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If you’re running low on protein powder, Amazon Prime Big Deal Days—aka October Prime Day—couldn’t have come at a better time. One of the most popular sports nutrition products on the market, Dymatize Elite 100% Whey Protein Powder, is offering its large five-pound tub of Vanilla protein powder for under $50 right now during October’s Prime Day sale happening until the end of October 11, 2023.
t only is that not a miscue from the brand, but it’s also not some cheap off-brand protein. Dymatize has been a go-to for athletes and hardcore fitness types for decades, and their five-pound tub (67 servings) that retails for $87 can be had for just $49 in the Vanilla flavor—a whopping 43% off. Amazon buyers love Elite 100% Whey as a delicious everyday protein, and it shows in the ratings. It’s earned an average of 4.7 stars from nearly 10,000 total ratings, which means this isn’t just a great deal, but one to feel confident about trying (or happy about restocking).
Dymatize Elite 100% Whey Protein Powder, $49 (was $87) on Amazon
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Dymatize Elite 100% Whey Protein Powder delivers 25 grams of protein per scoop, with only two grams of carbs, three grams of fat, and 140 calories. Dairy-based whey, which is packed with all nine essential amino acids (EAAs), including the three branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), is known as the best for building and maintaining muscle mass. Whey is absorbed very quickly by the muscles, making it the perfect after-workout protein for helping you get a jump on your recovery.
Dietitians and nutritionists don’t agree on much, but one thing they’re unanimous on is that everyone should be consuming ample protein—and not just athletes and gym rats. The body can’t function without a regular influx of EAAs, and preserving muscle is critical as you get older to prevent sarcopenia (the age-related loss of muscle) and to maintain a good quality of life.
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The RDA for protein intake in adults is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, which works out to roughly 64 grams of protein per day for a 175-pound person. This figure is on the low end, with many experts recommending from 0.75 to 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day (around 130 to 175 grams for a 175-pounder) for those who exercise regularly. That’s a lot of protein, and getting it all through food can be difficult. This is where protein powder comes into play; a scoop or two a day in addition to the high-protein foods you’re eating will help you reach your intake goals without having to choke down a bunch of eggs and chicken breasts.
If stomaching that much vanilla flavor doesn’t sound optimal, the chocolate is also available on sale. Right now during October Prime Day, Dymatize is offering the two-pound tub of Chocolate for $28, which is 30% off the original price of $40. If you’re looking to score the big deal, though, vanilla is infinitely versatile; it goes well with just about all other shake and smoothie ingredients, including fruit, and mixes easily into oatmeal and even your morning coffee.
Regardless of your preferred flavor, each has tons of positive user ratings. One customer likes this Dymatize protein powder because it’s not overly sweet. They said, “I had heard about Dymatize but tried it for the first time and I like it. The flavor is also perfect, not too sweet. I've tasted some other brands and the sweetener they add is so strong.”
Another customer called out the size of the tubs saying it’s better to go bigger. “I'd recommend paying more for more servings because you can go through these fairly quickly,” they said, also noting how good it tastes and how often you end up wanting to add it to drinks and food.
It's smart to stock up when you find a good deal on a great protein powder, and it could take years for the Dymatize one to expire (check the use-by date on your container) as long as it's stored in properly in a cool, dry place, so there's no reason not to buy in bulk. A top-quality protein that tastes this good won’t last long at 43% off, so take advantage of this October Prime Day deal before it sells out or the clock strikes midnight tonight. Your muscles will be glad you did.
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