Saputo Whey Protein Concentrate Review

by Vargis.Khan

The biggest reason why a person would be interested in buy Saputo Whey Protein in the first place is because they were told it is a cheap and affordable protein powder. In a country like India where there aren’t many manufacturers of quality health supplements, even buying something as simple as a whey protein powder becomes a problem, primarily because of two reasons. One is because these supplements aren’t manufactured onshore; buyer has to pay a heavy import duty to get these shipped into the country.

Import Duties

For example, import duty on whey protein powder or any supplement in form of a powder would be 30%, if the supplement is in form of a capsule, liquid or tablet you can expect the duties to be somewhere around 50% but even this is not certain. Depending on the mood of the custom guys and which HS code they are putting your shipment under, you can expect the duties to be anywhere between 30% to 185%; so do not be surprised if you see a $165 import duty on a $110 shipment (this happened with one of my friends when he bought a whey protein powder online and had it shipped to India).

But this is not all, apart from the import duties you also would have to pay international shipping charges which would be almost equal to the price of the item that you bought. Try buying anything from Bodybuilding.Com website, see how much FedEx is charging to ship it to India and you would know what I mean. So after import duties and shipping charges, a person ends up paying almost double the price of the supplement.

Risky of a Fake Product

saputo whey protein concentrate review

Saputo Whey Protein Concentrate Review

Second reason occurs when you try to buy the supplement from an Indian reseller. This reseller will offer you supplements of a well known international brand at a cost which would be lesser than what you would have paid if you bought it directly from a US based website. This sounds lucrative enough but the biggest problem is that there is no way to know if the product is genuine or not. Read this article on how to identify a fake supplement if you want to go more into details. So the sure shot way of buying a good quality supplement that will give you good results is by paying a hefty price for it. This is where brands like Saputo come into picture; because they offer you the same results, same amount of gains but at a dirt cheap price.

Saputo Whey Protein Powder

Saputo is a dairy company based out of Canada. I read somewhere that since they are a dairy manufacturer; some other brands in fact may be getting their whey from Saputo or one of their subsidiaries. I cannot really comment on the validity of this claim, may or may not be true. What Saputo provides is Whey protein concentrate that they claim to be as effective as any whey protein powder from any well know brand. 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 used Saputo Whey Protein a while back for a few months. Here is a short review of how I found the product:

Price of Saputo Whey Protein

This probably is the biggest plus point. Their prices are dirt cheap. You can easily get a 10 lbs pack for almost as low as Rs. 3000. The bigger bag you buy, cheaper it gets. Even I thought to try it out only and only because of its low price. I had never heard of the name Saputo before but because I could get it for such a low price, I thought why the hell not and went for it.

Servings

Their 1 serving size is 31 grams so about 75 servings in a 5 lbs pack and 150 servings in a 10 lbs pack. Considering the low price you pay overall, even the high number of servings sounds quite a value for money.

Nutrition

Each serving contains 24 grams of protein, 1.95 grams fat, and 126 calories overall.

Taste

As I mentioned above, this product is a whey protein concentrate so there is no flavor at all. It does have a weird taste that I am finding it difficult to compare it to something. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that it tastes like if you mixed chalk with water.

Mixing Ability

It doesn’t mix easily with either water or milk. I haven’t tried mixing it with fruit juice so cannot really say anything about that.

Saputo Whey Protein Performance and Gains

This is the most critical part and this is where this product disappoints. I used it for about 4 months and was taking 4 scoops each day. I usually consume some amount of eggs as well as a part of my daily diet; but during the period when I was using Saputo, it was the only form of protein that I consumed. 4 scoops each day meant almost 100 grams of protein but there were no gains at all.

I started small; 1 scoop during the first week, 2 scoops for next two weeks, three scoops for next three weeks; and then 4 scoops for the remaining period. Because this was a whey protein concentrate that doesn’t easily digest so I wanted to start small. During the entire period, I was regular at the gym, was working out hard however there was just no benefit of taking this product at all. On the contrary, I actually ended up losing some muscle mass. I knew the product was genuine because I bought it from a reliable source so there was no risk of consuming a fake product as well.

Conclusion

Bottom line is, even though it comes at a very low price, whatever money you will spend on it will be a complete waste. You are better off eating eggs and consuming skimmed milk for the same amount of money rather than buying Saputo. 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.

Click on the links below to read about some other protein supplements I have reviewed.

Ultimate Nutrition Prostar 100% Whey Protein Review

Biox Power Casein Complex Review

Review : Universal Ultra Whey Pro

Click here to read my review on Davisco whey protein concentrate, another brand that people consider to buy because of it lesser cost. People in the comments asked me about it so I decided to try  the product.

