Any Plans for a Stevia/Naturally Sweetened Metabolic Drive?

Are there any plans to offer a non-sucralose (either stevia or naturally sweetened) version of Metabolic Drive? I avoid sucralose-containing products, but would like to give Metabolic Drive a try.

Metabolic Drive Protein is one of our top sellers. In addition to its uncompromising quality, the gourmet flavors draw many consumers in and keep them coming back. So we’re hesitant to mess with a winner and risk a mutiny.

The formula contains less than 0.5% sucralose (by wt.). We’ve yet to see any credible research showing adverse effects from consuming reasonable amounts of sucralose.

Here’s a T Nation article that further explains our position:

BUT, if enough customers wanted us to switch to a natural sweetener, like debittered stevia, we’d consider doing it.


Thanks for the reply. I don’t doubt that sucralose is safe in the amounts in Metabolic Drive, and certainly understand why you’re reluctant to change anything about a popular product. If you ever decide to try a new version, I’d gladly give it a try.

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I gave Metabolic Drive a try (chocolate), after really liking Surge and wanting to support BioTest products. Unfortunately, the sucralose taste is completely off-putting to me and I cannot purchase it again. That said, I am also someone who can’t stand diet sodas at all while I know others love Coke Zero and the like. Here’s to hoping you offer naturally sweetened versions in the future. In the meantime, I’ll keep the Surge orders coming.

I recently tried another brand of protein powder that was sweetened with Stevia and I really liked it. I’d definitely be interested in trying a Stevia version of Metabolic Drive.

It’s interesting (though not surprising) how tastes can be so sensitive and different. I’m not a huge fan of stevia, but find it works well in products that use it alongside sugars (Guayaki’s yerba mate cans are a good example, as is Surge WOF). But, I do think stevia as the standalone sweetener is fine in many cases, and my “go to” protein powder uses stevia. Sucralose or acesulfame potassium or aspartame, though, make products inedible to me. Luckily, my teenage sons are having no trouble getting through the bad of Metabolic Drive.

This is a slight hijack, but it seems to fit.

I’d like a savory protein powder - think chicken boullion flavored. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, so being able to make a chicken pot pie crust, or a roux for soups, or protein chedder biscuts would be great.

I tried one company that makes something like that, but I trust that Biotest would do a better job.

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I’ve love to see a naturally sweetened Metabolic Drive. After not buying Metabolic Drive for a few years I recently ordered a few containers and it’s a bit too artificial tasting for my own taste buds now.

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I tried my best, but couldn’t stand the artificial taste. Luckily my sons like it so it won’t go to waste.