Is this a good nutritional supplement?

  • PR_GMR

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    Nov 10, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    Just picked up some Nitro-Tech Whey Isolate from Muscletech at GNC. I'm looking to bulk up in the coming weeks and it sounds like a good supplement: 60g of protein per 2 scoops, plus low in carbs and a bit of creatine per serving. Any thoughts?

    It wasn't too expensive, around 38 bucks for 12 two scoop servings. The GNC salesman wanted to steer me to some supplements that were almost 80 bucks. I want to bulk up but can't afford to break the the bank.. so the very expensive supplements are all out. I'm not a serious bodybuilder; just want to put up some muscle mass as I'm lean now.

    Any other supplement reccomendations?
  • UFJocknerd

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    Nov 10, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    PR_GMR said
    It wasn't too expensive, around 38 bucks for 12 two scoop servings.


    Over $3 per serving??? Crazy ripoff man. Whey is a by-product of the process of making cheese; it's cheap as dirt.

    Better supplement = turkey and cheese sammich.
  • PR_GMR

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    Nov 10, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    UFJocknerd said
    PR_GMR said
    It wasn't too expensive, around 38 bucks for 12 two scoop servings.


    Over $3 per serving??? Crazy ripoff man. Whey is a by-product of the process of making cheese; it's cheap as dirt.

    Better supplement = turkey and cheese sammich.


    Damn! Really? icon_lol.gif

    Why.. why protein.. why must you be so expensive?!
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    Nov 10, 2012 9:40 PM GMT
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/muscletech/nitro-tech.html

    That's almost 2 weeks of protein. So 80$ a month. You must rake it in. $.

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/musclepharm/combat.html

    This is what I've been using for 2 months now and I like it. It's 24 Servings for 40$
    and there's always promo codes to apply or deals going on. Though it is 50g of protein per 2 servings.
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    Nov 10, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
    Hey, here's a unique idea....why not ask your health care provider or professional nutritionist (or, skeptically, a qualified "trainer?

    Or, you could take the beaten path of sucking up any supplement "recommended" by RJrs and reap the benefits of health endangerment. Just take any supplement you choose and feel good about it.

    There are sooooo many scams on the market that want YOUR money. I ended up in HBP trouble from "recommended" supplements. To bulk up, just take your time. don't rush it, dude. You're already looking GREAT!

  • mybud

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    Nov 11, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    Eat real food. instead..if you need protein shakes to fill in your diet...Go to Sam's Club or Costco.... you can buy 5 pounds of protein for about $33.00
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    Nov 11, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    I agree. Real food. 1 g of protein for your body weight, and eat some before a workout, and a piece of fruit after. Lay of grains and carbs. And a healthy dose of fats from almonds, olive oil, coconut oil. Eats as much as makes you full. Oh and make sure the protein is pretty lean, but any protein is good: eggs, fish, chicken breast (skinless) even lean red meat is fantastic for adding muscle, and lean pork.
  • Ebadger

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    Nov 11, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    Here is a link that helped me figure it out

    http://www.proteinreport.com/whatisprotein.php

    Remember to calculate how much protein you need, which is 1 gram per lb of your own body weight, more like 1.5 g per lb, but all this info is in the website


    I was doing casein at night before bed, and I was doing a whey blend before work outs, plus a protein bar after my workouts. In addition to that, chicken and nuts and beans to balance it off and reach the number of grams I needed.

    I hope this helps!
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    Nov 11, 2012 4:06 AM GMT
    I buy a case of Soya Granules and it lasts for about 6 months. 22g protein per quarter cup, real food, not a supplement. Just crushed up soybeans ready to eat or add to food.

    Yall pay per month what I pay for like 6 months.
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    Nov 11, 2012 4:14 AM GMT
    bluey2223 saidI buy a case of Soya Granules and it lasts for about 6 months. 22g protein per quarter cup, real food, not a supplement. Just crushed up soybeans ready to eat or add to food.

    Yall pay per month what I pay for like 6 months.


    That "yall" is hot!
  • PR_GMR

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    Nov 12, 2012 4:46 PM GMT
    Ebadger saidHere is a link that helped me figure it out

    http://www.proteinreport.com/whatisprotein.php

    Remember to calculate how much protein you need, which is 1 gram per lb of your own body weight, more like 1.5 g per lb, but all this info is in the website


    I was doing casein at night before bed, and I was doing a whey blend before work outs, plus a protein bar after my workouts. In addition to that, chicken and nuts and beans to balance it off and reach the number of grams I needed.

    I hope this helps!


    Yes, thanks! This and all other advice in this thread helps. I'm going to find some cheaper protein. I definitely want more 'real food', although I don't have time to cook all the time.
  • Medjai

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    Nov 12, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    mybud saidEat real food. instead..if you need protein shakes to fill in your diet...Go to Sam's Club or Costco.... you can buy 5 pounds of protein for about $33.00


    Costco protein is overpriced garbage, to be honest... Yes, even Costco can overprice.

    I had a trainer once that used powdered egg whites as a protein source, but I know very little about it. Apparently dirt cheap, and tasteless when blended in a smoothie. Anyone know anything more about this?
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    Nov 13, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
    DON'T BUY ANYTHING FROM GNC.....EVER.....NOT EVEN ON THEIR STUPID "DISCOUNT DAYS"!
    First of all, they sell cheap crap. Secondly, they mark their products up ridiculously high, then make you believe they're giving you a "20% discount". Even with their discount, you're still paying way too much. Vitamin Shoppe is much better and you won't get ripped off.
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    Nov 13, 2012 12:19 AM GMT
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    This is my favorite protein powder of all time. I'm on my third or fourth container of this stuff and love it. It doesn't weigh me down like other proteins and the vanilla tastes great in my morning smoothies.