- Q Can you mix with milk?
Mixing Hardcore Whey with milk will add extra calories and extra protein, but the product is designed to add a substantial value to your daily calorie intake, plus important nutrients without this.
It is a matter of preference. You may wish to try mixing it with part water and part milk (skimmed or semi-skimmed), though this will not greatly enhance the product's efficacy any more than if water alone were used.
- Q im thinking about stacking this with muscle fuel anabolic, my only issue with this supp is that i quite like pre workout products like mutant mayhem or usn's anabolic nitro x but they should really be taken on an empty stomach so if i take this are my pre workout boosters going to lose there effectiveness an benefits as im not having them on a very empty stomach? any ideas?
Pre-workout supplements are generally considered to be more effective when taken on an empty stomach.
You could try eating an hour or two before your workout, then a pre-workout approximately fifteen minutes prior to exercising.
I hope you find this information useful.
- Q Please can you confirm is this suitable for vegetarians?
This product is not suitable for vegetarians.
- Q What in this supplement, makes it not suitable for vegetarians?
The amines and colours will be derived from animal sources.
- Q Can this be used while taking musclepharm assault? If so, is it recommend taking it with or after a serving of assault for preworkout or just post-workout?
Take hardcore whey around 1hr prior to training and one serving immediately after.
- Q Can this be used with MYOBUILD by muscletech ?
Yeah it can in conjunction with each other.
- Q Does this come with the 25% free shown in the picture so would be 2.5kgs?
Is there anyway to view the nutritional info?
Yes it is currently 25% extra free and the nutritional info is now available on our site.
- Q hi could you mix this with milk or do you need water?
Can be mixed with either however it is absorbed quicker with water. The taste may not differ much either either. Calorie content will increase if using milk.
- Q Hi i currently have nutrisport 90+ as a shake with my breakfast and also pre bed/post training with half scoop progain. Would this be a good alternative to the 90+ or is sci mx ombi better? I am wanting to gain weight and train six days a week weights and cardio/boxing. Thanks
You could take USN Hardcore Whey GH if you wanted to change from Nutrisport 90+, taking this in the morning and post-training. However, you may wish to consider including a casein supplement before bed; casein is a slow-absorbing protein that essentially, remains in the stomach, broken down and released into the blood stream over several hours. This means it helps to prevent catabolism (the breaking down of muscle tissue). You could try USN Premium 8HR Casein 908g, £35.99. Alternatively, you may wish to opt for USN Protein Dessert 454g, £19.99, which provides a sustained protein release.
It is advisable that you consume either the casein or dessert on training days.
I hope the above information addresses your query.
- Q how much phosphorous is there per 100g?
We are not sure as it isn't printed on the tub so unfortunately you'd have to contact USN Directly to know more.
- Q I'm currently using USN Muscle Fuel Anabolic and I've been very happy with the gains, is this better that the muscle fuel?
Would it be possible to combine the 2 together say the first serving being muscle Fuel then the second serving being hardcore?
When it comes to supplementation, there really isn't any such thing as 'one size fits all', thus, it is often difficult to assess a product's suitability over another; this all depends on factors relating to individuals and their specific goals.
Both aforementioned products are effective, but I would not necessarily recommend taking them in conjunction with one and other. Moreover, if you are happy with your progress so far with Muscle Fuel Anabolic (MFA), then it is advisable to continue taking the product. Hardcore Whey contains a low level of carbohydrates, therefore, you may not achieve the same results you have thus far, if the carbohydrates within MFA have helped you to reach your current level of fitness - they may be necessary for your body composition, in order to achieve muscular gains.
I hope you find the above information useful.
- Q Would you recommend using this in conjunction with USN anabolic creatine?
They can be used in conjunction with each other. Although hardcore whey GH does contain creatine. You'd benefit from taking 20grams daily whilst loading for 5 days, after a maintenance dose of 10g per day should be fine.
- Q I'm looking for a protein that can help build some lean muscle mass it's either this or muscle pharm combat which would be the best to use?
Either would be suitable. USN Hardcore Whey may have the edge, owing to the creatine it contains, but this is not to say MusclePharm Combat is not a good product; it really comes down to personal preference.
- Q This product has an amazing profile except soy and I was so close to place an order trust me. Do you have or can recommend any product with the same or familiar profile and does not contain soy or soya. I would really appreciate your reply in this regard. Thanks
It is difficult to find a similar formula, void of soya.
