Protein after working out is critical to building up the muscles you just tore down. After hitting the gym hard your body is in desperate need of repair. Yes, you can let your body do this on its own without any help, or you can help it along in the process, it’s your choice. But remember, if you help your body with the recovery you can expect to reap great rewards. It’s been known for a while now that high-quality protein with essential amino acids & BCAA’s are the most effective way to get the most out of every workout by aiding your body in the recovery process.
That being said, I decided to give the Body Fortress Super Protein Shot a try. I saw that it had BCAA’s and a good amount of protein in it. It also didn’t hurt that it was about 3 ounces, making this thing easy to down. I’ve always wanted something quick and easy. Sometimes I just don’t have time to mix up whey protein powder. This typically isn’t a problem, but when you don’t have time it makes the whole process cumbersome. So you can see why it was a pleasant surprise when I came across whey protein in a shot form.
I purchased the Fruit Punch flavor of this Body Fortress Protein Shot. I paid around $11 for a 6 pack of them. Price-wise this isn’t the cheapest protein product out there. It’s mostly due to the fact that it’s convenient and people pay for convenience.
Now down to the real details:
It went down smooth. It kind of reminds me of drinking liquid fruit flavored gelatin. I wouldn’t say it’s too thick but it definitely is thicker than drinking a typical beverage. Overall it does go down smooth. My Grade: A-
Now this is where it gets a little much. I have no clue how to describe it but I’ll do my best. It has a very strong after-taste. The after-taste of this protein shot is almost garlicky or oniony tasting. It’s weird, I don’t know how this goes from initially tasting good and fruit flavored to horrific tasting that makes you wanna brush your teeth ten times over. I found that chewing gum right after you drink this will make the after-taste more bearable. My Grade: D-
It has 26 grams of protein per shot, which is definitely sufficient post-workout. There is zero sugar which is also very good. Like I said earlier it has BCAA’s which are essential. Overall, it’s not a bad choice. My Grade: A
I’ve seen the Body Fortress Super Protein Shots go anywhere from $10 to $15 per pack of 6. The price might scare away a lot of people that are looking for a simple protein fix on a regular basis. My suggestion is to use Whey Protein powder when you can, but if you’re in a bind for time than down one of these shots. If you use these sparingly the cost isn’t so bad for the convenience. My Grade: C+
MY FINAL OPINION:
It has ‘high quality’ protein and amino acids in a 3oz bottle. If you’re in a rush and need your protein fix than this is where it’s at. The initial taste is good, but the after-taste hits you like a ton of bricks. Be prepared, your breath will need immediate attention after this protein shot. To offset the horrific after-taste and smell just pop one or two (for good measure) pieces of gum and you should be all good.