Genepro protein powder has come under scrutiny recently about some claims that this company makes on their packaging. But first I will analyze this product. As a dietary supplement manufacturing expert, I am able to give you my opinion on this product.
What Is Genepro Unflavored Protein Powder?
I went over to Amazon.com and look at the pictures of Geneprotein unflavored protein powder to see if I could find the ingredients. Here is what I found. The first thing I noticed because I am an expert in the Code of Federal Regulations For Dietary Supplements 111’s is the label violates several of these regulations. I will point a few out because this will give us an idea of what Geneprotein unflavored protein powder really is. The ingredients are as follows according to the Amazon.com website: Instantized peptide whey, hydrolyzed whey, enzyme complex, amylase, protease, cellulose and prohydrolase. Then the bag supplement facts panel is totally noncompliant. The whey protein is supposed to be listed INSIDE the supplement facts panel along with the digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes are dietary supplements. According to this label, one has no idea how much enzymes they are putting in this product. Granted they could of put it as proprietary information, but they do not.
I visited a website with the URL www.geneproprotein.com. I do not know if this is their website or someone else’s. One can never know with the internet. The first thing that stood out to me was this sentence on their website.
“30 grams of protein in 1 tablespoon”
Right away, this is a very preposterous statement. I have been selling protein powder for 20 years and there is not a chance in hell freezing over that you can fit 30 grams of protein in 1 tablespoon. That is like saying one can fit 5 gallons of water in a 1-gallon bucket. It just does not make any sense whatsoever. From what know, you can only get about 10 grams of protein in 1 tbs, if it is a heaping tablespoon.
But I gave them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe it is not a whey protein, maybe it is some obscure protein that I have never heard of. Therefore I went and tried to find the ingredients. The ingredients are peptide whey and hydrolyzed whey followed by some enzymes. First, off the terminology, they are using does not make any sense to me. Because you have three types of whey protein powder. Whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, and hydrolyzed whey. Hydrolyzed whey is made up of peptides. I guess that is what they were trying to convey on their ingredient deck. Buy hydrolyzed whey protein and whey peptides are the same thing. Genepro protein ingredients do not make any sense to me.
Genepro Protein Calorie Claim
According to this website, it states only 58.7 calories per serving. Right away this did not make any sense whatsoever to me. Because protein yields 4 calories per gram. And if you have 30 grams of protein that would give you 120 calories. I went and look at the back a bag of Geneprotein on AMazon.com and found this.
I honestly do not have any clue how they came up with this 58.7 calories number. It literally does not make any sense.
Genepro Protein Lawsuit
On December 12th, 2017 a judgment was entered against Musclegen Research, supposedly the company that owns Genepro protein powder. A company called Syntrax filed a lawsuit again them. From reading the judgement, Musclegen failed to even respond to the lawsuit. Therefore the Court ordered Musclegen:
1. Claiming or implying in any form, including without limitation verbally, in correspondence, on packaging materials, on advertising materials, and/or on marketing materials, that any amount of a nutritional supplement product contains more protein than is actually present in such amount of the product;
2. Claiming that any product contains protein designated as "medical grade" or any similar designation, unless such designation is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
It seems, Syntrax, the company that sued Musclegen did not win any monetary damages because they could not prove the damages! But the judge ordered Musclegen to stop claiming its product was medical grade AND to stop saying their protein powder contained more protein that actually present.
However on this date of July 10th 2019, Musclegen still seems to be making those claims the Court told them not to make, because the product is still for sale on Amazon.com.
One has to wonder why did Musclegen research not even respond to the lawsuit. In my opinion this whole thing is suspect.
In conclusion, I would use caution when buying this product. Nothing about it makes sense to me. If one could explain the calories, if one could explain not responding to the lawsuit, if one could explain how 30 grams of protein powder fits into one tablespoon, I’d love to hear the answer. But until that moment comes, I guess we will have to wait until Musclegen responds to the lawsuit in maybe a press release or something like that.
Update January 7th 2020
I received an email from Genepro or someone pretending to be Genepro, as the email came from a random outlook address and not a genepro.com address. In that email was an attachment of a Motion of Relief is granted to Musclegen. In layman’s terms, the Court threw out the lawsuit against them. I’m not a lawyer, but it seems they threw it out because of a technicality in regards to whom the actual lawsuit was served to. So currently, according to my knowledge, SIO3, which was the Plaintiff in this case, had their lawsuit thrown out. Here is the motion