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    Default True Protein

    From what I've seen, TrueProtein.com would be my choice for protein powders in the US of A.

    Why?

    - Very affordable pricing
    - Choice of proteins and additives (no guessing as to what you are buying)
    - Buying pure proteins (concentrate, isolates or micellar casein) gives flexibility in its use
    "We have not succeeded in answering all your questions. The answers we have provided only serve to raise a whole set of new questions. In some ways we feel we are as confused as ever, but we believe we are confused on a higher level and about more important things."

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    I've bought from trueprotein and they do have the best listings for a lot of different products. I am current off the high calorie protein formulas and have moved onto a whey isloate formula with minimal calories and max protein. It's called Promasil.The company who puts it out is Canadian, but I don't hold that against them :P. If you want a to intake less than 100 calories with your protein shake, this stuff is by far the best I've tried.

    If it's gaining weight you are looking for then I might recommend Monster Milk or Muscle Milk. Both have over 300 calories per serving and taste pretty good if you get the chocolate milk versions.

    Those are my favorites cuz they all mix fairly well and have a decent taste. If your going to take it daily then having something that tastes good is important.

    Also, mix em up with milk, not water, for the best results.

    hope this helps.

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    ok all you science guys, what is your opinion of GNC brand supps.? Everybody complains that GNC is expensive, but if you use gold card and take advantage of on line specials I think it is actually cheapest route. What's your thoughts of efficacy?

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    Default Pro5

    Pro5 by Nutek - one of the BEST protein powders out there. You can find it at a Nutrishop or look online for another retailer. Banana flavor is the best!

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    GNC uses a lot of fillers in their products. If you've got a Nutrishop close by, check them out. Quality supplements at good prices.

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    I agree that GNC's own branded stuff is pretty hyped up. They made it big with their creatine monohydrate back in the day, but little new has been done with their line up. Lately, they've started to adjust their formulas a bit I think, but I jumped ship a long time ago.

    I have to agree with Tambolini on promasil being one of the best new powders. I shop at popeye's supplements in town. small chain, great people.

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    YOU DON'T NEED PROTEIN POWDER.........EVER!!!!!! WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP PEOPLE! Don't you realize that you are being scammed????? I like the responses by those who don't understand biochemistry and physiology yet proclaim their undying faith in these "supplement" companies, the one's that pocket upwards of 800 million a year selling to suckers. Read, understand and then make your choice of how you want to spend your income.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erik64 View Post
    YOU DON'T NEED PROTEIN POWDER.........EVER!!!!!! WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP PEOPLE! Don't you realize that you are being scammed????? I like the responses by those who don't understand biochemistry and physiology yet proclaim their undying faith in these "supplement" companies, the one's that pocket upwards of 800 million a year selling to suckers. Read, understand and then make your choice of how you want to spend your income.
    Sorry dude. That just isn't good information from my experience. A protein supplement may not be "needed" as far as survival, but if you are trying to hit a certain ratio of protein each day and you are tired of another chicken breast, hamburger patty or another 4 eggs a protein shake can be very convenient.

    You are also the person that said in another post that protein powders are 10 times as expensive as getting that protein in food (not true at all) and that it would be bad for your kidneys (not true either...a myth). You might want to follow your own advice there in your last sentence.
    Last edited by Kai Johnson; 02-07-2011 at 05:14 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai Johnson View Post
    Sorry dude. That just isn't good information from my experience. A protein supplement may not be "needed" as far as survival, but if you are trying to hit a certain ratio of protein each day and you are tired of another chicken breast, hamburger patty or another 4 eggs a protein shake can be very convenient.

    You are also the person that said in another post that protein powders are 10 times as expensive as getting that protein in food (not true at all) and that it would be bad for your kidneys (not true either...a myth). You might want to follow your own advice there in your last sentence.
    Yes, they can be convenient but are in no way necessary. A whole food diet (you know, the one where you get protein from "non-protein" sources like vegetables and grains) will give you all you need. I am only saying that you do not need the stuff, but yes, in a pinch it can be handy. Yes, hard on the kidneys which can be a problem for some, such as adolescents, pregnant women, elderly, those with inborn errors of metabolism that affects their bodies' handling of amino acids, those on low-protein diets for therapeutic reasons, etc. High quality proteins in the diet cover all the amino acids so why think that you must supplement? Make sure you take your additional calcium in you over-proteinate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erik64 View Post
    Yes, they can be convenient but are in no way necessary. A whole food diet (you know, the one where you get protein from "non-protein" sources like vegetables and grains) will give you all you need. I am only saying that you do not need the stuff, but yes, in a pinch it can be handy. Yes, hard on the kidneys which can be a problem for some, such as adolescents, pregnant women, elderly, those with inborn errors of metabolism that affects their bodies' handling of amino acids, those on low-protein diets for therapeutic reasons, etc. High quality proteins in the diet cover all the amino acids so why think that you must supplement? Make sure you take your additional calcium in you over-proteinate.
    You're all over the place dude.

    Mind if I ask how old you are and what your long term experience with taking in more or less protein is?

    I'm 43 and my experience with taking in larger levels of protein in my diet (shooting for a minimum of a gram/lb a day) has been steadier progress in my strength levels and muscle growth. I'm 215 lbs (6 ft tall) at the moment so thats a lot of protein to eat in a "whole food diet" and more than I feel like chewing down. I'm thinking hard about increasing what I take in to 1 1/2 grams/lb a day as an experiment so I can find out for myself with direct experience how that affects me.

    I purposely brought my weight up over the last couple of years because I like being bigger. It's fun. I'm weak as hell in relation to the size I am right now but I'm working on it and it's working...I'm steadily getting stronger. I'm carrying more fat than I want at the moment but I'm lean enough at this bodyweight that my abs still show. I'm a believer of losing body fat by growing muscle and getting leaner while staying a certain size.

    I've formed my opinions on who I want to listen to by who has actually done it and gotten stronger and bigger. Pavel, Dan John, Mark Rippetoe, Jack Reape (Powerlifter54 on DD forums), etc. There are varying opinions about the specific amount, but consensus seems to START around .75 to 1 gram/lb a day and move upwards from there.

    I did read mc's article on protein and the biggest question for me was how much protein could be assimilated during one feeding. If true this does support the multiple times per day feeding for protein. Diet is something I'm working on caring more about but I've been experimenting with 5 - 6 meals a day to see how that works for me. It's been pretty positive so far but I have a long term plan so I'm not looking for anything crazy to happen fast.

    How about you? I'm assuming you don't think that someone needs that much protein. Why? How has it worked for you in your specific experience outside of what you have read on the Internet.
    Last edited by Kai Johnson; 02-07-2011 at 08:48 AM.

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