Review: Body Buddy Protein Drink

Do you need a ready to drink protein shake when you don’t have your favorite whey protein handy? Body Buddy drink is one of the options. This morning I decided to try the Body Buddy ready to drink protein and sharing my experience with you. The seal seemed unusually hard to open, which is good because it ensures that it was not tampered with. After trying for a while, I punctured it with a pen. I had a good workout in the morning and that had made me hungry in the mid afternoon. I sat on my office desk and took a gulp. Chocolate orange flavor had a tangy taste and the liquid seemed thick. I completed the 330 ml over the next 2 hours among many work related distractions.

Some Facts about Body Buddy Drink

  • Stands true to its name of ‘Ready to Drink’. No preparation of any kind is required. Open the bottle and it is ready to drink.
  • It is manufactured by a company called Zagolife.
  • It contains added nature-identical and artificial flavoring substances.
  • FSSAI certified
  • No preservatives added
  • It provides 20g of protein, which is a decent amount for a round of protein shake.
  • BCAA contents per bottle
    • L-Leucine – 19mg
    • L-Isoleucine – 13mg
    • L-Valine – 11mg
  • Once opened, consume within 4 hours or refrigerate and consume within 24 hours
  • It is a combination of whey and casein
  • Green dot to indicate that it is vegetarian.
  • Flavors available are chocolate, chocolate orange and caramel coffee

 Pros

  • Stands true to its name of ‘Ready to Drink’. No preparation of any kind is required. Open the bottle and it is ready to drink.
  • No sugar added
  • Lactose free
  • Gluten free
  • Soya free

Cons

  • It has a disclaimer – “THIS CONTAINS SUCRALOSE. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN”. Sucralose is an artificial sweetener and is a sugar substitute. There are some reports that sucralose could impact the digestion, reduce the good bacteria in our gut and few other related side effects.
  • I experienced mild bloating for the next 2-3 hours.

Price: Rs.100 per bottle of 330 ml (20g protein)

A scoop of ON (Optimum Nutrition) Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein costs about Rs.125 per scoop and provides 24 g. Some other lesser known protein brands could cost even lesser. So the price is comparable.

Would I buy it again? Personally I prefer the natural protein sources such as eggs. If no such food is available, Body Buddy is a good alternative. It is portable and useful to get a quick boost of protein on the go. It is also easy to carry during travelling or buy at a nearby store while in a different city.

 

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Author: MaleLifestyleBlogger

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