Whey Protein Supplements for a Lactose Intolerant Loser

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    Nov 14, 2008 6:36 AM GMT
    I've hit a roadblock in my performance increases, strength and mass building. I feel like I get told 10 different things and I don't know who to trust. I bought Optimum Nutrition Protein Powder and even lactate pills to take with them but it still does a number on my stomach. Anyone have any recommendations or solutions? Feel free to suggest any other key supplements as well. I'm looking to gain strength and mass...15 lbs or so.
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    Nov 14, 2008 11:10 AM GMT
    why dont you take amino acid instead of protein. amino acids go directly to blood without processing.
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    Nov 14, 2008 1:32 PM GMT
    quahogmayor saidI've hit a roadblock in my performance increases, strength and mass building. I feel like I get told 10 different things and I don't know who to trust. I bought Optimum Nutrition Protein Powder and even lactate pills to take with them but it still does a number on my stomach. Anyone have any recommendations or solutions? Feel free to suggest any other key supplements as well. I'm looking to gain strength and mass...15 lbs or so.


    I just looked online, and Optimum Nutrition's whey protein powder contains whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate. Whey protein concentrate contains lactose. If whey protein is what you want, then what you need is a whey protein powder containing whey protein isolate and no whey protein concentrate. My advice: save money and buy pure whey protein isolate in bulk. I buy the cold-filtered whey protein isolate from:

    http://www.trueprotein.com/
  • cowboyathlete

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    Nov 14, 2008 3:55 PM GMT
    I am puzzled as to why you call yourself a loser for something that is not really under your control. I have asthma, others have diabetes, etc. I went through a spell where I was lactose intolerant, I just made sure to have capsules onhand to help digest lactose whenever I expected to have a large amount of milk or cheese. You could try the same thing.
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    Jan 08, 2009 4:53 AM GMT
    Whole foods has one called bio- C (Something like that). The guy at gnc said it is good. They had all sorts of ones they were pricey. I want to know if anyone used them before I bought them.
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    Jan 08, 2009 4:55 AM GMT
    Hmmm... you could try soy protein (if you don't mind the estrogenic effects) or egg protein. I guess if all else fails you can throw a steak in a blender and suck that down icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 09, 2009 1:49 AM GMT
    there are lactose free proteins, and their labels will be clearly marked "lactose free." if these are giving you a negative reaction, chances are it's not because of lactose, it's because of shitty quality protein full of awful unnecessary fillers.

    some alternatives to whey are soy and rice protein. rice protein is expensive, but it doesn't have the estrogenic effects of soy.
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    Jan 09, 2009 2:04 AM GMT
    rezdylan saidthere are lactose free proteins, and their labels will be clearly marked "lactose free." if these are giving you a negative reaction, chances are it's not because of lactose, it's because of shitty quality protein full of awful unnecessary fillers.

    some alternatives to whey are soy and rice protein. rice protein is expensive, but it doesn't have the estrogenic effects of soy.


    could also be an allergy to milk protein
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    Jan 10, 2009 12:08 AM GMT
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    quahogmayor saidI've hit a roadblock in my performance increases, strength and mass building. I feel like I get told 10 different things and I don't know who to trust. I bought Optimum Nutrition Protein Powder and even lactate pills to take with them but it still does a number on my stomach. Anyone have any recommendations or solutions? Feel free to suggest any other key supplements as well. I'm looking to gain strength and mass...15 lbs or so.


    I just looked online, and Optimum Nutrition's whey protein powder contains whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate. Whey protein concentrate contains lactose. If whey protein is what you want, then what you need is a whey protein powder containing whey protein isolate and no whey protein concentrate. My advice: save money and buy pure whey protein isolate in bulk. I buy the cold-filtered whey protein isolate from:

    http://www.trueprotein.com/


    I think trueprotein.com is one of my new favorite sites. Bring on the rice protein!
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    Jan 10, 2009 6:25 AM GMT
    All brands of protein powders/shakes used to upset my stomach. But then I tried Isopure MRP powders because their ads claimed that it was safe for lactose intolerant people. I tried it and it didn't give me any problems. After a few years, I switched over to Optimum Nutrition and it worked out fine. I don't know if it's possible, but I think I built up my lactose tolerance. I've recently switched over to Labrada MRP powders and it hasn't upset my stomach either.
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    Jan 11, 2009 4:58 AM GMT
    There are several kinds of protein supplements available: milk and egg protein, soy, beef, and even vegetable protein; but the absolute best source of protein is ion-exchange whey protein. This protein has superior biological value (which means it may yield more usable grams of protein than other protein supplements), plus it is very low in lactose (the substance in milk that causes a lot of stomach upset and gas in individuals).

    If you are interested in a superior whey protein that will not upset your stomach, check out Veriuni Advanced Whey Protein. The link is below.

    http://tinyurl.com/a72vbj
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    Jan 11, 2009 5:13 AM GMT
    I'm lactose intolerant too. This is what I buy:

    http://proteinfactory.com/shop/product.php?productid=43&cat=1&bestseller

    But Flex is correct; you can also be allergic to milk protein. And no matter your allergic status, if you consume huge amounts of protein, your GI system is going to react. But 3 shakes a day of this have not bothered me.
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    Mar 14, 2009 2:58 AM GMT
    A few years ago, I went to the doctor because I was having frequent diarrhea. The doctor did all kinds of different tests. I finally figured out that it was the whey protein that was keeping me close to the bathroom.

    After 20 years of working out, and trying LOTS of different supplements, I can say that the ONLY thing that works is Creatine. ALL the rest is a waste of money.

    1) If you have a thin to average build, eat 5 meals a day and lift heavy weights. You'll gain weight, but it will be muscle weight which is heavier than fat weight.

    2) If you're over weight, cut out all the bad foods like sodas, pre-packaged frozen dinners, and anything from a vending machine. Don't starve yourself because it puts your body into survival mode so that it stores the excess fat.

    Throw out the cookies, chips, and similar crap that has no food value.

    Learn to eat some variation of home cooked meat, vegetable, and potato or rice.

    Then, decide on something aerobic that you enjoy doing, and do it. It could be a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day, running, tread mill, anything that will burn off some of the calories that you are taking in.

    Eat 5 healthy meals a day and lift heavy weights. Don't stuff yourself. Just eat until you're comfortably full.

    Throw away the bathroom scales. You will know if you are losing fat weight and gaining muscle weight.
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    Aug 09, 2009 10:56 PM GMT
    Perfect Zero Carb Isopure Protein. Cost around $40 for a 3lbs and contains 50 grams of protein per serving. Just started taking it and it taste ok.