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Cytosport Complete Whey Protein
Yes, all protein: Whey is a milk based protein that can contribute to weight gain like other proteins: beef, fish, poultry, eggs, etc. To gain weight you need to consume more calories than you burn. Go online to figure out how many calories you need to maintain weight, then eat more, taking into account how much you burn. You can drink whey, but it is no better than your own cheaper shake of ice cream, milk and PB! ...Read more
Bioavailability: Whey protein (especially the hydrosylate and isolate processed variants) contain abundant amounts of branched chain Amino Acids in proportions compatible with the human body's needs. These serve as potent stimulators of protein synthesis and tend to be more bioavailable than traditional sources of protein (beans, legumes, etc. This is one of the reasons they're utilized by nutrition enthusiasts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whey protein: Whey protein is good for you but please do not rely on it as a way of replacing a good diet. The shakes can supplement the other protein, fat, and carbs you eat. Please check out the product to see if the whey comes from grass fed/free range cattle or penned up cattle w/antibiotics. Avoid the latter. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Grass-fed/rBGH free&: Much whey is a byproduct of regular milk production & comes from cows given rbgh. Choose whey from grass-fed cows not given hormones or antibiotics & processed at low temperatures. Good brands include whey cool, miracle whey and protein 17. See http://proteinpowder.Mercola.Com/miracle-whey-protein.Html and http://www.Grass-fedwhey.Com/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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