Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle

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StarLabs BM4 Big Muscle is a protein powder that contains 4 different types of protein and may provide muscle building power to your workouts. It contains oats so it looks healthier than many other powders on the market and with some scientific looking advertising and classy packaging; it looks very good at first glance.

We take an in depth look at StarLabs BM4 Big Muscle to find out more.

Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle Pros

  • Contains oat flour
  • May help you bulk up muscle

Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle Cons

  • Zero customer feedback
  • Expensive to buy
  • No details regarding manufacture
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What You Need To Know About Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle

At first glance BM4 Big Muscle looked like one of the better protein powders on the market. If you were looking to gain muscle and use as a meal replacement to lose fat, we could see that it may be effective. We liked the combination of the slow and fast release proteins, the amino acid profile and the oat flour – the overall impression was that this may be a healthier alternative to other products.

However we do have concerns. Where is this supplement made and why is it not on sale in the USA? We are not told the answer to these questions. In addition there is hardly any customer feedback and in fact it does not look at all popular. This may be largely down to the price and in our opinion spending in excess of £45 for a week’s supply is a rip off. There are better deals elsewhere.

What Are The Side Effects Of Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle?

StarLabs BM4 should be safe for most people. It obviously will not suit you if you have issues with dairy products or are lactose intolerant.

How Much Does Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle Cost?

It is on sale via Amazon UK from various sellers. Prices vary. One seller is offering 1 x 1990 g tub of Caffe Latte flavour (approximately 30 servings) for £52.99.

Our Verdict On Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle

We feel that BM4 Big Muscle has the right sort of look and makes all the right claims but we have the impression it is style over substance. All those typos on the flashy looking website don’t create a good impression and the fact that you cannot even buy this easily in the USA is troubling.

The amino acid profile looks impressive but the amino acid profile of an egg for example is actually impressive. Natural foodstuffs such as oats and eggs are fantastic for health, weight loss and muscle building – you don’t necessarily need to use an overpriced supplement like this.

The bottom line is that we think this product is over priced and we just don’t trust that it is quite as good as it looks. In our opinion you could find more reputable brands elsewhere so we have no other option but to reject Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle.

Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle Review

StarLabs BM4 Big Muscle is a protein shake that you add to water and drink in order to build muscle. It comes in a choice of three flavours – Banana Cream, Caffe Latte or Vanilla Cookies and the idea is that you drink it whenever you want it – the product information advises between 2 and 4 times every 24 hour period.

According to the product information, this Mass and Muscle Gainer supplement is very versatile. It works as a pre work out supplement because it gives you energy to power your workout (for best results take 1- 3 hours before exercise).
It is also effective as a recovery supplement that you take after training to feed your muscles.

Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle Facts

  • StarLabs Nutrition is a US company based in Texas
  • Each tub of powder contains 30 servings – between 7 and 15 days’ supply
  • On sale in the UK and across Europe

M4 Big Muscle contains four different types of protein delivering a blend of slow and fast release proteins plus oats, a slow burning complex carbohydrate.

The principle ingredient is whey protein concentrate. Whey is derived from milk production and is the liquid protein that remains after the milk has been strained. Most if not all protein powders are based on whey protein.

The other two proteins are egg albumen – showing up as whole egg powder on the ingredients list and Micellar casein which like Whey protein is also derived from dairy and cheese production.

The ingredient that sets this supplement apart from most others on the market, is the oat flour. Oats are a slow release carbohydrate and are rich in protein, vitamins and minerals calcium and magnesium. Oats are ideal for building muscle and preventing hunger pangs so are good for weight loss too.

Together the ingredients provide high levels of essential amino acids, importantly the three branched chains amino acids (BCAAS which are crucial for muscle tissue.

How to Take Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle

Take 1-3 hours before training or after training for recovery. Add 2 scoops (approx. 66g) to 12-14 oz (350-400 ml) of cold water or your favourite beverage shake for 20 sec and drink immediately.
Change the amount of liquid to achieve your desired flavor and consistency. Drink 2-4 servings daily, or as needed to satisfy your protein or muscle enhancing requirements. To increase the protein intake per serving use low-fat milk.

BM4 Big Muscle would make a good meal replacement and would help you avoid hunger pangs in between meals. These days’ protein shakes like this one are becoming popular with dieters as well as body builders.

BM4 Big Muscle comes from StarLabs Nutrition Inc. a US supplements company based in Houston Texas. There are three product ranges; the Evo Series with all these supplements containing protein , including this one, the Pro Limited series which includes similar supplements to Evo series but which look stronger and the Natural Essentials range which is more about everyday weight loss and general health.

Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle Concerns:

  • Although the website looks glossy, typos and zero information about where to buy this supplement gives it an unfinished, neglected look
  • Where is this supplement made? Could it be imported? The product information does not explain
  • Lack of customer feedback. This supplement does not seem very popular

StarLabs Nutrition Inc. specialise in sports supplements and the glossy website creates a good impression. This is slightly spoilt by the high number of typos on the page such as
“We have spent years of research in reckognized laboratorios”.

This confusing statement is not proven either. There is no information about the years of research, the location of the laboratories or even where the supplements are made. Are StarLabs supplements made in the USA? The product information does not say, so our guess is no!

What Does Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle Claim To Do?

Most of the product information is taken up with explaining the benefits of oats.

The advertising states:

A number of health benefits are attributed to regular intake of oats:

  • Lower blood cholesterol
  • Reduced risk of heart disease
  • Healthier metabolism
  • Stabilized blood glucose levels
  • Healthy weight control
  • Normalized blood pressure”

That’s all good but it is important to remember that oats are not the principle ingredient in this supplement.

