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us wellness meats vital whey protein

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 11, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Another whey protein question I know.

Has anyone else tried it? The ingredients listed are: whey protein concentrate, cocoa, gum acacia, and stevia. Obviously the last two are the least desirable. It tastes pretty good and is the cheapest grass fed protein I found.

I know Robb Wolf said that grass fed isnt that important for whey protein, but I figure if thats the route you want to go, this is a pretty decent brand

What do you think?

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on January 11, 2011
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I was about to add a disclaimer to my post above about it not being paleo - but you have to weigh (ha ha) the pros & cons and what your dietary goals might be. I can't be bothered to cook a second dinner for more protein at night some times, so I make due with some protein powder.

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on January 11, 2011
at 04:57 PM

Grass-feeding livestock mainly affects the fat composition of the meat and milk. Whey protein powders usually contain very little fat.

The reason that being grass-fed is not important for whey protein is that whey protein has a fixed amino acid sequence. This will not change whether the cow is grass-fed or grain-fed. So grass-fed whey protein is essentially the same as grain-fed whey protein.

The only question is whether other substances, such as antibiotics and exogenous hormones, survive the whey isolation and concentration processes in any significant quantity. I don't know the definitive answer to that question. If you're sufficiently concerned, look for antibiotic and hormone-free whey protein (such as organic), but don't worry about grass-fed.

Edit: Here's a sample of pricing of the various types of whey powders:

1) US Wellness (grass-fed)--$40 for 600gm, or $30 per lb.

2) Bob's Red Mill (organic)--$40 for 48oz, or $13.33 per lb.

3) Optimal Nutrition (conventional)--$41 for 5lb., or $8.20 per lb.

You can decide your own risk/reward to see if any of these products are worth it. Remember that whey powder is a processed, non-paleo product.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on January 11, 2011
at 07:34 PM

I was about to add a disclaimer to my post above about it not being paleo - but you have to weigh (ha ha) the pros & cons and what your dietary goals might be. I can't be bothered to cook a second dinner for more protein at night some times, so I make due with some protein powder.

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on April 05, 2011
at 05:32 PM

I have use the Vital Whey (chocolate) and it is the best tasting whey product I have tasted. Marybeth

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on January 11, 2011
at 03:45 PM

US wellness meats is a great company!

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on October 06, 2012
at 07:46 PM

The best part about this whey is that it is not a by-product of the cheese making industry. Most wheys on the market are. This means it contains fewer harmful nitrosamines.

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07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on January 11, 2011
at 03:52 PM

The price doesn't seem too bad. I'd probably give it a shot if I hadn't just bought some "buy one, get one half price" protein from GNC.

I'd prefer a small sample first though - I've run across some lousy protein powders (either in taste or mixability) in the past.

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