Muscle Gauge Nutrition, known for the best tasting protein in the industry, introduces its newest creation, a revolutional protein powder formulated to deliver the utmost product quality at a remarkable value. MGN SYNMAX® is a multi-functional protein supplement for pre- workout, post- workout, or at any point throughout the day.
SYNMAX® is a premium low carb and high protein powder and by far one of the best values on the market. The SYNMAX formula creates a synergistic blend of high quality proteins which result in immediate, secondary, and extended protein digestion. This product ensures that the athlete receives a steady flow of protein into the system throughout the day which aids in the creation of lean muscle mass.*
SYNMAX is the best solution for active individuals in need of a high protein source with 23 grams per serving. A multi-faceted protein packed with high concentrations of Branch Chain Amino Acids, SYNMAX is also a great addition for both athletes and health conscious individuals working on a balanced weight management plan. With SYNMAX's quality, value, and flavor, it is the right choice in a market of overpriced protein supplements.
The SYNMAX™ Whey Protein Matrix has the ideal macronutrient composition to support post-workout recovery. Additionally, SYNMAX™ may also be used as a protein-enhanced option throughout the day.*
SYNMAX™ can be utilized by anyone leading an active lifestyle to support workout recovery. Additionally SYNMAX™ can be used by anyone looking to increase their daily protein intake.*
SYNMAX™ contains a premium blend of whey-based proteins, including fast digesting whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, glutamine peptides and slow-digesting milk protein concentrate.
Flavor: Ice Cinnamon Bun
I find clumps of splenda sweetener. i am trying to avoid large amounts of splenda, because i believe it has some toxicity. I really did like the value of this protein but I question it because t's very fine and powdery unlike other proteins.
Flavor: Ice Cinnamon Bun
With protein I approach them as muscle fuel. Taste, mixability and cost are the factors I look at when buying a protein powder. I have been using the Cinnamon Bun Flavor.
When you first open the container you get a sweet smell of cinnamon. I used this powder in multiple different ways. My first taste was, moments after the box arrived, mixed with Hood Calorie Coundown 2% in a shaker cup. There were absolutely no clumps and it only took a few shakes to thoroughly mix the protein. The taste was light with more of a cinnamon roll batter taste than a cooked cinnamon roll.
I have since mixed Synmax with water only and in the mornings with 2Tbs of Heavy Cream and 8 oz of water. Both mixed easily with NO clumping. I have not needed to try a mixer, as the shaker cup works flawlessly. Synmax and coffee also effectively hit the spot. The final way I tried Synmax was mixed with Almond Butter to make my version of Sludge. Again, the protein mixed easily and gave the Sludge a nice sweet taste, making it a nice treat before heading to bed.
Let me take a few minutes to look at some of the details of the protein. Synmax contains 130 calories, 2g of Fat, 6g of Carbs and 23g of protein per serving. The protein is a blend of whey concentrate, isolate and Milk Protein Concentrate. This makes for a great lower carb mix of fast acting and slower acting proteins (milk protein is more casein than whey). In my opinion, a good all purpose protein product.
For the price you can not do much better. M&S lists Synmax at $39.99 for 1495 grams of protein. That works out to a little under $.03 a gram for the protein. This is one of the most affordable proteins on the market. You throw in the great taste and the mixability ( The powder is very fine and mixes well), and this is a must buy type product.
Flavor: Rocky Road
I wrote the following review after 2 weeks of daily use at 3 scoops per day
With 23 grams of protein per 1 scoop (35 gram serving), MGN is right on par with most whey blends with a protein percentage of 65.7% by weight.
The smell of Synmax isn’t strong or overpowering to the nose, but I get light chocolate notes with a slight nutty flavor. Upon scooping the whey in to a cup, the raw texture is slightly different than the whey blends I’m used to using but that may be due to the milk protein concentrate. The granules seem to be finer and denser than other whey products. Additionally, when I added the usual amount of water I use to make whey brownies, Synmax absorbed way more water than other brands, making the initial consistency thicker. However, after adding just a splash more water, it reached my desired pre-microwave consistency. Bottom line – Synmax is more absorbent than typical whey blends; I’d give it a B on smell/mixability
To taste Synmax Rocky Road in its entirety, I made a few shakes with water (although I usually prefer almond milk). As mentioned with the smell, the chocolate flavor is not overpowering and I pick up slight hints of nuts and even a twang of fluffernutter. Please note that the latter flavors aren’t particularly apparent unless you’re really looking for them. Rocky Road is a complex flavor due to the combination of ingredients involved, but I’d give MGN a B+ on taste given the flavor – I would have liked a little stronger flavor, especially in the marshmallow/nut department.
I mixed MGN in the following: hot coffee with a spoon, cold water with a spoon, cold water with a shaker, and in to protein brownies. Synmax mixed well with cold water in shaker and with a spoon. However, when I tried to mix it with a spoon in hot coffee, it clumped up a little bit and floated to the top. After some additional mixing and breaking up of the chunks, it stayed mixed without significant settling to the bottom of the cup. The protein brownie was a real stand-out with Synmax – the combination of the Rocky Road flavor and natural peanut butter made for an excellent brownie that didn’t dry out after I microwaved it. I’d give it an A+ on versatility.
At a cost of $39.99 + shipping for 5lbs from the M&S store, it’s right on par with the price of other whey protein blends. I would expect more than 65 servings at that price as most other whey blends offer 70-75 servings in a 5lb tub, but with the cost of raw materials ever-increasing, I’ll give MGN a B+ on value. A few more servings at the same price would bump it up to an A rating.
Thanks to everyone who read this review – hopefully it was helpful and please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions!
Ashley Jenkins says:
Training for my 5k coming up. Saw great results and really helped with recovery. You cant beat the price, doesn't taste anywhere as good as the American Isolate but......I still think it's a good product.
I purchased one tub of chocolate, one of vanilla. The chocolate isn't terrible tasting (not impressed though), solubility is lacking in both. Vanilla tastes awful; in fact, I ended up giving it to my friend for $15 who, in turn, had to buy strawberry syrup to make it bearable as the taste is rather repugnant.
I would not recommend this product to anyone unless they're struggling financially.
Saw the special on this product and figured I'd give it a try as I'm bulking up this winter. Can't beat the price, I tried the vanilla and mix it in a blender with 2 tablespoons on peanut butter and whole milk to boost my calories. Mixed well and has a smooth taste without being too sweet. Good stuff, I'd def pick this up again.
|Amount Per Serving||Amt||%DV|
|Calories from Fat||20|
|Proprietary Protein Matrix||26g||†|
|(Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Milk Protein Concentrate)|
* % Daily Value is based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value (DV) not established.
Add one level scoop to 8 oz. of water, nonfat milk, juice, or your beverage. You can use more or less liquid to meet your desired taste and calorie needs. Shake well in a shaker until dissolved. All Muscle Gauge Nutrition protein can be added to any food, including yogurt, oatmeal, and smoothies.
Keep out of the reach of children.