Allergic to Whey and Soy Protein.

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    Sep 29, 2011 6:11 PM GMT
    A friend approached me and asked for advice on a diet in effort to gain weight. I am no where near as knowledgeable as others, so I thought I'd ask about.

    He wants to take some sort of protein supplement, however he is allergic to both Soy and Whey proteins. Does anyone know of alternatives?

    Dairy, nuts, eggs, soy - he's allergic to em' all - practically all this guy can eat is meat and vegetables. Actually not a bad combination - but as for the protein supplement, any suggestions?
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    Sep 29, 2011 6:52 PM GMT
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/liver.html

    easy protein, mind you the pills tends to be massive

    liver rox sox
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    Sep 29, 2011 6:59 PM GMT
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/musclemeds/carnivor.html

    I'm not sure if he would be allergic to beef protein, but it looks promising, since it's completely derived from meat.
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    Sep 29, 2011 7:08 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidThese supplements get to be expensive. If they're going to come from a meat source I would highly recommend just eating meat and not invest in these powdered dry meat sources.


    I thought the same thing at first, but then again- people may get bored with the meaty taste of meat, and want a protein alternative that doesn't have such flavor.
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    Sep 29, 2011 7:33 PM GMT
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0019696AY/ref=wms_ohs_product

    Do the subscribe & save of this stuff. Or find it at the store, of course. It's awesome & I've used it for a year or so. Very pure stuff & much less sugar than most of what's on the market.


    EDIT:
    http://www.amazon.com/Manitoba-Harvest-Soluble-Concentrate-16-Ounce/dp/B002CPVTH4/ref=pd_sbs_gro2

    This one has more protein but its pricier so I just get the 50 instead of the 70. 50's been fine for me but sharing both.
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    Sep 29, 2011 9:22 PM GMT
    track_boi saidhttp://www.bodybuilding.com/store/liver.html

    easy protein, mind you the pills tends to be massive

    liver rox sox


    ...each tablet contains 1.5g of Protein lol.. that's a lot of pills to swallow icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 29, 2011 9:24 PM GMT
    How about brown rice protein? Is he allergic to that?
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    Sep 30, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    There is coconut yogurt which is vegan. I know coconuts are technically a 'nut' but allergies to coconuts are pretty rare even with people that are allergic to almonds, peanuts, etc. There is only about 6g of protein per container but its something right?

    What about seeds i.e. flax, chia, sunflower?
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    Sep 30, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    MRM's Veggie Protein does not contain dairy, soy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, gluten, or yeast.

    http://www.mrm-usa.com/v2/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=121&category_id=16&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26
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    Sep 30, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    track_boi saidhttp://www.bodybuilding.com/store/liver.html

    easy protein, mind you the pills tends to be massive

    liver rox sox


    It was made in a facility that uses the stuff he's allergic to.
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    Sep 30, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    I didn't know if I'd get any responses, but I surely did. Will forward these on to him and see what he says.

    Thanks for helping out guys. His diet is pretty crazy, not sure how he does it. Very specific on what he can eat and what he can't.

    Blending up meat does not sound too appealing I must admit.
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    Sep 30, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    adam228 said
    track_boi saidhttp://www.bodybuilding.com/store/liver.html

    easy protein, mind you the pills tends to be massive

    liver rox sox


    ...each tablet contains 1.5g of Protein lol.. that's a lot of pills to swallow icon_razz.gif


    TOO MANY
  • mikey_101

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    Sep 30, 2011 9:22 AM GMT
    HEMP?
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    Sep 30, 2011 12:44 PM GMT
    Vega. They have a wide range of products, as well as a sport specific line. Its all natural and dairy, soy, and gluten free.

    http://www.myvega.com
    http://www.vegasport.com
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    Sep 30, 2011 1:12 PM GMT
    Hemp protein tastes awful, like eating a bag of seeds and stems.

    Have had very good luck with Rice protein. It is more affordable than other veggie alternatives.
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    Oct 01, 2011 2:47 AM GMT
    Again - thanks for all the help guys.

    Will look into the Rice Protein as well.

    He'll be amused that gay men were the one's who had the answers. (He's straight).
  • mybud

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    Oct 01, 2011 3:28 AM GMT
    Try hemp protein....
  • MikemikeMike

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    Oct 01, 2011 7:46 AM GMT
    how bout from good foodicon_idea.gif
  • DreamItDoIt

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    Oct 02, 2011 1:57 AM GMT
    I am allergic to some similar proteins as your friend.

    I really like CRC Medical Protein Plus
    http://www.crcmedicalpf.com/wp/?page_id=70
    Its a pea and cranberry sourced protein product.

    The Rice and Hemp are ok, but definitely gritty.

    I also really like a straight Pea Protein from
    http://www.prescribedchoice.com/Products/PeaProtein.html

    and the Vega product has a cool blend with a better balance of the essential aminos, but have not actually tried it.

    The two companies I sent you may not sell to the public directly as I get the from a Wholesale company that only sells to Physicians, but they should be available online or hit me up if he really wants to try them and you cant find them easily or reasonably priced.

    Good Luck to him! icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 02, 2011 5:51 AM GMT
    Not a voice of an expert buuuut.... Cassein Protein?
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    Oct 02, 2011 5:53 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidJust be aware: although some are touting it with confidence, vegetable protein sources do not have the ideal amino acid ratio as flesh protein sources. I'm not going to advocate one over the other. However, for myself I could not have the level of mass and strength if I totally relied on vegetable source proteins. However, I really wish I could.

    And not sure if the blended meat comment was directed toward me but I don't see what the problem is with ground meat. You can make meat sauces to put over vegetables and/or pasta or make hamburger patties. I make chicken and salmon patties all the time and they're delicious. They're simply easier and quicker to eat because they've already been ground up.


    I totally agree with this! None of the non-animal sourced protein powders are complete proteins. I like to either use a blend (hemp/pea/rice like vega) or I mix or rotate the individual powders to get around this as much as I can. There is research that at least for maintenance it doesn't matter if you get a complete protein every meal as long as you get all nine essential amino acids on a daily or frequent basis. Not sure that works for building, would be cool to see.
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    Oct 02, 2011 6:03 AM GMT
    I don't think anyone is saying vegetable proteins are better than solid meat or vice versa. I believe the vegetable proteins are just being suggested because the OP specifically asked for a supplement (id est not a "solid" food source) that fit into his friend's restrictive dietary needs.
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    Oct 05, 2011 5:39 PM GMT
    I was under the impression that the rice/pea protein combo was supposed to be balanced to provide complete protein. In experimenting with various protein powders, I tried two different rice/pea protein powders, and they both made me sick to my stomach... stuff sat in there like a rock, completely indigestible.
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    Oct 10, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    Beef Protein Isolate. It's a protein powder made from Beef. And it's surprisingly tasty (I get the fruit punch flavor - tastes like Kool-Aid).

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/musclemeds/carnivor.html
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    Dec 21, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    Sun Warrior just came out with a new protein that is Hemp/ Pea/ Cranberry based! Hemp protein alone provides all of your essential amino acids!

    It's also more easily digestible (from experience) there is no awkward feeling of fullness after & no gas or indigestion!

    Hands down the best protein shake I've had & def recommend it!

    Oh yeah, it's called Warrior Blend! (don't act like you don't love the name)