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Grass fed whey protein?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 22, 2010 at 6:32 PM

I know this has some not-strictly-paleo ingredients, such as stevia, but for people who workout intensely, protein shakes are hard to give up. Any ideas on how legit this product is? Anyone ever heard of other grass fed protein shakes?

http://allproscience.com/complete-100-grass-fed-whey-protein.html

6d64cd6dc98d6ab763bd03678a317964

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on October 15, 2012
at 01:31 PM

That protein has boiled wheat in it...ie...gluten...

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on January 29, 2012
at 05:38 PM

Jarrow Supplements has a pure 100% whey protein (no added anything) that comes from rGHb free cows. I wouldn't pay more for "grass fed" because of any nutritional reason (as bill mentioned above, there is no difference at a protein level) but it would still count as a vote for better animal husbandry.

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

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on January 29, 2012
at 05:16 PM

its not legit at all, there is no difference in the protein from grass fed to grain fed animals, the difference is in the fat

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on October 17, 2011
at 01:50 AM

It depends on what you want out of your whey. Usually you've got one of two goals. High protein/low bioactivity isolates for muscle building or higher bioactivity/low protein for systemic health. It looks like they're trying to do a meal replacement powder with high protein/low bioactivity isolate, but diluted with a bunch of fluff to make it overall low protein. I wouldn't use it myself, doesn't meet my goals.

Aaef61c7fe14d78df5995f3025f2ca23

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on August 01, 2011
at 04:19 AM

Great! I will definitely take a look at your link, and I'm glad you weren't offended by my comment. Communication via computers is the worst form of communication known to man b/c you can never tell what is really intended, especially when you are sarcastic by nature;)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on July 31, 2011
at 04:43 AM

Have a look at my post on the pros and cons of concentrates versus isolates. I think both can be great sources of quality complete proteins if you go with the right brands. http://paleohacks.com/questions/31614/undenatured-whey-protein-vs-whey-protein-isolate

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on July 31, 2011
at 04:39 AM

What it means is that the proteins were not damaged with high heat processing or solvent chemicals. In the end of the day, if I am gonna take whey protein, I want it to be as pure as possible, with as close to zero additional ingredients as possible. Bluebonnet fits that description. The bonus is that it's very reasonably priced and it taste amazing... by far the best I've tried.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on July 31, 2011
at 04:37 AM

CJ-my "hey! who you callin totally unnecessary" was sarcasm too. sometimes it's difficult to convey good sarcasm correctly in writing, but I try. So anyway but both still have 30 servings per container, meaning that, although Vital just gives you less powder, for much more cost. I understand about the differences between concentrates and isolates. I've studied up on it extensively. Regarding undenatured, I know what you are saying. It's not the most appropriate word. Companies are using it for the same meaning as "non-denatured". Of course you cannot un-destroy a protein.

Aaef61c7fe14d78df5995f3025f2ca23

(38)

on July 30, 2011
at 10:24 PM

cont'd...Lots of companies are using that...but it's not possible to un-destroy a protein. I appreciate your input and would love to know your thoughts! I think we're all interested in finding the best protein for our money:)

Aaef61c7fe14d78df5995f3025f2ca23

(38)

on July 30, 2011
at 10:23 PM

cont'd...From all the research I've done, it seems like a concentrate is more beneficial. Also, you have to compare serving size. Bluebonnet is a 31g scoop with 26g protein, Vital Whey is a 20g scoop with 15g of protein. So technically same amount of protein per serving, which is deceiving. Then you're basically left with looking at the quality of each protein. Also, another buzz word that drives me crazy is "undenatured".

Aaef61c7fe14d78df5995f3025f2ca23

(38)

on July 30, 2011
at 10:21 PM

I did come across as a little "sell-y", sorry! Anyway,I see that Bluebonnet is an isolate, and one problem I see with that is that there are a lot of important components that are bound to the fat globule, which is taken out with isolates.

