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FULL SPECTRUM PROTEIN MIX
  • Features 17g of High-Wuality Protein and Only 4g of sugar
  • Supports Muscle Recovery and Growth
  • Great source of Essential of Essential Amino Acids and BCAA
THE BENEFITS OF PROTEIN
GNC Pro Performance Whey Protein Complex combines protein from whey, soy, caseinate and egg to provide you with a full spectrum of amino acids.

Protein serves as a dietary source of amino acids. The body needs amino acids to build the various proteins used in the growth, repair and maintenance of body tissues such as skin, bones and muscles. More specifically, it supplies branched chain amino acids (BCAA) to athletes. BCAA are essential amino acids, which are part of muscle protein. They may preserve muscle glycogen stores and help reduce the amount of protein breakdown during exercise.

PROTEIN CONSUMPTION
Depending on your athletic goals, your protein requirements can vary. serious athletes should consume approximately one gram of protein per pound of body weight. This should be spread over four to six small meals. Inadequate protein in your diet can limit muscle protein synthesis which can compromise your athletic goals. The amino acids from whye protein move quickly through the digestive system. The consumption of these protein will result in a rapid rise in blood amino acids and stimulate protein synthesis.

Whey Protein Complex can be taken immediately before and/or after your workout to support muscle protein synthesis.

Typical Amino Acid Profile:

STACK WITH: GNC Pro Performance® RapidDrive® Arginine 5000™ and Creatine Monohydrate 5000.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

Mix one scoop (28g) with 8 fl.oz. of cold water in a shaker cup or blender. Consume before and/or after your workout. for best results take 1 to 3 servings on training and non-training days.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 scoop(s)
Servings Per Container 32
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 100.00
Calories from Fat 10.00
Total Fat 1.00 g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.50 g 2%
Trans Fat 0.00 g
Cholesterol 20.00 mg 7%
Sodium 220.00 mg 9%
Potassium 330.00 mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 6.00 g 2%
Sugars 3.00 g
Protein 17.00 g 34%
Calcium 0.00 6%
Iron 0.00 8%
Vitamin A 0.00 0%
Vitamin C 0.00 0%
Vitamin A 0.00 0%
Vitamin C 0.00 0%
** Daily Value (DV) not established
† Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on
your calorie needs:
  Calories: 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65 g 80 g
  Sat. Fat Less than 20 g 25 g
Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2400 mg 2400 mg
Total Carbohydrate   300 g 375 g
  Dietary Fiber   25 g 30 g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

Other Ingredients: Proprietary Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrates, Soy Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, Egg Albumen), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Gum Blend (Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum), Acesulfame Potassium, Salt, Lecithin, Sucralose

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool dry place.

Warning: NOTICE: Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction. Significant product settling may occur.

Contains Eggs and Milk.

Contains: Soybeans

Distributed by: General nutrition Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Health Notes

Whey Protein

Whey Protein
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Athletic Performance
Dose: 20 grams daily up to 1.2 grams of per 2.2 of pounds body weight per day
Animal studies suggest that whey protein can increase gains in lean body mass resulting from exercise. One study found that people taking whey protein improved their performance on a test of short-term intense cycling exercise.(more)
Immune Function
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Whey protein appears to improve some aspects of immune function. One trial showed that whey protein increased blood glutathione levels in a group of HIV-infected people.(more)
HIV and AIDS Support
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Whey protein is rich in the amino acid cysteine, which the body uses to make glutathione, an important antioxidant. Supplementing with it may improve immune function.(more)
Osteoporosis
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Some whey proteins may reduce bone loss. Milk basic protein (MBP) is a mixture of some of the proteins found in whey protein and has been shown to promote bone density(more)
Obesity
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Whey protein may aid weight loss due to its appetite-suppressing effect.(more)
Athletic Performance
Dose: 20 grams daily up to 1.2 grams of per 2.2 of pounds body weight per day

Animal studies suggest that whey protein can increase gains in lean body mass resulting from exercise.1 A controlled trial found that six weeks of strength training while taking 1.2 grams of whey protein per 2.2 of pounds body weight per day resulted in greater gains in lean body mass, but improved only one out of four strength tests.2 Another controlled study found that people taking 20 grams per day of whey protein for three months performed better on a test of short-term intense cycling exercise than people taking a similar amount of milk protein (casein).3 However, a double-blind trial found that men taking 1.5 grams per 2.2 lbs of body weight per day of predigested whey protein for 12 weeks along with a strength training exercise program gained only half as much lean body mass and had significantly smaller increases in strength compared with men using a similar amount of predigested casein along with strength training.4 A controlled study of HIV-infected women found that adding whey protein to strength training exercise was no more effective than exercise alone for increasing strength or improving body composition.5

References

1. Bouthegourd JC, Roseau SM, Makarios-Lahham L, et al. A preexercise alpha-lactalbumin-enriched whey protein meal preserves lipid oxidation and decreases adiposity in rats. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2002;283:E565-72.

