ISOPURE

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    Apr 12, 2008 12:50 AM GMT
    I dont know if anyone has already asked this but has anybody used this before and liked it? There are a few guys at work that swear by it and cannot recommend enough. I know that not everything works for everyone but just wondering if you liked it and it helped you overall. Thanks jocks icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 12, 2008 2:02 AM GMT
    wrkoutbud30 saidI dont know if anyone has already asked this but has anybody used this before and liked it? There are a few guys at work that swear by it and cannot recommend enough. I know that not everything works for everyone but just wondering if you liked it and it helped you overall. Thanks jocks icon_cool.gif


    I liked it, but my GI tract hated it, if you get my drift.

    K
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    Apr 12, 2008 3:42 AM GMT
    I liked, I mix isopure (chocolate) flavor with water. Also first I ask my Doctor about this protein, and he says that you need to drink much water because proteins can cause a sedimentation in the liver. icon_cool.gif
  • groundcombat

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    Apr 12, 2008 3:46 AM GMT
    I bought this once maybe 4 or 5 years ago so I forget what it hangs its hat on. Something about being pure protein or whatnot. I liked how concentrated it was and how I could have a protein shake without feeling like I just ate a steak but the botttom line was I couldn't justify paying whatever astronomical price it was for less than a month's supply. Give me the BX's Five Star Premium Whey Protein anyday.
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    Apr 12, 2008 4:16 AM GMT
    The one thing it really has going for it is that it's pretty much straightforward protein. If you buy whey protein from GNC for example, it has unnecessary sugar, sodium, and a ton (80mg per scoop) of cholesterol. Isopure has minimal amounts of anything other than protein.
  • MikeyN85

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    Apr 12, 2008 6:05 AM GMT
    its really good! i have used it through most of the time i have lifted and it was great. an ex of mine got me hooked on it and he is PSYCHO about that kind of stuff!
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    Apr 12, 2008 12:11 PM GMT
    It's probably the best protein on the market. I just got the 3 pound container (50 bucks or so) and its pretty excellent. Some of the key features:

    50 grams of protein
    mixes very clean with water
    no carbs
    less of the "bad stuff and fillers" that other protein shakes apparently have just pure protein

    I mean give it a shot for two months. It's expensive at times but if you are a GNC member or whatever you can get it cheaper. A co-worker I train with at times pretty much swares by it and I recently started using it pre and post workout. It is good. But it does taste horrible sometimes. Also, with other proteins (like muscle milk or other brands) you have to physically mix the hell out of them, with Isopure it is quite soluble in water which is fantastic in my opinion.

    KP
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    Apr 12, 2008 12:55 PM GMT
    I've tried Isopure, and its fine. The powder is way better than the bottles of premixed...they have some kind of little balls of toilet papr in them or something...it looks clear but you toilet paper in your teedth when you drink it...what is that??

    I take other stuff now, though.

    My response is more geared toward the guys BUY STUFF AT GNC!?!?!

    Why do you shop there? They charge twice as much for EVERYTHING!

    LaSalle, you just paid 50 buck for 3 pounds? I'm not sure which kind you are buying, but check out this site:

    http://www.dpsnutrition.net/get_item_nb107.htm

    plus you get a discount if you buy more, and their free tshirts look really good on you at the gym.
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    Apr 12, 2008 3:07 PM GMT
    Yeah Tommy,

    50. I actually bought that one from the Vitamin Shoppe in the city. Then I saw it at GNC in Jersey City for like 40 - and then if you are a gold card member you get an extra 20% off.

    I was not happy. But its good, so I don't complain too much but lesson learned. I'll check that website out though.

    Thanks!
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    Apr 12, 2008 3:33 PM GMT
    IguanaI liked it, but my GI tract hated it, if you get my drift.

    Not sure if you're talking about the powder or their zero-carb pre-mixed drinks. Both are supposed to be "lactose free." It's not unusual for me to drink two of the zero-carb drinks daily, but I have to drink them far apart or I get gastrointestinal chaos. (I assume the "toilet paper" Tommy mentioned is the whey coagulating; shake it and it disappears.)

    I think that even if the lactose is removed or if you aren't lactose-intolerant, an ultra-high infusion of protein will cause GI distress, anyway.

    I have a client who is a nutritionist and she argues that it doesn't matter how clean of lactose a whey product is. She says most people who are lactose-intolerant still have an allergic reaction, even if less severe, anyway.

    Once again, I urge y'all to check out proteinfactory.com. You will save a ton of money on the highest-quality stuff you can buy and you get to design the flavor and sweetener and pick any additions you want.
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    Apr 12, 2008 5:13 PM GMT
    Obscene -- I only used the powder.

    I think you're right in that I probably have a problem with a big shot of liquid protein all at once, lactose or not. I've basically stopped using protein drinks, and moved to making sure I get enuf from real food. I honestly don't notice that much of a difference in my body composition; in fact I think it's a bit better since I stopped using supplemental protein.

    My problem also could be the lactose thing your nutritionist client talked about.

    Or it could be the jabaƱero muffins.

    Unclear.

    K
  • SFTraveler

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    Apr 12, 2008 8:38 PM GMT
    Personally, I believe the protein supplement you chose depends in large part on your goals.
    I am rebuilding my muscle mass after losing nearly all of it due to illness. I told my personal trainer that I did not want to bulk up, but wanted to regain my lean, defined swimmer's build.
    He advised me to use Big Max 50 by Max Muscle because it provides me with 50 grams of protein, 90 grams of carbs but only 4 grams of fat (from flaxseeds) and 200 mg of sodium. He promised it would help me gain lean muscle without gaining fat and it appears he is correct for me.
    I bought the 10 pound tub in strawberry which mixes easily with water and drink it within 30 minutes of our weight-training sessions.
    It works for me! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 12, 2008 8:44 PM GMT
    For me I mix GNC brand vanilla protein with my oatmeal after I finish working out or coming from dance, and for a quick shake I use GNC brand chocolate-caramel. That stuff is off the hook! It tastes great with just water, so you don't bore of taking it. If you're a chocolate lover you'll love the GNC cholocate-caramel! Plus it's always on sale, so I can get a huge tub for $30, and sometimes lower if it's between the 1st and 7th of the month (when you can use your card).
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    Apr 14, 2008 6:46 PM GMT
    groundcombat saidI bought this once maybe 4 or 5 years ago so I forget what it hangs its hat on. Something about being pure protein or whatnot. I liked how concentrated it was and how I could have a protein shake without feeling like I just ate a steak but the botttom line was I couldn't justify paying whatever astronomical price it was for less than a month's supply. Give me the BX's Five Star Premium Whey Protein anyday.


    I did price comparisons as far as how many scoops you use compared to others for the same amount of protein and how many pounds contained in the tub. Isopure isn't that much more expensive. Pretty comparable
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    Apr 16, 2008 4:55 AM GMT
    I'm going to check out prices of Isopure in some stores in Toronto and give it a try.
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    Apr 24, 2008 9:08 AM GMT
    obscenewish saidOnce again, I urge y'all to check out proteinfactory.com. You will save a ton of money on the highest-quality stuff you can buy and you get to design the flavor and sweetener and pick any additions you want.


    I want to start buying from from them -- but it's extremely confusing with all the different ratios on mixing the proteins for the desired effect -- even with that computerized "advisor".

    Isopure is good; but the zero-carb vanilla flavor doesn't blend up very creamy, probably from the lack of fat/carb.