Milk as Protein Powder replacement

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    Oct 02, 2007 9:37 PM GMT
    Just wondering what people think of using milk or milk powder as a replacement for other protein powders. It would seem to be a pretty good and cheap alternative. And it has carbs and fats that are necessary to aid in protein digestion. So yeah? no?
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    Oct 02, 2007 11:19 PM GMT
    I actually mix a 1/2 scoop of whey protein powder with a 1/2 cup of org. 2% milk and a 1/2 cup of purified water. At ~$3 a half gallon for organic milk, I'm not sure I'm saving any money. However, it tastes better and sure as hell makes it go down smoother!
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    Oct 02, 2007 11:57 PM GMT
    It's just simple math. Most protein powders get their protein from dried milk whey. You have to read the label to find the amount that's in there. For the simple whey concentrate that I have, a "scoop" has about as much protein as two cups of milk, but without the extra carbs and fat. Mixed with a cup of milk, that's three times the protein, without extra carbs. If you were going to have those carbs (which are mostly lactose) anyway, the milk is cheaper. If you were trying to cut down on sugars, the powder is a better bet.

    Some powders also have some portion of partially-digested protein or alternatively, slower-digesting protein. This is supposed to create some kind of "timed-release" effect. I'm kind of skeptical.
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    Oct 03, 2007 8:46 AM GMT
    Milk is slow to digest. Not ideal first thing in the morning or post workout, but good for bed time.
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    Oct 03, 2007 12:49 PM GMT
    most of peoples assumptions on absorption are incorrect anyway and timing is such an insignificant piece in the puzzle anyway.

    Only thing I would say is be careful and listen to your body. As you probably know there are only 2 tribes in the world that actually are lactose tolerant everyone else has varying degrees of tolerance.

    I went for a totaly natural option on my last bulk and was drinking 6 pints a day at one point, the upshot of it now is that it totally screwed my lactose tolerance threshold and I can now have about 1 pint a day without having issues
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    Oct 04, 2007 2:46 AM GMT
    alright cool, thanks guys.. I'm also pretty skeptical about the timed release protein powders. I don't really know much about it though!
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    Oct 11, 2007 2:46 AM GMT
    sounds crazy. glass of chocolate milk. higher protein, but if you were talking about drinking skim milk, than chocolate has higher fat as well. but honestly with the aid of the sugar within it, it really helps to invigorate the digestive system to take on more.

    your best bet is just getting the fullest most well rounded meal with a spike in the carbs and proteins section. i usually FEAST after a workout.
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    Nov 23, 2007 5:46 AM GMT
    As compared milk and protein powder I prefer protein powder. As I use protein powder from two months and it is beneficial to me. Protein is a vital nutrient that our body needs every day and any form of training will increase our protein requirements. A lack of quality protein will result in loss of muscle tissue and tone, a weaker immune system, slower recovery and lack of energy. So for good body I regularly use protein powder and generally buy from bayho which is an online store.