2. Burke DG, Chilibeck PD, Davidson KS, et al. The effect of whey protein supplementation with and without creatine monohydrate combined with resistance training on lean tissue mass and muscle strength. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 2001;11:349-64.

3. Lands LC, Grey VL, Smountas AA. Effect of supplementation with a cysteine donor on muscular performance. J Appl Physiol 1999;87:1381-5.

4. Demling RH, DeSanti L. Effect of a hypocaloric diet, increased protein intake and resistance training on lean mass gains and fat mass loss in overweight police officers. Ann Nutr Metab 2000;44:21-9.

5. Agin D, Gallagher D, Wang J, et al. Effects of whey protein and resistance exercise on body cell mass, muscle strength, and quality of life in women with HIV. AIDS 2001;15:2431-40.

Immune Function
Dose: Refer to label instructions

A double-blind trial showed that 45 grams per day of whey protein increased blood glutathione levels in a group of HIV-infected people.1 Test tube2, 3 and animal4 studies suggest that whey protein may improve some aspects of immune function.

References

1. Micke P, Beeh KM, Buhl R. Effects of long-term supplementation with whey proteins on plasma glutathione levels of HIV-infected patients. Eur J Nutr 2002;41:12-8.

2. Wong KF, Middleton N, Montgomery M, et al. Immunostimulation of murine spleen cells by materials associated with bovine milk protein fractions. J Dairy Sci 1998;81:1825-32.

3. Cross ML, Gill HS. Modulation of immune function by a modified bovine whey protein concentrate. Immunol Cell Biol 1999;77:345-50.

4. Minehira K, Inoue S, Nonaka M, et al. Effects of dietary protein type on oxidized cholesterol-induced alteration in age-related modulation of lipid metabolism and indices of immune function in rats. Biochim Biophys Acta 2000;1483:141-53.

HIV and AIDS Support
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Whey protein is rich in the amino acid cysteine, which the body uses to make glutathione, an important antioxidant. A double-blind trial showed that 45 grams per day of whey protein increased blood glutathione levels in a group of HIV-infected people.1 Test tube2 and animal3 studies suggest that whey protein may improve some aspects of immune function.

References

1. Micke P, Beeh KM, Buhl R. Effects of long-term supplementation with whey proteins on plasma glutathione levels of HIV-infected patients. Eur J Nutr 2002;41:12-8.

2. Wong KF, Middleton N, Montgomery M, et al. Immunostimulation of murine spleen cells by materials associated with bovine milk protein fractions. J Dairy Sci 1998;81:1825-32.

3. Minehira K, Inoue S, Nonaka M, et al. Effects of dietary protein type on oxidized cholesterol-induced alteration in age-related modulation of lipid metabolism and indices of immune function in rats. Biochim Biophys Acta 2000;1483:141-53.

Osteoporosis
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Some whey proteins may reduce bone loss.1 Milk basic protein (MBP) is a mixture of some of the proteins found in whey protein. A preliminary trial found that 300 mg per day of MBP improved blood measures of bone metabolism in men, suggesting more bone formation was occurring than bone loss.2 A double-blind trial found that women taking 40 mg per day of MBP for six months had greater gains in bone density compared with those taking a placebo.3 No osteoporosis-related research has been done using complete whey protein mixtures.

References

1. Toba Y, Takada Y, Yamamura J, et al. Milk basic protein: a novel protective function of milk against osteoporosis. Bone 2000;27:403-8.

2. Toba Y, Takada Y, Matsuoka Y, et al. Milk basic protein promotes bone formation and suppresses bone resorption in healthy adult men. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 2001;65:1353-7.

3. Aoe S, Toba Y, Yamamura J, et al. Controlled trial of the effects of milk basic protein (MBP) supplementation on bone metabolism in healthy adult women. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 2001;65:913-8.

Obesity
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Whey protein may aid weight loss due to its effect on appetite. In a preliminary study, people were given 48 grams of either whey protein or milk protein (casein). Whey consumption resulted in more hunger satisfaction and reduced the amount of food eaten 90 minutes later compared with casein consumption.1 However, a double-blind study found that men taking 1.5 grams per 2.2 lbs body weight per day of whey protein for 12 weeks along with a low-calorie diet and a strength training exercise program lost the same amount of weight and body fat as did a control group that followed a similar program, but took a casein supplement instead of whey protein.2

References

1. Hall WL, Millward DJ, Long SJ, Morgan LM. Casein and whey exert different effects on plasma amino acid profiles, gastrointestinal hormone secretion and appetite. Br J Nutr 2003;89:239-48.

2. Demling RH, DeSanti L. Effect of a hypocaloric diet, increased protein intake and resistance training on lean mass gains and fat mass loss in overweight police officers. Ann Nutr Metab 2000;44:21-9.

