Is there Calcium in Whey Protein?

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    Is there Calcium in Whey Protein?


    It's a very simple question I've never had answered. I've known of obvious health benefits of calcium intake like reduced blood pressure, reduced body fat levels, and obviously, stronger bones. But calcium supplements are not a daily part of my regimen. I don't drink milk as I am lactose intolerant but I take in at least six-to-eight scoops of whey protein concentrate daily.

    Does whey protein concentrate contain any significant amounts of calcium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Reporter
    It's a very simple question I've never had answered. I've known of obvious health benefits of calcium intake like reduced blood pressure, reduced body fat levels, and obviously, stronger bones. But calcium supplements are not a daily part of my regimen. I don't drink milk as I am lactose intolerant but I take in at least six-to-eight scoops of whey protein concentrate daily.

    Does whey protein concentrate contain any significant amounts of calcium?
    It should say on the label. There is calcium in a lot of different foods, not just dairy. I probally don't get enough calcium either because milk products aggravate my IBS symptoms. Thats a lot of whey though, I hope you eat enough solid foods!. I think you can get enough without supplementing. Calcium supplements are pretty cheap though, and I always say the best supplements are the basics. You got me thinking that maybe I should be supplementing with calcium too.

    http://courses.washington.edu/bonephys/opcalcium.html

    http://www.dietitians.ca/english/pdf...um_english.pdf
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    Also, did you ever think of just taking it in the form of Rolaids?
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    To answer your question, yes there should be calcium in your whey concentrate. On the other hand isolate will not have calcium due to the filtration process removing most if not all nutrients.

    But, why not take a calcium supplement instead. It's not like it's that expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Reporter
    It's a very simple question I've never had answered. I've known of obvious health benefits of calcium intake like reduced blood pressure, reduced body fat levels, and obviously, stronger bones. But calcium supplements are not a daily part of my regimen. I don't drink milk as I am lactose intolerant but I take in at least six-to-eight scoops of whey protein concentrate daily.

    Does whey protein concentrate contain any significant amounts of calcium?
    I was thinking of getting 1-2 bottles of this stuff, looks like a good all in one calcium supplement.

    http://www.bulknutrition.com/?products_id=635


    It was after reading this article...It says you need 1 gram of calcium per 50 grams of protein!.


    http://www.bulknutrition.com/?products_id=635


    Damn I'm becoming like all you guys on here and taking a ****load of supps!. Whats happening to me?!??!?!. HELP!!!. Well at least they are all basics.
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    Bye the way in that product if I want to take 5 grams a day of calcium I would take 6 capsules a day correct? That would equal 5.79 grams total though. A bottle would last 41 days. I think its a good deal. What do you guys think? Think its worth it?
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    I was hoping I wouldn't need a vitamin briefcase like Ronnie has, but it look's like I'll need it because I don't think whey concentrate has the 1.5 to 2.0 grams I think I should be getting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Reporter
    I was hoping I wouldn't need a vitamin briefcase like Ronnie has, but it look's like I'll need it because I don't think whey concentrate has the 1.5 to 2.0 grams I think I should be getting.
    Yeah I was gonna get that along with some other stuff but I have to wait now because I don't have enough income after Rent and Bills. Its sucks. This is why I am a budget shopper and don't usually buy from people who overpriced there supplements like VPX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Reporter
    I was hoping I wouldn't need a vitamin briefcase like Ronnie has, but it look's like I'll need it because I don't think whey concentrate has the 1.5 to 2.0 grams I think I should be getting.
    Drink milk and almost every protein label I've seen gives about 20% rda for calcium, which is 200mg. If I'm not mistaken, Tums has 500mg per chewable tablet; I'd go for those-taste good; eat a couple a day and you're fine. On the other hand-Calcium Citrate Malate is supposed to be the best absorbable version of calcium and at http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/ns/calcium750.html , you can get a 2 month supply(if you take 2 ed) for $8.95. Whatever works for you..
  

  
 

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