Protein

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    Sep 12, 2009 12:10 PM GMT
    Can anyone recommend a decent protein shake/supplement that can be taken without milk as I have to avoid dairy?

    (I've tried some with juice or even water & they taste pretty nasty.)

    Any advice would be nice.

  • Nicobx15

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    Sep 12, 2009 12:54 PM GMT
    Isopure is pretty good (it's no hawaiian punch lol) but it's good. They have it in fruit flavors...just mix/shake with water and go!

    also, isopure sells the drinks in glass bottles (40g) which i think is surprisingly very good and easy to drink anytime...grape, orange, blue raspberry, etc.

  • boilerup_82

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    Sep 12, 2009 4:43 PM GMT
    would taking a couple of servings of isopure work as a meal replacement?

    Right now i'm in a high protein low carb diet, and i'm looking for a way to reduce my time in the kitchen.
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    Sep 12, 2009 5:35 PM GMT
    I like to just make a fruit smoothy and then put in some vanilla flavor protein powder. Tastes pretty good icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 12, 2009 5:56 PM GMT
    EAS brand is really smooth and doesn't have an aftertaste. If you get the vanilla it goes well in just water, or with juice.
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    Sep 12, 2009 6:52 PM GMT
    Nicobx15 saidIsopure is pretty good (it's no hawaiian punch lol) but it's good. They have it in fruit flavors...just mix/shake with water and go!

    also, isopure sells the drinks in glass bottles (40g) which i think is surprisingly very good and easy to drink anytime...grape, orange, blue raspberry, etc.



    THANKS Nicobx! I'll definitely give it a try!

    Cheers
    T
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    Sep 12, 2009 6:54 PM GMT
    Use Lactaid...thats what i do instead of milk..works fine
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    Sep 12, 2009 7:41 PM GMT
    Isopure, Nectar, Vitamin Shoppe.
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    Sep 13, 2009 12:09 AM GMT
    Isopure is the sh@# bud. Not warehouse(ie) tasting. 70grams protein and 270 cals. in 2 scoops. It's whey isolates. You shouldn't have a problem since there's no dairy sugars. Now if it's a milk allergy and not gut issue Idono.

    check nutritionexpress dot com they have almost the lowest price and lowest shippinh so it works out to be the same or a tad bit cheaper as other mail order supplement houses.

    You should be able to use yogurt w/the protein powder to boost nutrition and protein and water to cut with. Try ice cubes in the bottom of the blender, yogurt, powder, water, fruit, hit cie crush and you're set.

    Folks at work use rice or soy milk in their smoothies and coffee drinks. I find soy powders to be farts in a glass.LOL I come from a flatulent family though so it might be a personal experience.

    Good luck
  • Todtools

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    Sep 13, 2009 12:19 AM GMT
    www.nutrilite.com

    love their products
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    Sep 13, 2009 4:25 AM GMT
    xuaerb saidI use rice milk


    I come from a flatulent family though so it might be a personal experience.

    TOO FUCKIN FUNNY CUZ IT'S TOO FUCKIN TRUE!!!!

    Thanks about the rice mile Xuaerb, I'd forgotten about that, though for me it's an issue of latent diabetes which runs in my family, so no mas dairy para mi!

    I'm currently living in London so I have to see if I can get the Iso here...

    Thanks youse guys!! I am soooo glad I joined this site instead of that South African one that turned out to be run by a hermaphrodite....I just couldn't keep tuckin in my nuts to fool the judges!

    Cheers
    T
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    Sep 13, 2009 4:35 AM GMT
    Yikes! Yes w/diabetes (as you know) ideal body weight is part of the key to getting blood glucose levels under control and milk has a ton of sugar in it. Zero Carbs Isopure is the shit then dude. No sugars. Most of soft dairy products have sugars. The hard dairy products like cheeses don't (mostly) but then there's the concentrated calories, fat and cholesterol issue. Good luck man. You're doing all the right things.
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    Sep 13, 2009 4:42 AM GMT
    chiman4all saidI have to avoid dairy?



    Isopure contains whey, which is a dairy ingredient, so I'm not sure why everyone is recommending it.
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    Sep 13, 2009 9:06 AM GMT
    Depends on how much and in what capacity.

    Pretty much anything you eat has diary in it, so I avoid putting any extra dairy in my diet where I can help it.

    It's really a matter of paying attention to your family med history. In my case, high blood pressure, high glucose, post 40-diabetes, stroke, all that middle-age crap Riverdances thru my genes. So I'm fit, but only because I watch all that.

    There was a guy on one of these forums who said his sweat smelled like almonds & shined like metal! I thought, what the hell is wrong with him?! Get to a doctor! His kidneys are failing! Yeesh!

    An ounce of prevention....

    Thanks again! You guys rock!
  • Aries5452

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    Sep 13, 2009 9:08 AM GMT
    syntha 6..... cant beat is... best protein Ive ever used.
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    Sep 13, 2009 9:17 AM GMT
    Aries5452 saidsyntha 6..... cant beat is... best protein Ive ever used.


    Syntha 6 mixes with Milk.. Not too sure the OP post was read properly icon_razz.gif


    I use Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein. Pretty good flavours and it mixes into water. Not sure of the type of protein it is, but I have a feeling it would be dairy derived.

