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CocoProtein is the latest innovation coming from the MusclePharm camp. It’s unsure whether it will belong to the MusclePharm main brand or as part of their female subsidiary brand FitMiss. What we do know is that the product will contain both protein and coconut, most likely the MCTs or medium chain triglycerides from coconut. Let’s take a quick look at CocoProtein.

CocoProtein Highlights

  • Innovative protein powder featuring medium chain triglycerides and a protein blend
  • Aimed at fat loss, Paleo, Low Carb and Ketogenic dieters

CocoProtein Ingredients & Dosage

There are currently no details as to what CocoProtein contains except for the fact that the product will contain an ingredient derived from coconuts and also protein. With the rise of Paleo and Low Carb Diets, chances are that CocoProtein will combine protein with medium chain triglycerides derived from coconuts. The possible range of ingredients could include:

  • Protein Blend – A blend of different proteins including whey, casein and egg albumen.
  • MCTs – Medium chain triglycerides derived from coconuts.
  • Hydration Complex – A range of electrolytes and minerals derived from coconut water.

CocoProtein Pros & Effectiveness

It’ll be interesting to see just what exactly CocoProtein will contain. If it is indeed a protein powder with added MCTs, it’ll be one of the first proteins to really focus on the combination of those two ingredients. Paleo, Low Carb and Ketogenic dieters frequently consume coconut oil as a way of getting plenty of medium chain triglycerides which are considered fats which are more easily metabolised rather than being stored. MCT supplementation has been shown to be effective for weight and fat loss as well as for insulin resistance. As for exercise performance, there is only a small amount of evidence suggesting it might be beneficial for endurance performance.

CocoProtein Cons

With so few details of the supplements, it’s hard to comment on any negatives. Coconut oil has always had an interesting reputation within the health industry due to its high concentration of saturated fats, which have long been viewed as an unhealthy fat. If the protein only contained the MCT extracts, this should not be an issue, but time will tell.

CocoProtein Taste & Mixability

MusclePharm and their female oriented company FitMiss both produce supplements which are well flavoured and mix extremely well. The MusclePharm Arnold Schwarzenegger Iron Mass contains MCT Powder as one of its main fat sources and the product definitely mixes well and tastes smooth and delicious, so there is no doubt that they’d be able to make CocoProtein taste just as good.

CocoProtein Verdict

CocoProtein would be a very left of field addition if it was branded for the MusclePharm brand, so chances are that it will most likely be part of the FitMiss line of supplements. However, the high proportion of men taking on diets such as Paleo, Low Carb and Ketogenic diets could be indicative of a whole new generation of protein powders. Time will tell where CocoProtein belongs and how effective it is, but if anyone can bring in this type of protein and make it work, it’ll be MusclePharm.

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