Aaef61c7fe14d78df5995f3025f2ca23

(38)

on July 30, 2011
at 10:18 PM

I'm new here, sorry! Here's previous comment: [Gum acacia is used as an all natural thickener from the acacia tree. It adds a creaminess and texture to the whey protein that many people really enjoy. They also have Vital Whey Natural which contains ONLY whey protein concentrate. You won't find a better product on the market~]

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on July 29, 2011
at 09:01 PM

CJ - if you are gonna hang around here, can you please cut and paste your other answer as an add on to this answer? It seems like you are repping for Vital Whey which is not acceptable here but you caould prove otherwise by sticking around. FWIW, Vital Whey is one of the better whey protein products out there, but at $50 for 30 servings of a measily 16g of protein, it's very expensive. I take Bluebonnet brand pure isolate (cold processed and undenatured) and there are only 2 ingredients: whey and pure vanilla extract. It tastes awesome and it's only $36.99 for 30 servings of 26g protein.

8cde11775fd3f428f7b09be86e560e32

(18)

on July 29, 2011
at 03:54 AM

Just a little sarcasm;)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on July 29, 2011
at 02:08 AM

hey! who you callin totally unnecessary?

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on July 28, 2011
at 11:19 PM

cliff - do you not get oxidized cholesterol from isolates?

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on July 28, 2011
at 10:13 PM

You would only benefit from grass fed whey if you used the concentrate but then you get a bunch of oxidized cholesterol.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on July 28, 2011
at 07:02 PM

it also has gum acacia, which is totally unnecessary.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on July 26, 2010
at 04:47 PM

This is what I use, and my logic is that most of the grass fed goodness gets stripped out by making it a powder. Willing to hear other sides, tho!

A80c7d214526e4c4a3a3fe36a7f8b38e

(328)

on July 24, 2010
at 06:19 AM

I apologize for the sarcasm....wasn't intending to be nasty....

1a8020e101199de55c1b3b726f342321

(1973)

on July 23, 2010
at 06:47 PM

Oh and by small I mean maybe maybe 1/3 of the food i would eat during my eating window, say maybe 1000kcal.

1a8020e101199de55c1b3b726f342321

(1973)

on July 23, 2010
at 04:18 PM

Ryan, it took me about a month or two to adapt to leangains style IF. To me it's all about finding the right type of calorie dense foods to eat during my window. I happen to like sour cream, butter & coconut. When I properly the night before, the next morning I am simply not hungry. If I am, I have a small breakfast of eggs/bacon or fage/berries.

1a8020e101199de55c1b3b726f342321

(1973)

on July 23, 2010
at 07:25 AM

Grace, prior to paleo I was probably 12-14% bodyfat, loved all sorts of breads, ate much less fat, not many organics/grassfed. Spent the last 5 years drifting towards paleo, really accelerated in the past 18 months.

Ae011d9f1c8654ea66854ca2a977c397

(1165)

on July 23, 2010
at 06:53 AM

Chris- did it take awhile for you to adjust to the fasts or did you feel okay righ away? I tried the lean gains style fast three days in a row and all three days I was miserable with really high cortisol (I'm guessing as I was super jumpy and couldt handle any additinal stressors). I just figures IF wasn't for me.

1a8020e101199de55c1b3b726f342321

(1973)

on July 23, 2010
at 06:35 AM

Well Chet pointed out Mercola's grass fed whey has CLA, so it's something we should look into on pubmed. ChrisG you're on this right?

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

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on July 23, 2010
at 04:55 AM

Chris, you are doing an AMAZING INSANE job on your 12-pak abs! What was your BF% originally and were you on the typically SAD prior to paleo/lean gains?

03aeff8d87a3b53a449b5b8e9158da98

(3268)

on July 23, 2010
at 12:40 AM

Take it easy, ChrisG. This is a forum for asking questions. No need to get sarcastic. (Btw, I think you are right. Grass fed is probably not all that relevant for whey protein isolate.)

1a8020e101199de55c1b3b726f342321

(1973)

on July 22, 2010
at 10:07 PM

Glenn, I like parboiling yams and mashing them with butter and animal fat. My workouts are relatively simple, most days I tend to run intervals (longer the past few months, maybe 3000m worth), and do maybe 20 minutes of the variants of chins/dips/squats/deadlifts. My abs are mainly from intermittent fasting lean gains style.