    Its not heavy though, as I too have a problem with drinking large amounts of milk and it has no effect on me.
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    Sep 13, 2009 9:37 AM GMT
    My commander used to take this protein derived from Peas....

    if you google it, i'm sure you'll find it.

    I'll try to remember it, but he was huge on natural supplements and things that come from greens.
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    Sep 13, 2009 10:39 AM GMT
    I agree. Greens are a great source of natural supps. & I try to eat plenty of 'em. Brazilian beans & lentils are the best! Can't get enough of 'em!
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    Sep 14, 2009 10:44 PM GMT
    Anyone out there know where I can find ISOPURE here in London (UK)?

    Cannot find it anywhere!

    Or a similar protein isolate shake/powder I can use with water or juice?

    Thanks!
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    Sep 15, 2009 4:59 AM GMT
    xuaerb saidI use rice milk


    I'm afraid you're in error here. Rice milk really isn't protein as much as carbs.

    Here's the nutritional break down of Rice Dream Rice Milk.

    Calories 120
    Calories from Fat 20
    Total Fat 2.5g
    Saturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
    Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
    Cholesterol 0mg
    Sodium 100mg
    Total Carb. 24g
    Dietary Fiber 0g
    Sugars 11g
    Protein 1g

    I'm afraid rice milk is not a significant source of protein.
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    Sep 15, 2009 5:04 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidI'm afraid you're in error here. Rice milk really isn't protein as much as carbs.

    I believe he was suggesting it as a base to mix the protein powder with not as a pure protein supplement since the OP can't use regular milk ; however my reading of the response can be wrong.
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    Sep 15, 2009 5:05 AM GMT
    There was no mention of carbs by the original poster. Please re-read the posting.

    The poster said "Can anyone recommend a decent protein shake/supplement that can be taken without milk as I have to avoid dairy?"

    Deciphering the sentence:
    1. Looking for a PROTEIN shake / supplement.
    2. That can be taken without milk.

    Rice milk has almost 0 protein. Rice milk does not meet the test of condition one. It is NOT a protein supplement.

    Almost any protein supplement can be mixed with water, or rice milk, or juice, or even vodka, but that was NOT the question, as is clearly indicated above. The question was to name a protein supplement that could be mixed with something other than milk. The correct answer is: almost any of them.
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    Sep 15, 2009 5:17 AM GMT
    Pinny said
    chuckystud saidI'm afraid you're in error here. Rice milk really isn't protein as much as carbs.

    I believe he was suggesting it as a base to mix the protein powder with not as a pure protein supplement since the OP can't use regular milk ; however my reading of the response can be wrong.


    Pinny is right! I cannot use regular milk! The rice milk suggestion was made as an alternative mixer to regular milk and I just bought some organic rice milk today as a matter of fact, thank you very much poster for the suggestion.

    Everyone, please read thoroughly any postings before you get all hyped up about posting some rant response. It just turns a thoughtful request into a petty, nelly bitchfest.

    Jeezum-crow! I ask one question about some freakin protein shake fer crissakes & it turns into who-said-what-about-what-shit & I have to clear it up!

    Since everyone is goddamn knowledgeable, does anyone out there know where the hell I can buy ISOPURE protein or some other isolated protein here in the UK/London? You can get f*kin 'roids & a Russian hooker legally here if you want 'em (which I don't) but you can't find isolated protein!

    cheers! happy lifting...
  • victor8

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    Sep 15, 2009 5:44 AM GMT
    i use isopure....but really i found i get better results eating 5 egg white and a pc of sprouted grain toast w/raw almond butter and fruit spread than having a shake for breakfast..
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    Sep 15, 2009 7:45 AM GMT
    chiman4all said
    Pinny is right! I cannot use regular milk! The rice milk suggestion was made as an alternative mixer to regular milk and I just bought some organic rice milk today as a matter of fact, thank you very much poster for the suggestion.

    Everyone, please read thoroughly any postings before you get all hyped up about posting some rant response. It just turns a thoughtful request into a petty, nelly bitchfest.

    Jeezum-crow! I ask one question about some freakin protein shake fer crissakes & it turns into who-said-what-about-what-shit & I have to clear it up!

    Since everyone is goddamn knowledgeable, does anyone out there know where the hell I can buy ISOPURE protein or some other isolated protein here in the UK/London? You can get f*kin 'roids & a Russian hooker legally here if you want 'em (which I don't) but you can't find isolated protein!

    cheers! happy lifting...

    Roids and Russian hookers? icon_lol.gif

    I'm guessing you couldn't find any Isopure at your local GNC? If that's the case, then it might be possible that Isopure's parent company doesn't have any distributors in the UK. You're either going to have to order from a US retailer and have them ship it to you. (£££). Or you can try alternative brands of whey isolate protein powders.

    Have you considered Optimum Nutrition? It's whey isolate, blended with other forms of whey. Tastes really good mixed with cold water. Vanilla is my preferred flavor. But they have other flavors that are pretty good as well. You can check the ingredients and nutritional info..

    http://www.optimumnutrition.com/products/100-whey-gold-standard-p-201.html