very little to no clumping.
Gaspari Myofusion Elite is available in milk chocolate, vanilla, strawberries and cream, and peanut butter cookie dough. I tried the peanut butter cookie dough. It was good but not great. A little on the sweet side and not peanut buttery enough for me. However, the texture was a little creamy and I liked that.
I used Gaspari Myofusion Elite for 2 main purposes: during the day as a snack to hold me over between food meals, and also at night just before bed. For these times, Myofusion Elite did what I needed it to do. I got a good dose of protein (and we all know the benefits of protein!), with few carbs and fats, and I felt satiated until my next meal. Unfortunately, it did make me a little gassy.
Using a protein supplement that has multiple protein sources definitely has it’s advantages. You are provided with a protein blend from which your body benefits by absorbing and utilizing protein over time. Taking various protein sources at one time also enriches the amino acid profile. A couple of positive notes about the ingredients, Myofusion Elite is gluten free and synthetic colour free. Unfortunately there is also a negative with the inclusion of partially hydrogenated soybean oil. Though the nutrition facts lists trans fats as zero, partially hydrogenated soybean oil is a trans-fat. Per serving, the amount must fall under the limit so that it doesn’t have to be included on the label, however, if you take multiple servings per day it can add up. I wasn’t blown away by the peanut butter cookie dough flavour, but it was good enough that I’m curious to try other ones.