EHPlabs research and development team were given the directive to create the BEST lean protein formula on the market. The first step for the R&D team was to ascertain the optimal amount of protein consumption per serving, and secondly, determine the rate of protein absorption required to support immediate protein and amino acid requirements for recovery, and also ensure that there are enough free form amino acids in the body for lean muscle growth and repair.
Some of the key features
- Top Quality Protein: Comprises of top quality proteins: 70% Whey Protein Isolates, 20% Whey Protein Concentrates and 10% Micellar Casein to provide 24 grams of the purest protein per serving and almost zero fat, carbohydrates, cholesterol and lactose.
- Metabolism and Mood Enhancers: Boosted with MCT Oils, Green Tea Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Chromium Picolinate, Taurine and Tyrosine to stimulate metabolic activity and fat breakdown.
- Loaded with BCAAs: 5.3 grams of BCAAs per serving, with 2.5 grams of L-Leucine to promote muscle protein synthesis which is essential for lean muscle recovery.
- Digestive Enzymes: Utilizes a special patented enzyme, ProHydrolase, which digests the OxyWhey lean protein matrix into a bio-usable form (di and tri-peptides) to provide the building blocks for muscle growth and repair.
- Immunity Support: High in Immunoglobulins, Lactoferrin, Glycomacropeptides and L- Glutamine.
- Gluten Free
Whey Protein Isolate (WPI): OxyWhey Lean Protein Formula provides 24 grams of quality protein, of which 70% is Whey Protein Isolate.
Whey Protein Isolate is the most refined and superior form of whey protein. Whey protein is extracted from milk, contains high concentration of branched chain amino acids and is rapidly absorbed by the body.
Whey Protein Isolate is a filtered form of whey protein which contains at least 90% protein by weight and considered as lactose free.
The key benefit of Whey Protein Isolate is that it is quickly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract without any bloating or stomach discomfort and supports lean muscle growth, repair and recovery.
Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC): Whey Protein Concentrate comprises only a small percentage of the total protein content in OxyWhey Lean Protein. The EHPlabs R&D team recommended 20% of the protein in OxyWhey should be derived from Whey Protein Concentrate to ensure that there are enough free form amino acids in the body to promote lean muscle development and prevent muscle tissue breakdown.
EHPlabs only uses the highest grade Whey Protein Concentrate, which contains at least 80% protein by weight.
The key benefit of Whey Protein Concentrate is that the rate of absorption is slightly slower than that of Whey Protein Isolate, and as such, the body is able to retain free form amino acids for a slightly longer period of time after exercise for lean muscle development.
Micellar Casein: Micellar Casein is a premium quality, slow release protein derived from milk. Only 10% of the total protein content in OxyWhey Lean Protein is derived from Micellar Casein.
The EHPlabs R&D team realized the importance of faster acting proteins such as WPI and WPC, however, to create the BEST lean protein formula in the market, the EHPlabs R&D team wanted to ensure that there was also a source of slower acting proteins to promote satiety and prevent muscle tissue breakdown (catabolism).
The key benefits of Micellar Casein are that it is a slow release protein that has a higher bioavailability (nutritional value and functionality) than acid casein or caseinates.
The EHPlabs R&D Team deeply understands that the effectiveness of any protein supplement is only as good as how much your body is able to absorb and utilize (in other words, the bioavailability of the protein). As such, the best patented enzyme, ProHydrolase was added to OxyWhey Lean Protein Formula to maximise the nutritional value and functionality of the protein.
ProHydrolase: ProHydrolase is a patented protein digestive enzyme developed by Deerland Enzymes. ProHydrolase was added to OxyWhey Lean Protein Formula to maximize protein digestion and absorption into a bio-usable form, taking full advantage of the availability of essential amino acids for building muscle and improving muscle recovery. It also greatly reduces stomach discomfort typically caused when protein is not broken down into the smallest components (di and tri-peptides) required for absorption.
OxyWhey Lean Protein Formula goes beyond just basic protein. It is boosted with MCT Oils (medium chain triglycerides), Green Tea Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Chromium Picolinate, Taurine and Tyrosine to lift overall mood and stimulate metabolic activity and fat breakdown.
MCT Oil: MCT Oil is naturally found in coconut oil and drupes from camphor tree. EHPlabs studies have found that MCT Oil promotes calorie burning and fat breakdown. The key benefit of including MCT Oil in OxyWhey Lean Protein is that it may improve protein absorption and metabolism.
Green Tea Extract: Green tea is high in polyphenols (also known as flavanols or catechins). Published clinical studies in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition have concluded that the polyphenols in green tea activates the body's metabolic activity, which increases the rate of body fat breakdown.
Tyrosine: EHPlabs studies have found that tyrosine supports energy production, stamina and focus, without any jittery side effects. The body processes tyrosine as a precursor to producing several important hormones and neurotransmitters, such as epinephrine (adrenaline) and dopamine.
Taurine: When taurine is combined with tyrosine, EHPlabs studies have found that there is a lift in overall mood and mental focus. During calorie deficit dieting and also post workout, it is important to maintain a positive mood and limit stress hormone release so as to prevent body fat storage and muscle break down.
Chromium Picolinate: This chemical compound is important in restricting insulin resistance and glycogen tolerance levels in the body. Research findings indicate that chromium picolinate also reduces carbohydrate cravings.
Grapefruit Seed Extract: This important thermogenic ingredient is abundant in polyphenolic compounds and provides an anti-obesity effect and an enhancement of insulin sensitivity (which is the opposite of insulin resistance). Most notable among these compounds are anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins, which are two types of flavonoids. Also present are non-flavonoid polyphenols, such as the longevity-inducing compound resveratrol.
Mix one serving size (a scoop) in 500 ml of water or milk. Suggested use is first thing in the morning to spark metabolism and satiate appetite. The product can be used pre-workout (about an hour before) or after training to assist with muscle recovery.
Managed to get my hands on a chocolate sample thankfully and so I put it to the test with 300ml water. The smell is of a rich cocoa which is amazing! Taste wise we are looking at a nice smooth chocolately flavour with no artificial taste, 9.5/10!
Formula is also very good with whey isolate being the largest contributor. I also like the addition of casein to make it a blend-type protein. Good level of BCAAs etc. 9.5/10
However the price is super expensive at 30 serves for $95 and would stop me from buying this. Still decent if you have deep pockets.
Overall a wicked protein with a massive price tag!
This review is for the strawberry flavour. I couldn't give it a 10/10 as strawberry is not my most favourite protein flavour, however I will say it is the best strawberry I have tried. Very sweet and dessert like. The formula is excellent, and its gluten free. It is quite expensive, but it is a premium product so you can expect extra cost. I would've rated it higher overall if it wasn't for the price, so if cost isn't an issue for you then this may be a great choice. It was good as a shake, pancakes, waffles and fudge. But it did not work in proats for me.
Giving this a 10 overall as the strawberry flavored one is the nicest tasting protein currently I've tried on the market at the moment, I don't really care that it's expensive.. I'll drink it purely as I love the taste..
Speaking of which I want to have a shake right now. mmmm