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Costco Protein Powder
Costco Protein Powder
5/8/09 8:24 AM
Wellements Chocolate Protein Powder
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RE:Costco Protein Powder
5/8/09 8:24 AM as a reply to fatboy23.
Does anyone use or know about this protein mix. It is pretty cheap...I am on the budget plan and would like something cheap, but that will work good. Is it "you get what you pay for" or is it good?
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RE:Costco Protein Powder
5/8/09 9:52 AM as a reply to fatboy23.
How much protein is in a scoop, what does it cost, and how many scoops are in a container?

Once you know that you can compare price per gram of protein with others out there.

Quality is tougher to judge, and flavor you might or might not like - and it may or may not be loaded with artificial sweeteners, etc. Read the label there.

Example: We've found Optimum Nutrition isn't cheap per tub, but for the total grams of protein you get per scoop and the scoops per container, it is right in there with the dime store ones we've seen.
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RE:Costco Protein Powder
5/8/09 10:26 AM as a reply to fatboy23.
I have been buying the one that comes in the big gray tub called Whey Protein Isolate. The ingredients are similiar to Beach Body, except that the Beach Body is a Whey Protein concentrate, and the Costco is an Isolate. One advantage on the costco, is that is had some Probiotics, and each scoop is 20grams of protein. I'd really like to hear from an Advisor on this one, because I think the Costco one (especially, the Vanilla) tastes better as well
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RE:Costco Protein Powder
5/8/09 10:56 AM as a reply to fatboy23.
I guess I should have checked the "brand" first. I bought the Wellements before, but it was the Vanilla flavored. I found that it had more fat and cholesterol in it, than I liked. Also, it has more milk protein, than I'd like, and it tends to jack up my stomach a bit. Does your costco carry the Whey Protein Isolate I mentioned above. The numbers look much better, and it's all Whey.
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RE:Costco Protein Powder
5/8/09 2:02 PM as a reply to fatboy23.
Hmmm . . . this does not look too healthful, IMO. I'm not familiar with the Beachbody whey protein powder, but the unflavored stuff I use is Whey Protein Isolate and L-Glutamine, period. Zero fat, zero carbs, and 18g protein. Advice Staff, what is your take on these ingredients in the Wellements:

Pro-Rated Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, Egg Albumin, Calcium Caseinate, Milk Protein isolate, BioPerine), Cocoa Powder (processed with alkali), Sunflower Creamer (Sunflower Oil, Cornsyrup Solids), Sodium Caseinate [a milk derivative], Mono and Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Tocopherols), Natural and Artificial Flavors, MCT Oil (Medium Chain Triglycerides, Nonfat Dry Milk, Disodium Phosphate, Silicon Dioxide), Cellulose Gum, Salt, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium. Contains: Milk, Egg and Soy.
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RE:Costco Protein Powder
5/8/09 2:14 PM as a reply to fatboy23.
Yep, that's the one I don't use anymore. The Whey Protein Isolate has simple ingredents.(100% Cold micro/ultra filtered Whey Isolate, Ion-Exchanged Whey, Vanilla Bean, Natural Sweetener Fructose, Digestive Enzyme Blend (Bromelain, Papain, Protease, Peptizyme)
.5g fay, 6g carbs, 20g protein, 2g sugar)
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