Charles Staley wrote:
In all honesty, how economical do you need it to be? I think people sometimes forget that a protein shake basically replaces a meal, for what? 50 cents maybe (I’ve never done that math, maybe it’s less than that)…if you had to eat a meal instead, how much would that cost? Really, every time you have a shake you’re probably actually saving yourself 5-10 bucks!
I have heard rumors about Biotest coming out with a more economical protein formula in addition to Metabolic Drive. Anyone know the truth behind this? If so, do we have any idea behind a release date?
I am asking because I am about ready to place a bulk order of 15-20 lbs. of whey isolate/concentrate (dont worry i mix it w/ Metabolic Drive and use the Metabolic Drive at night). So two part question: 1. can I expect a Biotest protein soon? 2. If not, where do you guys buy your bulk protein?
Actually, buying protein powder as meal replacements is slightly more expensive than people think. Lets say for arguments sake, most people take in 400Kcal per meal, which is pretty darn reasonable. (more or less 4 scoops)
So, your getting roughly 8 “meals” per container. We’ll say a can costs 30 bucks, once we include shipping. That equates roughly to $3.75 cents per meal.
Im not on anyones side, I have acutally yet to use Metabolic Drive. Lately, I use MuscleMilk or HDT ProBlend 55. Im in college, so cost is a big factor. Regardless, just like everyone has said, I think you get what you pay for.
For most of us, getting quality protein powder typically just means tightening some corners here and there. For some, we tighten our belts just to get a 20 dollar can of Whey. If you have the means,I think supporting a site like this is great, because you basically get EVERYTHING you need other than someone doing work for you to get in the best shape of your life.
To answer your question, I wouldnt hold out if you are waiting on Biotest. Even if they already had it formulated, it would be a while before they were ready to get it on the mass market and probably a while before T-Nation.com was set up to take orders for it.
A serving of Metabolic Drive is one scoop, not 4. throw in other stuff like fruits/olive oil/nutts and such to get in extra calories.
I would like to see the bulk protein as well.