Overview of Pitbull Labs 100% Whey Protein
Pitbull Labs has been reviewed here before. In fact, it won the 2017 Shield of Excellence Supplement Award for best BCAA product. They also go above and donate a portion of their proceeds to help re-home pitbull labs nation-wide. Very cool stuff.
Pitbull Labs 100% Whey is flavorful , mixes great and is fully disclosed, which we love. The only downfall to this whey protein is it is only available in a 2lb container, which means you will pay a bit more for it compared to competitors on the market. You can find whey protein isolates for around the same price as this whey blend. However, keep in-mind that this blend does provide benefits that other blends do not (Hydrolyzed Isolates).
Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed Pitbull Labs 100% Whey 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 Strawberry.
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.
You want to know what I love? When companies disclose their protein blends in their products. We know that most companies don’t because they give us a crappy blend. Not Pitbull Labs.
Pitbull Labs 100% Whey uses Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate (the fastest absorbing protein on the market) at 51% and then whey protein concentrate 80 at 49%. Clean AF. This is what we like to see. You get the fast absorption of the WPI and then the slower, but still very effective WPC. Finally, a blend that makes sense.
PBL does use artificial flavoring, which I know for a fact they want to eliminate all together. They also use Sucralose for a sweetener. Also listed is Stevia Extract.
Overall this profile is much better than any blend I have ever seen. Why? Because they tell us what we are getting. Using Hydrolyzed Isolate is more expense, thus a higher cost on this product.
High quality protein is going to be highly effective. In this blend, we are getting 51% Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate (minimum of 90% quality) with 49% Whey Protein Concentrate 80 (this is the highest quality WPC available). Because of the use of high quality proteins, this product is going to be effective. You get fast absorbing proteins in the isolates and the slower absorbing proteins in the concentrates.
Strawberry can be one of those flavors that you burn out on after several pounds. This is where the 2lb tub comes in as a benefit. Strawberry was never my favorite protein powder flavor; however, PBL does it right with theirs. It tastes like a strawberry milk shake.
If you like strawberry anything, then this is right up your alley. It makes great tasting ice cream as well.
I did have some clumping inconsistency with the protein, but overall not terrible. A few more shakes than normal and they would go away. This varies depending on how much liquid you use, what kind of liquid and what kind of container you are using to blend it.
We used a blender bottle with the ball. We would typically use 10-12 ounces of water.
See the video for a demonstration of mixibility.
Let’s go back to where we said this is only available in a 2lb container. Each container retails at $39.99. You can compare this to a 5lb isolate that retails for $80. That means you are getting 1lb less than you would be with an industry leading isolate for the same price. This industry leading WPI also retails fro $39.99 for their 2lb container.
With that said, the industry leading isolate isn’t using Hydrolyzed Isolate. Is it worth paying more for? That’s your call, but in my opinion, this is a higher quality protein blend that you don’t find every day. Some people will argue WPC is better than WPI, and vice versa. With this, you are getting the best of both worlds and you can change it up.