Whey. Any alternatives to Optimun Nutrition and Dymatize?

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    Jun 02, 2013 11:21 AM GMT
    Hi guys!

    Until now I've been taking whey protein shakes from ON and Dymatize. I think they are pretty good and work well, but I've been reading lately that they are mainstream proteins, and even if they are great, there are even better whey proteins out there and not well known.

    I've been taking "100% Gold Standard Whey" and "100% Casein Protein" from ON, and "Elite Whey" from Dymatize.

    Can somebody recommend me other products? All suggestions are welcome, even if you suggest me to keep taking those mentioned above or other products from the same companies.

    Thanks in advance.
  • calibro

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    Jun 02, 2013 2:59 PM GMT
    it's all the same to your stomach
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    Jun 03, 2013 2:29 AM GMT
    http://progressivenutritional.com/harmonized-protein/
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    Jun 03, 2013 2:48 AM GMT
    asdex85 saidHi guys!

    Until now I've been taking whey protein shakes from ON and Dymatize. I think they are pretty good and work well, but I've been reading lately that they are mainstream proteins, and even if they are great, there are even better whey proteins out there and not well known.

    I've been taking "100% Gold Standard Whey" and "100% Casein Protein" from ON, and "Elite Whey" from Dymatize.

    Can somebody recommend me other products? All suggestions are welcome, even if you suggest me to keep taking those mentioned above or other products from the same companies.

    Thanks in advance.


    One day I hope to have such an incredible physique that Optimum asks me to spokesmodel.

    I'm mostly kidding... not really... I mean, if they're on here reading this...

    Anyway, I love Optimum. I think it mixes well and tastes great when mixed with other things.

    Their unflavored creatine is a huge hit for me personally, and by "unflavored" they don't just mean "it tastes like chemicals instead of chocolate." There's no taste.
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    Jun 03, 2013 6:17 AM GMT
    asdex85 said there are even better whey proteins out there and not well known.

    Can you clarify this? What do you mean by a better whey protein?
  • virgo69

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    Jun 05, 2013 12:07 AM GMT
    Try this...... supplementreviews.com
  • fitartistsf

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    Jun 05, 2013 12:49 AM GMT
    Try Evolution by Intek...

    34 grams of protein per scoop (one of the larger amounts of grams per scoop sold)
    160 calories
    1 gram of fat per scoop
    35 mg of sodium per scoop
    1 gram of sugar per scoop
    1 gram of fiber per scoop
    2 grams of carbs per scoop...

    Chocolate
    Cookies n Cream
    Vanilla
    Caramel Latte
    Strawberry Banana
    Orange Creamsicle
  • purdont4

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    Jun 05, 2013 12:55 AM GMT
    Fuck Intek... $80 expensive crap... but tastes good.

    Supplement Warehouse -- Fitness Pro 10lb whey for $60.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Jun 05, 2013 12:59 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said
    asdex85 said there are even better whey proteins out there and not well known.

    Can you clarify this? What do you mean by a better whey protein?


    Ones that don't include a bunch of crappy chemical ingredients.

    Optimum Nutrion's natural line is good
    So is Zero Carb Isopure

    My favorite is Musclepharm Combat Powder. Excellent ingredient profile but not overly expensive.
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    Jun 05, 2013 1:13 AM GMT
    As far as taste goes, I've yet to find anything that beats the Syntrax Nectar series. My favorite is "Fuzzy Navel" followed by Lemon tea and pink grapefruit. They are outstanding.

    Whey is pretty much whey regardless of the hype the supplement companies put out there and something like 90% of it is manufactured by one company that sells to all the supplement companies who modify it slightly and put thier label on it. The one BIG thing that can be different is the purity. A low purity way (i.e. inexpensive) with a lot of residual lactose, such as body fortress, can give you gas so bad you can clear a conference room with one small silent puff. I know because I did it haha. Aside from the gas, the protein worked just fine, the gains kept coming and it was CHEAP!

    Also, I haven't noticed any difference/benefit between the isolate versus hydrolysate (complete chain whey protein versus predigested short chain proteins and aminos) although at one time the hydrolysate was hyped as second only to testosterone for putting on mass. The hydrolysate is absorbed faster than whey but I'm not sure that this is even a desirable thing.

    I like ON's Casein but there aren't many other brands to choose from.

    I can definitely advise you to avoid Carnivor, which is based on beef protein. Great idea, but incredibly poor execution. It's like drinking a 4 day old road kill with fruit punch perfume to try to hide the smell and they don't even give you the amino profile so for all you know it could be made out of hide, lips and assholes.
  • SkyMiles

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    Jun 05, 2013 1:23 AM GMT
    Voltaire said...
    I can definitely advise you to avoid Carnivor, which is based on beef protein. Great idea, but incredibly poor execution. It's like drinking a 4 day old road kill with fruit punch perfume to try to hide the smell and they don't even give you the amino profile so for all you know it could be made out of hide, lips and assholes.


    LOL! "drinking roadkill"!! Too funny, but hey, if it's good for you...icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 05, 2013 1:23 AM GMT
    Try Magnum Nutraceuticals..Quattro,.... 60 grams of protein per one scoop and less than 1 gram of sugar per scoop.
  • fitartistsf

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    Jun 05, 2013 2:22 AM GMT
    purdont4 saidFuck Intek... $80 expensive crap... but tastes good.

    Supplement Warehouse -- Fitness Pro 10lb whey for $60.


    To each his own I guess. I've bought the product now close to five years, my trainer who owns a Max muscle supplement store sells it, and yes it can be pricey, but for me, not as much as you say. I get a discount. Still, it depends on the flavor that you buy, I get the cookies and cream, and it's to die for. And as I mentioned, pretty much the most grams per scoop being sold out there today.
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    Jun 05, 2013 2:42 AM GMT
    The best "product" I can recommend you is your favorite internet search engine.

    The best advice I can give is to try a bunch of different stuff till you find what YOUR body responds to best.