Whey protein is a mixture of some of the proteins naturally found in milk. The major proteins found in whey protein include beta-lactoglobulin and alpha-lactalbumin. Whey protein has one of the highest protein digestibility-corrected amino acid scores (PDCAAS; a measure of protein bioavailability) and is more rapidly digested than other proteins, such as casein (another milk protein). 1

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GNC Pro Performance® Whey Protein Complex - Creamy Vanilla
 
3.9

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (6)
  • Easy to swallow (5)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (5)
  • Easy to mix (4)
  • Effective (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • For workouts (5)
    • Daily use (4)

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    5.0

    Excellent

    By sdkelley001

    from Denver, Colorado

    About Me 6x A Week

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    Pros

    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Mixes very well
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • For Workouts

      Comments about GNC Pro Performance® Whey Protein Complex - Creamy Vanilla:

      My body can tell a difference between this product and other proteins regarding recovery and strength.

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By kelvz

      from brampton, ca

      About Me Competitive Athlete, MMA Fighter, Very active

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      Pros

      • Easy to digest
      • Easy To Mix
      • Easy To Swallow
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Shortens Recovery Time
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Post workout

        Comments about GNC Pro Performance® Whey Protein Complex - Creamy Vanilla:

        I have tried everything! I even took the natural New Zealand that has digestive enzymes and was constipated for a week! I am very sensitive when it comes to my stomach and this was awesome! Definitely sticking with this product! I highly recommend it for people losing weight and trying to tone at the same time!

         
        1.0

        NOT GOOD!

        By vlp0006

        from Queen Creek, Arizona

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        Pros

        • Good Value

        Cons

        • Chalky Consistency
        • Difficult to Swallow
        • Hard to Mix
        • Poor Taste

        Best Uses

        • For Workouts

        Comments about GNC Pro Performance® Whey Protein Complex - Creamy Vanilla:

        This was so, so thick! Horribel taste. I would not recommend. I tried more milk but had the same outcome. Even with fruit mixed in to thick to choke down.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        I would never buy this product again

        By cat773d

        from East Dublin, Ga. 31027

        About Me Keeping in shape

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value

        Cons

        • Bitter tasting
        • Chalky Consistency
        • Poor Taste

        Best Uses

        • For Workouts

        Comments about GNC Pro Performance® Whey Protein Complex - Creamy Vanilla:

        The only thing good I found about this , is when I took it back to GNC

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Really Delicious, No "Aftertaste"

        By patri5555

        from Zephyrhills, FL

        About Me Rarely Work Out, Vegetarian

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Mix
        • Easy To Swallow
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Tastes Good
        • Totally Delicious

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Dietary Replacement
          • Great with frozen fruit

          Comments about GNC Pro Performance® Whey Protein Complex - Creamy Vanilla:

          A cup of milk, a cup of orange juice, 2 scoops, plus a cup of frozen fruit, blend in blender, have a divine treat!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love this stuff

          By jmjwly

          from Buffalo, NY

          About Me Weekend Warrior

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          Pros

          • Easy To Mix
          • Easy To Swallow
          • Good Value
          • Tastes Good

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • For Workouts

            Comments about GNC Pro Performance® Whey Protein Complex - Creamy Vanilla:

            I use this pre or post work out and even before shoveling snow. This stuff is great!

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            pretty good...

            By seraea

            from NY, NY

            About Me Rarely Workout

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            Pros

            • Easy To Mix
            • Easy To Swallow
            • Good Value
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • For Workouts

              Comments about GNC Pro Performance® Whey Protein Complex - Creamy Vanilla:

              I decided I needed to "detox" because as a student with a job and little money and time, I eat garbage. I've been having horrible back pain, new asthma symptoms, skin allergies and other things. It's like I'm falling apart. I also live in a city and I'm sure the dirty air isn't helping. I've been aiming to eat just vegetables and fruit (raw) with a serving of this whey protein 3-4 times a day, and supplementing if I get hungry with eggs, yogurt, stuff like that. I don't have time to work out but I do walk a lot, and carry heavy items up and down stairs at work. I've already noticed after two days that I'm not as fatigued and I'm also able to concentrate better on school work. Sure, I could attribute this to skipping on the ramen, chinese and cheap processed foods, but even if that's the case (which is likely) implementing this whey protein into my diet is helping me control what I put into my body and giving me a routine. In addition, I know I'm getting good nutrition and I'm actually saving money on food which is awesome.The brand itself is great. I figured I'd try to save money since I'd be buying 2-3 of these a month by going for a store brand and I can't imagine improving the taste to be honest. It's like a milkshake but tastes more "nutritious" if that makes any sense. If you're buying this, you've probably already had protein shots in smoothies at Jamba juice or had protein-enriched granola before, so this won't even be very noticeable to you. There is cheaper whey protein out there ([...] has a 5lb bag for around 30$) but granted, this is easier to get.How I mix it: I use water, skim milk or soy, depending. If I do use milk/soy milk I dilute it- so 1 part water, 1 part milk, and a scoop per 8 ounces of fluid. It's pretty rich like this, so you could probably even use less whey protein if you want to try to budget it.

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