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  • #31
    Has anyone tried Jarrow whey protein? It's not grass-fed, but it is hormone-free, and it has pages of 5-star reviews. It also states that it is free of antibiotics, pesticides, and herbicides.
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    • #32
      I came across a mention of Jarrow whey in a post-workout-shake discussion. Crossfit luminary James "OPT" Fitzgerald recommends Jarrow and "Dream Whey"; he also sells it, so there's that, but maybe he sells it because he's into more "natural" wheys.

      I find the isolate vs concentrate discussion interesting; Mark touched on it in one of his posts, leaning towards concentrate because it's cheaper and less processed. The Defense Nutrition site really promotes the concentrate, asserting that the isolate process denatures the protein, making it less useful (harmful?) to consume. Dream Whey is isolate, but they claim an "Ultra Low Temp" isolation process that avoids harming the amino acids. Jarrow is concentrate. Neither Jarrow nor Dream contain artificial sweeteners or added sugar. Defense Nutrition's Warrior Whey has no sugar added and no "artificial sweetners" but "is sweetened naturally with lohan (a non-glycemic fruit extract)". Don't know what the story with "lohan" is.

      They all sound like good products. As for the taste? Don't know. Cost? They look pricey; maybe Jarrow's not so bad. Need to do a comparison of them vs each other and run-of-the mill isolates.

      Here's the post re: PWO nutrition and Crossfit.

      http://cfscpaleo.wordpress.com/2010/...out-nutrition/

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      • #33
        I think I might go with the NOW Foods brand - unflavored. It has sick reviews on Amazon and is a decent price for the 5 lb. or 10 lb. tub. Has anyone else used this brand? Do you recommend it? Are you against it?

        Thanks!
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        • #34
          Originally posted by Dosenberry View Post
          I think I might go with the NOW Foods brand - unflavored. It has sick reviews on Amazon and is a decent price for the 5 lb. or 10 lb. tub. Has anyone else used this brand? Do you recommend it? Are you against it?

          Thanks!
          I have used it. The flavor is pleasantly neutral, it mixes well, and adds protein without adding a bunch of junk. I like it and shall purchase more as needed.
          Started PB late 2008, lost 50 lbs by late 2009. Have been plateaued, but that thing may just be biting the dust: more on that later.

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          • #35
            I agree Optimum Nutrition has excellent taste and quality proteins. However, I was using Pro Complex, but I recently switched to Platinum Hydrowhey (Chocolate and Vanilla flavors). It's more expensive but its GLUTEN FREE unlike Pro Complex. See the note I received from ON below:
            __________________________________________

            Dear Henry,

            Thank you for your interest in Optimum Nutrition products. The
            following products are those to avoid; those which absolutely contain
            gluten:

            100% Whey Gold Standard-Cookies n' Cream (cookie pieces)
            100% Casein Gold Standard -Cookies n' cream (cookie pieces)
            Serious Mass-all flavors(glutamine peptides)
            Aftermax-all flavors (glutamine peptides)
            Pro Complex-all flavors (glutamine peptides)
            Pro Complex Gainer-all flavors (glutamine peptides)
            Nitro-Core 24 - all flavors (glutamine peptides)
            Lift Bar - Cookies & Cream (glutamine peptides & cookie pieces)
            OPD bar - All flavors (wheat protein isolate)
            Steel bar -all flavors (wheat protein isolate)
            Platinum Hydrowhey -Cookies & Cream (cookie pieces)


            *To the best of our knowledge these are the only products that contain
            gluten. While we are not adding gluten to our other products, we cannot
            say with 100% certainty that our other products are gluten-free. We use
            the same equipment to make products with and without gluten. Although
            the equipment is cleaned in-between, trace amounts of gluten may remain.


