Product Review: FormulX Recovery Whey

Sometimes you read a company bio in which states something like "for athletes, by athletes" and you'll always have to wonder a bit if that's true. Well, looking at the company info of FormulX, you won't have to question that for one second. You won't find any suits here!

FormulX was founded in 2008, with the aim to create sports supplements with no artificial ingredients or sweeteners. The result was a line of 3 products:

- Creatine Monohydrate
- L-Glutamine
- Whey Protein

We were able to get our hands on the whey protein, and put it through the test for you.
As usual, the test will cover 4 elements:

- Ingredients
- Mixability
- Taste with water and/or (almond) milk.
- Macros


Grass-fed whey is always a winner, and so is the MCT oil for some healthy fats. We got a little worried when we read stevia in the mix, since stevia is high on our dislike list.

In any case, the list is relatively short, and that's always a good thing. It's nice to see the use of sunflower lecithin instead of soy lecithin.


The powder mixes easily, both in the shaker bottle and in the blender. We also tried it in the Vortex.


The tricky part. Like said before, the blend contains stevia, and apparently some people are more sensitve to the taste than others. Guess our receptors are as well. The licorice-like aftertaste is especially dominant when mixing it with water, but if you mix the powder with milk, the milk absorbs the stevia taste more, and makes it less overpowering. So to conclude: we didn't like it with water, but it tasted pretty good mixed with milk.

The macros

One scoop (35g) will get you 22 grams of protein, 2.5g of fat & 3g of carbs. The label lists also 4g of sugar alcohols, so that's a little confusing. With a total of 130 calories, these numbers match up with most mainstream proteins out there.

The Verdict

It's a solid product, you can tell a lot of thought and effort has gone into the development.
If you don't mind the stevia taste, it's a good, clean whey protein to supplement your diet.

The only pitfall for some could be the price: a tub with 26 servings will cost you $54.95

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