- Low Fat & Carb Content With High Protein
- Delicious Tasting Powder
- Premium 50% Isolate, 50% Casein Slow/Fast Protein Blend
- Perfect For Lean Muscle Gain & Recovery
The First 50/50 Slow/Fast Protein Blend.
Hydra 6™ has been formulated with the ultimate form of whey protein - Whey Protein Isolate - and the ultimate form of casein - Ultrafiltered Micellar Casein - in the perfect “50/50” ratio, which research suggests to be superior to taking either whey protein or casein on their own*. Hydra 6™ offers the versatility and convenience of not having to buy two separate proteins for different times of the day and is designed to feed your muscles with the highest quality protein available.
When it comes to whey protein, it’s simple, science tells us very clearly that the higher the peak in our blood essential amino acid levels, the greater the signal to the muscles to start the process of protein synthesis (muscle building) *. And no protein can crank up essential amino acid levels to a higher peak than whey protein isolate *. But whey protein may not be enough on its own. Several studies suggest that whey stops delivering amino acids after about 3 1/2 hours, whereas the other major milk protein, casein, not only delivers its amino acids for longer but has been suggested to be superior for supporting muscle growth and reducing muscular breakdown *. So casein’s ability to act like a “drip-feed” and constantly deliver amino acids to the blood over at least seven hours has been suggested over and over again to be anti-catabolic (so it prevents muscle breakdown in addition to supporting growth)*. Clearly, casein has advantages that whey protein alone cannot match 
Other studies also suggest that combination proteins which included whey and casein have a more potent muscle-building effect in the four hours after a weight-training session as compared to whey protein alone  *. Convinced that a perfect 50 /50 combination of whey protein and casein is ideal for muscle growth, the Grenade® research team had one more major goal - combine the ultimate source of whey protein with the ultimate source of casein... the result is Hydra 6™, one of the highest-quality protein combinations ever seen in the world of sports supplementation.*
Each serving of Hydra 6™ contains 12 grams of protein from premium whey protein isolate (with no inferior concentrates) and 12 grams of protein from low-heat, ultrafiltered, native micellar casein (no inferior caseinates) for a total of 24 grams of protein per serving AND you can take it before training, after training, before bed or ANY other time you want quality protein - no more messing around having to buy two separate proteins, which are of inferior quality and actually need to be mixed to realize their full potential anyhow!
Flavor: I really liked the texture of this, I think that is from the casein.. really smooth and pleasant. However, the chocolate flavor was just way too weak for me personally... Like if you got an awesome flavored chocolate drink, and divided it into 3 glasses and then topped them up with water. Wee bit disappointed, especially as this attracts a premium price (over $50/kg).
The formula, well, a think having a range of whey sources (esp casein, for that slow release) is good, however the main benefit of isolate is its high protein content, and this protein comes in at a fairly standard protein % (70%) so this is disappointing for mine (again, for a premium price). My reviews are generally pretty favorable! But I'd def buy something else personally (like, actually isolate, which comes in at 80-85%)
I quite like the idea of a Casein Isolate blend, it's quite neat.. So the formula is on point.. The Flavouring isn't too bad either, the chocolate is an interesting one.. Mixes pretty easily.. the taste is quite subjective, I like it.. It's not a N-PRO or a PES Chocolate, but still better than most chocolates.
I received a sample of this, courtesy of Supplement Reviews, which was awesome.
Grenade - slightly cheesy branding, but kind of a nice change from the norm!
This protein is a combination of whey isolate and micellar casein, the intention being that you get a longer dose of proteins in your system.
The sample I had was Chocolate Charge flavour - it tasted pretty good, with a nice chocolate flavour that wasn't too bitter or too sweet. Not fake tasting either! Only downside is that it didn't mix very well. This might have been due to the whey / casein blend that is used in this product.
I've written a long review, check it out!