Overview of Kaged Muscle Supplements Re-Kaged
I have had nothing but good luck with Kaged Muscle Supplements. Kris Gethin has done something special with the brand, focusing on quality over greed, we all benefit from it.
Re-Kaged is a solid post-workout protein powder packed with recovery ingredients including Creatine, Betaine and Gluatmine. Oh, let us not forget digestive enzymes. At 28g of protein per serving, this packs a solid punch to help with your recovery. Like with other KM products, flavor can use some tweaking, but the quality is top-notch.
Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed Kaged Muscle Supplements Re-Kaged protein powder on five categories. We first start by looking at it’s ingredient profile. This portion of the review looks at quality of protein used, amount and other ingredients involved in the making of this protein powder.
We then look at effectiveness. A high quality protein will be effective. This is generally an extension of the profile section. The higher quality ingredients used at proper dosages, the more effective that product will be.
Then we move into the taste of the different flavors we’ve tried. We grade each flavor separately and average the scores for their overall taste rating. We were able to test out Orange Kream.
Mixability refers to how well the protein powder mixes in 12oz of water. We use the shaker bottle test. This would be your typical Blender Bottle with the spiral chrome ball.
Finally, we talk about value. Value is the combination of profile, effectiveness, taste and mixability in relation to cost. Another part of value are the competitors and other versions of proteins available on the market.
When you think of Kaged Muscle Supplements, the thought that comes to mind should be quality. Kaged Muscle Re-Kaged leverages solid quality ingredients at great dosages to help with muscle recovery.
We start with 28g of whey protein isolate. This is going to be the fastest absorbing protein available to the consumer. It is important to note that you don’t need much more than this because our bodies can only process and utilize roughly 30g of protein at a time.
L-Glutamine is also included at 3g. In the past, we’ve seen this dosed around 5g as an accepted dose, but 3g is now common and accepted. L-Glutamine was once known for recovery properties (sped up recovery in burn victims) but as of late it helps a lot more with digestion and gut health.
Betaine Anhydrous is dosed at 1.5g. This is typically used in pre-workouts to help with strength and power output. In post-workouts, it is used to help with muscular growth. It does this by ramping up protein synthesis. At 1.5g this is a solid post-workout dose.
Creatine HCl is dosed at 1.5g. Typical dosage is 1-2g, so we’re set here. Creatine is supplemented to help replenish creatine stores that are depleted from lifting. This aids in muscle recovery and growth.
Lastly, we get 280mg of digestive enzymes (Prohydrolase). This actually helps breakdown the 28g of protein to be used by the body in the form of amino acids. A solid addition that reduces the absorption time.
Overall, a solid protein powder. Some can argue that Glutamine isn’t needed but it’s nice to have. I love this profile. It truly is one of the most complete proteins on the market. I would not mind some whey protein concentrate and casein for multi-stage absorption, but I understand this is made for impact immediately.
Effectiveness on protein really is a direct extension of the ingredient panel. With proteins, you want to make sure they get into your blood stream quickly (at least the amount your body can process) and leave little to no stomach discomfort. The nice thing about Re-Kaged is it includes Prohydrolase which reduces discomfort and reduces absorption time, exactly what we are looking for in a protein.
Overall, this is an effective protein powder.
I wanted to love this. I really did. I love orange flavored supplements. However, this fell short for me. Maybe it was because it was a protein powder and not a BCAA or pre-workout. It wasn’t the best tasting protein. I would much rather have had a plain chocolate. I hear if you blend with ice and almond milk it can be tasty, but I take this at the gym post-workout.
Honestly, with Kaged Muscle, they are not the best tasting products, but they also don’t use artificial flavors…so it can be expected.
One scoop of Re-Kaged comes in just under 50g. That’s a lot of powder, mixed with several different ingredients. Being an isolate you’d think this was not as thick as other proteins, but it actually is. Which if you like that then this is a score. Remember, there are 6.25g of other ingredients as well that help thicken it up. Thick does not mean clumpy, it mixes well. See the video for more.
A lot of 2lb whey protein isolate proteins retail for around $40. Re-Kaged is no different on price, but it does include more than just the WPI. You are getting the Glutamine, Creatine and digestive enzymes, putting it a step above the others in this category. There are 20-servings per container, so right around $2 a serving for a WPI protein with the added benefits of other ingredients.