Whey Protein. Is It Really Worth It?

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    Apr 22, 2008 7:58 PM GMT
    So i went to my local GNC store today and picked up some 100% whey protein. Is this stuff any good? Also what are the MAJOR benefits from it in the long run?
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    Apr 23, 2008 12:01 AM GMT
    If you want to maintain and build muscle. yes protein is excellent and important.

    All proteins are not made the same however, some claim to be more pure - and others are kind of junky. I have noticed that you DEFINATELY get what you pay for in terms of results and prefer Isopure and Muscletech for protein.

    Isopure has no carbs and 50 grams per serving - as well as extra glutamine. Muscletech adds some creatine (and if you take NOX - think NO XPlod, SuperPump250, etc) it has an extra "catalyst" that will help keep your pump - both in addition to whey protein. There are some good websites out there that others have recommended that are worth checking out to get discounts and the such so I recommend that as well. Search the forums as this has been a topic on a few occassions.

    Good Luck.
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    Apr 23, 2008 12:11 AM GMT
    whey is also anti-canserogen.i heard it from a doctor.
  • GeorgeNJ

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    Apr 23, 2008 2:49 AM GMT
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    Whey protein is most easily absorbed by your muscles, and the most quickly absorbed of the various proteins. Whey can be used any time, but is really optimal right after a heavy workout when your muscles have been exhausted and are real thirsty for protein.

    Casein protein is less quickly absorbed, and is good for a slow steady absorption over a few hours (I think he said it's like 4 hours or so...but I may be wrong).

    My trainer recommends whey right after a heavy workout, and a mixture of whey and casein at other times, such as just before going to bed at night, since both proteins will be feeding the muscle for several hours thru the night. (BTW, this should not keep you awake - one of the amino acids is tryptophan which helps induce sleep.)

    Dairy products (eggs, milk, cheese) have both. But Whey powders work great, as well.

    Good luck.
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    Apr 23, 2008 2:55 AM GMT
    ahhh! you bought from GNC... icon_sad.gif

    so pricey!
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    Apr 25, 2008 12:24 AM GMT
    The benefits of a good whey protein mixture cannot be understated. This is the best supplement on the market today. Yes it does have anti-carcinogenic properties, as well as numerous other ones.

    The very best protein supplement on the market right now is the one by Optimum Nutrition Pro Blend. It contains a multi-protein blend of whey protein isolates, whey protein concentrate, casein, egg albumen. This gives you the best of all the proteins in terms of timing, whey is a fast acting, casein is an intermediate (4hr) and the egg protein is a longer acting protein from 6 to 8 hours. It also has a great amino acid profile combining BCAA's and Glutamine. Also as far as I am concerned the taste beats anything else I have tried. Its also not loaded with carbs.

    Whey protein definitely helps to increase lean muscle mass. It is useful for fat loss, and appetite control. Brain function relies on appropriate protein. It enhances immune function by increasing important glutathione levels. Whey protein has been researched in prevention and life extension studies for such things as cancer, AIDS and other degenerative diseases. It may help T-cell activity and decrease wasting tissues during illness and therefore increase well-being and the speed of overall recovery.

    Whey protein is now the most biologically available protein on the market which is why athletes reach for it as their first choice. This means that whey protein is the most easily absorbed, easy to utilize protein, with the most protein per serving.
  • GQjock

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    Apr 27, 2008 11:18 AM GMT
    Protein supplementation in some form or another is really a requirement if you want to gain muscle mass

    the best way to get the protein is through your reg diet but who has the time to make sure that you have the right amt of protein with each and every meal?
    Protein in the form of whey powder or any other form does this for you
    which kind and is Muscle Milk or Isopure better ... is for the real purists to decide but on the whole protein supplementation can only help
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    Dec 31, 2009 8:04 PM GMT
    YngHungSFSD saidThe benefits of a good whey protein mixture cannot be understated. This is the best supplement on the market today. Yes it does have anti-carcinogenic properties, as well as numerous other ones.

    The very best protein supplement on the market right now is the one by Optimum Nutrition Pro Blend. It contains a multi-protein blend of whey protein isolates, whey protein concentrate, casein, egg albumen. This gives you the best of all the proteins in terms of timing, whey is a fast acting, casein is an intermediate (4hr) and the egg protein is a longer acting protein from 6 to 8 hours. It also has a great amino acid profile combining BCAA's and Glutamine. Also as far as I am concerned the taste beats anything else I have tried. Its also not loaded with carbs.

    Whey protein definitely helps to increase lean muscle mass. It is useful for fat loss, and appetite control. Brain function relies on appropriate protein. It enhances immune function by increasing important glutathione levels. Whey protein has been researched in prevention and life extension studies for such things as cancer, AIDS and other degenerative diseases. It may help T-cell activity and decrease wasting tissues during illness and therefore increase well-being and the speed of overall recovery.

    Whey protein is now the most biologically available protein on the market which is why athletes reach for it as their first choice. This means that whey protein is the most easily absorbed, easy to utilize protein, with the most protein per serving.



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    Dec 31, 2009 8:09 PM GMT
    Yeah but don't shop at GNC... it's massively overpriced. Go to like massnutrition.com or bodybuilding.com.
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    Dec 31, 2009 8:18 PM GMT
    Also try http://wholesalesupplementstore.com/ and http://www.allstarhealth.com/.
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    Dec 31, 2009 8:24 PM GMT
    less costly is to buy it at target
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    Dec 31, 2009 9:22 PM GMT
    i bought a 5 pounder for $42 at nutrabio.com
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    Dec 31, 2009 9:27 PM GMT
    I buy from Whey protein from GNC. Its actually pretty good and they have a huge selection for flavors.
  • tbone25

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    Dec 31, 2009 9:36 PM GMT
    I knew someone way back when who took protein but i don't think he worked out enough and he just got fat... is this a possibility?

    Are you required to do even extra lifting to make this work or is it about making your workouts more productive?
  • FloridaGuy71

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    Jan 01, 2010 4:32 PM GMT
    I use Optimum Nutrition NitroCore 24 Protein. It's got a mixture of fast acting whey and slowly digesting casien. I've found this to be a good all purpose protein (after work out, in the morning, and before bed). The taste of the Strawberry Milkshake is amazing... really tastes like a milkshake. I've tried many other proteins before this and some taste downright aweful. I actually enjoy drinking the NitroCore. I am convinced that the use of protein has helped me build muscle. When I make the shake, I add a little powdered L-Arginine AKG powder (Olympian Labs A-AKG Powder). This helps induce Nitric Oxide, which helps circulation, and helps to feed the protein to the muscles.

    As far as GNC, sometimes you can find some good sales there, but they tend to be overpriced. I get all my supplements from Bodybuilding.com
    The 6lb Nitrocore runs about $44. They are currently running a special on the 3lb, buy 2 (at $24.99) get 1 free, so I got 9lbs of protein for $49. They usually deliver the next day too. I ordered on Wed, Fed Ex delivered Thurs.

    I went through a lot of trial and error when first trying to find a protien I was satisfied with.. good luck.