How we review: Ph.D. Anders Nedergaard analysed the objective factors like protein quality. The panel judge the subjective factors… read more
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Quality of content
BSN Syntha-6 contains a type of protein called whey protein concentrate. Whey protein concentrate is probably the best source of protein you can find. It has a great amino acid distribution, has a great taste, and is usually fairly affordable.
BSN Syntha-6 scored 0 in our DIAAS analysis. The DIAAS score is a little below the best protein powders on the market. Although, it is not a poor score, it is still below the best products on the market. So, keep that in mind if protein quality is crucial to you. The analysis we did on the contents of this product, showed that it is , which limits the DIAAS score. BSN Syntha-6 by BSN has declared that it contains 47% protein, 21% carbohydrate and 13% fat.
This product contains a low concentration of protein and actually has a composition more akin to a weight gainer than a protein powder. Because of that, we have reduced the quality score. If you are looking for protein supplementation without added calories from carbohydrates or fats, we recommend that you find a different protein powder. Furthermore, BSN Syntha-6 contains a high relative amount of carbohydrates, which means that compared to other products currently available on the market, you get less protein and more sugar. This is often done as a way of optimising the taste of a product, but if you are trying to minimise your daily intake of carbohydrates a bit, then there are more suitable options available for you.The product does, however, contain a relatively large amount of fat, which has probably been added by BSN.
Should you choose BSN Syntha-6? So, if you are concerned with the quality of the protein that you purchase, then you will be able to find a bunch of other products offering protein of a higher quality.
Taste and mixability
The products were anonymised and sent to our review panel, so they were able to review the taste and mixability in a blinded manner, thereby reducing the risk of introducing personal bias into the review. BSN Syntha-6 got an average score of 4.9 out of 10.
A score this low means that the taste was unappealing to most of our review panel. This protein powder obviously does not suit most people’s taste buds and, therefore, will probably not suit yours either. There are plenty of better tasting protein powders available on the market, so if you care about taste, then consider opting for a different product.
The standard deviation was 1.8 across the review panelists, who rated this product. A standard deviation below two, indicates that the panel graded the product fairly similarly. Many of them agreed on how well it tasted.
The price is also a large factor in the overall score of the product. The price of a kilo of BSN Syntha-6 in the UK is approximately 21 pounds. That means that you will pay 0.62 pounds for a 30 gram shake and 0.02 for each gram of protein.
This is, to be blunt, one of the most expensive products on the market. There is most likely better products that cost the same or similar products that cost less available on the market.