Surge Workout Fuel has everything needed to allow you to train harder, longer and recover faster during the workout. So from a “performance” standpoint you don’t need to add protein to make it optimal.
However the protein in Plazma obviously has a role, specifically for muscle growth and recovery from the workout.
See when you have protein in you when you train, specifically when the amino acids are available in the blood stream something very cool happen: blood flows to the working muscles (the muscles being trained). The muscle contraction itself acts as a pump to pull nutrients toward the muscle.
The cool part is that the fact of having amino acids in your bloodstream while you train will pull them directly into the muscle(s) that you are training. In effect that makes your workout the only occasion where you decide where the protein you are ingesting goes. In our case it brings it directly in the muscle(s) we are trying to build. Having the amino acids already in the structure we want to make grow obviously speed up the muscle growth process.
So in that regard Plazma is superior to Workout Fuel (to build muscle).
Now you may ask “well what if I consume protein with my Workout Fuel?”.
It might work. The only question is IF the protein you consume will have time to reach the bloodstream so that it’s available while you train. The protein in Plazma is actually in the form of di and tri–peptides which are absorbed almost instantly. So timing is very easy to get down perfectly. It is also a unique protein in that you can drink it during your session and it will still be available to your muscles while you are training.
To get the same effect from other protein sources you’d have to consume them further away from your workout (especially if it is solid food). BUT if you consume it too far away you risk having used some or even most of it before you even get to your workout. And if you consume it too close from your workout you risk not having it be available while you train.
Can it work? Yes. But it will be a bit more hit and miss, especially if you go with solid food.