Posted on 13 Jan 2014
4 min read
Right now the supplement market is absolutely flooded with products.
It seems like every man and his dog is peddling pills and powders, and with all the marketing mumbo jumbo, unpronounceable ingredients and celebrity endorsements, it can sometimes be difficult to see the wood for the trees, especially if you’re new to supplementation.
In most cases, however, all that’s needed to sort the wheat from the chaff is a little common sense.
For example, it’s probably best to avoid buying supplements from someone who looks like some kind of amphibious smackhead and instead opt for something which is credible and has a proven track record.
One such product is the perennially popular BSN Snytha-6.
Although this sounds like something cooked up in a lab by Walter White, it has, since its launch, continually been one of the bestselling and critically lauded protein supplements on the market.
So why all the fuss?
Let’s take a closer look…
BSN Syntha-6 is essentially a protein blend which comprises a mixture of six slow and fast-digesting proteins:
Whey isolate, whey concentrate, calcium caseinate, micellar casein, milk protein isolate, egg albumin.
In addition to a heap of other goodies, per 47g serving, we’re looking at around 200 calories, 22g protein, 6g fat, 14g carbs, and 2g sugar.
Now this is quite a lot of carbs and fat – although not enough to worry about gaining weight from – which makes BSN Snytha-6 more of a meal replacement product rather than a straightforward protein powder.
Indeed, because it’s not calorie dense enough to be a mass gainer, and it has too many calories to be a straightforward protein powder, BSN Snytha-6 would be an ideal supplement to help with maintaining muscle mass.
Furthermore, the protein matrix has been specially designed to delay the digestion process.
So whereas the whey protein is absorbed very fast by the body, the casein takes much longer to be absorbed, making it, for example, a perfect protein supplement to take just before bed.
The ingredients also comprise a load of fibre and digestive enzymes to help your body process the shake – meaning you won’t be farting and shitting from noon till night.
Peace of mind I’m sure.
One of the biggest plus points of BSN Syntha-6 is its taste.
It mixes like a dream and is an absolute pleasure to drink.
Easily one of the best – if not the best – tasting shakes I’ve ever used.
Apart from the orange (I’ve never ever had an orange flavoured shake which didn’t make me want to gag), all the flavours are downright delicious, especially the Mochachino, which tastes like something you’d pay through the nose for at Starbucks.
I usually tend to go with the chocolate flavour, as it tastes great blended with a banana or orange juice to give it that added kick.
Apparently the strawberry Syntha-6 is also Ronnie Coleman’s protein shake of choice.
Although, if I was given a fat envelope of cash I’d probably say that too.
As with any protein supplement, it’s hard to judge effectiveness as there are so many factors at play, such as diet and training.
For instance, there’s no point religiously taking BSN Snytha-6 twice a day if you’re not hitting the iron like a caged gorilla.
It won’t do anything, except maybe look impressive in your kitchen cabinet.
However, speaking from recent experience, I definitely saw notable muscle mass gains within the first two weeks of taking BSN Snytha-6.
Also, I must point out that despite what it says on the label, Snytha-6 will not help with weight management or lean muscle growth.
I have no idea why it’s advertised as such; the calorie count if far too high to be used when cutting.
BSN Snytha-6 is definitely one of the more expensive proteins on the market.
So if you’re a penniless student scraping together coppers for your next round of jaeger bombs, or on any kind of budget at all, just forget it.
Find other ways to get your protein injection.
However, if you can afford it – and you can usually land a bargain by shopping around – then all kinds of gains await, my friend.
BSN Syntha-6 has a great formula, is hugely effective, and tastes absolutely exceptional.
It’s the perfect protein supplement for anyone looking for a meal replacement or something to add calories to their diet.
An outstanding product from a reputable company.
The best place to get a good deal on BSN Snytha-6 is usually here at Amazon.
Tried this supplement?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!
Until then, lift smart and lift strong.
Isn’t it only about 55g protein per 100g?
Hi Tom, it actually works out around 47g of protein per 100g.
I think I’ll give it a try.
I use Universal but this one sounds interesting.
Let us know how you get on Joseph!
My favourite protein.
The only protein shake I enjoy drinking.
Must be the carbs that make it sweeter.
I think the 2:1 protein to carb ratio is good and not just have pure protein especially after work out.
Slower digestion of protein is great too.
In a way this is a quite unique product, because it cannot be directly compared to pure whey concentrate or isolate products.
Definitely agree – one of my favourites too!