Review: Review: For Goodness Shakes Protein Water
Some things are hard to substantiate empirically, whether the 20g of whey protein isolate inside the new Protein Water from For Goodness Shakes does any good is probably one of them.
I was a little dubious about the product when it arrived through the post, For Goodness Shakes sent me a couple of bottles of their blackcurrant flavoured water and asked me what I thought.
Well, the claims are good, it’s got 86 calories in it, with zero sugar or fats (sorry there are 0.2grams of sugar in a 500ml bottle), and the bottle contains a sizeable whack of 20g of protein – the idea being that
“A protein rich diet is essential for lean muscle growth and repair and can also help promote the feeling of satiety, keeping you fuller for longer as a healthy protein supplement throughout the day. Rich in BCAAs and amino acids, the building blocks of protein, Protein Water helps to build and maintain lean functional muscle, increase strength.”
So there you have it, packed with goodness, stripped of badness, and easy to digest because it’s water-based.
But how does it taste? Well it’s certainly palatable. The flavour wasn’t artificially sweet and it went down smooth.
The in-glass appearance doesn’t particularly appeal to me, I’m not a fan of cloudy and frothy, but whilst it’s looks may not appeal, they don’t affect it’s drinkability, I would imagine most of the time it’s going to be downed straight from the bottle.
Does it do what it claims? well thats tricky to judge on just a couple of bottles. Having said that, increasing protein in the diet is generally considered a good thing, and this certainly makes it easy to increase that dosage.
At an RRP of £2.50 a bottle it’s quite an expensive option in isolation, but compared to other avenues in the sports market for protein sources it’s pretty much on a par with them.
The low calorie nature does appeal to me, especially compared with a shake or protein bar, and the fact that it’s an extra 500ml of fluid also appeals.
Would I have it as part of a daily ritual? Probably not. Would I use it after a hot day’s gym session to chill me down and do some good? Yeah, I think I probably would.