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USP Labs Modern Protein Review

USP Labs Modern Protein

Modern Protein is the latest from USP Labs which is yet another fast/slow absorption blend, designed to maximize use potential…

 

Modern Protein is the latest from USP Labs which is yet another fast/slow absorption blend, designed to maximize use potential…

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Whey Isolate

Whey Isolate is defined as at least 90% protein by weight.  This gives Isolate an obvious advantage over less pure form of protein, but due to the further processing that is required to produce Isolate it tends to be more expensive. It’s nice to see that USP is playing games here and has included more Isolate than Concentrate in Modern Protein.

Hydrolyzed Whey Isolate

Hydrolyzed Whey Concentrate is Whey Concentrate that has been processed further than ordinary Whey Isolate and is broken down into peptides and free amino acids which reduces particle size.  In a sense, Hydrolysis is like partial digestion.  The result: faster absorption.

Whey Concentrate

Whey Concentrate is the least processed form (70-80% protein by weight) of Whey Protein which makes it the cheapest to manufacture. USP Labs doesn’t list the exact amount of Whe Concentrate in Modern Protein, but we know there is less Concentrate than Isolate and that’s the way it should be.

Micellar Casein

Micellar Casein is the slowest absorbing of all proteins. The particles are larger than those of ordinary Casein, so think of Micellar Whey as a even slower absorbing form of the already slowly-absorbed Casein. This is beneficial for anyone who likes to consume protein prior to bed and is looking for a more sustained release that will span several hours.

The Bottom Line

Is Modern Protein revolutionary? No, of course not. The last revolutionary product from USP Labs was the original Jack3d. Since then, the brand has focused on just creating solid, effective products with not a whole lot of glamour. Modern Protein is a reflection of that. The combination of quick-absorbing and slow-absorbing protein sources will result in a more sustained protein delivery than any of the individual component on their own.

Still not sure which Protein supplement is right for you? Check out our Best Whey Protein Supplements list!

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