So I got the ultra-hype email from USP talking about their new protein and how great it is. I wasn't so impressed by their product as I was intrigued by the research on the competition. Basically, in a nutshell (and this is all according to them):
1. Most proteins first ingredient is WPC (concentrate) and generally that is a crappy protein %.
2. Many use amino blends such as , glycine etc which increase nitrogen content and "test out" as having more protein per serving than is actually in the drink. Same with adding creatine.
3. Many add creamers, corn syrup, corn starch, glucose polymers etc which are generally bad for your health
So I looked at a few proteins that I have here, including " Hi-Protein Powder", " Probiotic" and " " and sure enough, these are "guilty" of those items.
My questions are:
1. Are the "claims" above legitimate and should people pay closer attention to these details when looking for a good protein?
2. What proteins out there actually are quality and don't use the above "tricks" to beef up their protein figures and add things that are counterproductive to getting in good physical shape?
Please don't mention the new USP protein, I've already seen it and the hype behind it, I'm looking for alternative options on the market, to the extent they exist and are affordable. It seems to me that a possibility is Dymatize Elite, ON's 100% both would be more legitimate options, but seeking other input. Thanks.