Grenade has launched all kinds of supplements over the last few years, protein is maybe not something you’d expect from them. We’re always keen on having enjoyed their products when something from Grenade comes around to try so with Hydra we thought it was time to give it a go.
Firstly looking at the name I’m and the title leaves me a bit confused as to what this is, maybe subliminally I’m still just not getting my head around this not being a pre-workout or fat burner from Grenade, but I’m not sure that Hydra being involved really explains what this is about, I’m not taking protein for hydration purposes.
Grenade offers the below description for their product.
“Hydra 6 has been formulated with the better form of whey protein, whey protein isolate and the better form of casein and ultra-filtered micellar casein in an ideal ‘50/50’ ratio. It is better than consuming either whey protein or casein on their own. It offers the versatility and convenience of not having to buy two separate proteins at different times of the day and is designed to feed your muscles with the high-quality protein available. Hard training individuals need fast-acting whey protein isolate in the morning and pre/post workout and slow release casein protein before bedtime and at other times when protein won’t be consumed for several hours.”
But does this perfect 50/50 ratio have any relevance? A little research seems to find a lot more references to this Grenade Hydra product so I’m not sure what you want to take out of that. Having not come up with any evidence pointing to this being a ‘perfect’ ratio I think you can just take it as two different kinds of protein in the powder. Both have their advantages so I can’t see anything wrong with that.
Grenade Hydra 6 Protein Supplement Facts (Chocolate Charge, 4 lbs.)
|Serving Size: 1 Heaping Scoop (39.5 grams)
Servings Per Container: Approx 46
|Nutrient||Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Calories From Fat||30|
|Total Fat||3.5 g||5%**|
|Saturated Fat||1 g||5%**|
|Total Carbohydrates||8 g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g||<4%**|
|Other Ingredients: Whey Protein Isolate, Micellar Casein, Non-Dairy Creamer, (Sunflower Oil, Corn Syrup Solids, Sodium Caseinate, Mono And Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Tocopherols), Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Pieces (Rice Flour, Sugar, Tapioca Starch, Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Palm Oil, Corn Starch, Salt, Natural Flavors, Sodium Bicarbonate, Soy Lecithin), Natural And Artificial Flavors, Cocoa Powder (Dutch Process), Sodium Chloride, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Silicon Dioxide|
|Directions For Hydra 6: Mix 1 serving (1 heaping scoop) with 7 oz. cold water or milk in a glass or shaker cup. Use between major meals and after exercise. Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. For maximum results, consume 4 scoops daily for a minum of six weeks.|
Always difficult with a protein powder, it essentially does a great deal of what others do, the 50/50 split of protein types does give it an interesting USP as they both have their benefits.
It would certainly make it into my stack at the right price. But we won’t be changing our shift from Optimum Nutrition as the top mark for protein powders.
Taste and mix were fine and the flavour we personally tried chocolate was pretty nice. Other reviews of the same product rate it as one of the best tasting which is these days an important quality, it can set your product out against others and the protein powder market is very much like that.
I would certainly not hold it against anyone if they went with this as their protein of choice, it more comes down to personal taste. If you are thinking about trying it then i would say go for it.