BioTrust Protein Powder Review – How Does Low Carb Compare?
I first discovered BioTrust’s protein powder after looking at some of their other supplements. What I noticed right away about this company is that they offer a full 360 day money-back guarantee on all of their supplements. That’s pretty sweet!
I finally decided to give one of their other supplements a try and ever since I’m really a big fan. I’m on track to buying almost all of them.
Like anything though, they aren’t perfect.
My biggest concern with BioTrust is that they are not cheap.
These guys don’t try to compete with Walmart-style proteins, but that’s a good thing. Taking the wrong types of protein powders isn’t going to help you much, if any.
In the end, I do feel that the BioTrust Nutrition supplements are worth the extra money, but still … not cheap
So now that the negatives are out of the way, let’s look at what I do like.
Ingredients in BioTrust Protein Powder
When it comes to buying protein powders you need to look at a few things. Number one, as with any supplement that you put into your body, you need to look at the ingredients.
BioTrust’s low carb protein really shines when you compare the ingredients to other proteins out there.
Have you seen the comparison chart on their website?
They did side-by-side comparisons with the following brands:
- BioTrust Low Carb
- Muscle Milk Light
- EAS Myoplex
- Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey
- Labrada Carb Watchers Lean Body
- Met-RX Protein Plus
- Nature’s Best Zero Carb Isopure
- Dymatize Elite Gourmet Protein
- Gaspari Myofusion
What surprised me about this was how some of the other leading proteins stacked up. BioTrust Low Carb protein powder gets a “yes” check mark next to all of the following categories, where as the others get a “no” next to all of them with the exception of being Soy protein free.
- Farmer-Certified Growth Hormone Free
- 100% All Natural
- Artificial Sweetener Free
- 4g of Fiber Per 25g of Protein
- Soy Protein Free
- Prohydrolase® Enzyme Blend
- Time-released Protein Blend
- Cold-Processed Micellar Casein & Whey Isolate
Here’s the image from the website:
Now, in all honesty, I’m sure that some of the other brands could put together their own chart and skew things in their favor. But overall, this impressive that BioTrust touched on some of the key aspects. For example, the first three aspects are definitely a necessary “yes” when choosing a protein supplement.
In addition to those features, here is a picture of the supplement facts for the protein powders. They’re very similar but the chocolate is on the left and the vanilla is on the right.
If you notice the serving size you’ll see that it comes with a 14 day supply. Again, BioTrust is not known as being cheap.
Worth it? Yes, but still not cheap.
In their defense though, a serving of this protein vs. a serving of most of their competitors is not necessarily an apples-to-apples comparison. This is high-end, longer lasting stuff. Also, they say that because of the Prohydrolase® Enzyme Blend your body will absorb twice as much protein … so you’ll actually need less.
Here’s a quote from their website talking about many commercial protein drinks vs. BioTrust Low Carb protein:
“… most commercial protein drinks tend to buffer the acid in your stomach, which decreases the ability of your natural enzymes to digest the protein … When Prohydrolase® is added to whey protein, it is 40 times more effective at delivering the protein to your muscles compared to the leading brand.”
As you can see, the chart shows that the Prohydrolase® Enzyme Blend does make a difference.
So if you opt for the 3 bottle option (or even 6) that they’ve got going these are much more affordable.
100% Whey VS. Protein Blend
Another one of the features that I really like about this protein when compared to others is that it is not 100% whey.
Don’t get me wrong, whey protein is good. But when too much or at the wrong time is not so good.
The best time to take a 100% whey protein is right after you workout. This is because whey is released into the bloodstream very quickly … giving your muscles what they need right after a workout.
The downside to whey protein is that the insulin spike.
In 2012 there was a study published in Nutrition & Metabolism found that specific amino acids in whey created a spike in more insulin than a similar amount of carbohydrate from white bread. So if you are hoping to burn fat, you should avoid 100% whey protein the majority of the time.
Where To Buy and What’s the Price?
Just like all of their other supplements, you can only buy BioTrust Low Carb through the BioTrust website.
If you are looking to get a discount or to get them cheaper on Amazon or through GNC or something you will be out of luck. Same with out of country buyers. Even if you live in Australia or in the UK you will still need to purchase any of their supplements through their secure online store.
As I mentioned earlier, they aren’t the cheapest but if you compare them to any other brand that is of the same quality (if you can find one) then they really aren’t that bad. Here is how the prices break down:
- Buy 1 bottle – $49 each
- Buy 3 Bottles – $42 each
- Buy 6 Bottles – $34 each
So yeah, unless you know you want six bottles, I recommend buying 3 at a discount to make sure you like them. But even then, they do come with a full year, money back guarantee.
Before you decided to buy BioTrust Protein Powder you need to know that it does contain milk and soy (lecithin).
If you have an allergy to either of these you’re obviously not going to want to try this.