With so many delicious proteins to choose from (we have 21), it can be confusing to determine which one is right for you. Let’s take a closer look at two of our most popular proteins -- Pro-Fusion Seven™ and Driven Whey™. Both are really, really tasty and are chock-full of high-quality protein, but they have different formulations and serve different purposes. Following is how we best prescribe their use (Did we mention how tasty they are?!)
Driven Whey™ is a blend consisting primarily of highly bioavailable, microfiltration whey protein isolates and cold-filtered whey protein concentrate. There's also a small amount of milk protein isolate, a high-yield milk protein used primarily for its superior taste and mixability. These whey protein isolates and concentrates are characterized by their fast digestion properties and low carbohydrate and fat content. The low-fat content further enhances the digestion speed of Driven Whey™ since fats can slow the assimilation process of other nutrients consumed at the same time. Digestive enzymes were added to the formula to aid in the breakdown and absorption of the protein.
Fast-acting protein like Driven Whey™ is ideal for consumption after a workout when essential amino acids can be used to repair muscle, reduce tissue damage and speed recovery. It is also best suited for those who want to increase the protein content of a meal or want a lean snack between meals. Because of its rapid absorption and low fat and carbohydrate content, Driven Whey isn't intended as a meal replacement. For that, we created Pro-Fusion Seven™.
Pro-Fusion Seven™, as the name suggests, is a blend of seven different proteins -- whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, whey protein hydrolysate, milk protein isolate, calcium caseinate, micellar casein and egg white protein. Each type of protein has a different digestion rate for maximum absorption over a longer period of time. Pro-Fusion Seven™ has 12 grams of carbohydrates for fuel, along with 5 grams of fiber and 6 grams of healthy fats from MCT Oil. These added macronutrients allow Pro-Fusion Seven™ to be digested much like a whole food meal, keeping you fueled and full longer than whey protein alone.
Sustained digestion protein like Pro-Fusion Seven™ is ideal for consumption as a meal replacement shake or as an added meal to increase lean calories and fuel during the day. It is also very well suited for consumption before bed since it’s sustained release proteins will carry you through the night when recovery is at its peak.
In summary, Driven Whey™ is a fast-acting protein best used for post-workout recovery, to add quality protein to a meal, and as a lean snack between meals. Pro-Fusion Seven™ is a sustained digestion protein best used as a meal replacement for weight management, as a snack between meals to increase lean calorie consumption and fuel, and before bedtime to sustain recovery throughout the night.
Take a look at your lifestyle and overall goals to determine which protein best suits your needs, and consider the benefits of incorporating both into your diet. Keep Driven Whey™ in your gym bag for use after each workout, and keep a jug of Pro-Fusion Seven™ in the kitchen for those mornings when there's no time for your eggs and oats.
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