Davisco Whey Protein Concentrate Review

by Vargis.Khan

“Cheap whey protein”, I guess this a term that is bound to immediately catch everyone’s attention. And why not, if you are seriously into bodybuilding and have an average income, the very cost of some of the basic supplements like protein, pre-workout , post workout, recovery, vitamins etc is enough to burn a hole in your pocket. The list of supplements that you can consume is endless but the most basic one remains to be Protein without which you cannot even dream of gaining an ounce of muscle in your body. And this is where cheap protein brands like Davisco Whey Protein come into the picture.

There are several natural resources from where you can intake the required amount of protein like milk and eggs but to intake that much protein would mean that you would have to eat so much. I am not even talking about the calorie and fat intake part but just the eating side of it. I mean how many egg whites can a person consume, how many liters of milk, how much chicken day after day without eventually reaching a point where you cannot even the bear the sight of it, let alone the idea of consuming it. This is what I believe makes the protein shakes so popular. One scoop of protein powder with milk or water and you are done with consuming 20 to 25 grams of protein.

Davisco Whey Protein

Problem however occurs when you have to buy these supplements in a country like India where there is no domestic big brand in supplement area and almost everything gets imported from the western countries. Dollar to Rupee conversion and adding the taxes & import duties will result in a customer paying more than twice the original value of the product. If you are someone with ample amount of money, this shouldn’t bother you but for a middle class person, someone with an average income, this means a lot so when we see a product on the shelf that claims to be equally good as any other big brand but for a lower price, we will immediately be tempted to try it.

Years ago, when I first started in gym, the first such product that I tried was Saputo for which I have posted a complete review here. I soon realized my mistake and moved on to some other brand that can actually give me the value for my money. Years later now, I decided to try Davisco whey protein and the primary reason for doing so was because a lot of people who read my review on Saputo asked for my opinion on Davisco. And the reason why people were considering using it so much because this too, like Saputo, comes at a lower price than other big brands like ON or Universal.

Whey Protein Concentrate

A whey protein concentrate is raw whey without digestive enzymes or any sort of flavor at all. It is like the raw material that other supplement brands add flavor and some other nutritious values and sell at a higher price. Absence of flavor, enzymes and any other supplements attribute to its low price. I am not really 100% sure about this but I believe since it gets imported to India as a raw product and not as a complete health supplement like other whey protein products, the import duties are also comparatively less, another reason why it is sold at a lesser price. I am not a medical or fitness expert and do not intend to get into a debate over concentrate vs Isolate, whether enzymes are needed or not etc. What I am writing here is my own personal experience of the product.

Davisco Seller

I will start with the seller first because this is where my nightmare started. Let me also clarify though that this only happened when I placed my first order. I bought it from Nutrimed, which from what I gathered is one of the top sellers of Davisco. I placed my order and after 2 days got a confirmation that the product has been shipped. After another 2 days, I got a call in the morning from the courier guy inquiring about my address. I wasn’t at home at that time so I gave him the directions and asked that he come in the evening. He did not come in the evening as instructed and surprisingly did not show even the day after.

On the 3rd day of this however, I got a message on my cell that my package has been delivered. Now this was shocking because my credit card was already charged; I did not have the product in my hands; and still they were telling me that it was delivered. I called back the courier guy and kept calling until the next day; but he just did not answer my phone. I went back to the Nutrimed website, clicked on the contact link and dropped an inquiry there but till date haven’t received a response.

The Delivery Guy

Luckily, after numerous calls over a period of two days, that courier guy finally decided to answer my call. When I asked, he lied to me that it was him who was trying to contact me endlessly, visited my house several times but could not get in touch with me. I knew it was futile arguing with him over this; so I simply asked about my package which he said was in their office. I asked him to come over in the evening again. This time he did but nightmare still wasn’t over. I kept giving him directions to my place that evening and god only knows what all place he kept landing up at every time.

After what seemed like a lifetime of giving directions, I just asked him to come near a shopping complex which was about a kilometer from my home. I walked over there and thankfully he too was waiting for me. Till date I cannot forget the look in his eyes when he handed me over the packet. It was like he wanted to kill me for living where I lived and as if it was my fault that his job was to deliver a courier.

