Nitro-Tech is a protein powder made by MuscleTech.
It’s a low-calorie formula with added extras like creatine, designed for lean muscle and strength gains.
MuscleTech is an American company which is best known for its creatine supplement, Cell-Tech.
Whey Protein Isolate and Concentrate
Whey protein isolate is an extremely refined form of whey, the main protein found in cow’s milk.
It’s about 90% protein, with very little carbohydrates and fats left over.
Whey protein concentrate – included in a smaller quantity – is slightly less refined, at about a 80% protein content.
Research shows that whey is ideal for boosting muscle repair and growth (1).
Nitro-Tech has some added amino acids, including branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), and glutamine.
BCAAs are protein blocks that are specific to muscle growth, while glutamine is believed by some to help muscle repair too.
Glutamine may not be helpful for those who already consume enough protein (2).
Monohydrate is by far the most researched form, with an effective dose of 3-5g daily.
Who Takes It?
Athletes wanting a lean protein source and extra strength gains will enjoy Nitro-Tech.
How to Take
Mix 1 scoop (37g) with 250mL water or milk daily, and consume either post-workout or as needed.
Creatine can cause minor increases in bodyweight from muscular water retention.
Whey protein can worsen an existing liver or kidney condition if taken in excess.
- Low-calorie formula
- Added BCAAs and creatine for extra increases in strength and mass.
- Slightly more expensive per serve than the more basic formulas.
Nitro-Tech is a great, yet simple lean protein powder.
It’s a cut above the rest with its added amino acids and creatine content, erasing the need for extra creatine supplementation.
The slightly higher price tag is probably well worth it in the long run if you usually supplement with creatine.