EAS – Energy. Athletics. Strength.
EAS started in 1992 and their products can be found in just about every big box retailer, drugstore, grocery store, and vitamin/supplement specialty store. I have even seen coupons for EAS products in the Sunday paper, which is probably why I have tried it out.
HEalth Supplement Choices website provides an excellent recap on EAS overall. According to their website, “EAS is a science based company with some of their products being certified by the NSF. The NSF is an organization that approves consumer goods. Only a small percentage of supplement companies are certified by the NSF…. EAS Soy Protein Powder is a great source of protein with very low amounts of fat and no cholesterol.
Each serving of 44 g (1 scoop) contains:
- 170 calories
- 1.5 grams of fat
- 19 grams of carbs
- 17 grams of sugar
- 20 grams of protein
When compared to whey protein, soy comes up a bit short for athletes and bodybuilders. Overall it’s not as effective as whey protein. However, there are some benefits of soy protein worth mentioning. Vegetarians are usually the main consumers of soy protein powder because it’s a great alternative to animal protein. It contains all the essential amino acids your body needs. Essential amino acids are referred to as “essential” because your body cannot produce them… You must get them from your diet. Other notable benefits of soy protein are it’s ability to lower cholesterol, and it’s ability to reduce certain forms of cancer.” Read full article: EAS Soy Protein Powder Review
My personal experience…..
I’ve tried several different types of protein powders and this one ranks the lowest on the totem pole with respect to flavor and texture. I bought a jug of the vanilla, mixed one shake worth and am sure I made the bitter beer face when I took my first sip. The texture was a bit clumpy and it had an aftertaste that I can’t quite put my finger on. Like a serving of Nyquil, I pinched my nose and downed the sucker. The jug is still sitting on my counter top if you want it.
I was quite surprised that the EAS protein powder would taste this gross (sorry for lack of better wording). I have drunk the EAS Myoplex ready-made drinks and have eaten the EAS nutrition bars. Both of these other products were quite good and would recommend them to anyone, but the EAS Soy Protein… yuck. I can feel myself tasting it even as I type this review.