Syntha 6 Protein Powder Review
Syntha 6 is a fairly popular protein as of late that was given the name Syntha 6 due to the six different types of protein sources it is composed of.
BSN, along with Muscle Tech, does not have the best reputation as far as product performance goes in my eyes. They are a rather large company with several available products, none of which are note-worthy in my opinion with the exception of this particular product and their mass gainer.
Syntha 6 Ingredients
As mentioned above, this product contains 6 different sources of protein: whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, micellar casein, calcium caseinate, milk protein isolate, and egg albumin.
This is a terrible protein blend. Don’t be fooled by companies that claim their product is better because it contains more sources of protein. More types of protein does NOT make it a better product. In fact, the blend should consist ONLY of whey protein isolate and/or whey protein hydrolysate in order for it to be ideal. Anything other than that, you are going to want to avoid.
Although this is overall a solid product, it is far from the most nutritious. To make things simple, I will compare this product to the number one ranked product:
One serving of Syntha 6, at 200 calories, contains almost twice as many calories as one serving of Rule One Protein, at 105. One serving of Syntha 6 includes 6 grams of fat as well, compared to Rule One’s 0 grams of fat. Rule One Protein contains 50 mg of sodium in one serving, Syntha 6 contains a whopping 220 mg!
It is amazing to see how much better Rule One Protein is just from a simple nutrition label comparison. Syntha 6 has 14 times as much cholesterol in one serving as Rule One does! We’re talking about 70 mg per serving versus 5 mg per serving.
In addition, Syntha 6 has 15 times as many carbs in one serving as Rule One does. I can’t imagine why someone would still buy this product after looking at the nutrition label. The problem is that most people are unable to understand nutrition labels or simply don’t know what they’re looking for.
Often times, people are unable to tell which nutrition label is better, even if they had both products right in front of them. That’s why we’ve built this site.
Is it the best product out there? No, but it is certainly not the worst. It may be fairly effective as far as muscle gain goes, but there is a lot more that goes into this product than protein, and that is what’s important to look at.
There is a rather excessive amount of unhealthy ingredients in this product. With that said, I personally saw some results while taking it. At the time, I wasn’t aware of how unhealthy it was. I did notice an increase in muscle size, but I also noticed an increase in body fat. BSN claims this product helps you gain “lean muscle mass,” but I would beg to differ. It might help you gain mass, but I wouldn’t call it “lean muscle mass.”
A product with such a high sodium count (although its unhealthy) is highly unlikely to taste bad, and this one is no exception. The chocolate flavor specifically tastes excellent. It is one of the better tasting products I have tried. However, when it comes down to it, taste is probably the least important factor. Also, the texture is slightly gritty, and not as creamy as it should be considering all of the creamers that go into it.
Fairly low cost
Nutrition label tells an unpleasant story
Lots of unhealthy ingredients
Very high sodium, cholesterol, and carb count
Muscle gains may not be lean muscle mass
Using this product can cause you to gain fat in addition to muscle
Overall, this is an average product, but the ingredients really bring the rating down. Its ingredients are the biggest issue, and in my book, the ingredients are what matters the most. That is the reason why this product is ranked lower than several others. It is fairly effective, but at what cost?