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What's the best protein powder ?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 14, 2011 at 10:26 PM

I'm needing to up my protein and also having a protein shake plus a bit of fruit would be so convenient .... Could I assume that Reflex natural whey is the one to go for?

Many thanks Phil

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Thanks for the spam.

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on April 21, 2012
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A down vote but they havn't got the guts to tell me how I am wrong? LOL.

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on April 06, 2012
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Thanks or the spam.

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on January 11, 2012
at 06:59 PM

The whey concentrates do have some fat content. So grass fed for those cows can affect the distribution. Whether it's detectable as having a significant affect on a person is another thing of course... :)

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Agreed, a waste, but I'd rather someone have a organic whey concentrate than wheat, soy, veggie oil or fructose! In the past I've answered this question with "Shuddup, eat a steak" which just isn't helpful. I guess I'm trying to steer to the least damaging of the powderfoods

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It's an essential amino acid supplement. Basically chemicals in a pill. The idea is "proteins turn into this, so why not pass all that digestion". Gets into your system faster than Whey, but also gets out of your system faster. Usually pretty freaking expensive for what they are.

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If they're Whey concentrates they can keep the CLA/etc, because they're not removing the fats (concentrates are essentially spray dried). However, their protein content is substantially on the low end, so you're paying a lot for only a little protein. I think they're a waste of money.

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As I said, if you must powder (sigh). I don't condone it at all. Don't use em anymore. But I doubtfiltered crap is the same quality as grassfed. Otherwise refined foodswould be Healthier instead of the alternative.

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While I agree with S-A on many of his responses, I agee with Ed in this case. The reading I have done tends to indicate grassfed whey is not worth the extra expense. Also, if a person is willing to compromise his/her Paleo diet with a protein supplement (admittedly, I fall into this boat at times), such person probably isn't a stickler enough to be seeking 100% optimal (grassfed, pastured, etc) sources of food anyway.

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Some reasons: speed, convenience, large amount of protein in a small package (handy when you're full all the time and can't eat anymore).

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at least 2 of those claim to maintain the CLA etc. whether thats true remains to be seen.

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Grass-fed whey protein powder is probably not worth the extra cost over organic, grain-fed whey protein powder. See previous thread: http://paleohacks.com/questions/18522/us-wellness-meats-vital-whey-protein/18545#18545 . Grass-feeding a cow does not change the amino acid sequence of whey protein.

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Is there a reason that protein shakes are preferred over real food?

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on January 15, 2011
at 05:59 AM

Phil5062, I take it you're in the UK/Europe? This is a brand that sells over there and not really in the US. You may want to mention that because otherwise most of the recommendations you will get will be fairly expensive for you with shipping and all.

From what I've seen, Reflex has a good name for providing a quality product. However, I tend to be a bit more anal in looking at the stuff, and I'm not really sure I would go for this particular package unless I didn't have better sources. While they've got a good protein source, they hit several of my hot buttons on things I don't like.

Why exactly are you going for more protein? What are your goals?

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on January 15, 2011
at 12:58 AM

Jay Robb is grass-fed and stevia-sweetened.

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on June 17, 2013
at 05:51 PM

fish protein powders / peptides for health nutrition.

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

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on April 18, 2012
at 12:57 PM

According to me, natural whey protein powder is a best protein powder supplement.

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on January 11, 2012
at 06:32 PM

There is not a bit of difference between Grass Fed and Grain Fed animal protein powders.

A slow(er) protein powder like Casein or Egg digests more slowly and therefore more closely mimics solid food Amino Acid uptake by your body as opposed to 'fast' whey protein powders.

On nutrition makes some of the worlds best protein powders and they are affordable too.

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on January 11, 2012
at 06:59 PM

The whey concentrates do have some fat content. So grass fed for those cows can affect the distribution. Whether it's detectable as having a significant affect on a person is another thing of course... :)

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on January 11, 2012
at 06:21 PM

Careful on the Swansons as called them and packaging method does mot assure Gluten Free.

