Posted on 02 Jun 2013
4 min read
I discovered Impact Whey Protein six years ago when I was a penniless student.
Like most of the male student population, my chief concern was trying to get laid.
The problem was I had socially awkward demeanour and a haircut that made me look like a cross between Clare Balding and the bully from Karate Kid.
I convinced myself that the only way I was going to woo low self-esteem English lit students was with some big sodding muscles.
Quoting Keats, wearing a turtle neck jumper and lying about how much I loved Wes Anderson films was getting me nowhere.
It was time to bring in the big guns – namely barbells and protein shakes.
Back then, Myprotein were the only company, here in the UK at least, offering whey protein and other fitness supplements at an affordable price and the brand has been a bastion of quality and value for money ever since.
And while I had little success chatting up women (still looked like a lesbian snooker player), at least I made progress with getting myself into decent shape.
Quite simply, if you want decent quality protein without have to splurge a small fortune, know that this supplement is an absolute belter.
Impact Whey Protein is a protein powder made up of premium quality whey protein concentrate (approx 80% protein).
For any noobs out there (see our beginner’s guide to supplements), whey is a fast-digesting form of protein, which makes it the ideal supplement for post and pre-workout meals.
Pro tip: obviously you’re best off liquidising whey protein with milk or water for convenience, but if you’re feeling especially audacious, why not snort it in lines à la Frank Yang?
Impact Whey Protein is available flavoured or unflavoured in bags 1kg, 2.5kg and 5kg.
Per 25g serving (one scoop), the nutritional info (unflavoured) is as follows:
|Carbs (of which sugar)||1g (1g)|
|Fat (of which saturates)||1.9g (1.3g)|
Being high in protein and super low in carbs and calories makes Impact Whey Protein the ideal supplement for those looking to build and maintain a lean, muscular physique.
Impact Whey also provides 3.6g of glutamine and 4.5g of BCAAs per serving, which, quite frankly, will contribute absolutely f-all.
But hey, it sounds impressive on the packet.
Impact Whey Protein is currently available in 19 different flavours, some of which are truly bizzare.
Seriously, who the ruddy hell is ordering Jam Roly Poly or Humbug flavoured protein?
If you are, and you haven’t just escaped from Broadmoor, please let us know in the comments section below.
It should be pointed out that these flavours do not taste as good as some of the other more premium whey protein brands, such as Optimum Nutrition’s Gold Standard Whey or BSN Sytha-6, but I don’t necessarily consider taste to be a dealbreaker (read my Hurricane XS review for an explanation as to why).
Also, if you’re really strapped for cash, Impact Whey Protein is also available ‘unflavoured’.
But BEWARE, taken on its own, the unflavoured powder tastes like flour and soot and looks likes watered-down man-milk.
When it comes to mixability, this powder mixes as well as any other protein supplement that I have tried.
At the time of writing, Impact Whey comes in at £47 for 5kg – that’s just 0.9p per gram – putting it simply miles ahead of the competition when it comes to value for money.
There is also the option to save some more money by buying multiple bags, but the 5kg bag lasts a long, long time, and if you aren’t too keen on the flavour, then you’ll be stuck with it.
Note: If you’re still buying your protein from the high street or from big name brands, what the absolute frig are you doing?
Don’t be a knobhead, save yourself some cash!
Despite what the glossy ads in men’s magazines may have us believe, whey protein is not a magic formula that’ll give you arms the size of an elephant’s erection overnight.
Just don’t expect to get results if you’re eating like a hungover Geordie in Benidorm and skipping training sessions.
Common sense, really!
When it comes to bulk whey protein, this product’s exceptional value-for-money puts it way, way ahead of the competition, making it, in my opinion, the best whey protein on the market.
Impact Whey is a no-brainer if you’re looking for cheap, no-frills protein that gets the job done.
Save yourself some cash and get your bulk whey protein online from Myprotein.com, you won’t regret it.
On a side note, Myprotein provide a very speedy service – I’ve never had to wait more than two days for a delivery to arrive.
If you’ve tried this product, leave us your own Impact Whey Protein review in the comments below.
And don’t forget to check out our exclusive Myprotein discount code vouchers as you might be able to land a bargain when you order!