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Whey Isolate Protein Powder
Whey Isolate Protein Powder
10/25/12 2:26 PM
Has anyone ever used GNC Pro Performance Whey Isolate 28 protein powder? I've heard Isolate Whey Protein is much better and purer than regular Whey Protein.
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RE: Whey Isolate Protein Powder
10/25/12 6:13 PM as a reply to dkapplejacks1.
I don't know if Isolate is better per se than regular Whey. It is true that is is purer. They both contain the essential amino acids needed to rebuild skeletal muscle. People with a lactose intolerance tend to have better success with isolate because of its purity. As far as muscle building qualities I feel they are about equal.
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RE: Whey Isolate Protein Powder
10/26/12 11:01 AM as a reply to dkapplejacks1.
Don't buy from GNC. Get your stuff from either amazon or bodybuilding.com. When you look you'll know why. Anyways back to the difference.

Isolate is more filtered. Concentrate is more naturaly derived. All they do is filter concentrate out more to make isolate and also to filter lactose and cholesterol and fats.. Hydrolysate is a whole different process which makes the protein very bioavailable.

All good protein sources.
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RE: Whey Isolate Protein Powder
10/26/12 12:53 PM as a reply to Justinsavs.
Isolates will generally have less fat, less sugar, and less lactose than concentrates. But there are also varying degrees of quality in both cases. Some concentrates are not far off from powdered milk, containing high fat and lactose content... and for someone who has issues with lactose, may cause problems. Other concentrates are processed well and can provide a protein content of nearly 80%. A good quality isolate, on the other hand, will have very minimal fat and lactose content and can have upwards of 90-95% protein content.

The main issue is price. Many companies sell "Whey" and list a mix of concentrates, isolates, and hydrolysates. In most cases, when they list a mix like this, assume that they are using the lowest cost ingredient for 90%+ of the mix (concentrates).

I would suggest taking a look at Truenutrition.com. They have developed an amazing reputation over the years for providing great quality protein and other supplements without breaking the bank. But even if you do not purchase protein from them, just looking at the nutritional information of the various types of "raw" protein they offer can give you a good idea of what the advantages/disadvantages of various types are. There are no "extras" to confuse you about which sugars/fats are being contributed by the protein itself, or simply the other additives some companies use in their formulas.

Just be careful which companies you trust and do your research. Some brands *cough* muscle milk *cough* have been found to have high levels of arsenic, cadmium, mercury, etc. And while this issue has been debated, I'd personally rather have ZERO debate about whether or not my protein is going to increase my risk of cancer or kidney problems...

I just go with the most pure form of protein I can find, and if I want extra carbs, BCAAs, fats, etc... I add them myself. I don't trust the quality or the accuracy of most companies "proven formulas". Having said that, this is not aimed at BB products. I do trust the quality of the formulas sold on BB. But if I can provide my body with 95% of the same quality ingredients for 1/2 the price... it makes my decision very simple.
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RE: Whey Isolate Protein Powder
11/5/12 8:21 PM as a reply to P180XnCounting.
Thank you. Wow this is a lot of info! I was going to try the GNC but now I'm thinking maybe I should try something else. Does anyone know any whey isolate powder that is lactose free? Preferably in a tolerable chocolate flavour rather than regular?
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RE: Whey Isolate Protein Powder
11/6/12 6:46 AM as a reply to dkapplejacks1.
ISOPURE is a good one. All Isolate should be lactose free already because of the filtering they do to make the isolate.
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RE: Whey Isolate Protein Powder
11/6/12 8:00 AM as a reply to dkapplejacks1.
I use EAS Whey Protein - Muscle Builder. It may not be the best product but I believe it is a good product and the cost won't break the bank. The chocolate has good flavor too, kind of like a chocolate malt. I drink it in the morning and within an hour post workout in the evening. Casein proteins are slower digested and may be something to look into as well. Whey proteins digest quicker.
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RE: Whey Isolate Protein Powder
11/6/12 8:17 AM as a reply to DealDiehl.
I've been using Isopure daily for almost a year now and have had great results.
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RE: Whey Isolate Protein Powder
11/7/12 11:35 AM as a reply to PhillyGuy2.
Thank you everyone. I will look into the Isopure as well.
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