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Kimberly Tenner
October 1, 2016

EAS Myoplex Review

EAS MyoPlex

EAS Myoplex is among the most popular muscle building meal replacement shakes available. It’s widely distributed through popular stores such as GNC and Walgreens, and countless consumers are excited to try the product.

According to advertisements, Myoplex original formula gives you “the power to rebuild muscle after a workout.”

But does Myoplex offer more bang for your buck? Let’s take a closer look to see if the ingredients live up to the reputation. . .

What’s Inside EAS Myoplex?

EAS Myoplex offers an impressive list of 23 vitamins and minerals to give you the nutrition you need to stay strong and healthy. In fact, single serving offers nearly half of the daily recommended value for many of the provided nutrients.

But then again, a multi-vitamin can achieve the same effect.

What makes Myoplex stand out from other supplements is its blend of protein, fiber, and other ingredients for improving physical performance:

Protein Blend
EAS Myoplex is primarily advertised as a muscle-builder due to its high protein content. A single serving contains 42 grams of protein, which is 84% the daily recommended value.

But what’s in the protein blend?

Whey Protein Concentrate – this milk protein is filtered to yield 70-85% protein and up to 5% lactose. Whey protein is absorbed quickly to provide a fast source of amino acids and BCAAs.

Whey Protein isolate – more concentrated and filtered than concentrate, this protein usually contains between 90-94% protein.

Calcium Caseinate – a casein protein also produced from milk, it is a slow digesting protein that prevents catabolism and contributes to fullness.

Milk Protein Isolate – one of three forms of casein protein, it is a combination of 80% casein and 20% whey. It is a slow release protein that takes hours to digest.

Egg Albumin – extracted from egg white, egg albumin is a highly bioavailable protein that contains all amino acids.

Taurine – an amino acid that acts as an antioxidant. Taurine is said to improve exercise capacity. [1]

L-Glutamine – an amino that plays a key role in protein production. It improves recovery and boosts immunity.

Fiber
Although protein promotes muscle building and growth, fiber plays a key role in maintaining a healthy digestion. Studies show fiber even suppresses appetite and may reduce body fat[2], so you can reveal those muscles hiding underneath.

Myoplex contains oat fiber which also lowers cholesterol and may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. [3]

Additional Ingredients
Myoplex also contains essential electrolytes for improving recovery and antioxidants to reduce oxidative stress:

Potassium Phosphate – potassium maintains proper pH levels and keeps blood pressure levels low.

Potassium Citrate – much like potassium phosphate, potassium citrate keeps pH levels normal and may prevent kidney stones. [4]

Beta-Carotene – a powerful antioxidant commonly found in carrots, beta-carotene eliminates harmful byproducts formed during exercise known as free radicals. It reduces oxidative stress and boosts immunity.

Are There Any Risks?

EAS Myoplex does not contain any harmful stimulants such as caffeine. Consequently, the side effect risk is much lower than many other dietary supplements.

When used appropriately, Myoplex should not cause severe or long-lasting side effects.

However, dieters and fitness enthusiasts should be careful to calculate how much protein they need, as too much protein may cause negative side effects such as hypertension, pH imbalances, and kidney problems.

The average individual needs about .4 grams of protein per pound of body weight, though active individuals may need up to .6 grams.

Consequently, a 175 lb. man would need approximately 70-105 grams of protein daily. Myoplex contains 42 grams of protein per serving, but the rest of your protein intake should be included as part of a healthy diet.

Allergy Warning
Myoplex contains protein sources derived from both milk and egg products. Avoid using Myoplex if you are allergic to either of these foods.

How to Use Myoplex

For best results, combine one packet (78 g) with 15 oz. of cold water or skim milk. Thoroughly mix in a blender or shaker for 45 seconds.

Manufacturers recommend 2 to 3 servings daily, but you may adjust this amount to fit your individual needs.

What Flavors Are Available?

EAS Myoplex is available in 3 flavors: chocolate cream, strawberry cream, and vanilla cream.

However, many consumers seem to find the flavor didn’t live up to their expectations.

“This used to be a great product that I used daily for about 5 years. They reformulated the taste and now it’s pretty gross to drink. I’m looking for a new brand. The nutrition is still good, but I no longer trust this manufacturer.” – Trepkos81

“This new formula is terrible. It is like drinking a flavored salt liquid. They have increased the sodium content from the 280 mg per 17 FL Oz, to 580 mg per 17 FL Oz.. I have stopped buying this product after many years.” -Kc62W3250

“I really liked the protein and the formula and how much protein per one serving, The taste wasn’t the greatest but it is a good product overall.” – Sman165

Product Pricing and Guarantee

EAS Myoplex is easily purchased both online and in stores. I shopped around for the best prices and found the following deals for a 20 packet box:

• Amazon.com: $40.99
• GNC.com: $59.99
• Netrition.com: $37.95
• Bodybuilding.com: $40.52

Ready to Drink (RTD) shakes are also available at these distributors but for a higher price

Is EAS Myoplex a Good Choice?

EAS Myoplex offers a lot of protein per serving, which is why many fitness enthusiasts turn to it time and time again.

However, after EAS changed the formula, many customers found the flavor too terrible to be worth the investment.

Some fitness enthusiasts recommend just chugging it down quickly, but I think it’s better to enjoy the supplements you use. There are tastier ways to increase your protein intake, so be sure to shop around before settling on Myoplex.

References

[1] Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. “Taurine is listed as an ingredient in many energy drinks. What is taurine? Is it Safe?” Mayo Clinic. Available from: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/taurine/AN01856

[2] Rania Abou Samra and G Harvey Anderson. “Insoluble cereal fiber reduces appetite and short-term food intake and glycemic response to food consumed 75 min later by healthy men.” Am J Clin Nutr October 2007 vol. 86 no. 4 972-979 Available from: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/4/972.long

[3] Davy BM, Davy KP, Ho RC, Beske SD, Davrath LR, Melby CL. “High-fiber oat cereal compared with wheat cereal consumption favorably alters LDL-cholesterol subclass and particle numbers in middle-aged and older men.” Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Aug;76(2):351-8. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12145006

[4] Henshaw, Ashley. “Ptoassium Citrate-Everything You Need to Know.” Symptomfind.com. Feb 5, 2012. Available from: http://www.symptomfind.com/nutrition-supplements/potassium-citrate-everything-you-need-to-know/


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