Paleo Protein Powders & Carnivor

  • gwuinsf

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    Feb 06, 2012 9:27 PM GMT
    So after reading many posts on this site about Paleo Diet, I decided to read up about it and I started transitioning to it this weekend.

    I still have a lot of Whey protein powder, so I decided I would just use that all up before I buy something new. I realize the Paleo authors primarily suggest that your protein should come from lean meats, but honestly a protein shake is quick and easy, especially in the morning.

    They suggest egg protein powder but I'm wondering if anyone has tried Carnivor. You don't hear too much about beef-based protein powders, so I'm wondering if there is a reason for that. Their claim is that it's more concentrated than Whey. So why don't more people use it?
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    Feb 07, 2012 12:40 AM GMT
    Back in the spring I participated on a Paleo site and my guess is that they would say the following: protein, as found in meat, is digested s-l-o-w-l-y. That is how it should be digested. Protein powders are a bit of a shock to the system. Too much protein absorption at once stresses the kidneys and gets pissed out.

    On the other hand, if you are in a bind and the beaf-based powder is all you have to work with, why not try it. The figure I have seen for years is to not go over 40g at once. It would be convenient for post-workout.

    One word of caution. It contains creatine. Do you want creatine? Also it has various stupid ingredients: "Maltodextrin, Artificial Flavor, Blue #1 And Sucralose." Maltodextrin is made from starch, often from wheat. I do not know if it has any of the properties that make grains and beans off limits for Paleo. Artificial sweeteners, like Maltodextrin and Sucralose in this product, are reported to increase cravings for sweets and starch. Some people do not tolerate these things well.
  • unjaded

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    Feb 07, 2012 4:44 AM GMT
    use sprirulina for protien supplement .

    Best spirulina: When you buy spirulina or products made with spirulina (one of my top recommended superfoods), make sure it's Spirulina Pacifica harvested from the waters of Kona, Hawaii, by a company called Cyanotech. This company farms the most nutritionally potent spirulina in the world. And thanks to the deep sea waters off the coast of Hawaii, this spirulina is free of contaminants found in many other coastal waters of the world. When you buy spirulina, make sure it's from Hawaii.

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    Feb 07, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    I like to eat unsalted canned chicken breast (chunks) for the quick protein fix when I'm in a hurry. However, I do grind a little sea salt on it to give it some flavor. icon_lol.gif