E91c7030cac0156b339c878afb5a9517

(225)

on July 22, 2010
at 08:02 PM

Mercola sells grass-fed whey and says his whey has CLA. http://proteinpowder.mercola.com/Pro-Optimal-Whey-Protein.html

03aeff8d87a3b53a449b5b8e9158da98

(3268)

on July 22, 2010
at 07:55 PM

Thanks. What carbs do you have with the beef? (Btw, what's your training like? Your avatar pic looks great.)

691f120a3e7a1a036845d105d86c99a3

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on July 22, 2010
at 06:34 PM

Like! Now if they only had pastured egg protein shakes or that meat protein extract stuff from grass fed cows. hehe

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A80c7d214526e4c4a3a3fe36a7f8b38e

(328)

on July 22, 2010
at 10:33 PM

Let's see....I'm pretty sure we want grass-fed for vitamins & better fatty acid profile - none of which would be in a whey protein isolate. Am I missing something? This strikes me as a total waste.

A80c7d214526e4c4a3a3fe36a7f8b38e

(328)

on July 24, 2010
at 06:19 AM

I apologize for the sarcasm....wasn't intending to be nasty....

03aeff8d87a3b53a449b5b8e9158da98

(3268)

on July 23, 2010
at 12:40 AM

Take it easy, ChrisG. This is a forum for asking questions. No need to get sarcastic. (Btw, I think you are right. Grass fed is probably not all that relevant for whey protein isolate.)

1a8020e101199de55c1b3b726f342321

(1973)

on July 23, 2010
at 06:35 AM

Well Chet pointed out Mercola's grass fed whey has CLA, so it's something we should look into on pubmed. ChrisG you're on this right?

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1a8020e101199de55c1b3b726f342321

(1973)

on July 22, 2010
at 07:06 PM

Interesting question, I have not seen much research on how pasturing cows affects the quality and makeup of the protein it produces.

As whey protein powder is 'stripped' of many of the things usually mentioned as superior in grassfed (CLA, LCPUFA, vitamins & minerals) I am inclined to believe that there is not as significant as a difference as eating grassfed vs factory beef.

I have had good success not using protein shakes, but I still like to take ~10 grams BCAA preworkout. I find it pretty easy to cook up some ground buffalo and complex carbs post workout and wolf it down within 20 minutes.

1a8020e101199de55c1b3b726f342321

(1973)

on July 23, 2010
at 04:18 PM

Ryan, it took me about a month or two to adapt to leangains style IF. To me it's all about finding the right type of calorie dense foods to eat during my window. I happen to like sour cream, butter & coconut. When I properly the night before, the next morning I am simply not hungry. If I am, I have a small breakfast of eggs/bacon or fage/berries.

1a8020e101199de55c1b3b726f342321

(1973)

on July 22, 2010
at 10:07 PM

Glenn, I like parboiling yams and mashing them with butter and animal fat. My workouts are relatively simple, most days I tend to run intervals (longer the past few months, maybe 3000m worth), and do maybe 20 minutes of the variants of chins/dips/squats/deadlifts. My abs are mainly from intermittent fasting lean gains style.

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34

(3703)

on July 23, 2010
at 04:55 AM

Chris, you are doing an AMAZING INSANE job on your 12-pak abs! What was your BF% originally and were you on the typically SAD prior to paleo/lean gains?

Ae011d9f1c8654ea66854ca2a977c397

(1165)

on July 23, 2010
at 06:53 AM

Chris- did it take awhile for you to adjust to the fasts or did you feel okay righ away? I tried the lean gains style fast three days in a row and all three days I was miserable with really high cortisol (I'm guessing as I was super jumpy and couldt handle any additinal stressors). I just figures IF wasn't for me.

03aeff8d87a3b53a449b5b8e9158da98

(3268)

on July 22, 2010
at 07:55 PM

Thanks. What carbs do you have with the beef? (Btw, what's your training like? Your avatar pic looks great.)

