GoNutrition is becoming one of the UK's fastest growing sports nutrition brands, and supplier of some the cheapest whey protein around. But here at TRU we wanted to find out what all that noise was really about...
We sampled the:
GoNutrition's amazing flavours:
GN Whey Protein 80 - which is an ultra premium quality 80% undenatured whey protein concentrate providing an unrivalled combination of taste, value and results. With over 19.5g of whey protein per 25g serving.
With the variety of flavours offer by GoNutrition means they will no doubt have their 'flavour-critics', but my first question is - how can you achieve such a flavour as 'triple chocolate' :o ?
Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised with the Vanilla Ice Cream, there's nothing worse than buying a whey product, and coming to the realisation you're going to have to sit through a bag of the stuff tasting like artificially sweetened sherbet, with the consistency of week old, grainy porridge. GoNutrition's Vanilla Ice Cream is one of the nicest flavours I've ever tried, with great mixability and zero graininess it was pretty much a complete whey protein! The product is also one of the cheapest on the markets at the moment, but doesn't fall short on quality, taste or texture because of that fact. Highly Recommended
Maltodextrin - a carbohydrate with a high glycemic index (GI) which provides an ultra fast energy release to fuel your body. It is used as both a high energy source and as a source of high quality calories when bulking.
My problem with the carbohydrate drinks is typically most people's downfall is there intake of carbs in the first place, so polishing them with the tags of 'high GI' and 'ultra fast energy' to get people to buy them like the isotonic drinks of the past, is lost on me. The flavourless nature of this product means you can easily add it too your post workout protein shake, but my question is - why not by a ready mixed formula? So for those who weigh their diet out by the milligram, I'm sure this does exactly what it says on the tin, but with the festive period approaching the majority of us should steer clear of additional carbs! Not For Me.
Creatine Monohydrate - is a naturally produced by our bodies and also found in red meats and fish. In the body, creatine stores high energy phosphate groups in the form of phosphocreatine. It can be highly effective in improving your muscle performance and increasing your physical performance, making this supplement ideal for those looking for that extra boost during those strenuous high intensity workouts or training sessions.
Creatine is sold by every fitness site these days, and I don't doubt there's a purpose for it (water retention being one). But what differentiates one creatine powder from another, whether it's a capsule or not, flavoured or unflavoured? I can think of only two real factors a product like this can only be determined on and thats - price and quality…. As I don't have the laboratory to investigate the matter further, I best just go on price.
With the vast majority of the market creatine at approximately £10 - £15 for 500g, GN's 1kg bag at around £11 depending on where you buy it, means they've undercut a lot of their competitors and certainly wins on price points alone. Worth A Punt, Cheapest On the Market.