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CakeCrazyinNJ

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What is the recommended brand of Whey protein?  Seems like every one of them has weird ingredients/strange sweeteners.  Very confusing!!

Let me know what you recommend!!
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B vitamins are also important for liver and intestinal health, as well as being effective in alleviating depression,
flus and other illnesses...

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Dee has a few reccomended brands in the back of the SOS. But this is the brand I just bought that she recommends. I buy it on amazon. 

http://www.sourcenaturals.com/products/GP1836/

 By the way I think Barrett is a forum spammer! lol

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Thanks!  Barrett's reply did seem a little off topic....
 
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Since writing The Science of Skinny, I have found three very good brands of whey protein concentrate.

These are not available in stores. 

Here are the links:

Vital Whey - http://www.wellwisdom.com

One World Whey - http://www.sgn80.com/one-world-whey

Whey Natural USA - http://www.wheynaturalusa.com

All are cold pressed whey protein concentrate, not isolates, derived from grass fed cows, and free of hormones, chemicals and sugar.
 



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I found BlueBonnet as well - also grass fed cows, no antibiotics & LOADS of protein.  Ingredients list is very small too!  What do you know about that one?  I'm curious....
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Bluebonnet doesn't make the cut.  It is whey protein isolate, not concentrate!  

It doesn't matter that it is sourced from grass-fed cows in New Zealand that are not treated with antibiotics or recombinant bovine growth hormone.  

A good quality whey protein:

  • Must be cold pressed whey protein derived from grass fed cows, and free of hormones, chemicals and sugar.
  • Cold processed, since heat destroys whey’s fragile molecular structure
  • Whey protein concentrate, not protein isolates
The sidebox on page 216 in The Science of Skinny explains why you should beware of whey protein isolates.
 

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I don't have my book with me to see what is said about isolates on page 216 but I will check that tonight but I wanted to ask about the NOW brand of pea protein.  I don't like smoothies and mostly use protein powder as an ingredient in low-carb baking and as in low-carb/gluten-free bake mixes. 

The pea protein is an isolate but it is non-GMO.  I am a bit puzzled that in Dr. Blaylock's book about Excitotoxins that he considers whey or soy protein isolates and concentrates to be a source of excitotoxins.  Are the brands you recommend excitotoxin-free?
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There is a difference between whey protein isolates and whey protein concentrates.  Isolates are UNNATURAL processed foods.  

Whey is the liquid that forms when you make yogurt or cheese.  If you've ever made your own yogurt the natural way (not using a commercial yogurt maker appliance) then you know what whey is.  When liquid whey is dehydrated then it is called whey protein concentrate.  

The best whey protein concentrates are cold processed since heat destroys enzymes and whey’s fragile molecular structure.  The brands I recommend are done this way.  That is why I am super picky about the brands of whey protein concentrate I recommend.  There are only a few and I've never seen a good protein powder in any store I've been in (I travel quite a bit and have been to many natural food markets.)

When heat is used to concentrate and then further make isolate, as is done with most protein powders, the proteins are hydrolyzed and the amino acids are isolated.  Any whey protein that has been hydrolyzed will contain isolated gluatmic acid, a known excitotoxin.  Most pea protein is hydrolyzed, at least in part, so it may contain isolated glutamic acid as well.

Again, the brands I recommend are pure whey protein concentrate.  The protein is not hydrolyzed.  It is because of the fact that most whey protein is hydrolyzed that I am so picky about it.


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