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  • Posted On: 06-17-16, 11:29 am (EDT) #1

    Help in selecting/evaluating Protein Powder

    June 17, 2016, 11:29 am

    Hey guys, a little help please. 

    I've been using On Yeah! Protein Powder for years -- mainly on the recommendation of a friend.  I know there are a LOT of criteria to pick a suppliment, from taste to ingredients and price, but want some help picking the best product out there.  I know most of the online review are written by the companies themselves, so am a little lost and want to reaching out to this community for help.

    1) How do you evaluate protein powder?

    2) What's (especially you Scott) your current recommendation?

    3) Do you cycle brands and products?

     

  • Posted On: 06-18-16, 12:06 am (EDT) #2

    Help in selecting/evaluating Protein Powder

    June 18, 2016, 12:06 am
    Posted by: CLatch

    Hey guys, a little help please. 

    I've been using On Yeah! Protein Powder for years -- mainly on the recommendation of a friend.  I know there are a LOT of criteria to pick a suppliment, from taste to ingredients and price, but want some help picking the best product out there.  I know most of the online review are written by the companies themselves, so am a little lost and want to reaching out to this community for help.

    1) How do you evaluate protein powder?

    2) What's (especially you Scott) your current recommendation?

    3) Do you cycle brands and products?

     

    I just go for the macros first, then price. If a brand doesn't taste good I wouldn't buy from them again. Gold standard usually tastes pretty good. Most proteins are waaayy too sweet. I also avoid companies that have been caught amino spiking their protein.

    These are the ones I've tried so far
    Cytosport 100 Chocolate Whey - way too sweet, does not taste like chocolate

    MusclePharm Combat Cookies and Cream - way too sweet.

    Optimum Performance Chocolate Whey - has a weird cardboard taste and smell to it

    Muscle Milk Pro Chocolate - tastes decent

    Muscle Milk Light Chocolate - tastes decent

    BPI sports chocolate whey - its salty... I don't know why chocolate shakes should be salty
    Cellucore Peanut Butter Marshmellow - its okay. I heard good things about their cinnamon flavor

    Gold Standard - All the flavors I've tried are decent.

    Quest Protein Powder - waaaaaay too sweet and not good for just drinking. it gets really foamy. i think it's meant more for cooking.
     
    I have a sample packet of BSN, just haven't opened it yet.

  • Posted On: 06-18-16, 2:32 am (EDT) #3

    Help in selecting/evaluating Protein Powder

    June 18, 2016, 2:32 am
    Posted by: CLatch

    Hey guys, a little help please. 

    I've been using On Yeah! Protein Powder for years -- mainly on the recommendation of a friend.  I know there are a LOT of criteria to pick a suppliment, from taste to ingredients and price, but want some help picking the best product out there.  I know most of the online review are written by the companies themselves, so am a little lost and want to reaching out to this community for help.

    1) How do you evaluate protein powder?

    2) What's (especially you Scott) your current recommendation?

    3) Do you cycle brands and products?

     

    Charlie,

     

    I use Optimum Nutrition exclusively. The reason being is they have the cleanest and most accurate protein powders (in terms of actual versus advertised protein amounts and quality ingredients) based on independent lab tests. They own their own factories and follow USP (U.S. Pharmacopoeia) and best manufacturing processes as defined by the U.S. government. These are purley voluntary guidelines as supplements are not regulated by the FDA. The parent company owns Optimum Nutrition as well as BSN - the brand that sponsors Scott.

     

    For mass produced supplements, I look for quality and purity irrespective of price - you get what you pay for in this regard. I have been using Optimum Nutrition protein supplements for over 25 years now.

     

    John

  • Posted On: 06-19-16, 12:33 pm (EDT) #4

    Help in selecting/evaluating Protein Powder

    June 19, 2016, 12:33 pm

    When I researched Protein powders a few months ago the Optimum Nutrition came out on top every single time.

  • Posted On: 06-20-16, 5:50 pm (EDT) #5

    Help in selecting/evaluating Protein Powder

    June 20, 2016, 5:50 pm

    Buy a good brand... Like ON.... but really.. How about just eat more food. there is so many sources protien that are better than any otc supplement and just as easy..

     

    a 2 lbs jug lasts me like 2.5-3 months ... dont over think your protien!!!!

     

    Everytime you go to have a shaker full. think to yourself. Mabey I can just have a can of tuna or some egg whites, or some chicken, or some cottage cheese, or some beans or sumthing.... Food is the better choice..always.. but make sure you do get a good protein for when you must supplement.

     

    Take Good Care...

     

     

    ~Mike

     

  • Posted On: 06-21-16, 12:08 am (EDT) #6

    Help in selecting/evaluating Protein Powder

    June 21, 2016, 12:08 am
    Posted by: CLatch

    Hey guys, a little help please. 

    I've been using On Yeah! Protein Powder for years -- mainly on the recommendation of a friend.  I know there are a LOT of criteria to pick a suppliment, from taste to ingredients and price, but want some help picking the best product out there.  I know most of the online review are written by the companies themselves, so am a little lost and want to reaching out to this community for help.

    1) How do you evaluate protein powder?

    2) What's (especially you Scott) your current recommendation?

    3) Do you cycle brands and products?

     

    Honestly, it's a skill you have to develop from learning the industry and how the process goes. Third party testing commpanies like ConsumerLab. Most popular brands these days aren't anything special. i.e. ON, muscle milk - there's products out there that are 10x better and are sourced better. I use Biotrust Low Carb which can be found http://nutritionmax.biotrust.com/shop.asp and sometimes Onnit's dolce where found herhttps://www.onnit.com/?a_aid=NutritionMaxe Generally, ahere GMP logo mean it's been third party tested and is clean and pure. But you just don't know unless someone else tests for metals and the quality of the amino acids. For example, Optimum Nutrition's Gold Whey, Cellulcor, Isocore, and some others isn't all that it claims it is regarding BCAA content. The amino acids and BCAA are a lot lower than they claim. https://medium.com/@anthonyroberts/muscle-milk-syntha-6-isoflex-cellucor-and-optimum-nutritions-proteins-tested-for-bcaa-content-1bbd05ebf23

     

    Go grass-fed if you want the best whey that retains the sub-fraction proteins. Don't asinine to use shit protein that you take everyday.

  • Posted On: 10-17-18, 11:58 am (EDT) #7

    Help in selecting/evaluating Protein Powder

    October 17, 2018, 11:58 am

    I always stick with a good isolate. This is going to be the cleanest protein you can buy plus it's the easiest for your body to digest. Meaning that most of the essential amino acids are easily absorbed by the body. It can be a little bit more expensive but I've been using Isomorph by APS Nutrition and it taste great and the price is not bad.

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