E91c7030cac0156b339c878afb5a9517

(225)

on July 22, 2010
at 08:02 PM

Mercola sells grass-fed whey and says his whey has CLA. http://proteinpowder.mercola.com/Pro-Optimal-Whey-Protein.html

1a8020e101199de55c1b3b726f342321

(1973)

on July 23, 2010
at 07:25 AM

Grace, prior to paleo I was probably 12-14% bodyfat, loved all sorts of breads, ate much less fat, not many organics/grassfed. Spent the last 5 years drifting towards paleo, really accelerated in the past 18 months.

1a8020e101199de55c1b3b726f342321

(1973)

on July 23, 2010
at 06:47 PM

Oh and by small I mean maybe maybe 1/3 of the food i would eat during my eating window, say maybe 1000kcal.

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on July 28, 2011
at 10:20 PM

Most whey proteins contain unnecessary gums which in my experience cause digestive issues. Whey is a dried product as well and very prone to oxidation, so unless your buying isolate your getting a significant amount of oxidized cholesterol and possibly other oxidized products.

If you can get additive free whey isolate that would be relatively safe, although most whey protien also contains a decent amount of heavy metals. Tbh though whey protien is never necessary and the negatives outweigh the positives and casein is more anabolic so cheese would be a better much safer option. If you can tolerate milk that is bar none the best option imo.

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62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

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on July 23, 2010
at 03:47 AM

What's in the ingredient "natural French vanilla flavor?" If it was extract, they should write "extract." In fact, legally, "natural flavor" can contain MSG among other things that are probably not healthy. I have never heard of "Stevia Suave" either. Of course, I know what Stevia is, but what is up with "Suave?" Might be no big deal but I have become uber suspicious of anything weird looking on ingredient lists because the labeling laws are so flimsy and weak. -Eva

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on July 22, 2010
at 07:16 PM

Mark says it is not worth the extra money to buy grass-fed whey. I drink whey protein smoothies once in a while. I use Now Foods 100% Protein Isolate... it works for me.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on July 26, 2010
at 04:47 PM

This is what I use, and my logic is that most of the grass fed goodness gets stripped out by making it a powder. Willing to hear other sides, tho!

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8cde11775fd3f428f7b09be86e560e32

(18)

on July 28, 2011
at 06:53 PM

Grass-fed vs Grain-fed DOES matter when looking at a whey protein, and so does Isolate vs Concentrate. The majority of products on the market today are isolates (product of cheese manufacture, proteins are denatured "dead", acid used, etc.) I use "Vital Whey" from Well Wisdom and love it! It's a whey protein concentrate from cows that are pasture fed year round (the CLA content is 5X's that of grain fed), disease-free, pesticide-free, chemical-free, hormone treatment-free and GMO-free! There are no artificial ingredients, they even have Vital Whey Natural now that is ONLY whey protein concentrate, that's it!
Great products for anyone concerned with only putting the best in their bodies! Ok, there's my two cents!

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on July 28, 2011
at 10:13 PM

You would only benefit from grass fed whey if you used the concentrate but then you get a bunch of oxidized cholesterol.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on July 28, 2011
at 07:02 PM

it also has gum acacia, which is totally unnecessary.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on July 28, 2011
at 11:19 PM

cliff - do you not get oxidized cholesterol from isolates?

Aaef61c7fe14d78df5995f3025f2ca23

(38)

on July 30, 2011
at 10:18 PM

I'm new here, sorry! Here's previous comment: [Gum acacia is used as an all natural thickener from the acacia tree. It adds a creaminess and texture to the whey protein that many people really enjoy. They also have Vital Whey Natural which contains ONLY whey protein concentrate. You won't find a better product on the market~]

Aaef61c7fe14d78df5995f3025f2ca23

(38)

on July 30, 2011
at 10:24 PM

cont'd...Lots of companies are using that...but it's not possible to un-destroy a protein. I appreciate your input and would love to know your thoughts! I think we're all interested in finding the best protein for our money:)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on July 31, 2011
at 04:37 AM

CJ-my "hey! who you callin totally unnecessary" was sarcasm too. sometimes it's difficult to convey good sarcasm correctly in writing, but I try. So anyway but both still have 30 servings per container, meaning that, although Vital just gives you less powder, for much more cost. I understand about the differences between concentrates and isolates. I've studied up on it extensively. Regarding undenatured, I know what you are saying. It's not the most appropriate word. Companies are using it for the same meaning as "non-denatured". Of course you cannot un-destroy a protein.

