Six Star Whey Protein: A Review
Nothing bothers me more than feeling like I am getting hoodwinked by a company, in an effort to make me want to buy their product.
I hate to say it, but that is exactly the way I felt upon visiting the website for Six Star Whey Protein. Unfortunately, feeling like I am being tricked makes me feel less inclined to by their product, even if it is a product of value.
Their claims just seemed a little too over the top for me, and in the end did nothing to convince me that their product is any better than other similar products on the market.
Six Star Whey Protein’s Claim to Fame:
Six Star claims that in a 6 week, double blind study on 36 subjects (who had at least three years of weight training experience), that subjects “using the core ingredients in Professional Strength Whey Protein gained on average, more lean muscle than those using regular whey protein (8.8 lbs. vs. 5.1 lbs) and increased their strength on bench press by 2 times that of subjects using regular whey protein. (34 vs. 14 lbs).”
So, if the subjects used the “core ingredients” found in the Professional Strength Whey Protein, there is no guarantee they were even using a Six Star Whey Protein product. There are hundreds of supplements on the market that have the same “core ingredients,” so I guess all they are saying is that their product works pretty much the same way the rest of them do.
We all know that whey protein has definite benefits in a strength training setting, and throw a little creatine in there (as found in Six Star’s Whey Protein Plus), and you have an even bigger muscle building product.
I also feel they are a little flippant with their information for consumers. Another claim for the Six Star Whey Protein Plus product is that it is “perfect for any level of athlete, any time of day…” I think this statement is much too broad.
It’s no secret that whey protein and creatine can give a major boost to serious weight training individuals, but for those athletes who are spending minimal time on resistance training or those who train at low to moderate intensity, chances are they can get plenty of protein from the foods they eat.
Endurance athletes are another who may not find this product to be their perfect fit. Endurance athletes can often benefit more from a product that offers plenty of carbohydrates in addition to some protein, to help in recovering glycogen stores in the muscles.
Having said that… What do Consumers Say About Six Star Muscle Whey Protein Products?
• Increased strength
• Increased lean muscle mass
• Decreased recovery time
(Pretty much all the normal things whey protein can offer consumers)
• Does not mix well
• Reports that containers are barely half full
• Scoop is giant
• Mixed reviews on taste
What Can I Conclude About Six Star Whey Protein?
As far as whey protein is concerned, Six Star basically offers two products: Whey Protein Plus, which is whey protein with a little creatine added to it, and some supposedly amplified amounts of the branched chain amino acids already found in whey protein, and Whey Protein Isolate, which is a more pure form of whey protein (90 % pure), but certainly nothing novel.
Truthfully, these products are probably just as good as all the others on the market, but when it comes down to product information, I just want the truth, not some craftily constructed website that makes me think I am getting something special when in reality, I would see those same results with any other similar product.
Review of Six Star Whey Isolate. Retrieved on November 30, 2011 from http://www.proteinpowder.net/six-star-whey-isolate/
You can buy Six Star Whey Protein Elite Series products at the Six Star Pro Nutrition website: http://www.sixstarpronutrition.com/