Preworkout Drink

Answered on August 10, 2013
Created June 28, 2013 at 5:39 PM

I have this Preworkout powder that energizes me before a workout. It has caffeine but no creatine. Is it Paleo? I could honestly not use it if it isn't but I am just curious if it is. For that matter, are protein shakes paleo too? I just mix them with water, no milk.

Edit: The preworkout powder is called Cardio Cuts http://store.ndsnutrition.com/nds-diet-energy/cardio-cuts/


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on August 10, 2013
at 06:35 AM

Soy protein is certainly not considered paleo...


on June 29, 2013
at 02:13 AM

I suppose that hemp protein could be considered paleo, or if you feel like stretching it, fermented soy protein. I've been taking a pre-workout suppliment with creatine that I love but is not paleo, but if you want something that is paleo, it's not a drink, but I also like a banana and almond butter about a half hour before a workout-I find it gets me pumped.



on June 28, 2013
at 07:25 PM

Highly processed protein powders are mostly by-definition "not paleo." I would suggest getting protein from real food sources that you chew, but if you require supplemental protein for convenience sake, protein powder isn't the worst way to break "ideological paleo purity."

By that same definition, that preworkout drink isn't paleo either. However, in this case, it's individual ingredients aren't paleo either - wazy maize is corn, there's safflower oil, maltodextrin, and then tons of chemical ingredients.

Suggestion: water.

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