MHP IsoPrime Beef Protein Isolate is an ultra refined hydrolyzed beef protein powder by the best selling American supplement company, MHP.
It’s one of the most popular beef protein powders on the market, and ranks #5 out of the top beef protein supplements of 2017 (full rankings).
After the great success of MuscleMeds’s Carnivor, and the growing demand of pure beef protein isolate, MHP launched their competitor in the category – IsoPrime 100% BEEF Protein Isolate:
Should you buy IsoPrime BEEF?
Is it safe to consume?
Can you trust the manufacturer?
We’ll cover all of this in our MHP IsoPrime Beef Protein review. First, let’s start by breaking down the ingredients.
IsoPrime 100% BEEF Protein Isolate is simply pure beef protein isolate made from USDA inspected beef that is both non-GMO and rBST free, hormone free, and free from antibiotics.
Unlike other commercial brands, MHP is known for manufacturing IsoPrime 100% BEEF in an independent, fully GMP compliant facility with no external access.
When it comes to the efficiency and quality, each scoop of MHP IsoPrime 100% BEEF contains exactly 25g protein, 0 fat, 0 cholesterol, 0 sugar, 0 lactose and 0 gluten.
It’s also free from collagen and gelatin, which is not a bad thing if you want to increase your pure protein intake without consuming extra ingredients with it.
It’s a great source of all essential amino acids, and rich in BCAA’s (Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine, which are the most important amino acids for muscle building and recovery) unlike any other competitor on the market.
But here’s something to take note of:
Although the manufacturer claims that this product is absolutely “Paleo friendly” and tested for purity etc, whole food supplements should not contain any type of artificial sweeteners like acesulfame and sucralose, which you can find in MHP IsoPrime 100% BEEF.
Paleo friendly? I don’t think so.
Anyways, as long as you are not a Paleo fanatic, this product is still definitely worth a try.
It comes with 2lbs and 5lbs packages (respectively 28 and 74 servings), and 4 incredibly delicious flavors – Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry and Vanilla Caramel.
When it comes to the taste, MHP has patented their unique system, called TasteTech™ – great taste, pleasantly sweet, but with zero sugar (1). Here’s a statement of the company on their website:
Caution: Recently, some brands are labeling their products as beef protein isolate. We aren’t sure how this is possible due to the fact that only MHP and MuscleMeds have an exclusive supply agreement for USDA recognized BPI. We can’t be certain, but we presume they are using collagen (also referred to as hydrolyzed gelatin).
Below you can find the Nutrition Facts label of the chocolate flavor:
When it comes to quality, Beef is by far one of the most bio available sources of protein known to man (2).
Unlike other protein sources like whey and soy, it’s absolutely free from lactose and allergens, which makes it a perfect supplement for anyone, who wants to increase muscle size, strength levels and maintain optimal health, without any risks or harmful consequences.
But consuming large amounts of red meat on a daily basis is not the best thing you can do, as there’s plenty of fat in it. And while you shouldn’t avoid fat by any means, you should try to keep it in the normal ranges.
This is easily achievable with MHP IsoPrime 100% BEEF. It delivers you the benefits of red meat without the extra fat and cholesterol.
Keep in mind, this supplement contains both acesulfame and sucralose.
Some people are intolerant to artificial sweeteners, which could lead to stomach problems and even diarrhea. However, there aren’t any side effects known from the usage of Julian MHP IsoPrime 100% BEEF.
Using this product is not recommended only if you’ve ever experienced allergic symptoms like nausea, sickness or rashes from some of the main ingredients.
Note that some people are intolerant to animal sources of food, so if you feel that meat is not your best friend, then you should consider a vegetarian/vegan protein supplement that is pea, soy or hemp based.
How to take IsoPrime
The best time to take MHP IsoPrime is in the morning in order to stop the catabolic state of your body and start providing it with anabolic amino acids for rapid recovery, especially if you are looking to increase your muscle mass.
You also want to take the supplement after a workout to increase protein synthesis for immediate growth stimulus, and before bed, to ensure the proper feeding of your muscles during the night.
However, if you feel that you need to simply increase your overall protein intake, feel free to take it at any time of the day.
You can easily mix it with water or milk, or even use it for other delicious recipes like protein muffins and smoothies, as the taste of beef is completely removed from it.
MHP (which stands for Maximum Human Potential) is an American company, dedicated to supplement manufacturing mostly for the bodybuilding scene (3).
Having been on the market for decades, MHP has released several best sellers like IsoPrime 100% BEEF and MYO-X (Clinically Tested Myostatin Inhibitor).
They’re also the current sponsor of the IFBB Pro Victor Martinez (2007 Arnold Classic Champion and several times Mr. Olympia runner up).