Why I recommend PhD.
If you’ve been into one of our clubs you would have undoubtedly noticed that we use PhD diet whey for all our shakes. It’s even a favourite for my celebrity clients such as Katrina Kaif and Ranbeer Kapoor. If you’ve ever wondered why then let me tell you.
- Contains slow release protein to keep your fuller for longer
- CLA, green tea extract and acetyl L-carnitine increase metabolism and far burning effect
- Ideally suited for use as a meal replacement protein shake anytime of the day
PhD Diet Whey contains a protein blend of whey concentrate and soy protein isolate. It’s the isolate forms of protein that are more expensive to produce because they have been through a more thorough filtering processes which remove the, usually, unwanted parts of the protein such as lactose, carbohydrates and fats. This applies the same to whey as it does to soy protein.
Soy protein isolate is reported to be slower to digest than whey protein meaning that it should help you feel fuller for longer and provide your muscles with a steady supply of protein over a longer time to complement the faster acting whey concentrate.
If you look at the ingredient list you will find that there is some micellar casein included in the mix. This is a much slower releasing protein and will definitely make you feel fuller for longer. This is ideal if you are looking to use this protein shake as a meal replacement.
Added Weight Loss Ingredients
PhD’s Diet Whey protein powder contains some great additional ingredients to aid weight-loss, such as 2,500mg of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) per 100g, green tea extract and acetyl L-carnitine. Let’s take a closer look at each of these and how they an help you lose weight.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is an important fatty acid that is essential for good health. It is believed that CLA may help decrease the amount of body fat and make you feel fuller for longer. It is also a potent antioxidant, which can help to fight against cancer. Naturally, for example, you can get higher sources of CLA from grass fed beef over the grain fed counterpart. Natural is the best way, but sometimes that’s just not possible and that’s where a good quality supplement can help.
Green Tea Extract
Clinical studies suggest that green tea extract may help burn fat and boost the metabolism. Researchers believe that the catechins in green tea are responsible for its fat burning properties. When combined with caffeine it is reported to be most effective. Green tea extract is said to contain around double the antioxidant-active ingredients than both vitamin C and vitamin E. Green tea is packed with powerful antioxidant, cancer-fighting goodness! Polyphenols are the main antioxidant found in green tea extract. These have been found to help prevent cancer.
Acetyl L-carnitine is a form of the carnitine amino acid. The short story about how it works is that this powerful amino acid helps to transport fat into the cells to be used as energy. For the carnitine to be most effective, you should ensure that you have sufficient intake of omega-3s in your diet, or get a good quality supplement. It’s fitting, then, that PhD have thrown in some additional flaxseed which is high in omega-3 fatty acids.
Packed full of fat burning ingredients and including whey and soy protein, the guys over at PhD have tried to do something a little different to make you stay fuller for longer whilst at the same time provide your body with the help it needs to burn fat. There is no such thing as a miracle fat burner, so you should not sacrifice a good, clean diet even if you are taking this. I’d recommend using it as a meal replacement. Perhaps mid-afternoon to stop you from snacking on biscuits or in the evening if that’s the time when you are most likely to pig-out on rubbish food.
Does it work? It’s very difficult to say conclusively but it definitely contains some essential ingredients to help you. It’s the little things that count so add this to your diet and continue trying to improve your exercise and diet regime and you will be well on your way to a healthier, leaner body.