Protein Supplement Courtesy

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by AWESOMEACE, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. AWESOMEACE

    AWESOMEACE Purple Belt

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    The purpose of the thread is to basically share experiences with protein powders. I have tried quite a few different ones at this point, never delved into anything really cheap, have always tried to stay "middle of the road." My absolute favorite and probably more of a higher end one that I have used is Beverly International UMP, followed closely by Gold Standard Whey. I think UMP is better because it has Casein blended in and overall is just great.

    Now the courtesy part, is the not so favorites, and that being the ones that have caused, we will say, gastrointestinal distress. Now I know consuming too many BCAA's in a short amount of time can cause this problem but there are two particular proteins I have tried that cause this after one shake, at least for me. That being Muscletech Phase8, this was earlier on when I was more of a protein newb, and didn't realize Muscletech had basically turned into a volume over quality company. The second one that occurred recently and sort of surprised me was Total Protein by Culter Nutrition. It has all sort of fancy certifications but still causes this problem for me.

    Any others have a similar experience or other brands they care to talk about?
     
  2. Sarumyan

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    If you are still not buying protein in bulk...well, there is not much to say really.
     
  3. AWESOMEACE

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    thanks for adding so much to the conversation
     
  4. bad seed

    bad seed Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    what sources are worth it? The ones I've tried were only marginal savings over 10lb bags of ON, while tasting and mixing much worse.
     
  5. Sarumyan

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    No problem, let me know if you if you start pointless threads about magical properties of different protein powders.
     
  6. Sarumyan

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    I buy from Canadian protein for 250$ of good quality, and amazing tasting protein. Prices go from 180-300$ for different kinds of them for 25lbs.

    If you want to go organic and very HQ - they have it too.
     
  7. Sarumyan

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    ON goes around 150-200$ for 10 lbs... so

    That's about 375-450$ vs 250$ for about the same amount, and honestly the same shit.
     
  8. KILL KILL

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    TrueNutrition.com is pretty awesome. You can create your own mix based on tons of ingredients. Plus, if you spend enough, they'll send you a sweet t-shirt!
     
  9. AWESOMEACE

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    magical properties huh? How about some companies are obviously putting cheap ingredients in their blends and that is what is causing the problem and please forgive me for just wanting to talk about it. Since you appear to be such the nutritional expert based off of your other postings I guess I am supposed to just take your drivel as something worth listening to.
     
  10. AWESOMEACE

    AWESOMEACE Purple Belt

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    are you happy with the quality. i.e. mixes well, doesn't give the fartsies?
     
  11. Warlord Palis

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    Casein gives me horrible gas, like if you were to go into a room where a corpse had been for a couple days. Wife banned it.
     
  12. KILL KILL

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    yeah, it's fine.
     
  13. KILL KILL

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    Labdoor does quality control on supplement brands and provides a ranking.

    https://labdoor.com/rankings/protein

    Scroll down the page to see the grades for protein brands.
     
  14. Badger67

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    Also, look for products that are GMP; this means that what they say is in it, is in it within the reasonable limitations of error and isn't fairy dusted or full of filler.

    I like Kaizen and i'm currently using Leanfit (30$ for a 5lb tub w/ 25g pro/31g scoop). Both of these are Solid if you're on a budget. Mix well, taste good. I dont get gassy.
     
  15. Pope Leo VII

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    Usually pick up the 5lbs of ON Gold Standard whenever BB is offering a 20% coupon, which equates to about 45 bucks.

    Grabbed a tub of cake-batter, stuffed tasted great, mixed effortlessly, and no side effects have arisen.
     
  16. RyanR

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    Thanks for the link
     
  17. dropshot001

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    the quality at truenutrition is something that you control if you are making custom mixes. for example, if you know that whey concentrate kills your stomach, you can go with a different lactose free protein that won't have the same effect. Then you can buy in bulk and just use your existing containers to store it (normally they come in mylar bags)
     
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    musclepharm cookies n cream is the shittt
     
  19. Chest Rockwell

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    Amino Spiking. Proprietary protein blends. Artificial colors and sweeteners.

    So long as your protein doesnt have any of those things, have at it.

    There are a few grassfed proteins sources from quality farms on the market now
     
  20. icffedor

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    I took all kinds of gainers and protein shakes for about ten years,(mainly quit buying them because I had twins and trying to save money) now I just try to get protein from real foods and haven't really noticed a difference. As long as you eat good and put in work in gym your muscles will grow, just my two cents, flame on.
     

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