Whey Isolate and citric acid, bad idea?

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    Whey Isolate and citric acid, bad idea?


    I'vew been using Syntrax Nectar for a while and want to try the Carribian Cooler with OJ but I'm concerned the high level of acidity in the OJ will have a negative effect on the protein. Is there cause for concern or not?

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    I don't see why that would be a problem, no. I haven't heard anything about acidity affecting protein digestion, anyone else?
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    Not really.. the main thing that breaks down protein in the stomach is an enzyme called pepsin with alittle help from the HCl. I don't think that citric acid has the strength in the small amounts that are found in most drinks.
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    Originally posted by Matthew D
    Not really.. the main thing that breaks down protein in the stomach is an enzyme called pepsin with alittle help from the HCl. I don't think that citric acid has the strength in the small amounts that are found in most drinks.
    Even if the citric acid affected the pepsin in the stomach, that wouldn't be a bad thing. Pepsin breaks proteins down into polypeptides, not into un-usable material.
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    I was thinking about mixing some of that Nectar with some pineapple juice to drink before/during work-out. Right now I use Universal Rage, but it has alot of ephedra/caffiene/ephedrine in it as well, and I don't want to take that **** anymore.
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    Very true Sheesh.. good point..
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    no cause for concern. more importantly, do you like the Nectar product?
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    I LOVE Nectar. I have a jug of each flavor and rotate them through the day.

    1 serving with breakfast
    Doube serving post workout
    1 serving at 3:30 in the morning to keep my protein needs satisfied

    each time I take it I use a different flavor so I don't get tired of it too soon. I can't stand milky proteins now.
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    very cool man thanks for the feedback. am planning on trying it myself soon.
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    Make sure you make it with water as cold as possible. It tastes best ice cold.
    When i make mine with a blender I put 4 ice cubes in the mix with water and it's liek a protein slurpee.
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    just a note, biggs-you might want to stick to the apple flavor to play it safe, as few people like the other two. i think carribean cooler ain't so bad, but cherry makes me gag every time. i had to give away my bottle.
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    Originally posted by Biggs
    very cool man thanks for the feedback. am planning on trying it myself soon.
    I have jug in the mail as we speak, from 1fast. I'll let you know how things go.
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    awesome. thanks for the tip as well entic... guess maybe we should start a different thread when you get yours sheesh, heh...
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