Elite Whey

Dymatize

Category: Protein > Whey

Rating Rank
Overall Rating (4.0) 2/16
Protein (5.0) 2/16
Taste (3.3) 7/16
Mixability (4.7) 2/16
Value For Money (3.0) 11/16
  • High Protein. Contains an impressively high level of protein (75g+ per 100g of powder).
  • Low Calorie. Less than 200 kcal in every 40g serving of protein.

Cheapest Prices

Retailer Weight Rewards Multi-Buy Discount Price
Discount-Supplements 2.27kg No No n/a £42.75
TheSupplementStore 2.27kg Yes Yes n/a £49.99

Useful Info & Stats

Interesting stats about Elite Whey
Weight 2.27kg
Protein Sources WPC, WPI, WP
Flavours Banana Berry Chocolate Chocolate Mint Mocha Vanilla 
Total servings 43
Protein per £1 41.15g Down Arrow
Cost per serving £0.97 Down Arrow (based on you buying it at the lowest price of £42.75 from Discount-Supplements)
Cals per serving 190 kcal Up Arrow
Lasts for 15 to 29 days

Nutrition Facts

Nutritional information (per 100g of powder).
Protein 77.50g Up Arrow Fibre n/a
Carbohydrates 6.50g Up Arrow (0.00g Up Arrow) Sodium 0.16g Up Arrow
Fat 4.80g Up Arrow (3.10g Down Arrow)    
Calories 368 kcal Up Arrow    

Amino Acid Profile

Elite Whey amino acid profile (per 100g of protein).
Essential Amino Acids Non-Essential Amino Acids
Leucine (BCAA) 10.26g Up Arrow Alanine 4.99g Up Arrow
Isoleucine (BCAA) 6.06g Down Arrow Arginine 2.35g Down Arrow
Valine (BCAA) 5.67g Down Arrow Aspartic Acid 10.46g Down Arrow
Lysine 10.07g Up Arrow Cystine 2.74g Up Arrow
Methionine 2.05g Down Arrow Glutamine 16.91g Up Arrow
Phenylalanine 3.03g Down Arrow Glycine 1.66g Down Arrow
Threonine 6.45g Up Arrow Histidine 1.66g Down Arrow
Tryptophan 1.66g Up Arrow Proline 5.87g Down Arrow
EAA (BCAA) Total 45.25g Up Arrow (21.99g Down Arrow) Serine 4.99g Up Arrow
Non-EAA Total 54.76g Up Arrow Tyrosine 3.13g Up Arrow

[Dymatize] Elite Whey review.

Overall. (4.0) - (2/16)

Summary: Dymatize's Elite Whey is the cost-effective version of ON Gold Standard Whey. Dymatize's whey is equally as good and it comes at a cheaper price, the only trade-off being that it doesn't taste as good.

I've heard someone say that "Dymatize Elite Whey is the poor-man's Gold Standard Whey", which is almost the perfect way to describe it. Gold Standard Whey is awesome and so is Elite Whey. The only difference is this:

  • ON Gold Standard Whey. Costs more and tastes better.
  • Dymatize Elite Whey. Costs less and tastes worse.

Basically, both protein powders are as exceptionally good as each other, but you either decide to pay for the taste or you don't.

What did I mean by that "poor-man's" phrase being almost perfect? Well, the "poor-man's" part makes it sound as though you're getting an inferior whey protein by choosing Elite Whey over Gold Standard Whey, but you're not. Instead, I'd prefer to say that "Elite Whey is the cost-effective version of Gold Standard Whey". Not as sleek a phrase I know, but it's more friendly.

Apologies in advance for repeatedly comparing Elite Whey and On Gold Standard Whey from here on out. I know there are roughly 5 million other wheys out there, but the fact that I'm just comparing these two should be a testament to how stand-out impressive they are compared to the rest.

Protein and nutrition. (5.0) - (2/16)

Don't be deceived by the lame design of the label, because Elite Whey is a top-quality whey protein.

You couldn't ask for more from a whey blend. Elite Whey is high protein and low calorie – basically it's low in everything you don't want and high in everything you do. Along with On Gold Standard Whey, it's one of the best quality whey proteins on the market.

Values are per 100g of powder.
  Protein Calories Cals/Serving
[Dymatize] Elite Whey 77.50g 368 kcal 190 kcal
[ON] Gold Standard Whey 76.90g 374 kcal 195 kcal

On a more scientific level, Elite Whey contains the 3 classes of whey protein; whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate and whey protein hydrolysate. The fact that this powder contains hydrolysed whey makes it even more awesome, as this class of whey protein is more quickly absorbed by your body than any other type of whey, which is exactly what you're after post-workout.

Taste. (3.3) - (7/16)

Chocolate

At first I wasn't a fan of the taste. It has a bitter kick to it and it's blatantly not sweet and delicious like IntraPro or Pharma Whey.

However, Elite Whey grew on me. The problem is I don't know if it's because I actively wanted to like the taste. The quality of the whey powder is just as excellent as ON's Gold Standard Whey – but it doesn't taste as excellent. It's much cheaper though, so maybe the taste of all those saved pennies in each serving makes that it little bit yummier. The thought of all that nutritional goodness helps too.

Savings aside, the best way to describe the taste of Elite Whey is "fine". You won't love it, but more importantly you won't hate it either. From a taste perspective, if ON Gold Standard Whey is Kellogg's Cornflakes + sugar, Dymatize Elite Whey is Tesco Value Cornflakes without the sugar.

Mixability. (4.7) - (2/16)

Elite Whey Mixability Elite Whey Mixability: 50g of powder + 400ml of water.

Elite Whey has the same sandy consistency of Gold Standard Whey, and if you've read my review of ON's whey (how can you not have by now?) you'll know how much I love it.

Unsurprisingly, Elite Whey mixes equally as awesomely. If you sneezed whilst holding your shaker just after adding the powder to the water you'd end up with the perfect shake. This sandy powder mixes so effortlessly you'll wonder why other "powdery" powders can't be the same.

The only reason why Elite Whey doesn't have an even better score for mixability is because it there is a minimal amount of frothing. And when I say minimal, I mean minimal. In fact you'll probably laugh at me for even mentioning it when you see it for yourself.

Elite Whey Froth Tiny amount of froth, but it's more of a good froth than a bad one anyway.