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Protein powder alternatives to the standard Whey.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 06, 2013 at 5:13 PM

I'm assuming the Whey Protein (Gold Standard Brand) is not Paleo? Recently purchased the big jug (5lb) thinking I was doing right, didn't really look into until after the fact. Is there powder alternative that's considered safe/Paleo? Or another way to get 25-30 grams of protein to replace it? I have a blender and love it, but had been using it with Standard Whey. Thanks!

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I should read all your references first, but I've heard that the dose for glutathione repletion with whey is fairly high (~third of a gram per pound of bodyweight per day, e.g. 50g for 150lb). Does that correspond with your understanding?

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Thanks for the feedback! Fan of canned Salmon, great suggestion! Luckily I'm not allergic to milk/dairy, so I'll just finish it off. Hate to waste it, it's not cheap.

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on August 06, 2013
at 08:32 PM

Do you think you really need the extra protein? You should be able to get enough protein by simply eating meat at every meal. If you want to build more muscle, consider adding more good carbs such as sweet potatoes. The carbs will replenish your glycogen stores after a workout, and allow your dietary protein to build muscle tissue rather than being converted to glucose.

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on August 06, 2013
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Protein powders, no matter the source, are a highly processed food product are therefore are never strictly "paleo." However, if you choose to incorporate supplemental protein into your diet via these types of food-like products, and you want to be arguably "more paleo", there are both egg and beef concentrated and isolated protein products available - just search for them whereever you shop online.

So frankly, you're already eating a science experiment, do you really care that it's sourced from dairy and not beef? Don't sweat it, and finish your tub of protein (assuming you aren't trying to work around an allergy to milk or something), and eat better options after that.

Or another way to get 25-30 grams of protein to replace it?

Eat about 5oz of canned/pouched salmon. That's what I do.

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on August 06, 2013
at 10:08 PM

Thanks for the feedback! Fan of canned Salmon, great suggestion! Luckily I'm not allergic to milk/dairy, so I'll just finish it off. Hate to waste it, it's not cheap.

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on August 06, 2013
at 05:30 PM

Whey protein is not paleo because it's refined and from dairy, but so is butter and that still gets plenty of love around here. If you're going to use a protein powder I think whey is one of the better ones, just one reason being its ability to increase glutathione levels, one of the body's ultimate antioxidants:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17710587 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0899900710000729 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1569199303000973 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11990003
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19638084

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on August 06, 2013
at 11:18 PM

I should read all your references first, but I've heard that the dose for glutathione repletion with whey is fairly high (~third of a gram per pound of bodyweight per day, e.g. 50g for 150lb). Does that correspond with your understanding?

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on August 06, 2013
at 06:19 PM

http://paleoproproducts.com/paleo-protein-powder/ http://uk.bodybuilding.com/store/mhp/paleo-protein.html

Possible the closest you'll get, clue's in the name ;)

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