dont know how relevant this would be but you all can chime in with the massive list of what supplements you have used and of which brand, and write a small description of what your feelings are (taste, result yield, affordability)...simply b/c ive have tried so much (esp. protein powder brands) due to a friend of mine who worked at gnc (hmmm) over 2 years back (got fired for reasons you probably can assume).
-metrx protein plus (in choc, van. bean): like both as far as taste, price average for a blend. probably my favorite blend powder. Choc wins out in taste
- (labrada in choc thunder and vanilla): again choc is superior in taste. mixes well for a blend, less thick than the metrx. always have split the servings into halves to get 30-35 grams depending on milk use. Also enjoyed/enjoy this product...at bit more (28-30bucks) but comes in a 3+ lb tub
-problend55: (tried all flavors): best batch had been one batch of vanilla but the two others ive had in vanilla were gruesome. HDT pretty suspect as far as consisitantly with their claims with powders and 1ad's so i rarely use em. But the choc and mocha are solid flavors and runs you 18-19 bucks. Avoid strawberry
-EAS simply (choc and van): economical and mixes better than opt100%. High in cholestrol though. Ive always enjoyed eas's products and this is no exception. 5lb tub can be had for 20 flat at vitaglo.com right now. (wow) but usually, one can find it for 25.
-Opt100% (choc and van): second choice as far as whey goes due to its solid reputation,cost, and taste. I feel the vanilla is pretty aweful as far as taste goes. choc....now who can screw up chocolate? I enjoy this brand also...go hit up the 10lb bag for low 40's at jesupgym (of course, you can always bring it over to easyprice)
-metrx protein whey (choc and staw): aweful as far as taste goes. Also the price per the 2lb tub is pretty high (22-26) so stick with the bigger tubs mentioned above. Had to mix these with the two above to get a decent taste output. aweful
-EAS precision protein (choc and van): again, EAS is my manufacturer of choice. This is a step up as far as price from the simply but taste is a bit better. Result yield....notice nothing. I do however recommend this one for anyone who prefers a bit of a thicker shake (and thats hard to find in straight whey powder which doestn contain casien) good one (look for it off ebay...recently got one tub for 5 bucks...8.50 after ship)
-EAS muscle drive (choc and van): i would have never purchased this in my lifetime but for free...(ha) different story. This is without a doubt the best whey mix ive had. Just makes want to cry....but again the price pretty much out of this world for a 32 oz tub. If any brand has given me my best gains, this might be it cuz the 3 months ive used this product, i gained the most weight...but of course, that coudl be b/c i was a sickly 127lb around then....WHAT??!!? ouch
- (van, choc, straw) Again, pretty steep in price, but probably the easiest mixing powder ive had. Purely isolate (hence the easy mix) and a good profile of amino acids. If someone is lactose intolerant, this might be the choice of whey you go with...however, the cheapest ive found for their 8lb tub has benn 59.99 +shipping and around 28 for the 3lb.
I'll post the mrps, creatine, , vitamins, 's, etc ive used a bit later. Need to hit the gym and then work/class. Sage