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Old 03-01-2012, 05:16 AM   #1
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Protein powders

Can someone tell me what protein powders to buy. I see there is whey protein and wheat protein, egg protein, soy protein. I have looked at powders at the store but they all have a lot of extras in them. My son buys a powder but he works out a lot and his are all flavored with muscle building stuff in them. What should I buy to use for smooties compared to what powder I would use like cooking the low carb egg type rolls. On the demonstration wheat protein powder was used is that different than what is used in smoothies? thanks
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:30 AM   #2
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Your best all-purpose would be an unflavored/unsweetened whey protein powder. You can always add sweetener, flavored syrups, extracts, etc to change the flavor, but in recipes that are savory, you can't really hide a pre-sweetened/flavored one.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:00 AM   #3
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What is the difference between Whey Concentrate and Whey Isolate?

What BRANDS does everyone get? I get on Netrition.com and there are just so many....

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Old 03-01-2012, 06:33 AM   #4
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I believe "isolate" is more bio-available for your body to use than the concentrate.
I like the flavored Biochem greens and whey, but it has an odd "gummy" feeling to me that puts me off. But the flavors are good and it has a really good nutritional profile.
For general unflavored, the About Time SDC nutrition plain is really good -in that it has NO flavor lol.
Netrition has a sample pack of the about time ones, which is a nice way to see if you like the flavors without committing to a BIG container.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:51 AM   #5
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Would this be appropriate for baking and/or for shakes?

Do others use this?

Optimum Nutrition Performance Whey
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:36 AM   #6
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I used Optimum Nutrition whey for years until their choice of flavorings finally sent me seeking an alternative.

To answer your question: yes, it would be appropriate for baking and shakes.

I think most people here use Designer Whey which is good and has a lower carb count.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:02 AM   #7
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What about Jillian Micheals?
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:54 PM   #8
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What about Jillian Micheals?

VERY expensive compared to others IMO.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:32 PM   #9
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Rather than start a new thread I'll tack my questions here as they are very related.

I went to wally world yesterday to pick up some prescriptions and saw they had BodyFortress Super Advanced Whey Protein on sale for $15 for a 2 pound jar. I am totally new to using whey protein for anything and wonder if this stuff is good for general use in baking, making shakes etc. I know it is sweetened to some extent and is vanilla flavored, but that would still work out OK for many types of cakes and waffles.

Here are the stats for this brand:


and a PDF of the whole label:
http://images.vitaminimages.com/cdn/...L044315-AE.pdf


Other than different flavors and sweetened or unsweetened, is there really that much difference between the brands of whey powders?
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:17 PM   #10
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I use optimum nutrition any whey unflavored for all baking and designer protein (cheap at walmart) for shakes
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I use to use this one all the time Harpmaker. It works very well as shakes and in baking.
I'm allergic to dairy, but when I used it. This is the one.

Yes there is a difference.
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I don't drink my food, but I use Isopure to bake with. It is low carb.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:18 PM   #13
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I like Body Fortress. (there is a dollar off coupon on their website) I have their vanilla and chocolate. The sweetener is mostly generic Splenda.

I tried Jay Robb (at the store they had single serving size packets) and was not a fan. It is sweetened with stevia, and I am one of those people that just find stevia to be bitter and have a strange aftertaste.
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7 carbs per serving seems kind of high. I buy mine online for 1 carb per serving, and I know there are others that are even less. If you can tolerate the carbs, it sounds like a good price.
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I loved the Jay Robb. I am not stevia sensitive, and it tasted fine. I didn't notice much difference between the whey protein and the egg white. I have forgotten what other uses the whey proven has for baking, now I'm thinking I might need some unflavored. I have food allergies and was happy that the Jay Robb didn't cause any upsets. Is there an unflavored Jay Robb version? Just wondering.

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I went to get a big container at the store and all of there Jay Robb was gone. Is something up?
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I know there are a lot of options...just chiming in to say I use and love Biochem Whey Protein Powder. I love the Berries and Whey flavor for smoothies and use the vanilla for baking.
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