Aaef61c7fe14d78df5995f3025f2ca23

(38)

on July 30, 2011
at 10:23 PM

cont'd...From all the research I've done, it seems like a concentrate is more beneficial. Also, you have to compare serving size. Bluebonnet is a 31g scoop with 26g protein, Vital Whey is a 20g scoop with 15g of protein. So technically same amount of protein per serving, which is deceiving. Then you're basically left with looking at the quality of each protein. Also, another buzz word that drives me crazy is "undenatured".

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on July 29, 2011
at 09:01 PM

CJ - if you are gonna hang around here, can you please cut and paste your other answer as an add on to this answer? It seems like you are repping for Vital Whey which is not acceptable here but you caould prove otherwise by sticking around. FWIW, Vital Whey is one of the better whey protein products out there, but at $50 for 30 servings of a measily 16g of protein, it's very expensive. I take Bluebonnet brand pure isolate (cold processed and undenatured) and there are only 2 ingredients: whey and pure vanilla extract. It tastes awesome and it's only $36.99 for 30 servings of 26g protein.

Aaef61c7fe14d78df5995f3025f2ca23

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on August 01, 2011
at 04:19 AM

Great! I will definitely take a look at your link, and I'm glad you weren't offended by my comment. Communication via computers is the worst form of communication known to man b/c you can never tell what is really intended, especially when you are sarcastic by nature;)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on July 31, 2011
at 04:43 AM

Have a look at my post on the pros and cons of concentrates versus isolates. I think both can be great sources of quality complete proteins if you go with the right brands. http://paleohacks.com/questions/31614/undenatured-whey-protein-vs-whey-protein-isolate

Aaef61c7fe14d78df5995f3025f2ca23

(38)

on July 30, 2011
at 10:21 PM

I did come across as a little "sell-y", sorry! Anyway,I see that Bluebonnet is an isolate, and one problem I see with that is that there are a lot of important components that are bound to the fat globule, which is taken out with isolates.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on July 31, 2011
at 04:39 AM

What it means is that the proteins were not damaged with high heat processing or solvent chemicals. In the end of the day, if I am gonna take whey protein, I want it to be as pure as possible, with as close to zero additional ingredients as possible. Bluebonnet fits that description. The bonus is that it's very reasonably priced and it taste amazing... by far the best I've tried.

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1a641bbff1a7b0a70f08410376bbdf6b

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on July 23, 2010
at 09:51 AM

As far as I know, Mercola gets his whey from Defense Nutrition (Ori Hofmekler's company, the Warrior Diet guy ;)). I've tried Ori's plain whey and also the vanilla flavour, which I didn't like too much (chemical aftertaste, guess it's that luohan fruit sweetener). The plain whey is awesome and great quality, it's about the only powder I'd use. Btw, I stopped using protein supps some time ago and didn't notice any differnce at all... ;)

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on June 14, 2013
at 10:55 AM

Gress fed whey has a much higher amino acid content. Proteins are made up of amino acids therefore it is extremely beneficial to take in a whey protein with such a high content.

Not all Whey Protein isolates are bad for you, usually isolates have had the protein level damaged and denatured during the process. However using cross microfiltration systems and cold filtered isolate provides a 90% protein. Whilst having an extremely high protein content, WPI also has a high amino acid profile. But check whether the WPI comes from grass fed cows to ensure you are getting the highest level of nutrients your body needs, not packed full of fillers, instantisers or artificial flavourings.