            Rebecca Johnsen
            Consumer Affairs Rep
            Optimum Nutrition/American Body Building
            1-800-705-5226

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            • #36
              Originally posted by tangentrider View Post
              I have used it. The flavor is pleasantly neutral, it mixes well, and adds protein without adding a bunch of junk. I like it and shall purchase more as needed.
              Glad to hear that. You have just confirmed my decision. I am officially trying NOW Foods brand. it is simply pure whey protein and that's what I want. I make shakes with it by adding fruit, greens, coconut milk, etc. Thanks!
              Find me at aToadontheRoad.com. Cheers!

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Dosenberry View Post
                Glad to hear that. You have just confirmed my decision. I am officially trying NOW Foods brand. it is simply pure whey protein and that's what I want. I make shakes with it by adding fruit, greens, coconut milk, etc. Thanks!
                You are welcome.

                I simply mix it with diluted heavy cream (when I'm on cow dairy) or other such (not a fan of sweet beverages). Darn good stuff.
                Started PB late 2008, lost 50 lbs by late 2009. Have been plateaued, but that thing may just be biting the dust: more on that later.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by tangentrider View Post
                  You are welcome.

                  I simply mix it with diluted heavy cream (when I'm on cow dairy) or other such (not a fan of sweet beverages). Darn good stuff.
                  I thoroughly enjoy coconut milk or avocado based smoothies with whey. Sometimes a scoop of plain whey with 1/2 banana and 1/4 cup berries is great too. Just depends on various things.
                  Find me at aToadontheRoad.com. Cheers!

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Dosenberry View Post
                    Glad to hear that. You have just confirmed my decision. I am officially trying NOW Foods brand. it is simply pure whey protein and that's what I want. I make shakes with it by adding fruit, greens, coconut milk, etc. Thanks!
                    http://www.amazon.com/Now-Foods-Prot...3265368&sr=8-1

                    that one?

                    umm.. I'm starting to consider whey protein even though I've always been all for whole foods... is there any reason why I should consume it though?
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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Dosenberry View Post
                      I am on the search for a top quality whey protein. One that is grass-fed and that has no artificial sweeteners.

                      I found the following 2 brands:

                      Source Naturals, True Whey

                      and

                      Jay Rob Enterprises

                      Has anyone tried either of these brands? If not, what brand do you buy?

                      Thanks!

                      Jay Robb for sure!!! All natural and very delicious!!!

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                      • #41
                        buybulkwhey.com if you only consideration is getting whey and you go through pounds of it like I do. You cannot beat their prices.

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                        • #42
                          Nevermind, I just read the thread a little more indepth

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by rphlslv View Post
                            http://www.amazon.com/Now-Foods-Prot...3265368&sr=8-1

                            that one?

                            umm.. I'm starting to consider whey protein even though I've always been all for whole foods... is there any reason why I should consume it though?
                            That's the one.

                            Honestly, I keep it on hand for when I'm running short of $$ for good meat and tinned sardines are getting a bit long in the tooth. It helps me keep my protein up without breaking the bank.
                            Started PB late 2008, lost 50 lbs by late 2009. Have been plateaued, but that thing may just be biting the dust: more on that later.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by tangentrider View Post
                              That's the one.

                              Honestly, I keep it on hand for when I'm running short of $$ for good meat and tinned sardines are getting a bit long in the tooth. It helps me keep my protein up without breaking the bank.
                              Does it actually work? I'm a bit skeptical about powders hahaha.

                              Hey that buybulkwhey.com looks good too. How does the plain one taste, hue?
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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by rphlslv View Post
                                Does it actually work? I'm a bit skeptical about powders hahaha.

                                Hey that buybulkwhey.com looks good too. How does the plain one taste, hue?
                                It helps me keep my protein up when meat is scarce or when I just feel like doing massive protein to shake things up. More than that, don't know. For example, I'm in no place to judge mass gain, as I am part of the fat loss brigade. I will say this: I was using whey protein while losing weight last year--this year, I've been plateaued :-( --so it did not halt fat loss.

                                [Now I wonder if adding whey back in should be my next n=1 (after the no cow dairy experiment)...hmmm]
                                Started PB late 2008, lost 50 lbs by late 2009. Have been plateaued, but that thing may just be biting the dust: more on that later.

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