The benefits to weight loss are explained,

For those wanting to lose or maintain weight, BM4 is the perfect meal replacement. It is high in protein to feed your muscles and the low glycaemic carbs mean that the nutrients are slowly released into your blood stream and will therefore sustain your energy levels and help prevent those 11 o’clock and 4 o’clock cravings.

According to the product information this supplement “gives your body the necessary building blocks to produce amino acids which are essential for building and maintaining muscle tissue”.

Does Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle Work?

Looking at the ingredients profile, it will probably help you build muscle if you use it correctly. Protein shakes can be effective for weight gain and many body builders use them. That said a protein powder is not essential for health. The amino acid profile looks impressive but it is important to remember that dairy products (whey actually used to be a waste product until it was taken up by the supplements industry), oats and eggs are good sources of protein in natural form. Eggs contain all the essential amino acids so including more eggs into your diet will have a similar effect.

StarLabs BM4 looks very similar to others on the market but we like the addition of the oat powder; it makes this powder healthier than most and the combination of slow and fast release proteins and carbs should help you avoid hunger cravings.

However there is nothing slimming about this supplement so if you add to your normal diet without replacing a meal or you are not working out, you could very easily put on a lot of weight.

The idea is that this supplement helps you bulk up and gain muscle and although it may help you lose fat too, you will have to be careful to use it correctly.

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What Are The Ingredients of Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle?

BM4 Big Muscle is a protein powder that may help you gain muscle mass. Each serving is equal to 2 scoops (66g) and contains 288 calories. This calorie count will be more if you add the powder to milk or any other drinks.

The Amino acid profile is confusingly provided per 100g serving.

  • Whey Protein Concentrate 80%: The principle ingredient and the cheapest and most easily available form of whey protein. Whey Protein Concentrate is high in lactose and is an abundant source of branched chain amino acids. Contains fat and cholesterol.
    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whey_protein
  • Oat Flour: Oats are a well known and ancient food crop with many uses. These days they are becoming increasingly popular thanks to their healthy profile. Oats contain essential nutrients, help lower cholesterol and unlike all other cereals are also rich in protein.
  • Whole Egg Powder: According to the ingredients description, this supplement contains only egg albumen but obviously this is not the whole story….or the whole egg! Eggs contain all 9 essential amino acids.
  • Maltodextrine: Polysacceride used as a food additive and usually present in soft drinks and candy. Derived from corn starch.
  • Micellar Casein: Slow digesting protein in milk. Source of amino acids.
  • Shortening Powder: Powdered form of high fat spray – used for blending.
  • Amino Acids: Amino acids are organic compounds in proteins described as the building blocks of life. The human body manufactures amino acids but some have to be obtained by diet alone. These are called essential amino acids. These include three branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) and some evidence suggests that these may be helpful for recovery after bodybuilding and exercise.

There are also non essential amino acids that the body manufactures so do not have to be ingested by diet.

The third category is the conditional amino acids group. Usually not essential but important for health, especially in times of sickness or stress.

  • Alanine (2.6g): Non essential amino acid.
  • Arginine (1.0g): Conditional amino acid.
  • Aspartic Acid (5.6g): Non essential amino acid.
  • Cysteine (1.1g): Conditional amino acid.
  • Glutamic Acid (11.8g): Non essential amino acid.
  • Glycine (0.7g): Conditional amino acid.
  • Histidine (0.9g): Essential amino acid.
  • Isoluceine (3.3g): Essential amino acid. Branched chain amino acid.
  • Leucine (5.4g): Essential amino acid. Branched chain amino acid.
  • Lysine (5.1g). Essential amino acid. Branched chain amino acid.
  • Methionine (1.1g): Essential amino acid.
  • Phenylalanine (1.5g): Essential amino acid.
  • Proline (2.8g): Conditional amino acid.
  • Serine (2.3g): Conditional amino acid.
  • Threonine (3.4g): Essential amino acid.
  • Trytophan (0.7g): Essential amino acid.
  • Tyrosine (1.3g): Conditional amino Acid.
  • Valine (3.0g): Essential amino acid.

Does Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle Have Any Side Effects?

StarLabs BM4 should be safe for most people. It obviously will not suit you if you have issues with dairy products or are lactose intolerant.

Caution:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding. Speak to your doctor before using if you have any health issues or are taking medication.

Are There Any Customer Reviews For Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle?

There is very little feedback available so we cannot bring real life customer experiences. Although StarLabs Nutrition Inc. is a US company, it is not easily available in the USA and we could find no customer reviews.

Does Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

StarLabs BM4 Big Muscle does not come with a customer guarantee. You cannot get your money back if this supplement fails to work for you.

Where Can I Buy Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle?

Although StarLabs Nutrition is a Texas based company, this supplement does not seem to be easily available in the USA. It is not on sale direct from the official website and a so called map of US distributers and outlets does not show up a single retailer.
It is on sale via Amazon UK from various sellers. Prices vary.

One seller is offering 1 x 1990 g tub of Caffe Latte flavour (approximately 30 servings) for £52.99. Expensive, because the serving instructions advise you take between 2 –4 servings a day which only adds up to 7 days to 15 days supply.

Another seller is offering 1990g of Banana Cream flavour (30 servings) for £44.99 Again, if you use as recommended this will only last between 7 – 15 days supply.
Nobody appears to have bought either of these supplements.

BM4 Big Muscle is also on sale across Europe from a wide range of retailers and is advertised in numerous languages including Portuguese, Greek, Danish and French. There is very little feedback in any language.

Summary: Starlabs BM4 Big Muscle


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