GNC Mega Men Sport Powder - Nutritional Values Inconsistencies


#1

I’ve been experimenting with my first DIY based off of the most popular DIY recipe in Canada:
More Nutritious than Batman, Superman and The Incredible Hulk put Together

One huge problem I’ve come across…
The GNC powder is different depending on the location you buy it.

Click here to see the nutritional values based on their USA website.

After buying a container I noticed that the Canadian ingredients are slightly different compared to the American version. Unfortunately they do not have a Canadian website and I cannot find an accurate nutritional label.
I’ve been individually looking up each ingredient and trying to bring together each of their values, but that’s been a pain in the ass and I’m sure the powdered versions of things (such as berries) have different values than raw or dried (nutritional values I can look up).

Any one know where I can find this information?
Or is there another recipe where someone has done the research already?


#2

UPDATE: I have contacted GNC through their American website and they said they cannot help me with the Canadian versions of any of their product. As I cannot find any info for their Canadian contact information, I will be going to a store and asking in person.

What a pain.

The conversation:

Scott at 14:06, Jul 8:
Hi Sherri.

Sherri at 14:06, Jul 8:
Thank you for contacting GNC Customer Service, “Where Quality Satisfaction is Guaranteed”, how may I help you today Scott?

Scott at 14:06, Jul 8:
Hello, I have some concerns with GNC Mega Men Sport powder.

Scott at 14:07, Jul 8:
I live in Canada, and I noticed the recipe for the Canadian version and the American version is a little different. Am I correct?

Scott at 14:07, Jul 8:

Sherri at 14:08, Jul 8:
I do apologize Scott, but I am not sure about the Canadian Version for this product.

Sherri at 14:09, Jul 8:
I only have access to our online store in the US.

Scott at 14:10, Jul 8:
Interesting. I have been looking for specifics to the Canadian version for a couple days now. I haven’t found any info online and the gentleman at the branch I bought the powder had no idea. Where can I find this information?

Sherri at 14:13, Jul 8:
I’m sorry for the delay. I’ll be right with you.

Sherri at 14:14, Jul 8:
I didn’t even know they had a Canadian Version.

Scott at 14:15, Jul 8:
Ha ha, fair enough. Perhaps they’re the exact same but there’s just inconsistencies in the label. Not the first time I’ve seen that happen with American products. Such a pain!

Sherri at 14:18, Jul 8:
I’ll be right with you.

Sherri at 14:19, Jul 8:
I do apologize about that Scott. Is there anything else that I may assist you with today?

Scott at 14:19, Jul 8:
I think that’s it.

Sherri at 14:19, Jul 8:
Thank you for chatting with me. Live Well and have a great day.

Scott at 14:19, Jul 8:
Well, there may be more depending on the nutrients in the powder

Scott at 14:20, Jul 8:
You’re still going to get me that Canadian info, right?

Sherri at 14:22, Jul 8:
You’re a funny guy Scott. I wouldn’t even know where to look.

Scott at 14:22, Jul 8:
I’ll give you an example. Canada powder, 32g serving suggestion: 25mg B12 (Cyanocobalamin), USA powder is closer to 38g serving suggestion and it has 50 mcg of B12.

Scott at 14:23, Jul 8:
You can see why I’m confused, haha.

Scott at 14:24, Jul 8:
I guess I’ll go to one of the Canadian GNC shops and ask a rep. in person.

Sherri at 14:24, Jul 8:
Yes. I could see the confusion.

Sherri at 14:24, Jul 8:
Yes. Visit a local GNC. The associate may be able to further assist you.

Scott at 14:25, Jul 8:
Let’s hope! In the meantime, perhaps this conversation could be banked? I’d love to see a Canadian website that has all nutritional values and FAQ like the American one has.

Scott at 14:25, Jul 8:
Thanks so much for your help. You tried. Ha ha

(She thanked me and apologized and closed the conversation)


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#3

I finally got a hold of the correct person to get nutritional values.
Here is the nutrtion label for the Canadian GNC Mega Men powder:

Suggested serving: 32g

Calories: 100
Calories from Fat: 20
Total fat: 2g
Saturated fat: 0.5g
Cholesterol: 10mg
Total Carbohydrate: 14g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Sugar: 0g
Protein: 6g

Vitamin A: 5000 IU
Vitamin C: 300mg
Vitamin D: 800 IU
Vitamin E: 30 IU
Thiamine: 25mg
Riboflavin: 25mg
Niacin: 25mg
Vitamin B6: 25mg
Folic Acid: 400mcg
Vitamin B12: 25mcg
Biotin: 300mcg
Pantothenic Acid: 50mg
Magnesium: 100mg
Zinc: 15mg
Selenium: 70mcg
Copper: 2mg
Manganese: 2mg
Chromium: 120mcg
Molybdenum: 75mg
Phosphorus: 14.5mg
Sodium: 50mg
Potassium: 40mg

Antioxidant Fruit & Vegetable Blend: 105mg
Inositol: 10mg
Lutein: 950mcg
Lycopene: 950mcg
Astaxanthin: 50mcg
Zeaxantin: 50mcg
Essential Fatty Acid Blend: 2g
Phytosterols: 1.83g
Fiber Blend: 9.75g
Alpha Lipoic Acid: 25mg
Green Tea Leaf Powder: 10mg
L-Arginine: 1g
Policosanol: 10mg
Saw Palmetto Fruit Powder: 11mg

NOTE 1: The Canadian version seems to be lacking the Iron, Vitamin K, and Omega Fatty Acid nutritional values labelled in the American version. I’m pretty sure the second group of nutrients would have some of these but they don’t label them… WTF GNC.
After a little bit of research into the ingredients, I believe this multivitamin will be too low in these nutrients, especially the Omega-3 Fatty acids.

Hopefully this will help someone else in the future.