Packaging

For the above amount of money, you would at least expect the product to be decently packed; but quality of Davisco packaging is just pathetic. I will post a picture of the packet below. There is no company seal, no stamp of any kind assuring the buyer that the product is genuine; and not even convincing looking batch number. Buy this and in the end you will just continue wondering if this is indeed whey protein you are consuming; or just something else, a fake product. People would believe that since it is cheap so that is why they are not spending on packaging but this is just lame. Product really isn’t that cheap that they cannot even have a decent looking packet.

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Davisco Whey Protein Price

Let us move on to the price part. I am surprised that people actually even consider it as a cheap whey protein. A 2 lbs packet of unflavored Davisco would cost you about Rs. 1370 which as per the price listed is after a 35% off. If you buy flavored one, the price would be about Rs. 1500 for 2 lbs. Now compare it with other big and trust worthy brands. If you multiply this price, a flavored 5 lbs Davisco would cost you about Rs. 3750.

I have bought a Universal Whey Protein 10 lbs pack for Rs. 8000 which is Rs. 4000 for 5 lbs but by just paying Rs. 250 extra, I was getting a genuine well reputed product. Throw in Rs. 500 more and you can get a 5 lbs ON Whey protein in Delhi so Davisco is not really that cheap as everyone believes it to be if you buy small. It would only give you value of money if you bought a 50 lbs pack for Rs. 25000.

Servings

The 2 lbs packet has a total of 30 servings which is pretty standard.

Taste

When I bought the product, only the unflavored one was available. Now they have other flavors listed as well but I haven’t tried those. Unflavored one however does have a weird taste, or I may say that no taste at all. Hard to find something that I can compare it with; but a little like those dry milk powders which I believe attributes to the fact that it is a milk product indeed.

Mixing Ability

Not really much to complain about this. You would however have to shake it really hard or else there would be lumps left in the shaker.

Davisco Nutrition

Each serving contains approximately 26 grams of protein, 2.6 grams fat, and 135 calories overall. I will just post a picture of other nutrition values as mentioned on the package.

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Performance and Gains

For this, let me tell you how I was consuming this product. I had just joined back the gym after a long gap of 10 months when I started using Davisco. This long gap of almost a year had had also seen a significant muscle loss in my body due to several reasons which I won’t bore you with here. I started the gym and for 3 months, Davisco was my main source of protein. I was taking 4 scoops each day that totals about 100 grams of protein. Along with this, I was also consuming eggs, skimmed milk and some chicken each day; so that I can meet my daily requirement of 1 gram of protein for per 1 pound of body weight.

Other supplements that I used during this time were pre-workout, post workout recovery, multi vitamins and fish oil capsules. I was working out for 6 days a week and after a period of 3 months; only change I could see was that my body tightened; and that was pretty much about it. There may have been a little muscle gain but it was negligible. I kept my calorie intake under check, was consuming approximately 500 calories in excess to my body requirement but the gain just wasn’t there. In the end, it was just my 3 months and money wasted.

If you want results and serious gains, look elsewhere for some other brand. I had been buying supplements from both Flipkart and Amazon; where I get a pretty good price and so far have not faced any issue at all of receiving a fake product.

CLICK HERE to review several better whey proteins available on Flipkart at good prices.

Conclusion

My final verdict would be that Davisco Whey Protein isn’t just worth it. You may save a little buying Davisco but results will not really be that great. My advice would be to go for some other brand; try Universal Whey Protein and it would give you better results for almost the same amount of money. If you can shed a couple thousands more, the option of choosing from better products is vast.

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ranvir singh September 24, 2018 - 5:38 pm

Nutrition Planet is India’s largest Davisco Whey Protein seller. You can find their products on most trusted websites like: healthkart.com, neulife.com and https://www.davisco.in

No, other seller is GMP Certified and FSSAI Approved. Only Nutrition Planet is certified by Govt.

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SAM August 5, 2018 - 11:44 am

The fact is that Nutrimed sold Davisco is fake.

I have purchased Davisco raw protein from Nutrimed and Nutrition Planet. But there is vast difference in both.

Nutrimed people are adding some other stuff n probably water to it to increase weight.

Davisco raw whey purchased from Nutrition planet was dry and properly soluble. Whereas the one purchased from Nutrimed is wet and does not dissolve in water properly forming fat droplets like.

