Protein supplements for people that are allergic to dairy?

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    Nov 09, 2009 9:39 PM GMT
    So, unfortunately it turns out that I am allergic to dairy products, nuts, and some other stuff that I will miss quite a bit. Seriously lame. Therefore most conventional whey proteins, etc are not an option. I'm not going vegan (can still eat meat to get some protein) but was wondering what other supplements I can use to gain weight. I realize this might be nearly impossible but was hoping for any suggestions from guys who might be in the same boat.
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  • scionguy

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    Nov 09, 2009 10:59 PM GMT
    Same boat here, dairy is not an option for me. Can you do soy? I hesitate on that one due to the fact that it can be a precursor to estrogen production and thus preventing muscle gain. I never had much success using soy protein supplements.

    Another option, that I have just started using is "Amazing Meal" by Amazing Grass. 10g of protein per serving (Source: Organic Rice and Hemp). I like the Pomegranate Mango Infusion.

    Hope that helps.
  • calibro

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    Nov 10, 2009 12:47 AM GMT
    TVP is about 40 grams of protein for 200 calories and rather cheap. It is made from soy flour. There's also tofu (you said you're allergic to nuts, and soy is a legume, but a lot of times people are allergic to both). There's also lentils and beans and hemp protein shakes on the market.
  • vindog

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    Nov 10, 2009 2:30 AM GMT


    Egg white protein (what I use)
    Hemp protein (what I'm interested in using more of)


    I'm allergic to milk products as well. MRM makes a good egg-based product without artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors.

    muchmorethanmuscle also recommended roseacre.com for non-flavored egg-white protein.


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    Nov 10, 2009 4:26 AM GMT
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    i effin love this product. check it out on sequelnaturals.com

  • Hunter9

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    Nov 10, 2009 5:04 AM GMT
    Search Rose Acre Farms... nothing but pure dried egg whites, no additives whatsoever
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    Nov 10, 2009 5:16 AM GMT
    soulsofmischief saidSo, unfortunately it turns out that I am allergic to dairy products, nuts, and some other stuff that I will miss quite a bit. Seriously lame. Therefore most conventional whey proteins, etc are not an option. I'm not going vegan (can still eat meat to get some protein) but was wondering what other supplements I can use to gain weight. I realize this might be nearly impossible but was hoping for any suggestions from guys who might be in the same boat.
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    I'm in the same boat as you are, and your allergies are almost indentical to mine.

    I've been using a Soy protein by Genuine Health. http://www.genuinehealth.com/vegan-proteins.html

    The taste takes a little getting used to, a natural vanilla flavour, but I mix it with orange or mango juice concentrate, plus fruits and use soy beverage instead of water.

    The soy milk also has protein in it, so it increases the protein content.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers.
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    Nov 10, 2009 5:24 AM GMT
    Are you allergic to dairy in a general way or are you lactose-intolerant, as I am? If the latter, there are whey proteins that have had all of the lactose filtered from them.

    I use this with no problem:

    https://proteinfactory.com/shop/product.php?productid=43&cat=1&page=1
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    Nov 10, 2009 5:30 AM GMT
    There are many brands, but one of the best is CytoSport (Muscle Milk, CytoGainer, etc). All lactose free.
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    Nov 11, 2009 11:12 PM GMT
    Wow, thanks for all the responses. Makes me feel a little bit less like a bubble boy knowing that there are other people out there allergic to the same things. Unfortunately it's not a lactose intolerance but an actual allergy to the proteins in milk (casein and whey I think are the two?) Definitely going to be checking out these suggestions.
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    Nov 11, 2009 11:21 PM GMT
    check out desiccated liver... very cheep, like 250 pills for under ten dollars

    great amino acid profile as well

    big pills but 4 pills=12 grams of protein along with many other useful nutrients

    so convenient to bring around with you and easy to take

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    Nov 16, 2009 8:17 PM GMT
    If you are lactose intolerant, just take 2-4 lactase pills before your protein shake.

    Lactase pills put the enzyme in your stomach that is needed to break down lactose in dairy.

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    Nov 17, 2009 11:49 AM GMT
    I typically don't tolerate dairy well either, but whey and casein protein don't bother me eventhough a nutritionist said I should avoid bovine dairy. He recommended yellow pea protein, goat milk protein, and I believe a rice protein.