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Thoughts on this Protein Powder.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 23, 2012 at 5:51 PM

So, I understand that Real Food > Protein Powder is something most of you would suggest.

Putting that aside, I would like to know what you guys think of this protein powder. http://www.swansonvitamins.com/SWU477/ItemDetail I am going to probably stick with using protein powders and would like to go for the best quality (in terms of paleo standards).

I've considered two others; stronger faster healtier recovery protein - they don't ship to Canada and Bulletproof Exec - they ship but costs me $25 in shipping and $55 in customs.

Anyway, what are the pro and cons of this protein powder compared to other protein POWDERS (not sources).

Thanks

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on September 06, 2012
at 10:41 PM

Im not a pro in this matter Dan, but as far as I know whey protein and casein protein cant contain one or the other as they are 2 different forms of proteins. With many protein powders a small amount of casein may be included in the ingredients list.

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on August 31, 2012
at 03:28 AM

What about people with gluten/casein sensitivities? Doesn't whey contain casein?

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on August 27, 2012
at 01:51 PM

25/1 is for WC not WI

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on August 27, 2012
at 01:50 PM

not sure where you are getting your sources. The BA Index for WC is max 104. the BA index for WI is 100 - 159. so WI has better bio-availability and higher protein count.

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

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on August 27, 2012
at 01:46 PM

Also, what does the Fat/Cholesterol ratio have to do with fillers? This ratio will naturally be higher in a concentrate vs. isolate, since more fat is left in the concentrate...

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

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on August 27, 2012
at 01:29 PM

Through my research, I've found that whey protein concentrate was BETTER for you than whey protein isolate... isolates may have a higher protein content, but the refining/filtering process denatures the proteins and makes it less bio-available.

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on August 23, 2012
at 09:33 PM

I didn't know about the ratios - good answer, thanks!

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on August 23, 2012
at 06:52 PM

First flag, the site does not provide any detail in to which type of whey this is (until you dig down and realize is whey concentrate

Second flag, 17g is a little low

Third flag, fat/cholesterol ratio is off (should be 25/1 - 33/1 is high makes me wonder what fillers are being used)

Fourth flag, xanthan gum, sunflower lecithin

Any of these on their own and I wouldn't be worried, but you are getting whey concentrate (which is a poor form of protein) and the ratios seem off to me. I wouldn't touch it

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on August 23, 2012
at 09:33 PM

I didn't know about the ratios - good answer, thanks!

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

(859)

on August 27, 2012
at 01:29 PM

Through my research, I've found that whey protein concentrate was BETTER for you than whey protein isolate... isolates may have a higher protein content, but the refining/filtering process denatures the proteins and makes it less bio-available.

44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

(859)

on August 27, 2012
at 01:46 PM

Also, what does the Fat/Cholesterol ratio have to do with fillers? This ratio will naturally be higher in a concentrate vs. isolate, since more fat is left in the concentrate...

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on August 27, 2012
at 01:50 PM

not sure where you are getting your sources. The BA Index for WC is max 104. the BA index for WI is 100 - 159. so WI has better bio-availability and higher protein count.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on August 27, 2012
at 01:51 PM

25/1 is for WC not WI

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Ae8cc3c71dfe0b3b5e31c464dd53edf7

on August 23, 2012
at 10:52 PM

I agree with Steve, I prefer paying a bit more and be sure what Im having. I stick to Optimal Nutrition and Kinetica

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on August 23, 2012
at 07:03 PM

Supplements aren't regulated by the FDA so you are trusting the company to give you what they promised, do some research on the net and you will find that many protein powders really short you on the protein, because that is the most expensive ingredient, and give you cheap filler instead. For that reason I have always stuck with Optimal Nutrition, costs a bit more but I am reasonably confident I am getting what I am paying for. I would not buy a brand is that not a major brand because who knows what the heck they are selling you, you have to take it on faith.

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on June 17, 2013
at 05:56 PM

Fish Protein Powder and peptides have some good independent research

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_protein_powder

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on March 27, 2013
at 09:01 PM

Whey is definitely not Paleo, however I found this stuff that's about as close as you can get....

http://truenutrition.com/p-4977-paleopro-paleo-protein-powder-2lbs.aspx?vid=8777

not only is whey not paleo, most whey protein are 'instantized' with soy lecithin which is non-gmo usually (ugh) - this product is all spray-dried egg/beef that's been literally ground to a powder...I use the cacao flavor which is literally just egg, beef, cocoa powder, stevia...they sell unflavored too but that was a little to hardcore for me ;)

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on August 31, 2012
at 03:21 AM

Forget Protein powder. WHEY!! Whe is not Paleo.

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on August 31, 2012
at 02:38 AM

I have trouble with using whey because of the lactose, like MariaG, and I don't like soy protein powder because it naturally has a lot of estrogen. I use this protein powder instead: http://bit.ly/Pt2y2s It's made from pea, cranberry, and brown rice protein, and has 20g of protein per serving and only 9g of sugar. It also supplies all essential amino acids from vegetable sources.

Plus it ships to Canada.

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Ae8cc3c71dfe0b3b5e31c464dd53edf7

on August 28, 2012
at 12:34 AM

Protein isolates have very low levels of carbohydrates and fat and are almost exclusively pure protein. People with lactose intolerance usually don’t have trouble with whey protein isolates. Many companies that make whey protein isolates certify that their product is lactose free or they will even add lactase which is an enzyme that breaks down lactose to the protein powder to help with digestion.

Protein concentrates are created by pushing the protein source (milk, whey, etc.) through a very small filter that allows water, minerals, and other organic materials to pass though. This is 70-85% protein and up to 5% lactose. People with lactose intolerance will have trouble consuming large amounts of whey protein concentrate.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on August 31, 2012
at 03:28 AM

What about people with gluten/casein sensitivities? Doesn't whey contain casein?

Ae8cc3c71dfe0b3b5e31c464dd53edf7

(40)

on September 06, 2012
at 10:41 PM

Im not a pro in this matter Dan, but as far as I know whey protein and casein protein cant contain one or the other as they are 2 different forms of proteins. With many protein powders a small amount of casein may be included in the ingredients list.

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on August 24, 2012
at 10:26 AM

It's a whey protein concentrate meaning there still lactose (milk sugar) and milk fat in it. Whey protein isolate by comparison has very little lactose and fat contaminants.

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on August 24, 2012
at 01:30 AM

I'd recommend One World Whey, raw processed grass fed whey protein. This is what I was using before going Paleo. It sounds much the same as the Swanson, but notice Swanson's 'protein ingredient' is Whey Protein Concentrate rather than 'Isolate'. Isolate is further processed and higher in protein. The different in Protein/Carbs bears this out, Swanson 17/2 and One World Whey 25/2. The sales pitch for these things is pretty desperate but the source and process are reliable. It is small batch processed and seasonally available.

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44739854bd06eb5c32af5d33aa866864

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on August 23, 2012
at 09:32 PM

Just another suggestion, I use Whey Factors Whey Concentrate. It's not from grass fed cows, but it's a non-denatured protein from cows that aren't treated with chemicals. Works for me!

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on May 10, 2013
at 10:27 AM

this was spam (the suggested product contains barley, millet, amaranth, rice, peas, oats, flax, and stevia - far from paleo :-\ )

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