which brands of whey protein you feel is the best?

  • torterry

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    Nov 23, 2010 1:35 AM GMT
    Hi ,Guys.!
    i don't know is that anyone ask it before.but i wonder what brands you guys drinking. i wanna to buy a whey protein.and now i thinking to buy between GNC or MUSCLETECH? which one is better? or other ideas?icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 23, 2010 6:04 AM GMT
    Just get your ass on dpsnutrition.net and buy a big-ass bucket of american whey. Cheap is better cuz it means you get more ;)

    I got myself a membership to sams a couple months back and I'm getting 5lb bags of EAS whey protein for $25 and it's the best deal out there
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    Nov 23, 2010 6:38 AM GMT
    See prior thread...
  • torterry

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    Nov 23, 2010 3:44 PM GMT
    thanks for helpingicon_smile.gif
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    Nov 23, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
    Reflex Nutrition....icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 23, 2010 11:14 PM GMT
    GNC is too expensive and anything by Muscletech is overpriced. Go to bodybuilding.com and read some of the reviews on protein powders.
  • Hunkymonkey

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    Nov 26, 2010 6:30 PM GMT
    I used to own a supplements company and had my own brands of protein. In my educated opinion, there isn't all that much difference between different brands. Yes, I know, each one has it's special formula and additives, and blah-blah-blah. Believe me, it's more about marketing than science. Don't worry about micellular this and ultra-crossfiltered that. Your body knows what to do when it encounters protein. I also question in most cases, whether the amounts of the additives are sufficient to really affect you. I tend to think not, though of course "aficionados" will argue with me.

    Here are the facts you need to know:
    whey protein isolate (WPI) - is whey protein that is extra filtered and has a protein value over 90%. It breaks down in your body after about 90 minutes, which is considered to be fast. Some people prefer it for post-workout. On the other hand, the extra filtering removes immunoglobulins.
    whey protein concentrate (WPC) - is whey protein that is has a protein value that can vary from 35% to about 85%. It breaks down in your body after 90 minutes. Obviously, WPC is much cheaper to produce the WPI. But since it is not over-filtered, it has some factors that get removed from WPI. Bear in mind, there is no standard for WPC except that it is over 35% protein. Major supplements companies generally do not disclose the quality of the WPC they use.
    casein - is a milk protein often blended with WPI and WPC. It breaks down over about 6 hours. It is often used for pre-bedtime protein supplementation because of that.
    Also keep in mind that when WPI and WPC are blended, again the supplements companies generally don't specify the ratio. Since WPC is cheaper, there will usually be more of that in the formulae.

    With all that in mind, look for a blend of WPI and WPC and shop based on price. Don't worry about the brand so much. I shop based on price, taste, mixability. If it mixes with a spoon and doesn;'t clump I am happy. If you are willing to consider a better option than GNC or Muscletech, visit http://www.trueprotein.com. You can custom design your own blend and they also have many very smart combinations. They have excellent prices and sell other bulk powders also.

    However, if you are a brand-slave (much like iPhone users), then, in my opinion, your best choice is Muscle Milk from Cytosport. It is a designer protein combination and has WPI, WPC, casein, and a bunch of other theoretically useful stuff in it. They have lots of flavors and it mixes instantly.

  • mybud

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    Nov 26, 2010 7:06 PM GMT
    Whey protein as a supplement before or after a workout...Casein protein is usually taken before bedtime or cottage cheese since it's slowly absorbed by the body creating a feeding cycle in your muscle during the night...GNC products are way over priced....Try Bodybuilding.com on their products..Another good site is Wheapcheap.com....they run daily specials on whey and other sups....Taste wise.... all whey and casein products taste the same to me....Eating real food is better than the protein shakes but for me....My lifestyle...the shakes are quick...I can have one as I head out the door to lift or run....Good luck...help this helped ya...BUD
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    Nov 27, 2010 8:11 PM GMT
    Instead of brand I look at contents, how much protein per serving do you get.

    I take whey isolate, one scoop gives 32 grams of protein.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Nov 27, 2010 8:17 PM GMT
    i am brand guy. i prefer muscle milk. i have used others and i just get a better pump out of my workout and more gains.
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    Dec 29, 2010 8:32 AM GMT
    Iso-xp PERIOD.
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    Dec 30, 2010 5:19 AM GMT
    Isopure Mass
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    Dec 30, 2010 5:21 AM GMT
    Definitely S-6
  • greenland

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    Dec 30, 2010 11:38 AM GMT
    sxydrkhair saidyou. Some of them help gain muscle, but after few months... Your muscles will turn into fat.

    Muscle doesnt turn to fat

    You are right that diet is much more important