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How bad is GNC's Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60?

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Created October 02, 2012 at 4:05 PM

I have this in my cupboard from over a year ago before I adopted paleo/primal habits. How bad is this for my body? Is there anything good in it? Throw away or worth using the rest for strength gains? (I'm only home about two hours a day.) http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3509954

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Hydrolyzed whey will contain a fair bit of free glutamate, which is akin to MSG. If it makes you feel bad, get rid of it. Or, use at your discretion, but I wouldn't buy any more of it. There are better whey powders out there.

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on October 02, 2012
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It's not that bad. It contains a couple of artificial sweeteners which I would rather stay away from: Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium. Also it contains Soy Beans which I would rather stay away from.

But it's not going to kill you. If you would be willing to use a protein supplement (like I do, and most primal people do) then this is only slightly worse that others out there.

If you are more paleo, then you might just want to trash it.

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on October 02, 2012
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Probably processed as hell and may be contaminated with gluten. Whey powders from corn fed cows pumped with antibiotics and synthetic hormones are not good quality supplements. Go to Amazon and check out NOW FOODS organic whey protein. Also check out Jay Robb's egg and protein powders.

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on October 02, 2012
at 04:36 PM

As far as protein powders go it's okay. Although it does have some Paleo Offending Ingredients: Lecithin, Sucralose, and Acesulfame Potassium.

In small quantities and for short periods they aren't harmful. With longer term use they are excitotoxic and estrogenic....

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