Protein Shakes

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    Nov 05, 2012 5:29 AM GMT
    I've been looking around for some good protien shakes or protien powders but I honestly don't know what qualities to look. What are some good brands that you've tried? and how are they good? =]
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    Nov 05, 2012 6:48 AM GMT
    Protein shakes- Look for protein content in it. Usually it ranges from 20 to 50mg per scoop. And choose depending on your requirements (Body weight and increment in weight). Here is a website for general information- http://proteinshakesguide.com/ . Hope this will help!
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    Nov 05, 2012 12:25 PM GMT
    Because I am allergic to sucralose, I have to use a brand without artificial sweeteners. I have been using ON's Gold Standard 100% Whey for a few years now. It seems to works well. Also, I read somewhere a while ago that a small bolus of sugar helps with protein absorption, so I add a tablespoon of hot chocolate mix in my shake.

    Also, on the topic of proteins, milk is an excellent source of cassein - a slow uptake/slow metabolic protein that the body processes during periods of rest. Unless you are lactose intolerant, you may want to consider taking a glass of milk before going to bed.

    Good luck with your efforts bud.
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    Nov 05, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
    I look for brand's that don't have additives like sugar and caffeine. Also prefer the protein to come from grass fed sources with no anti-biotics, etc.

    The two brands that I've used are:

    Stronger, Faster, Healthier: http://www.strongerfasterhealthier.com/products/whey_protein

    Evolve Foods: http://shop.evolvefoods.com/product-p/snx-005.htm
  • calibro

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    Nov 05, 2012 4:52 PM GMT
    buy the ones with protein
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 05, 2012 8:30 PM GMT
    Different types of protein are absorbed at different rates. I use a product by Intek called Evolution that has 34 grams of protein plus glutamine, BCAAs and amino acids. 34 grams is about all your body can absorb in 3-4 hours but it is also built of five different protein derivatives which absorb at different rates so I get a boost right after workout (within 1/2 hour max) but in the mornings I use it plus fruit plus local honey and a few carbs for breakfast. Watch the calorie count. Including milk, it should be no more than about 100 calories. Whey protein is the gold standard.
  • bischero

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    Nov 05, 2012 9:11 PM GMT
    My protein shake of awesomeness includes:

    One cup of milk:

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    Then add one of these guys:

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    And then add a scoop of protein (I use Target's protein powder because it's cheap and 25 g of protein in every scoop):

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    You'll have one GREAT tasting shake at the end!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 05, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    Use them only if you must, because the good ones are way more expensive than food.

    I use cold processed organic hemp protein mostly.There is also whey protein made out milk from grass-fed cows.

    Protein powders are highly processed. This processing adds toxins (xenoestrogens) especially when processed at high temperatures (isolates are the worst). Stick with protein concentrate, stay away from isolates.

    In addition, the cheapest most affordable protein powder is whey protein made from animals raised in conventional factory farms. Thus, they carry over all the "good stuff" (such as hormones and anti-biotics, GMO and pesticides from grains).

    Next it's the additives, flavors etc. Another major source of xenoestrogens.
    The easy way to figure out the amount of additives is to look at the label on the product and do the math. You see how much a scoop weighs , then add the content of proteins, carbs, fat and the rest is additives. It can be as high as 10% or more!




    The xenoestrogens are not killing you overnight, but you can think of them as tabaco cigarates on steroids.
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    Nov 05, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    StarryEyed22 saidI've been looking around for some good protien shakes or protien powders but I honestly don't know what qualities to look. What are some good brands that you've tried? and how are they good? =]


    Definitely make your own. Bought varieties have too much sugar and crap.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Nov 05, 2012 11:12 PM GMT
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    Would you believe I am sipping on one of these as I'm typing out my response? There are times when I become very weak due to a potassium deficiency (like right now) and in about 30 minutes I'll be feeling much better. These work! They aren't inexpensive, however, it really helps me when I need it the most.
  • Medjai

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    Nov 05, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    Two things:

    1) when consuming something protein dense, be sure to drink a good amount of liquid with it. Helps with hydrolysis of the amino chain, and with absorbtion.

    2) make sure you have some simple, natural carbs with it. Fruit is a good start. Although protein has a calorie content, it isn't an ideal calorie source for two reasons: the metabolites are tough on the liver and kidneys in high amounts, and the brain will not use them as an energy source, and it uses 40% of your bodies calories. The brain only runs on glucose and ketones. Glucose comes from carbs, while ketones come from breaking down muscle. Eating carbs prevents all the negatives here.
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    Nov 06, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    So many things that go into buying protein powders, wow haha xD Thanks guys! =D