Whey isolate holds the highest biological protein value which means your body can absorb the protein quicker than any other food available.

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7f4d7189bb6ebfe15dd6ad7b90d776fa

on March 20, 2013
at 05:43 PM

What a bunch of bunk. Anyone who does not thing grass fed is better for your body, AND the world we live in, is either deaf, dumb or blind. Why on earth would anyone want something that is not natural?

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B6304fe5af0c8519b1bbe4bfaeef82b0

on March 18, 2013
at 08:45 PM

I've heard people tout the Bulletproof Exec products, so I'm wondering if his whey protein is as good as they say. It has MCT oil in it and uses sunflower lecithin as opposed to soy lecithin. http://www.bulletproofexec.com/upgraded-whey/

Also, I've heard many people say that One World Whey is the best cause of the non-denaturing of the product, which increases the quality of the amino acid profile. http://www.sgn80.com/one-world-whey

Both of these products contain whey protein concentrate. Dr. Mercola has a good breakdown of whey protein. http://proteinpowder.mercola.com/pure-protein.html

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258ed5eb987a6e79ee0527d4a6b5ffea

on March 05, 2013
at 06:32 PM

I've been doing research on the difference of the two types of whey either grass fed or not and I have still found no "legitimate" reason other than for marketing purposes to prove it's actually beneficial to use grass fed whey.

Most grass fed whey protein's I've noticed are blends, you can identify this by looking at the ingrediants and determining the different types of proteins being used, typically some type of milk or casien isolate, which can be more anabolic, however are not easily digested. Blends usually consist of a pretty descent or great protein, however have one or several inferior proteins as well, which they don't advertise in the main labeling. When purchasing a protein you should always look at the ingredients and identify what proteins are listed, the highest profile one should be listed first if it's a blend. For instance if you purchase a protein blend and the ingredients list in this order: (calcium and sodium caseinate, milke protein isolate, whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, whey peptides) your getting more of the inferior protein's as the more effective proteins are listed towards the end.

In my own opinion I prefer to use whey hydrolysate which is a ultra filtered whey protein and digests rather quickly and easily making it easy to absorb into the muscles quicker. There are several brands that make whey hydrolysate and it can be purchases from $50 - $70 a unit which typically has 60-81 servings at anywhere from 24-27 grams of protein per serving which is far more effective from a cost benefit standpoint as a consumer compared to your average "grass fed whey" protein which is usually 30 servings of 16 -20 grams of protein at $55. The proteins usually only have one protein ingredient: whey hydrolysate uusally listed as the following: 100% hydrolyzed whey protein isolate.

I've worked out all my life and have been involved in nutrition since I was a kid. I'm an avid Crossfitter and the community loves to promote grass fed everything, but it doesn't mean you have to use it. Companies and enterprises are always looking for ways to create a buzz with a product and make claims that it's more effective for you when in reality it's probably not. Always keep in mind in the nutrition industry nothing is FDA approved which means you need to do your own research, by doing this you will find products that work best for you as a person or athlete.

Hope this helps, again this is just my opinion. I always like to reference this silly quote, but in this case you have to consider it when purchasing products you may be unsure of.... "Don't drink the Kool-Aid"

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on October 28, 2012
at 03:57 AM

There's a much simpler reason to choose grassfed. It contributes to farmers who raise their animals the right way, and we want those people to thrive, so that we change the entire way we grow and raise our food.

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D840d31bdf93498e025d4b38f4cdd083

on October 15, 2012
at 10:58 AM

This seems to be a legit product, considering that most whey protein products are made from byproducts of producing cheese (that's where the low quality whey comes from). So to get high quality whey protein (ie. grass fed whey), you need stuff like this one. You could also check out Well Wisdom, they have a cheaper, similar quality grass fed whey in some pretty cool tastes! Well Wisdom Grass Fed Whey Protein

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on September 23, 2012
at 11:01 PM

http://www.180nutrition.com.au/

this stuff is fantastic, all natural ingredients and the guys write a good blog too! they're releasing a bar as well.

