R1 by Rule 1 is an incredibly pure, high-quality protein powder, with an impressive Macronutrient Profile and abundant in Fortified Amino Acid. For those seeking the leanest, most Bioavailable, rapidly digesting protein, Rule 1 R1 will quickly become a viable option to consider.
Rule 1 has made a variety of promises regarding their protein; from quality and taste to mixability, claiming to be one of the leanest, most delicious proteins available on the market. Using only Whey Protein Isolate and Whey Protein Hydrolysate, we know the result of such pure ingredients can only result in an impressive Macronutrient profile, and appeal to those seeking fast digesting source of protein to ingest after training. It will become a key competitor to the ever popular Dymatize ISO-100; known to be one of the most lean, purest Protein Powders on the market, whilst also being delivered in a broad range of delicious flavours.
When it comes to what comprises this product, users will find that the ingredient panel is quite short and sharp. The use of such high-quality Protein Sources (Whey Protein Isolate and Whey Protein Hydrolysate) are known to be some of the purest available forms of Whey Protein available. These Proteins, when compared to Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC), yield a higher proportion of Protein per gram, as through the manufacturing process, all other substrates have been eliminated. The resulting Proteins also contain a much high Bioavailability Value, which means the proteins can be digested and utilised much quicker compared to WPC. The inclusion of Hydrolysed Protein, which describes WPI which has again been further refined, also improves Nitrogen Retention in Muscles, encouraging a positive Nitrogen balance. This is crucial for maintaining an anabolic environment in the body, to allow muscle growth and repair to occur.
By no surprise, given the quality of proteins used in this product, Rule 1 R1 Protein provides an impressive 25g of Protein per serve, with only 1g of Carbohydrates and 0g of Fat. As a result, each 28.9g serving of Rule 1 R1 Protein delivers an astounding 87% Protein, 3% Carbohydrate and 0% Fat. This makes the product the perfect option for those seeking to increase their protein intake without the residual Carbohydrates and Fats found in many other products on the market.
Another impressive feature of this product is that it is completely Sugar-Free. Again, great news for those seeking to avoid Dietary Sugars, but is indicative that the product is also Lactose-free. Therefore, R1 Protein is suitable for those who are unable to digest Lactose. For those who avoid Gluten, some of the flavours offered in Rule 1 R1 Protein are also Gluten-Free.
What may spark scepticism is the inclusion of the Micronised Amino Acid Blend, as this often leads individuals to presume a product is Amino Spiked. Rule 1 however, inform their consumers that the Amino Acids included are indeed added, which means they do not contribute to the Protein value provided in the nutrition table. Also, the Amino Acids used in this incorporated blend are some of the most expensive, highly sought after: all three Branch Chain Amino Acids and Glutamine. Branch Chain Amino Acids describe three key Amino Acids that play a crucial role when it comes to muscle recovery and signalling to the body to commence its repair process, and Glutamine ensures your body remains in an anti-catabolic state, therefore reducing muscle breakdown. This blend therefore enhances the recovery potential this product offers users.
So, unlike other products we have seen available on the market, instead of being fortified with cheap Amino Acids to replace those that are absent in the protein source itself, Rule 1 has gone above and beyond and added MORE of the GOOD Amino Acids, in addition to those already present within the 25g of protein per serve.
The remaining 10% of each serve of Rule 1 R1 Protein is derived from the artificial colours and flavours, which compared to many other products on the market, is very inoffensive.
Taste and Mixability
Perhaps some of the most impressive characteristics of this protein, after the Macronutrient Profile, is the flavour offerings and the consistency. Rule 1 R1 Protein comes in six flavours: Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Cookies and Cream, Lightly Salted Caramel and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Therefore, there are both standard and slightly more adventurous flavours available to suit all palettes. However, given the absence of Lactose and Sugars, the flavours themselves are quite mild and pleasant, without being overpowering.
In terms of mixability, Rule 1 have promised users that this product effortlessly mixes, without the need to use a MassiveJoes Blender Bottle! With such a claim triggering much speculation, this product was put to the test numerous times, and it can be confirmed that indeed mixability occurs with ease. Despite colder water often coagulating proteins, disrupting their ability to dissolve, Rule 1 R1 proved to be no issue, assisted only by a few stirs with a spoon.
With a Macronutrient profile delivering high Protein and minimal Carbohydrates and Fats, R1 is perfect for those seeking to lose weight and optimise nutrient delivery post workout. As discussed, this protein is comprised of some of the most bioavailable sources on the market, which ensures athletes are getting the most out of their post-workout nutrition. It is also digested with ease, without any of the negative consequences that typically accompany many Whey Proteins on the market, due to the incidence of Lactose and Gluten.
Users should be aware however, with such a fast digesting capability comes insulin; produced when the body receives an abundance of nutrients at a single time. Insulin is great for those looking to build muscle and strength, as it transports nutrients such as proteins and glucose into muscle cells to commence their recovery process. However, for those seeking to lose weight, insulin secretion should be minimised, as it inhibits the body using its own stores of fat as energy. Therefore, slow digesting foods should be selected, and with R1 proven to be absorbed RAPIDLY, it should be accompanied by another Macronutrient or some Fibre when being consumed at a time other than Post Workout. Some examples are a handful of Nuts or some Rice Cakes.
Therefore, this product is suitable for those looking to lose weight but also optimal for those who want a product that will digest as quickly as possible, to deliver the necessary Amino Acids to muscle cells post workout.
As a result of how these Protein sources are produced, they are certainly more costly when compared to less refined alternatives. Consumers who prefer purer proteins are already aware that they need to spend more than the average Protein Powder price, however Rule 1 R1 Protein aims to please, also being extremely economically friendly! This product comes in two sizes; 38 and 76 Serves. Compared to other comparable proteins on the market, serving sizes cost an average of $2.5. The cost of Rule 1 R1 Protein is $79.95 and $139.95 respectively, with the larger size yielding a cost per serve of $1.84!
Rule 1 have now enabled consumers to use a high-quality protein without breaking the bank, whilst also providing an incredible tasting, effortlessly mixing product. Perfect for those seeking weight loss and optimising their Post Workout nutrient delivery, we expect Rule 1 R1 to become a preferred Protein Powder, ticking every box and at a extremely affordable price.