|03-30-2004, 04:50 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Chicago suburbs (relocated Texan)
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Start Date: 1/31/04
Arrrrrgh! I have protein powder (whey) questions!!
I almost bought some today, (to use in cooking/recipes) but I wasn't sure if I was buying the right thing. None of them said "protein powder" on the label...
And everything has such different ingredients!
Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Peptides, Lactoferrin (Milk Protein)) , Artificial Flavor, Acesulfame Potassium, Aspartame
Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Peptides) , Vitamin & Mineral Blend, Natural Flavor, Artificial Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Acesulfame Potassium, Lecithin, Maltodextrin, Sucralose, Oligofructose, Dextrose
Calcium Caseinate, Whey Protein Concentrate, L-Glutamine, Natural Flavor, Artificial Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Sucralose, FD&C Red #40
Whey Protein Concentrate, Mega Whey™ Amino Acid Blend (L-Glutamine, L-Leucine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine) , Natural Vanilla Flavor, Artificial Vanilla Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Sucralose
Whey Protein Isolate, Mega Isolate™ Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Dicalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Molybdenum Glycinate, d-alpha Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacinamide, Zinc Oxide, Selenomethionine, Copper Gluconate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Glycinate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Pyridoxine HCl, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Chromium Picolinate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Phytonadione, Cholecalciferol, Cyanocobalamin) , Xanthan Gum, Natural Flavor, Artificial Flavor, Sucralose
Whey Protein Concentrate, Ion-Exchange Whey Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides) , Artificial Flavor, Lecithin, Salt, Acesulfame Potassium, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum
:::brain about to short-circuit::::
Am I supposed to look for Whey Protein Concentrate, or Whey Protein Isolate? What about that one that had Calcium Caseinate as the first ingredient, is that good or bad?
I plan on avoiding anything with aspartame...
But can somebody tell me what the first 3 or 4 ingredients should DEFINITELY be?? Or what ingredients to avoid?
|03-30-2004, 08:17 PM||#2|
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|03-31-2004, 08:14 PM||#3|
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|04-01-2004, 04:45 AM||#4|
Way too much time on my hands!
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Alberta, Canada
Stats: 217 / bouncing around / 140
WOE: Low Carb/ Lower GI
Start Date: Jan 24/01
I get my natural Whey Protein powder at my favorite kitchen store. It costs about $8.00 for about 2 liters!
I get my Vanilla Whey Protein Powder at Costco. The brand is R & L Health, made in Canada, and it says in bold red and blue letters Whey Protein. It is natural Vanilla flavor. This is what the ingredient list states:
"ProZyme Complex (R&L Health's proprietary complex blend of pure, concentrated and isolated, micro ultra-filtered whey proteins with papain, bromelain and lipase enzyme), natural vanilla flavour, guar gum, and sucralose.
WheyProtein does not contain sugar, aspartame, acesulfame K, artificial preservatives, colours, flavours or genetically modified ingredients. Contains less than 1 gram lactose per serving."
Bottom line, I think the fewer ingredients, the better. I would avoid the one with oligofructose and dextroe, and definitely the one with the Mineral Blend! To me, the third one, and the last one sound the best. JMHO!
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|04-01-2004, 08:07 AM||#5|
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
Join Date: Mar 2003