Any opinion of PURE protein drink?

  • dommyinlosang...

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    Nov 13, 2013 5:19 PM GMT
    for some reason i'm suspicious because of this drink... it tastes really good, it's inexpensive and has lots of protein. seems too good to be true. is there something i am missing? a better one out there?

    turns out it's from weight watchers which i didn't know until recently...

    i use it before or after workouts... i'm more a cardio guy but do light weight training 5 or 6 days a week

    just curious if there's something i dont know (there's plenty i dont know on numerous subjects lol) is this a different type of protein? why does it taste so good when most protein drinks make me gag? anyone have an opinion? or alternative?
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    Nov 13, 2013 5:34 PM GMT
    It's probably full of soy and filler ingredients like vegetable oil and thickening agents.
  • MikeW

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    Nov 13, 2013 5:38 PM GMT
    It would have been helpful if you'd linked to the product. I assume you are referring to this: http://www.pureprotein.net/category/DRINKS The question is, what's in it? I did a quick perusal but didn't find any Ingredient Labels on the site. That in itself makes me cautious. If you'd post what is on the Ingredients Label, that would be a help.

    Are there different 'kinds' of protein used in protein drinks? Well, there are different sources, most commonly soy, whey, and casein. See this article for example: http://www.allstarhealth.com/blog/miscellaneous/choosing-the-best-protein-powder-the-many-faces-of-protein/
  • MikeW

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    Nov 13, 2013 5:40 PM GMT
    xrichx saidIt's probably full of soy and filler ingredients like vegetable oil and thickening agents.

    Yes and some kind of sweetener and artificial flavors.
  • FireDoor211

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    Nov 13, 2013 6:06 PM GMT
    Are there any good non whey options?
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    Nov 13, 2013 6:08 PM GMT
    PURE is Hot! I'd drink to him any day! >)
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    Nov 13, 2013 6:08 PM GMT
    FireDoor211 saidAre there any good non whey options?


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    Nov 13, 2013 6:25 PM GMT
    OnceUponATime said
    FireDoor211 saidAre there any good non whey options?


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  • RSnSD

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    Nov 13, 2013 6:30 PM GMT
    If you have a Costco membership, the Premier Protein shakes are a better deal. Pack of 18 for $24. 160 calories, 30g protein and only 1g sugar. Only offered in chocolate or vanilla though. Sometimes when I feel like something different I will buy a few Pure Protein cans from Trader Joe's. They have both the 23g/35g cans there. If you want to try different flavors you can find them on Amazon as well.
  • dommyinlosang...

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    Nov 13, 2013 6:50 PM GMT
    MikeW saidIt would have been helpful if you'd linked to the product. I assume you are referring to this: http://www.pureprotein.net/category/DRINKS The question is, what's in it? I did a quick perusal but didn't find any Ingredient Labels on the site. That in itself makes me cautious. If you'd post what is on the Ingredients Label, that would be a help.

    Are there different 'kinds' of protein used in protein drinks? Well, there are different sources, most commonly soy, whey, and casein. See this article for example: http://www.allstarhealth.com/blog/miscellaneous/choosing-the-best-protein-powder-the-many-faces-of-protein/


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  • MikeW

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    Nov 13, 2013 10:11 PM GMT
    ^^ That doesn't tell us much. "No added sugar**" would suggest there is a footnote. At least it doesn't contain aspartame.

    What I was asking for can be found on THIS PAGE (scroll down, right side).

    1 - 35g Shake Banana Cream
    Serving Size1Can
    Servings Per Container1
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 150
    Calories From Fat 10


    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 1g 2%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 15mg 5%
    Sodium 150mg 6%
    Potassium 280mg 8%
    Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 1g
    Protein 35g 70%


    Vitamin A 0%
    Vitamin C 0%
    Calcium 90%
    Iron 4%
    Phosphorus 50%
    Magnesium 6%


    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
    Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Ingredients:
    Water, Protein Blend (Milk Protein Concentrate, Calcium Caseinate), Tricalcium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Soybean Oil, Salt, Artificial Flavors (Contains Caramel Color), Sodium Citrate, Sucralose, Carrageenan, Acesulfame Potassium, FD&C Yellow #5.
    Contains Milk And Soy Ingredients.


    "Milk Protein Concentrate" being whey although at the bottom it also says it contains soy. I assume it tastes good because it was 'designed' to. More artificial chemicals than I'd want to ingest on a regular basis. But w/e, it probably won't kill you and if it works for you, bottoms up.