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June 08, 2019
Conclusion: If you are considering BSN Syntha-6 range of products, it is recommended that you start off with the regular BSN Syntha-6 before deciding whether you would want to switch to Syntha-6 Edge / Syntha-6 Isolate.
Syntha-6 vs Syntha-6 Edge vs Syntha-6 Isolate
Nutrition and ingredients overview
1. Nutrition / Ingredients
a) Calories and carbs per serving
Syntha-6 has around 50 calories more per serving compared to Syntha-6 Edge and Isolate.
Syntha-6 contains 200 calories per serving vs 150 calories per serving in Syntha-6 Edge and 140g in Syntha-6 Isolate.
b) Carbs per serving
Syntha-6 has double the amount of carbs vs Syntha-6 Edge and Isolate.
Syntha-6 has 15.0g of carbs in BSN Syntha-6 vs 6.0g in Syntha-6 Edge and 7.0g in Syntha-6 Isolate
c) Sugar per serving
Syntha-6 has 1.0g more sugar per serving compared to Syntha-6 Edge and Isolate.
3.0g of sugar in BSN Syntha-6 vs 2.0g in BSN Syntha-6 Edge and 2.0g in BSN Syntha-6 Isolate.
d) Protein per serving
Syntha-6 has 2.0-3.0g of protein less protein per serving compared to Syntha-6 Edge and Isolate.
22.0g of protein in BSN Syntha-6 vs 24.0g in BSN Syntha-6 Edge and 25.0g in BSN Syntha-6 Isolate.
Protein matrix / Isolate protein matrix
Both Syntha 6 and Syntha-6 Edge have included “protein matrix” under their list of ingredients while Syntha-6 Isolate has “isolate protein matrix”. The following is the breakdown of proteins in both “protein matrix” and “isolate protein matrix”
Whey protein isolate is found across all 3 BSN products. On the other hand, Syntha-6 Isolate only contains milk protein isolate and whey protein isolate.
2. Cost comparison
Comparison of cost: Isolate > Edge >= BSN-Syntha-6
BSN Syntha-6 Isolate is approximately 8-9% more expensive compared to BSN Syntha-6 and Syntha-6 Edge
Average market retail price of BSN Syntha-6: SGD 76-79 (USD 55-58)
Average market retail price of BSN Syntha-6 Edge: SGD 76-79 (USD 55-58)
Average market retail price of BSN Syntha-6 Isolate: ~SGD 85 (~USD 62)
USD:SGD = 1.37 (1st June)