While that’s okay for specific situations (i.e. pre-workout, post-workout, and nighttime supplementation), it’s not ideal as a standard daily source of quality protein.
The problem with scenario-specific proteins is that they’re digested faster than normal, and thus their benefits and effects are not sustained over prolonged periods of time.
BSN has set out to rectify that problem with their product, Syntha-6.
And below, we’re going to take an in-depth look at this unique protein powder, and find out whether it’s truly worth your investment.
What Is BSN Syntha-6?
BSN’s Syntha-6 is made up of a blend of six different proteins (hence the name) that each plays its own specific role in the body (more on these in just a bit).
This protein blend is developed and marketed as an “ultra-premium protein powder” that it is ideal to take at any time – morning, evening, pre-workout, and post-workout.
This claim stems from the fact that Syntha-6 has both quick-absorbing and slow-absorbing proteins.
The quick-absorbing proteins are necessary for muscle repair after an intense workout.
And the slow-absorbing proteins are essential to
Unfortunately, this “ultra-premium” label has resulted in an ultra-premium price tag – one of the few things we dislike about this product.
The Main Active Ingredients in BSN Syntha-6:
- Whey Concentrate – A fast-absorbing protein that contains health promoting compounds with small amounts of fat and carbs.
- Egg Albumen – Contains several essential vitamins and minerals, and also provides your body with almost all of its daily amino acid requirements.
- Milk Isolate – A concentrated source of milk proteins, providing your body with important minerals like calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and zinc.
- Micellar Casein – Another slow-absorbing protein that’s naturally produced. This protein works with calcium caseinate to help sustain amino acid levels.
- Calcium Caseinate – A slow-absorbing protein that helps sustain prolonged amino acid levels in your blood. It’s more anti-catabolic than whey protein.
What We Don’t Like About BSN-Syntha 6 Protein Powder:
The high price tag
This is easily the biggest turn off of BSN’s Syntha-6. But it’s to be expected. The more proteins you have (and the higher quality they are), the more you’re going to pay. If money is a concern, we suggest you skip this one.
Higher fat content
As far as protein powders are concerned, Syntha-6 ranks higher on the list for total fat content – weighing in at 6 grams per serving (2 of which are saturated).
What We Love About BSN Syntha-6 Protein Powder
Syntha-6 is hands down one of the most delicious protein powders we’ve ever tasted. While we stuck with Vanilla Ice Cream, it seems most consumers have yet to come across a flavor they don’t like.
One size fits all
Syntha-6 can be used for all occasions and still be effective. The slow-absorbing proteins make it ideal as a meal replacement alternative. And the fast-absorbing proteins make it perfect for post workout drinks.
Doesn't leave you feeling bloated
Protein drinks tend to make you feel overly full and bloated. This particular powder doesn't and it's one of the few.