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    I am looking at a few different protein options to take after workouts. The first is a plant and sprouted brown rice based protein.

    The second is a whey isolate

    What are the advantages to each? I have read some sources that claim plant based protein dissolves better and is more easily and quickly absorbed. I was forwarded the article by a friend who is a vegetarian. Is there any truth to it or is it more a marketing claim that really is insignificant?

  • #2
    Whey protein is "the" standard for bio availablity, plant based proteins just don't work as well.
    Mark has a great post on this here.

    Personally I use the the Dymatize Elite Rich Chocolate from Netrition and I love it, the rich chocolate actually tastes quite good. I even got my mother to start having it, which is a heck of an accomplishment. She's a former fruit crazed meat once a week kind of person... we're working on it. It's what I have if I'm running out of time for breakfast or if I'm a little hungry for dinner but don't feel like a full meal. I'll also add a veggie supplement "Vegetable Greens" as well so it's quite a complete meal in a bottle.
    Last edited by likwidoxigen; 02-20-2011, 07:13 PM.


    • #3
      Why not try a BEEF based after work out snack?


      • #4
        The brand you listed for vanilla contains "Ingredients: Cross-Flow Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolate (providing ß-lactoglobulin, a-lactalbumin, Immunoglobulins and Glycomacro Peptides), Fructose, Natural Flavors, Xanthan Gum, Soy Lecithin and Stevia rebaudiana Herbal Extract. Contains milk and soy derivatives."

        It isn't one I would choose based on the ingredients. I don't know anything about the rice protein.

        I've always used a vanilla whey protein isolate from Genuine Health. I didn't like their chocolate one so I add a heaping Tbsp of cocoa when I want chocolate.

        It contains NO artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners or preservatives, corn, egg, wheat, gluten, soy or yeast. It is sweetened with stevia. I think with the added digestive enzymes Prohydroxy® P enzyme blend (Protease I, Protease II, Peptizyme SP™, Lactase, Amylase) are beneficial.


        • #5
          I personally recommend this whey protein:

          It is 100% whey protein isolate without other crap in it. Its plain but if you add stevia and water it will taste fine. Or make a smoothie out of it like I do!
          Find me at Cheers!


          • #6
            Optimum Nutrition has some of the best whey protein products available.
            "You can demonstrate the purpose and limits of human digestion with a simple experiment: eat a steak with some whole corn kernels, and see what comes out the other end. It won’t be the steak."


            • #7
              One of the reasons I went "primal" was that all whey supplements started tasting far too sweet to me. I hate stevia, and all the others taste foul as well. BEEF BEEF BEEF!


              • #8
                Originally posted by likwidoxigen View Post
                Whey protein is "the" standard for bio availablity, plant based proteins just don't work as well.
                Mark has a great post on this here.
                Unfortunately the article doesn't say anything about hemp seed protein. Hemp protein seems to be better tolerated than the other plant proteins mentionned in the article.