whey powders

I’ll be honest, I’m not going to do a lot more price checking. I’ve done it intensely in the past and learned enough to know I can spot check things now. I found sources I like and I tend to stick to those now. I still usually do at least one comparison on things that I buy on Amazon.com. And, I know that if I can get something in bulk, whether that be at Costco or a bulk-specialist, then it’s likely to be a good deal. Rarely can a “sale” beat a bulk price. Or maybe I should say that sale prices can get into the ballpark with the bulk products.

With this in mind, then, let’s take a look with a quick brain dump about where to buy your whey protein, be it cow or goat. Or, even your vegan, non-dairy options.

This Naked Whey goat whey on Amazon.com is on sale right now at $17.99 per pound.

And, while Mt. Capra is a highly regarded goats’ products brand, and I have taken it before, the lower cost option is at ZNaturalFoods.com. See all the bulk protein powders here.

Q: Is protein isolate good?
A: No. Go for a concentrate, not an isolate.

Brands that I would trust: There are a lot of new “Paleo” brands out there, but always check the labeling and online customer comments for true Grass-Fed whey. My kids have been drinking Natural Factors. BioChem is popular also for a quality-meets-price option.

I recently purchased this chocolate cow’s whey on Amazon (bodylogix), based on decent price and reviews that said it tasted great. The packaging is very earth-friendly. It looks like a big canister, but it’s made out of a brown paper material. My daughter hasn’t tasted it yet.

Whenever doing experiments at home to try to mimic a commercially blended product, I have never been able to get flavors to match those in commercial products. My son enjoys vanilla, so I buy Natural Factors vanilla flavor. My daughter enjoys chocolate, but since we add other things to the shake, she likes to add extra cocoa, so what I’ll be doing for her is use bulk, plain whey and mix-master our own–that way we save money on bulk whey. In other words, if you really want a smooth tasting flavored product, you may need to stick with a commercially blended product whose taste you already prefer.

I would strongly suggest goat whey to everyone. However, if the taste is prohibitive, use cow’s whey if you tolerate it. f you don’t tolerate goat or cow whey then consider using a plant protein only if and when you really need a quick block of protein. And, in that case, don’t buy a lot of it and do keep it in the fridge.

Buy yourself some whey protein powder today, along with some (hydrolyzed) collagen and then make yourself a blend for your daily mood-boosting protein shake.

2 responses to “whey powders

  1. Molly, that sounds good. I do shop for whey concentrate that is from grass fed sources, brands I trust and I like to see South American or New Zealand or USA. I would be interested to see the amino acid profile of hemp protein. I just read on MensHealth.com that, “70:30 pea:rice blend, which is seen as the vegan alternative to whey due to their similar amino acid profiles.” After all, it is the amino acid content that I am after. But, there’s room here for more investigative journalism :-))

    Here’s where I posted about a protein shake that is aimed at neurotransmitter health and based on rice protein. http://www.rachels.fyi/easiest-product-for-stress-or-travel/

    Regarding ROTATING PROTEINS. For me personally, yes, I need to alternate all my foods. I am in my second bout of hives this year, which happens when I sensitize myself to a food by eating it too many times and it in too high a quantity within the span of a week. Last time it was shrimp and this time it is peanuts. *I* tend to sensitize to foods. My children don’t (yet, knock on wood) and I think that there are plenty of healthy cultures where people ate the same kinds of foods every day (like dairy farmers drinking raw milk). So, rotate? Yes, but only make yourself crazy about it if you sensitize easily or if you suspect some kind of allergy to the food. Certainly the most conservative approach is to have 3-4 options and use one per day in rotating cycle.

    If someone doesn’t want the extra protein in drinkable/powder form, but if they need amino acid support for neurotransmitter health, there are many products now. Browsing through the Pure Encapsulations website with a little knowledge of what you’re looking for will be informative. Until I learn otherwise, I would use a Pure Encapsulations product because I think that they appear to have more sophisticated product development than most other supplement companies. There may be others.

  2. My other smart sis cautioned to be careful about your whey protein source as a lot of it is made in China with filler and there have been some health issues because of that. She prefers hemp protein. I’m sure you check your source but is there a benefit to alternating protein powders? Thanks

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