Finish First 100% Clean Whey is a BSN’s most recent protein supplement which belongs to the Clean Series along with Clean Pre-Workout, Clean Fat-Burner, and Clean BCAAs. It contains three types of Whey Protein with Whey Concentrate being the first ingredient listed…
Whey Concentrate is the least processed form (70-80% protein by weight) of Whey Protein which makes it the cheapest to manufacture. BSN does not disclose the amount of Whey Concentrate relative to other forms of protein but since it is listed first in the blend we know it is the most plentiful protein source in Finish First Clean 100% Whey.
Hydrolyzed Whey Concentrate
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 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.
Like many other brands, BSN has elected to use less Whey Isolate than Concentrate to lower costs, though that doesn’t seem to translate into Clean 100% Whey having a lower price tag.
The Bottom Line
Overall, Finish First Clean 100% Whey is a pretty average protein supplement, packing 24g of Whey Concentrate, Hydrolyze Whey Concentrate, and Whey Isolate, collectively. Though we would appreciate a little more transparency regarding the dosing of each individual component, there is no reason to suspect any unethical practices such as amino spiking here. Finish First Clean 100% Whey is just another protein supplement from a brand that hasn’t seen much innovation for many years.
Still not sure which Whey Protein supplement is right for you? Check out our Best Whey Protein Supplements list!
[expand title=”REFERENCES” tag=”h5″]
- Carunchia Whetstine, M. E., A. E. Croissant, and M. A. Drake. “Characterization of dried whey protein concentrate and isolate flavor.” Journal of dairy science 88.11 (2005): 3826-3839.
- Reitelseder, Søren, et al. “Whey and casein labeled with L-[1-13C] leucine and muscle protein synthesis: effect of resistance exercise and protein ingestion.”American Journal of
- Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism 300.1 (2011): E231-E242.
Andersen, Lars L., et al. “The effect of resistance training combined with timed ingestion of protein on muscle fiber size and muscle strength.” Metabolism 54.2 (2005): 151-156.