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aarav March 2, 2019 - 10:20 pm

bhai mai kuch dino se letsfit nutrition ka whey protein use kar raha hu…ye bhe asitis ke tarahe same price mai hai..iske bare mai batao kuch.

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Errol November 9, 2017 - 3:18 pm

Maybe before you took saputo whey your exercise program were the same until you consumed it all. Your muscles already adapted with same routine and exercise program you’ve been doing. You forget the muscle memory thing you should did exercise variations.

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Gourav June 29, 2017 - 4:43 am

Last i knew, just taking only whey protein is not the way to make gains. It is a dietary supplement. You need to eat real food, more calories, all this backed with the supplement of whey protein.
I think if you had continued to have eggs & milk, with also just 2 scoops whey, that would’ve given results. Whey protein cannot be the only source of protein for you, be it any brand. Correct me if I’m wrong.

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Nitin gurjar June 11, 2017 - 9:03 am

Bhai me bhi saputo 15 kg kharidne vaala tha kiya mujhe ye kharidna chahiye koi batayega ki iska results kesa hai

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Meraj Khan March 30, 2017 - 4:05 pm

Try Mega Burst Whey Protein. Its amazing!!!

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rajan December 13, 2016 - 1:13 pm

nutrimed fake product

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sami October 15, 2016 - 8:22 pm

hi,vergis bhai ps give me ur number pls

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rinkesh ahuja October 10, 2016 - 7:53 pm

Mr vargis.. could you provide me details that from where did you purchase at such low price?

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Prakash Patro October 11, 2016 - 2:27 am

Hi Rinkesh, you can buy it from Bhagirath Palace at Chandani Chowk, there is so many whole sellers available and you check the “Davisco Protein” go for it, It’s better than Saputo..

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rinkesh ahuja October 10, 2016 - 7:43 pm

Can you provide the details of the seller? and are you sure about the authenticity?

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ajay October 11, 2016 - 4:41 am

well this time i didn’t buy from taj agro bcz they didn’t have stock .i came across nakoda dairy in bangalore ,hey wrote on their website they they are official distrubutore os fonterra(new zealand) and hilmar(usa) whey protein concentrates in india .i checked after going to hilmar ingredients they indeed have nakoda dairy and one more firm in mumbai as their official distributor in india .i’ve even been to their office in bangalore to personally buy whey protein from them .i bought 10 kg for 1000 rupees(plus 14.5% tax) from them .excellent quality and i can tell you there wa no cheating in packing plus the manager showed me the plaque from fonterra and hilmar .

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foloti June 30, 2016 - 9:48 am

Hi Khasim, idiot marketer of nutrimed! you seem to be nutrimed person. There is no saputo 10lbs for 3000rs on the website. The nutrimed are misers, they are repacking Saputo into their own jars and labeling them with prices equal to standard brands.

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varun soni May 12, 2016 - 10:10 am

ebay is selling 1kg pack of saputo whey , so tell me someone, can i trust on ebay or not?

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saikat April 20, 2016 - 10:01 pm

Try Acacia whey totalé . I have just ordered it.This company is new and mainly Jammu – Kashmir based .You can order their products online , they will provide free shipping .

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sumit March 8, 2016 - 3:42 am

Give ur contact no vargis

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Faisal March 6, 2016 - 12:06 pm

hey from where did you buy it so cheap like 10lbs for 3000 bucks…
Please let us know…

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khasim April 26, 2016 - 8:28 pm

nutrimed.co.in

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Prateek rawat March 1, 2016 - 3:44 pm

Hey m about to buy this product…i don’t wanna indulge myself in those imbroglios. But what i want to is that does this product give some seriou gains or not?

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Vargis.Khan March 2, 2016 - 12:21 am

I did not get any but it seems some of the readers did

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ayush sehrawat January 13, 2016 - 5:19 pm

Saputo only comes in 33.2 lbs pack and yes vargis. Khan it causes digestion problems in starting 1 or 2 days but its a perfect raw protien for recovery . Using since 28 days .. Nice protien

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Ankur February 14, 2016 - 7:52 am

I agree with you ayush..!

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sandeep yadav (@sandy7250) January 7, 2016 - 11:01 am

i dont agree with ur fact dat it taste like chalk mixed in water…and dosnt mix properly in water or anything else..coz the one i got from the genuine dealer…it taste like raw milk and it mixes intantly in water very easily…infact faster and better den then how my dymatize iso100 was……abt the effects and results and gain…i can see good recovery time…..other then dat i cant say much as its only abt a week i have been taking this…..
but i can surely say that u must surely check abt wht u got coz the things u said abt its taste and solubility in water and other drinks is totally different from wht actually it is…

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Vijay yadav April 9, 2016 - 5:52 am

Can I get a source from where u got this product ..I m also looking for a genuine product to avoid any side effect..