The closest match I have found is Universal Nutrition Max Protein 1kg, £39.99.
- Q Hi
I’ve been reading a lot of reviews and articles on line about protein shakes and it seem USN is the best brand. However iv read a lot of reviews saying soy or soya protein is bad as it reduces testosterone. I have noticed that in the ingredients there is some soy in almost all your protein powder. Soy protein isolate in the hard core whey and High isoflavone soy protein isolate in the GF-1. Would any of these ingredients as they mention soy possibly reduce testosterone ?
I was hoping you could offer some advice on this please
Soya is frequently added to supplements due to its high protein content and amino acid profile. Soya beans contain isoflavones or phytoestrogens (naturally occurring plant oestrogens); according to some studies, these have the potential to bind to the body’s oestrogen receptors in much the same way biological oestrogen does, and may stimulate growth of tissues that are sensitive to hormonal activity, e.g. breast tissue (in both males and females). Circulating oestrogen may also cause ‘oestrogen dominance’, which can initiate a fall in testosterone levels. Having said this, other research indicates that soya may have an anti-oestrogenic effect; one theory is that phytoestrogens compete for hormone receptors, thus, reducing the effect of biological oestrogen.
There are many factors which enter into the soya debate; for example, some opinions are based on the notion that the more highly processed the soya-derived ingredient(s) in question, the more likely they are to produce unfavourable effects, compared with unadulterated soya, which is thought to possess a multitude of health benefits (consider how it is a staple constituent of the Japanese diet). This, however, might be said for any processed foodstuffs, and not just soya.
It is also difficult to substantiate the proportion of soya/soya-derived ingredients responsible for yielding the possible, aforementioned effects. It is also worth mentioning that other sources of environmental-oestrogens that we come into contact with regularly are likely to impact oestrogen levels far more than (a minimal) soya intake; these include high intake of red meat/meat products and other highly processed foods; beer and lagers, drinking water and some cleaning/household products which are usually overlooked. It is important to consider a individual’s overall dietary/exercise/lifestyle habits overall, and not merely singling out soya as a sole component.
Please also consider that all too often, stories will circulate amongst the media which are often exaggerated and not formed of sound, scientific evidence. This will undoubtedly lead to bias.
I hope the above assists in answering your question.
- Q Hi im currently starting to gain weight and strength and I work out 2-3 days in gym. The rest days mostly are training football on the field. I already bought this and Cellucor C4
, so my question can I take this 1 Scoop and c4 1 scoop for pre workout and postworkout 2 scoop and The rest days 1 scoop of harcore for whone day. How's about before bedtime any suggestions?
It is fine to take Hardcore Whey GH as you describe above (this is specified within the product’s guidelines); it can also be taken in conjunction with C4, though I would recommend that you take this about 10-15 minutes prior to your workout, as this should ideally be taken on an empty stomach, for maximum benefit.
So, you’re looking at taking Hardcore Whey GH – as directed – about 45 minutes prior to exercise, then C4 up to 15 minutes beforehand. Timing can be tricky, but it’s worth developing a systematic routine, for the best results possible.
Pre-workout formulae should be avoided close to bedtime (even C4, which has a lower caffeine content compared with some brands). You can take Hardcore Whey GH at any time of the day, but for optimum muscle gains, you might want to consider tryng a casein product before bed instead. Try Muscle Mousse Dessert 750g, £22.49, which is delicious!
- Q Is the protein all in the one tub or sealed for freshness in multi bags like Hydrobolic mass USN?
There are three, individual, sealed sachets contained within, just as with the larger size Hyperbolic Mass, yes.
- Q Hi, I am planning to start using this protein. My only question is that I am lactose intolerant. Will this protein be suitable for me. Thanks
Judging from the ingredient information, this product probably only has one or two grams of lactose but it is impossible to say because it has a small amount of added sugars too, so not sure how much lactose, and how much other sugars it has.
Most people who are lactose intolerant can handle a few grams of lactose without any negative effects. So if you are a typical lactose intolerant person, you could try Instant Whey by Reflex or 100% Gold Whey by Optimum both have only 1 gram of lactose. If you are severely lactose intolerant, go for an isolate (with almost zero lactose) like Universal Ultra Iso Whey or Reflex Micro Whey.
- Q Your nutritional information says 75 servings but the picture says 60. How many servings does it provide?
Hi Luke, thanks for pointing that out. You are correct, it is 60.6 servings - we'll change that on the website.