Quality Protein Powder
- 05-30-2013, 06:55 PM
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Metabolic Dangers of High-Fructose Corn Syrup - Life Extension
Fructose, on the other hand, is more rapidly metabolized in the liver, flooding metabolic pathways and leading to increased triglyceride synthesis and fat storage in the liver. This can cause a rise in serum triglycerides, promoting an atherogenic lipid profile and elevating cardiovascular risk. Increased fat storage in the liver may lead to an increased incidence in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and this is one of several links between HFCS consumption and obesity as well as the metabolic syndrome.7
Fructose may have less impact on appetite than glucose, so processed foods rich in fructose can contribute to weight gain, obesity, and its related consequences by failing to manage appetite.20 Additionally, loading of the liver with large amounts of fructose leads to increased uric acid formation, which may contribute to gout in susceptible individuals.7
- 05-30-2013, 06:59 PM
Honestly, it's not really worth it to me to answer each question individually as you have a vested interest in pushing your products.
WPC is the gold standard for a reason, it cant be beat in the grand scheme for price and effectiveness. Sure WPI and MPI are nice for those that are lactose intolerant, but it wont yield any better results. Most people can handle WPC just fine, and for those that wish...they have those other options. Digestion rates are irrelevant in the grand scheme as far as body comp goes. Saying not to buy WPC or suggesting it's poor quality is laughable.
Vilifying fructose makes no sense. Within moderation its fine, it wont increase appetite...in fact, it appears to have a suppressive effect if anything. For those of you who actually would like to learn a little about fructose/hfcs and how they relate to health:
The bitter truth about fructose alarmism. | Alan Aragon's Blog
Should we limit the amount of sugars we intake? Absolutely. Should we freak out if a protein has it? Absolutely not. It can very easily be managed into a diet with no health issues.
Controlled Labs Warder
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05-30-2013, 07:12 PM
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05-30-2013, 07:16 PM
I would just like to add, I support quality protein sources from companies that don't cut corners. Also, just received my USPLABS, only one request. Please offer bigger tub sizes, 25 servings (not criticizing just suggesting) doesn't really last that long.
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05-30-2013, 10:05 PM
I personally don't feel WPC is a terribly inferior protein. The arguement could be made, as mentioned, that the less processing of the product (WPC vs. WPI vs HydroWhey) might have its advantages.
I don't think Non-Dairy creamer should be part of a quality protein product. Nor should sodium casienate. Also, I think its nice to see many of the companies offering products with natural sweeteners.
05-30-2013, 10:36 PM
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05-30-2013, 11:20 PM
Lets stay on topic.
Critique and criticism has its place as we're discussing bad products in search of the good.
But stick to protein powder. And no unneeded jabs at any particular company, stick to the ingredients in the protein. Thanks.
05-30-2013, 11:34 PM
I can't believe no one has brought up ON gold standard and casein since its such a popular company.
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doin it mountain dog style in here come along for the shred fest-http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/229302-danbs-mountain-dog.html
05-31-2013, 09:10 AM
05-31-2013, 09:17 AM
The IronMag Labs WPI is pretty clean and sweetened with Stevia. Persoanlly I didn't like the vanilla very much.
The Species Nutrition WPI is pretty solid as well.
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05-31-2013, 03:53 PM
I tried several flavors of Trutein and thought it was just okay. I would like to try that special edition shamrock shake that they made.
05-31-2013, 03:56 PM
Regarding quality, taste, types of different protein powders, and numerous combo/blend possibilities, this type of discussion will always be a loaded question and lead to much debate. Taste is obviously subjective and varies depending on the individual. Protein type and blend preferences will ultimately be dictated by budget, dietary habits, body chemistry of the individual. As for quality powders, I believe each type of protein powder has it pros and cons. Also as many of us are aware, there are financial interests and agendas at stake here so some opinions might be and probably are biased so one really needs to do there own due diligence.
The key take away here is that discriminating consumers such as those of us who choose follow a "bodybuilding/fitness" lifestyle need to really learn how to read nutrition labels in order to to be able to distinguish between quality products vs. "snake oil" products. And more importantly, the majority of us probably already have our diets in check and eat well balance diets based on our own individual needs. As such, protein powder is ultimately a supplement and should be though of as such.
05-31-2013, 03:57 PM
05-31-2013, 05:01 PM
I received a sample of ON's 100% in the mail (mentioned it in the first post of this thread) and the profile looked very quality and clean:
"Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Fructose, Lecithin, Natural Flavor"
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