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Nikesh May 14, 2016 - 12:06 pm

I ordered saputo whey today the composition seems just right I mean proper protein: carb ratio with low fat. It mixes instantly with water or milk and tastes abit sweet as well.

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Aaftab Khan July 13, 2017 - 10:43 am

I have used this product . I don’t agree what you said, it tastes like amul powder milk and it solubility is good in water. you cannot gain anything by just eating protein. you need to take proper amount of carbs, calories and fat to see the results.
My recovery time had improved, could see muscle gain. Also you will not notice drastic gain as it increases lean muscle which grow very slowly. Over all its a good pure protein product at cheap price.

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Vargis.Khan July 13, 2017 - 2:19 pm

Thank you for sharing your views Aaftab Bhai

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Digvijay December 20, 2015 - 10:36 pm

Plz give me some advice that saputo is good or not

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Vargis.Khan December 26, 2015 - 5:02 pm

I think I already did in this article brother

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Vijay yadav April 9, 2016 - 5:53 am

Then what else u suggest for better result

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Vargis.Khan April 11, 2016 - 8:24 pm

Plenty of options … depends on what your budget is …

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vishal sharma November 21, 2015 - 2:52 pm

hey I read all of this page Its really good you shared your experience,,,but im quiet confused wheater go for it or not…or can you suggest for the best whey to have…Thanks

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Vargis.Khan December 26, 2015 - 5:03 pm

It would completely depend on your budget Vishal. There are plenty in the market depending on how much you are willing to spend

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Satnam October 7, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Thanks vargis for this review its very helpful

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Vargis.Khan December 26, 2015 - 5:05 pm

You are welcome Satnam

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Prakash Patro October 2, 2015 - 9:59 am

I am looking to purchase Whey Protein Type:- 80% – 90% I want to purchase it in within a week. Please send me details and quotations for the same at cheap rates in Delhi.

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Vargis.Khan October 5, 2015 - 2:18 pm

I am not into selling whey proteins Prakash

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Prakash Patro October 6, 2015 - 7:11 am

Sir, do you have any contacts ???

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Vargis.Khan October 6, 2015 - 11:09 pm

Where are you from?

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Prakash Patro October 8, 2015 - 6:48 am

Sir, i’m staying in Delhi, if you have any contact please share (i’m looking for protein in Cheap price)

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Vargis.Khan December 26, 2015 - 5:05 pm

What is your budget brother?

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abdul khalid roshan September 18, 2015 - 8:00 pm

jo saputo mere pass hai woh toh bade pyar se mil jaata hai paani mein, mujhpe asar bhi hua uska acche se, waise alag alag individuals ka alag body system hai. mein mesomorphic hun shayad isliye mujhpe asar hua saputo ka

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Vargis.Khan September 26, 2015 - 4:11 pm

True

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lakshaydx5lakshay September 6, 2015 - 8:43 am

saputo come only in 15 kg packing

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Vargis.Khan September 26, 2015 - 4:12 pm

Ok

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Pukhraj Daga September 6, 2015 - 7:03 am

Vergis bro..u got wrong or expired saputo. I am using 30 gm daily for fat loss. It is beneficial. It dissolves very fast in water milk or juice…my experience. It does not have any bad taste can be mixed with any chocolate milk or juice. Saputo sourced from india supplements who repacks in 1 lb packs for trial.

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Vargis.Khan September 26, 2015 - 4:12 pm

I am glad that you are getting results from it brother ….

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Pi August 27, 2015 - 10:55 am

Are you sure you got the genuine Saputo? First it doesn’t come in 10lbs pack, only 15 kg pack. Secondly, it is slightly costly then Davisco. I was planning to buy a 15 kg pack but need your inputs.

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Vargis.Khan August 27, 2015 - 11:56 pm

I haven’t used Davisco so cannot really comment. The Saputo I bought was genuine, that was for sure.

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Harminder Singh June 16, 2015 - 10:38 am

what about davisco??

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Vargis.Khan June 16, 2015 - 10:09 pm

Haven’t used this product so cannot really comment

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nitin soni June 4, 2015 - 6:25 am

Maine 2 din pahle saputo purchase keya 1 kg in dilhi 1000 prodect janune or fac please say

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Vargis.Khan June 5, 2015 - 12:23 am

I cannot really say that without looking at the product brother ….

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prashant September 18, 2015 - 3:04 am

to usse result mila kya koe

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shadab May 26, 2015 - 12:54 am

Really bhai me saputo lene hi wala tha

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Vargis.Khan May 26, 2015 - 1:57 am

Achha hua nahi liya … paise waste karte

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Jai February 5, 2016 - 3:47 pm

Saputo mai v kha rha hu karib 10 din se lekin koi asar nhi ho rha hai.. Maine 500gm liya 1000Rs lga.. Ye khane se kya hota hai.. Mujhe btao koi

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