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on January 15, 2011
at 12:56 PM

Ori Hofmeklers grass fed whey protein from Swanson is way cheaper and exactly the same thing as the Mercola and Defense

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on January 15, 2011
at 01:48 AM

I recommend Integrated Supplements Whey Protein Isolate because it has no cholesterol, which can oxidize. The other products above had 36-40 mg. Here is an article explaining why it is important. http://integratedsupplements.typepad.com/integrated_supplements_bl/2007/04/study_finds_oxi.html

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on January 14, 2011
at 11:26 PM

If you must powder instead of Food(sigh), shoot for Grassfed, whole powder...

what's-the-best-protein-powder-?

http://www.swansonvitamins.com/SWU475/ItemDetail

This protein powder comes from grass-fed cows so it surpasses other whey protein powders with its amino acid and nutrient profile as well as its taste and feel. It is made with the finest non-denatured, non-acid, cold processed whey protein concentrate from grass-fed cows that are not hormone treated.

does have Xylitol, see Pro/Con thread currently in progress. Keep it away from your pets. Xylitol kills dogs/cats.

what's-the-best-protein-powder-?

http://www.warriorwhey.com/lp/organic-protein/grass-fed-whey-protein

Warrior Whey™ is formulated for fast muscle nourishment. Made with a special blend of GRASS FED COWS' WHEY proteins and nutritional cofactors. Yielding the highest biological value, naturally sweetened with NO SUGAR ADDED, it is LOW GLYCEMIC, specially designed to accommodate the muscle metabolic needs for fast and complete nutrient delivery before and after exercise.

what's-the-best-protein-powder-?

http://www.organicwheystore.com/

65% Whey Protein By Weight! Smooth, Creamy, and Deliciously Sweet with no After-Taste. Naturally Sweetened - No Sugar Added No Artificial Sweeteners, No Sugar Alcohol, and No Fructose. Low-Glycemic, Low-Carb, and Diabetic Friendly. No Pesticides, Hormones, Chemicals, or GMO Ingredients. Made Only with Whey from Grass-Fed Cows for Maximum Nutrition. No Damaged Proteins (Non-Denatured) - Cold Processed from Raw Milk. Healthy Co-Factors from Nutrient-Rich Coconut Oil. 100% Natural with Nothing Artificial or Synthetic.

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on January 15, 2011
at 01:55 AM

at least 2 of those claim to maintain the CLA etc. whether thats true remains to be seen.

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on January 15, 2011
at 06:06 AM

If they're Whey concentrates they can keep the CLA/etc, because they're not removing the fats (concentrates are essentially spray dried). However, their protein content is substantially on the low end, so you're paying a lot for only a little protein. I think they're a waste of money.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

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on January 15, 2011
at 04:05 AM

While I agree with S-A on many of his responses, I agee with Ed in this case. The reading I have done tends to indicate grassfed whey is not worth the extra expense. Also, if a person is willing to compromise his/her Paleo diet with a protein supplement (admittedly, I fall into this boat at times), such person probably isn't a stickler enough to be seeking 100% optimal (grassfed, pastured, etc) sources of food anyway.

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11488)

on January 15, 2011
at 01:08 AM

Grass-fed whey protein powder is probably not worth the extra cost over organic, grain-fed whey protein powder. See previous thread: http://paleohacks.com/questions/18522/us-wellness-meats-vital-whey-protein/18545#18545 . Grass-feeding a cow does not change the amino acid sequence of whey protein.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on January 15, 2011
at 04:30 AM

As I said, if you must powder (sigh). I don't condone it at all. Don't use em anymore. But I doubtfiltered crap is the same quality as grassfed. Otherwise refined foodswould be Healthier instead of the alternative.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on January 15, 2011
at 02:28 PM

Agreed, a waste, but I'd rather someone have a organic whey concentrate than wheat, soy, veggie oil or fructose! In the past I've answered this question with "Shuddup, eat a steak" which just isn't helpful. I guess I'm trying to steer to the least damaging of the powderfoods

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on January 14, 2011
at 11:01 PM

Maybe Humapro? It might have been mentioned in another question here, can't remember. But it seems like a very interesting product:

http://www.humapro.com/index.php/how-to-use-humapro.html

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on January 15, 2011
at 06:16 AM

It's an essential amino acid supplement. Basically chemicals in a pill. The idea is "proteins turn into this, so why not pass all that digestion". Gets into your system faster than Whey, but also gets out of your system faster. Usually pretty freaking expensive for what they are.

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on April 06, 2012
at 07:29 AM

Nobody needs protein powder. It's not paleo. Mind you paleo isn't paleo anymore. Paleo moves closer to the SAD every day.

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on April 21, 2012
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A down vote but they havn't got the guts to tell me how I am wrong? LOL.

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on April 06, 2012
at 06:46 AM

Which powder provide to essential protein to our body without side effect and made in natural ingredient.

protein powder : http://www.permalean.com/Protein-Powder

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Thanks or the spam.

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