Best Whey Protein Powder?

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    Mar 08, 2010 1:33 AM GMT
    What do you guys look for in a protein powder?

    I'm coming at this from a fairly health food nut perspective; I'm looking for a protein powder that's as natural as I can get. Is there a brand you'd recommend? I've been playing around with Trader Joe's stuff, and a brand called Biochem from Whole Foods.

    Also, I've read that soy should be avoided for guys, anyone back that up?
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    Mar 08, 2010 1:43 AM GMT
    I buy pure whey protein isolate in bulk from
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    Mar 13, 2010 7:11 AM GMT
    What is the best protein powder to buy? I get this question all the time,
    and really, there is no best protein - many are very good for different
    reasons! In my opinion, it is futile and possibly detrimental to stick to only one brand for the following reasons:

    a) I always recommend that you cycle your supplements so that your body does not
    get used to them thereby decreasing their effect,

    b) for variety sakes alone, it breaks the
    monotony and allows you to try different brands,

    c) to take advantage of
    the unique qualities offered by various brands, and

    d) it is a good idea to switch the powders you use on a frequent basis to not develop
    any food intolerances or even worse allergies (I have an article coming out on this
    subject in the near future.) A blend that combines various protein sources (i.e.
    casein, egg, whey, and even beef if you can find it) is your best bet. I highly
    recommend the following: MD+ Myosin Protein Complex, Beverly International
    Muscle Provider, Biotest Low-Carb GROW!, and Dorian Yates Approved ProPeptide.

    High-quality whey protein powders are excellent choices for post-
    workout nutrition since they get into your system fast to feed those
    depleted muscles. Casein, on the other hand, is a slow releasing protein
    as it recurdles into a solid in your gut prolonging digestion - this would be an ideal
    choice prior to your workouts or before going to bed.
  • adventuresam

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    Mar 16, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
    Great question! 100% Whey Gold is the top seller because it tastes pretty good. You may also want to read this article on whey protein concentrate vs whey protein isolate