BSN's Syntha-6 is the king of mixed protein powders! There are five high quality types of protein found in this product including whey isolate, micellar casein, calcium caseinate, egg albumin, and milk protein isolate. Having all of these sources is important because each type of protein has a different Branch Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) make up; so combining all these forms of protein together ensures that you are getting a balanced amount of all the essential amino acids in your diet!
Another way this product stands out is that it includes essential fatty acids which are extremely beneficial in many ways including promoting brain health, heart health, liver function and the list goes on. Essential fatty acids are lacking in most diets today and including them in your protein supplement is a great way to aid in making sure you are getting enough!
Lastly this product is an excellent value! For all these important nutrients BSN typically will cost you less than $10 per pound, this is a terrific price even when compared to other types of protein powders.
Average price of Mixed Protein: $12.13 per pound
Out of more than 3600 customer reviews, BSN Syntha-6 averaged 4.6 out of 5 stars. To see more reviews click here
This protein powder mixes pretty easily but because of the casein protein contained in this product it will be slightly harder to fully mix.
Based upon reviews most people enjoy the taste of BSN's Syntha-6 protein powder. The safest flavor to choose if taste is a concern would be chocolate milkshake.
Cocoa(Processed with Alkali) - There are two main ways to extract cocoa powder out of beans. One way is called "The Broma Process" and the other is called "The Dutch Process" or "cocoa processed with Alkali" both processes are completely safe; the main difference is that the alkali method tends to be smoother and less bitter.
Lecithin - A non-toxic additive to food that helps ingredients mix together better and improves shelf life.
Acesulfame Potassium - Artificial calorie-free sugar substitute.
Other Ingredients - Salt, potassium, natural and artificial flavors.
When to use
BSN Syntha-6 can be taken at just about any time of the day. This protein powder uses a mix of different types of protein which will give the body fast digesting proteins along with slow digesting.
When to use a different type of protein
Whey protein is ideal to take immediately following exercise and even though this product contains whey protein it would be best to take a different product that contains whey protein as the main ingredient so that digestion will not be slowed down at a time when it is crucial to get amino acids into the bloodstream.