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Vargis.Khan August 5, 2018 - 4:12 pm

Thanks Sam

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Abhijit Awhad March 25, 2018 - 11:08 am

Can I get the dealer of divisco raw protein .. I get one no. From Delhi wo bahot bol Raha tha ki Baki ki dealer mix karte hai Kuch B mera ekdum original maal hai .. and mene bola ok thik hai mujhe aapka sample bhejo .. me lab me Jane hi Wala Hun toh test karta Hun .. aur uske bad he is not receiving my call also .. no reply on what’s app nothing ..

Can Anybody can help me for getting genuine raw protein of divisco

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Sunny verma February 25, 2018 - 3:20 am

Yes, that is true davisco.in is not a actual original devisco site but one thing I wanna mention here is that i am using DAVISCO from last 3-4 months and results are up to my satisfaction…big brands just use raw and mix enzymes dts it. If you still in confusion than buy 50 lbs davisco directly…I can assure,u will b happy than, this is my personal experience… I usually buy DAVISCO from R.K international ….ashok vihar delhi.

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Mir Furqan February 13, 2018 - 9:24 pm

This bolg is a bit distractive. As it speaks about personal choise and effects on the consumer .Davisco is a famous US company which has been manifacturing whey since years.

All you ppl commenting here should know what is raw whey and what makes branded whey costilier.

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bharath July 27, 2017 - 10:10 am

I totally agree with you bro. This Davisco they mention as imported straight from US and all they send us in that package seems to be Milk Powder.

Thanks fro putting these things here in the blog.

I have one question, instead of websites like amazon, flipkart where we can’t trust seller 100%. Is there any place in India where I can get ON, and Dymatize original products?

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Naved July 6, 2017 - 7:51 am

Agar ye usa ka h to itna low price kyu h iska.?

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Varean July 24, 2017 - 5:28 am

becasuse it is RAW protein, it is nit processed one, doesn’t contains digestive enzymes, usually other protein brands buy raw protein then they add enzymes and make it consumable. if you consume it, you’ll not be able to digest it properly, and you will end up wasting all the protein through flushing it, better go for my protein or any other brand

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Ranjit Tiwari June 29, 2017 - 5:10 am

Original Seller of Davisco Whey is http://www.davisco.in

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shudhansu April 27, 2017 - 8:24 am

Raw protein means protein without any flavour and enzymes . If you use whey protein with some enzymes like aristozyme or unienzyme then it is safe to use,if you want some taste because taste is also a big issue by the users of raw whey protein.It is a very horrible taste so add some liquid chocolate or blend with banana shake. The most important thing is result so result is also good ,don’t compare it with other famous brands but you get sufficient result with raw whey protein if you follow proper diet plan also . I think bulk amino is best brand of raw whey protein

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sanea April 2, 2017 - 6:12 am

hi i have just recently joined gym for gaining some weight and my gym instructor gave me Davisco protein nd he charged 1800 fot it. i just want to knw whether it is a right protein to consume ?

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Karan March 20, 2017 - 3:42 pm

Hi bhai maine apne gym coach se davisco whey concentrate liya but uspe koi labeling nhi hai khali daviso whey concentrate aur 80% whey aur made in usa likha pdaa hai bss

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Vargis.Khan March 20, 2017 - 11:21 pm

Most probably aapko fake thama diya bhai …..zyadatar ye fake product bechne ka kaam gym coches ke through hi hota hai

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Ashish Dobariya February 20, 2017 - 6:45 am

guys is some one have digestion problem than than take row Protien &half lemon with BCAA 5g Mix It All
Remmember u have to buy BCAA 4:1:1……..Row whay Protien have small amount Of BCAA So

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Vargis.Khan February 20, 2017 - 7:53 pm

Thanks Ashish

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Ashish Dobariya February 21, 2017 - 7:05 am

WC….:D……If any one have query Just Email me [email protected]

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Amit Chadda October 26, 2020 - 8:17 am

Hi Ashish, hows Nutrition Planet Davisco 24 gchoclate whey protein., 1499 for 2lbs, 2799 for 4 lbs, kindly advise

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Nameer February 6, 2017 - 1:57 pm

Hello sir, what about the nutrimed whey protein supplements, is it worth to buy them, and from where Di you buy your other brands protein powder?

