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Crawf
03-31-2006, 03:52 AM
Hi,

Whilst it seems that Nitrean and Opticen are this Forum's clear favourites, they do not immediately appear to be available in the UK.

If this is the case, i wonder what folks reccommendation for here is......

P.S - Im a little unclear about the difference between protein and "weight gainers" (later = protein + sugar?). It seems that protein is the more natural proposition - right?

Davidelmo
03-31-2006, 05:00 AM
A tub of whey protein contains whey protein plus minimal carbs and fats. Purer blends are usually more expensive so in a typical 20g serving, expect around 17.5g of protein.

Weight gainers usually have dextrose or maltodextrin in them. In my eyes they're a rip off because you're just paying for protein plus sugar. You might as well buy the whey protein and then add your own dextrose etc (or drink a glucose energy drink etc.)
They can be useful post-workout but I prefer to make my own shake.

As for Nitrean and Opticen.. I'd be interested too.

DavyRen
03-31-2006, 05:57 AM
Hi,

Whilst it seems that Nitrean and Opticen are this Forum's clear favourites, they do not immediately appear to be available in the UK.

If this is the case, i wonder what folks reccommendation for here is......

P.S - Im a little unclear about the difference between protein and "weight gainers" (later = protein + sugar?). It seems that protein is the more natural proposition - right?

I get all my supplements from AT LARGE NUTRITION and I live in the uk.
I've asked Chris on several occassions if he had thought of supplying from the uk but for the time being thats not an option. Purely to save me on the shipping costs.

PM chris mason and he'll give you a quote for shipping, then of course you'll have to convert $ to . The shipping makes the products more expensive however I believe in them that much that i'm willing to pay that little extra.

TheGimp
03-31-2006, 07:23 AM
I buy my supps, Reflex brand, from monstersupplements.com (www.monstersupplements.com)

Crawf
03-31-2006, 07:42 AM
And presumably, TheGimp, are you satisfied with this brand?

TheGimp
03-31-2006, 08:49 AM
Satisfied enough not to have tried another brand, yes.

Prior to this I was using the Body Fortress brand you may have noticed at Holland and Barrett health food shops but it seemed like too much of a budget product for my liking.

I was drawn to Reflex because a) they're a UK based brand b) they have, in my experience, excellent customer service - e.g. helpful and rapid reply to my query as to whether their products are suitable for vegetarians - and c) they seem to be in the business of developing innovative products - for instance their weight gainer was one of the first I noticed to use a kind of powdered oats for carbs rather than maltodextrin.

Mad Max
04-01-2006, 08:50 AM
Yeah I use Reflex as well. It's probably the best UK brand in my opinion, and I like the look of their containers.

Davidelmo
04-01-2006, 09:25 AM
Satisfied enough not to have tried another brand, yes.

Prior to this I was using the Body Fortress brand you may have noticed at Holland and Barrett health food shops but it seemed like too much of a budget product for my liking.

I was drawn to Reflex because a) they're a UK based brand b) they have, in my experience, excellent customer service - e.g. helpful and rapid reply to my query as to whether their products are suitable for vegetarians - and c) they seem to be in the business of developing innovative products - for instance their weight gainer was one of the first I noticed to use a kind of powdered oats for carbs rather than maltodextrin.

I use that Holland and Barrett stuff. The vanilla tastes pretty good actually and blends really well. I dont know how "budget" it is... 1kg costs 19.99 :(

I think I'll start ordering off the net in larger quantities though.