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B0dc40fe3565c9e836897cde6e4b9067

on September 23, 2012
at 07:07 PM

Protein isolates are processed with acids so I would recommend staying away from them. eWhey seems to be a "Paleo-friendly" option. It's organic whey, sweetened with coconut sugar and stevia, is a concentrate and contains MCTs, probiotics and digestive enzymes to increase absorption. http://www.evolvedns.com/product/ewhey/

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on February 21, 2012
at 10:52 AM

This product is a fully nutrition with good energy.

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on January 29, 2012
at 05:34 PM

Has anybody made a decent protein bar with whey yet?

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on January 29, 2012
at 04:34 PM

I found this article on whey after my own research about the stuff.

http://www.jacn.org/content/26/6/713S.long

I didn't actually realize how many proteins were packed into whey. I haven't been able to find evidence that grass fed v. grain fed cows would impact the profile of proteins per se. But, since we have evidence that grass feeding improves quality of fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants in beef, it's not too far of a leap to assume that the proteins and various growth factors in whey would also stand to benefit. That could be accomplished either in a change in the amino acid profile of the protein or increasing certain beneficial proteins in whey. Would love to find some studies if anyone has them.

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on January 29, 2012
at 02:48 PM

It looks like none of you ever answered the question, so I thought I'd share: http://gregarnoldblog.com/all-protein-supplements-are-not-created-equal. (Not my blog, but this article has the most concise answer.)

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on October 17, 2011
at 12:31 AM

Anyone know how good Primal Fuel is? Robb Wolfe Mentioned this on one of his podcasts.

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on October 17, 2011
at 01:50 AM

It depends on what you want out of your whey. Usually you've got one of two goals. High protein/low bioactivity isolates for muscle building or higher bioactivity/low protein for systemic health. It looks like they're trying to do a meal replacement powder with high protein/low bioactivity isolate, but diluted with a bunch of fluff to make it overall low protein. I wouldn't use it myself, doesn't meet my goals.

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on July 29, 2011
at 03:53 AM

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on July 28, 2011
at 11:05 PM

I get Source Naturals' "True Whey" because it is soy-free and I am allergic to soy. It is also grass-fed, and cheaper than the one in the question here.

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on November 01, 2010
at 11:53 PM

http://www.iherb.com/MRM-100-All-Natural-Whey-Dutch-Chocolate-1-01-lbs-458-54-g/22689?at=0

I use the above natural one from MRM. Actually, I haven't used it much at all since Robb Wolf doesn't like them for leaning out, which I desperately need. But this one seems pretty clean and the chocolate and vanilla ones are pretty good with coconut milk.

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on October 15, 2012
at 01:31 PM

That protein has boiled wheat in it...ie...gluten...

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on November 01, 2010
at 11:49 PM

Hey guys, I've done a lot of research on this, and you're all mostly right. except..grass fed does matter if the product includes a concentrate plus pure whey itself (not concentrate or isolte) for mineralization and a more natural nutrient profile such as CLA. I use Action Whey. It's all of this plus it includes real Coconut Oil. It's also 100% whey in its protein content. The other guys use cheapo milk powder and caseinates to "dope" the protein content. Great posts!

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on July 28, 2011
at 09:31 PM

Gum acacia is used as an all natural thickener from the acacia tree. It adds a creaminess and texture to the whey protein that many people really enjoy. If you are one of the "totally unnecessary" people...they also have Vital Whey Natural which contains ONLY whey protein concentrate, as I mentioned above:) You won't find a better product on the market~

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(18)

on July 29, 2011
at 03:54 AM

Just a little sarcasm;)

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(18472)

on July 29, 2011
at 02:08 AM

hey! who you callin totally unnecessary?

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on July 23, 2010
at 04:35 AM

I have read your article and i like that because of their some results about whey protein there is good information available so that all people who use whey protein supplements can easily get that information and fell more healthy and stay healthy using that. Also i like to tell you that there is whey protein isolate is best for you because it contains some nutrition and some acids that helps to burn your fat and make you healthy and younger.
Thanks for this nice info!

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