Protein/Creatine Supplement Vendor Recommendations
Can i get people's recommendations on a good (meaning quality ingredients etc.) manufacturer of protein and creatine supplements. It seems that loads of these companies are just large marketing firms that sell powder.
Thanks in advance all!
I use Natural Factors Whey Factors (15g protein per 20g product) and very very much like it. I've tried just about everything available in the US
Here's a great whey thread.
Personally I'd avoid egg/casein/soy powders or anything containing them and would avoid all sweeteners aside from xylitol and stevia.
My brother uses this (9.5g protein per 20g product):
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What do you think about this powder? Its made by the same guy but the formula is a tad different and the price is better.
Optimum Nutrition makes a good 100% natural whey without any artificial sweetners, you can get it at vitamin shoppe. as far as creatine goes, my two favorites are monohydrate and kre-alkalyn. kre-alkalyn is a little bit more expensive and can be found anywhere, online included. monohydrate is the old school favorite, i buy it in quality bulk here:
keep in mind if you do more than 5 grams a day of monohydrate you will start retaining more water. blows the muscles up quite a bit but you also lose that dry shredded look. i like to go on and off. id write more about it but im busy at work
Not sure if you can get in it Australia - but I've read a lot of recommendations for Allmax Nutrition Creatine - it's pharmaceutical grade.
I think as long as there is only 1 item on the ingredient list - whatever you find should be good.
I also take an amino acid supplement. The one I use is called MAP (master pattern amino acid).. Your body can utilize all of it vs. smaller percentages of food and protein powders.
Last edited by slowcooker; 06-30-2010 at 07:37 AM.
A lot of people I have met have recommended this as the premium whey, so i guess I will go for it.
Originally Posted by AntonG
What are the benefits from kre-alkalyn to monohydrate?
Originally Posted by AntonG
Unfortunately most of the suggestions here aren't available in Australia. I guess I will keep researching and eventually post my results here for others.
All my protein is optimum nutrition, it's a great product at a good price. It mixes well and taste is great. I use prosource creatine. it is monohydrate. I get my supplements online at either www.prosource.net or www.dpsnutrtion.com
+1 on the Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey....and you can get it through Amazon...I've been using the chocolate flavor for months and I love it.
I use creatine monohydrate and unflavoured whey isolate from myprotein.co.uk, never had a problem with them.