25 g Protein

86%
Average

MusclePharm Diesel is an average post-workout supplement. It contains a mix of whey isolate and concentrate, which is typical for many competing protein brands.

As far as flavor availability, Diesel offers the standard chocolate milkshake and vanilla flavors.

To me, there isn’t anything that makes Diesel special when comparing it to similar post-workout supplements. It offers a good amount of protein serving and is relatively low calorie. Each bottle provides 46 servigns and retails for $54. The price per bottle is about on par with other protein powders, maybe on the slightly expensive side. Overall, MusclePharm Diesel seems like an average protein powder.

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  • Effectiveness

Set to be MusclePharm’s newest whey protein powder, Diesel is a post-workout supplement that will be 1 of 3 new products under the Hardcore Series.

Here’s a better look at Diesel to see what it has to offer.

Ingredient Profile

Here’s a closer look at some key ingredients we know will be in Diesel:

Whey Protein Isolate (15 g)

Whey protein isolate is a filtered to remove the water component, meaning this protein form is almost completely lactose-free. Also, it is said to be 90% pure protein by weight. Research shows supplementing with whey protein has been shown to improve resistance exercise results. [1]

Whey Protein Concentrate (10 g)

Whey protein concentrate contains more lactose than isolate, so it may be slightly harder on people’s digestive tracts. Whey protein provides essential amino acids and is used to boost exercise results by improving muscle recovery. [1]

L-Glutamine (5 g)

This amino acid is often used to promote recovery after workouts. Research shows glutamine supplementation stimulates protein synthesis, a process of muscle building. [2]

Each serving provides is 140 calories, contains 3 carbs, and provides 25 g of protein. Overall, the ingredients look fairly standard of a post-workout supplement.

How Do You Use Whey Diesel?

Like any post-workout supplement, Whey Diesel can be taken either before or after your workout. To use MuslePharm Diesel, mix one scoop with 8-10 oz. of either water or milk anywhere from 1-3 times a day, depending on your protein requirements. If you are trying to watch calorie intake, I suggest using skim or low-fat milk.

I mixed a scoop of the vanilla ice cream flavor with about 9 oz. of skim milk. It tasted great, and was reminiscent of a lot of other vanilla-flavored protein powders I’ve tried. It mixed fairly well.

Are There Any Side Effects?

MusclePharm Diesel’s ingredient profile shouldn’t give you any trouble if you are accustomed to taking whey protein supplements. For those that don’t handle lactose well, the whey protein concentrate in Diesel may upset your stomach.

If you’re interested in trying MusclePharm Diesel but your unsure about the whey concentrate, start with a smaller scoop and assess your tolerance!

Should You Try MusclePharm Diesel?

MusclePharm Diesel is an average post-workout supplement. It contains a mix of whey isolate and concentrate, which is typical for many competing protein brands.

As far as flavor availability, Diesel offers the standard chocolate milkshake and vanilla flavors.

To me, there isn’t anything that makes Diesel special when comparing it to similar post-workout supplements. It offers a good amount of protein serving and is relatively low calorie. Each bottle provides 46 servigns and retails for $54. The price per bottle is about on par with other protein powders, maybe on the slightly expensive side. Overall, MusclePharm Diesel seems like an average protein powder.

References

[1] Hayes A, Cribb Pj. “Effect of whey protein isolate on strength, body composition and muscle hypertrophy during resistance training.” Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2008 Jan;11(1):40-4. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18090657

[2] Coëffier M, et al Enteral glutamine stimulates protein synthesis and decreases ubiquitin mRNA level in human gut mucosa . Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. (2003) Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12702496