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Vargis.Khan February 6, 2017 - 7:07 pm

Hi Nameer – As you can tell from the article above, my experience with Nutrimed has been bad and I wouldnt really recommend them to anyone. There are several places you can buy genuine supplements from these days, if you do not have a contact in your city, you can always try online.

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Vargis.Khan February 6, 2017 - 7:08 pm

This is the feedback provided for Nutrimed by one of the readers …

“I happened to be at their (Nutrimed)warehouse and fortunately or unfortunately, the door was open. I saw two guys, all covered up in white powders. I could see sacks of protein powder lying on the floor in a very unhygienic condition. These guys seemed to be mixing something or cleaning something without even bothering to wear gloves. When I asked the staff, they were simply with no answers and eventually said, that they were cleaning the ware house. When I question why without any gloves, the staff was simply smiling. Can you even believe the unprofessional ism?”

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Roshan Wilson December 9, 2016 - 4:41 pm

I can’t find any link to Universal Whey online.
Could you provide with the link to their website?

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Uzair November 2, 2016 - 11:19 am

Bhai I was planning to buy saputo or. But ur article opned my eyes.. Thnks for sauch a useful information

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Vargis.Khan November 3, 2016 - 1:13 am

You are welcome Bro

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Rahul September 24, 2016 - 5:51 am

Vargis bhai jab apne saputo try kar liya tha phle and koi result nhi mila then why u purcheased again raw protein davisco…which is also same as saputo first consult then buy..

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Vargis.Khan September 24, 2016 - 9:30 am

Bhai ye review likhne ke liye hi try kiya tha

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Samik July 19, 2016 - 9:05 pm

Hi, nice article. Since you have tried both Davisco and Saputo, please let us know which one has better mixability.

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Vargis.Khan July 19, 2016 - 10:37 pm

I would say Davisco

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Yash September 3, 2016 - 11:35 am

Bro if you don’t consume digestive enzymes,shit won’t happen.pack a pack of digestive enzymes froma medical store,take raw protein for a month then write another review.trust me it will be different .

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Vargis.Khan September 5, 2016 - 4:08 pm

Thanks Yash

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Deepak September 5, 2016 - 5:52 pm

Bro. No need to consume digestive enzyme. I have been taking davisco for last one year and I can assure you about my quality of shit without any digestive enzyme.

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Ashish Dobariya February 20, 2017 - 6:37 am

tnxxx bro u r right i use too saputo

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John Rambo July 11, 2016 - 7:23 am

Tru buying it on davisco.in

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Kishan kumar June 23, 2016 - 6:33 am

We aren’t even sure about the protein content as promised on the label!

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Vargis.Khan June 23, 2016 - 7:14 am

True

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Your friend June 20, 2016 - 7:59 pm

I happened to be at their (Nutrimed)warehouse and fortunately or unfortunately, the door was open. I saw two guys, all covered up in white powders. I could see sacks of protein powder lying on the floor in a very unhygienic condition. These guys seemed to be mixing something or cleaning something without even bothering to wear gloves. When I asked the staff, they were simply with no answers and eventually said, that they were cleaning the ware house. When I question why without any gloves, the staff was simply smiling. Can you even believe the unprofessional ism? Anyways, coming to davisco, try davisco from NIpun Jain Fitness or Forever nutrition. I am sure you wont be disappointed. I am not promoting them but at least I know from where you shouldn’t buy.

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Vargis.Khan June 20, 2016 - 9:42 pm

Thanks brother. I have just decided to say goodbye to Davisco. Just bought a 10 lbs Universal Whey for a known contact that I have been buying whey from for several years now.

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Your friend June 23, 2016 - 9:04 am

Well I am still continuing with Davisco and it has showed quite good results. International brands are no doubt safe and good. I am myself a huge fan of Cellucor whey. Left only because a particular flavor is not available with Neulife anymore.

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Vargis.Khan June 23, 2016 - 3:57 pm

I haven’t yet tried Cellulor. Will but it next after I am done with the Universal I just bought.

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Sunny June 30, 2016 - 6:06 am

Well you can try official website for Davisco products, i.e; davisco.in. It’s plant is based in Greater Noida.
Also there is one more german brand Bulk Powders. go and check it on bulkpowders.in

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deepak biswas June 30, 2016 - 8:13 am

It seems you have no idea that davisco.in is actually using the domain name davisco illegally. Again, bulk powders.in is not the same german brand bulk powder.

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