Below we take an in-depth look at AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60, to see whether this expensive protein powder product offers more bang for your back than other comparable protein powders.
AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 is a protein powder with a notably high price tag. It claims to offer a high dose of whey protein isolate and whey protein hydrolysate, with added l-Carnitine and other assorted amino acids, all of which combine to supposedly provide customers with a dramatic “30% increase in muscle strength”. Like other protein powders, AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 comes in a variety of flavours, including strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate.
This product is manufactured and sold by GNC, one of the world’s biggest (and most expensive) supplement brands.
Protein shakes can sometimes cause mild side effects when overused, including bloating, nausea, cramps, reduced appetite, headaches, thirst, fatigue, and increased bowel movements. The use of BCAAs can also sometimes cause tiredness and a loss of muscle coordination.
This product also contains a small dose of l-Carnitine, which can sometimes cause a variety of side effects including stomach upset, vomiting, heartburn, seizures, diarrhoea, and a fishy odour in the urine, sweat, and breath.
AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 is a remarkably expensive protein powder, costing more than double that of other comparable protein powders. When it was last sold on the official GNC website, a 2.5lb tub of powder retailed for $54.99, although it is no longer available to buy on the GNC online webstore or on Amazon. AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 may still be available to buy in-store at your local GNC.
AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 is a fairly high-quality protein powder overall. It uses two of the more expensive forms of whey protein (isolate and hydrolysate), meaning that it can offer a strong and fast-absorbing amino acid profile. Customers using this product should expect to see muscle-building gains in workouts, and a faster recovery time for tired-out muscles.
However, the benefits customers should expect to experience will not at all match that which is promised by the manufacturer, GNC. The claims made on the side of the pack (a 30% increase in muscle mass in half the sets) are slightly ridiculous and should be ignored. We see this kind of myth-making as a major negative, as well as the fact that the company appear to disguise the product’s real ingredients and quantities with a confusing and uninformative ingredients list.
As protein powders are often functionally very similar, the real dividing line between them is often price, taste, and mixability. Unfortunately, AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 fails on these counts – the price is extortionate and customers appear to be divided on whether the taste/mixability is good or bad.
Overall, the quality of this product does not appear to match its extraordinarily high price, and we would recommend that customers seek out the many similar whey protein isolate/hydrolysate mixes that are available for lower prices.
We do not recommend AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 to our readers.
AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 is a “premium” protein powder formula, that claims to provide customers with a 30% increase in muscle strength. Containing a mixture of whey protein isolate, BCAAs, and other assorted amino acids, this expensive mix aims to offer more impressive strength, stamina, and recovery benefits than you would expect with normal protein powders. Despite these supposed benefits, Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 is not available to buy from any online retailer as of March 2018, and has been temporarily discontinued for reasons unknown.
This product is manufactured under the AMP brand, which is a subsidiary of GNC. GNC is a multinational supplement store and manufacturer, and can be found online and in 9000 high street locations across the world. Compared to other protein powder and supplement stores, GNC is hugely expensive and is not always reliable in terms of high quality product options. Frequent customers also complain of pushy sales tactics in-store and loyalty cards that fail to offer real savings to consumers. Despite some drawbacks, GNC is a multi-million dollar power-player, and the first port-of-call for many supplement customers around the world. The company can be contacted by telephone (1-877-GNC-4700), or via the live chat feature on the official website.
The directions for use are as follows:
Once per day as a dietary supplement, consume one, two or three scoops of GNC Pro Performance AMP Amplified WHeybolic Extreme 60 Original in 4, 8, or 12 fl oz of cold water respectively, 30 minutes after your workout. On non-training days, consume one serving first thing in the morning. For extreme results, take the full three scoop serving twice per day, pre and post-workout.
AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 is little more than a protein powder, albeit one that makes some pretty bold claims, most notably that it can provide a 30% increase in muscle strength. The manufacturers also claim that this formula can help bodybuilders to get more mileage out of their workout, even stating that customers get 2 sets worth of bodybuilding benefits for every set that is completed whilst using AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60. In other words, customers reportedly get double the benefits from working out whilst using this product, and can achieve their muscle-building goals in half the required sets.
The manufacturers also make a number of claims about the absorption rate of this product. Whey protein isolate and hydrolysate are said to be two of the fastest absorbing forms of protein out there, and the use of “micronized” amino acids and the “amino acceleration system” also promotes faster and more efficient absorption. The manufacturers also state that their product contains a natural source of nitrogen, which contributes to the product’s positive performance and anabolic benefits.
Overall, this product is said to provide customers with significant strength, stamina, and muscle recovery benefits, all of which combine to make bodybuilding training sessions more beneficial and efficient.
Despite its “premium” billing, this expensive product has not been imbibed with any special powers that make it different to most other protein powders out there. As with other similar products, Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 can help customers to build muscle at a faster and more efficient rate during workouts, and may also aid recovery afterwards. The use of whey protein isolate and whey protein hydrolysate in particular also means that the amino acid profile offered by this mixture is strong, and that the ingredients should be absorbed relatively easily.
The specific claims made by the manufacturers (namely that this product provides a 30% increase in muscle and requires only half the sets to achieve results) are hard to prove, but are almost certainly false. GNC actually claim that these statements are backed by a clinical trial, but also mention that these trials tested their “proprietary formula” (meaning that they likely paid for the results). In any case, common sense should tell you that the dramatic results claimed on the label are unrealistic, and certainly not likely to apply to all customers in all situations.
Overall, this product should work as well as most protein powders as a workout aid, but contains nothing to justify its extremely high price and hyped-up advertising.
The ingredients used in AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 are listed below. The ingredient quantities listed are correct for 3 scoops (82g) of powder.
Protein shakes in general shouldn’t come with too many side effects. Overuse of whey protein shakes can sometimes cause increased bowel movements, thirst, bloating, nausea, cramps, reduced appetite, fatigue, and headaches. Those suffering with kidney issues or those that require prescription medication should check with their doctor before trying out protein shakes, as the increased protein intake could cause issues.
Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) can occasionally cause fatigue and a loss of muscular coordination when supplemented. Customers that find themselves susceptible to this effect should avoid driving after taking this product.
L-Carnitine can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, heartburn, diarrhoea, and seizures. It can also cause the urine, breath, and sweat to have a “fishy” odour.
Please consult your healthcare practitioner before using any nutritional supplement, especially if you are taking medications on a regular basis, anticipate surgery, or are otherwise under medical supervision. Product not intended for use by children under 18, or women who are pregnant or lactating.
AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 generally attracts positive reviews, with many customers praising the benefits it offers in terms of muscle-building and recovery. However, the taste is surprisingly controversial and a few customers have complained about the product’s high price and associated negative side effects.
Helps me build muscle about 2x faster than with no supplements. I have anecdotally seen result from my workouts. With the same workout without this product I saw about half as much growth in my muscles on my arms, waste, and back. Also this helps me increase the weight and resistance I am capable of lifting much quicker.
I have used this protein powder for years. It mixes well in a blender or a blender ball cup. I have use the chocolate and the vanilla flavors. I like that each scoop has 20 grams of protein in it and that it is easily digested.
Good product but there is better protien out there that is less expensive and works better, so this is why im giving this product a 3 rating
I just bought this, in the strawberry flavor, and have to say, without a doubt, it’s the most bland and unsatisfying protein powder I have experienced in years…and definitely the most expensive!! I now know there was a reason for steering clear of GNC powders all this time. I do give it one star because it at least seems to keep me going for awhile… but I would rather drink something that at least tastes good.
Oh my god. This thread got me curious about the wheybolic, so I decided to try again today. Big mistake. The strawberry taste is horrible. Not too bad going down, but the aftertaste it just bad. 30 minutes after taking it until now (about 2 hours so far) I’ve had an upset stomach. I don’t have to go to the bathroom, but I just feel really sick. I also got some acid reflux about 15 minutes after taking it, but they may have been the breaded extra oily chicken I had earlier… Or it could be the wheybolic. I will never e-e-e-e-EVER, stick up for wheybolic again. Someone tell me how to stop this feeling in my stomach.
All purchases made on the GNC website are protected by a 30-day money back guarantee. Customers are invited to return all products they are dissatisfied with back to GNC within 30 days of purchase, where they can expect to receive a full refund minus shipping, handling, or miscellaneous charges (like gift wrap charges). All items must be returned in good condition (whether used or unused), in their original box and with all identifying paperwork and accessories.
AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 is currently not available to buy online, although stocks may be available at selected GNC high street stores. It normally retails for around $55 for a 2.5lb tub on the official GNC website, although prices may be considerably lower in-store (especially when purchased as part of GNC’s periodic “buy one get one free” sales).
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