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Is All Whey Protein The Same
What is the role of the BCAA and glutamine present in whey protein ? what is the special about whey protein ?why dont we replace the whey by n food?
Amino acids: Branched chain amino acids are essential AA and are added to whey products to make the whey product more complete. Same for glutamine. Glutamine also is a known promoter of immune health in GI tissue and it high doses on an empty stomach, can stimulate growth hormone release a bit. So, the producers are aiming to amplify "value" of their product. Whey is naturally derived - so is healthy itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is no one!: All natural pure whey protein is simply that! there are products that hydrolize protein in to Amino Acids and peptides, and there are those that have added "branched" amino acids. But these by definition are not natural or organic. A good whey protein that is pure whey protein is all you need. ...Read more
Casein helps: As a food supplement, casein helps build muscle mass in people doing resistance training. Be aware that it shouldn't be the only kind of protein that you take in. Every protein except red meat is recommended. Whey is also helpful, but only if taken in addition to casein. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Who knows?: I assumed you want to have good protein intake. If so, the surest intake comes from your own intestine with balanced nutritious intake. Of course, exercise, adequate sleep.... As universal healthy lifestyle should be the very core foundation for health medical care and the very key to longevity and happiness. Commercially, who knows? Probably, just read the label because everyone is touting... ...Read more
Body building: Body building without a supplement is smarter than taking the supplement. What are you doing for body building and is it helping without the supplement? If your body building - without supplement - you should see someone who will guide to success without the supplement. Remember all the professionals who got in trouble with unnecessary body building supplements? ...Read more
In terms of protein powder for protein drinks, what is the best absorbed type? I'm thinking of trying whey protein.
Whey: Whey protein seems to be absorbed well. One thing to remember is that liquid protein tends to rush through the digestive tract quicker, yielding less absorption. To improve absorption, some recommend a digestive enzyme supplement to breakdown the protein and maximize absorption. According to studies, it is absorbed better than casein or soy. I would stick with that and 1g protein per pound/day ...Read more
Grass fed, low temp.: I advise whey protein from grass-fed cows not given hormones or antibiotics & processed at low temperature to preserve immunoglobulins & other beneficial components. One brand that meets this criteria is whey cool by designs for health. I can't say for sure it is "the best" but it is the best i know. See http://www.Rockwellnutrition.Com/p-designs-for-health-whey-cool-vanilla-organic-whey-protein. ...Read more
What types of foods have the highest amount of proteins? This is not including whey or other protein supplements.
Hello, Is it safe to consume a whey protein which contains 2.5 g of Creatine Monohydrate per serve, and what is the perfect dose ?
Whey vs hydrolysate.: Smaller protein products made from whey using enzymes and/or water which is sometimes referred to as "hydrolysate" versus the unchanged, whole protein of whey or milk protein which is called Casein. The difference is that one has been broken into smaller pieces and is usually safe for those who have an allergy to the milk protein Casein. Hydrolysate of Casein is usually more expensive. Best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to take a preworkout plus protein shakes plus amino acids plus multivitamins. Distributed along the day and not at the same time. ?
Your nutrition plan: sounds fine but it would be best to see a nutritionist so that the plan can be tailor made to fit your needs. Many over the counter multivitamins are weak. A professional can tell you which brand is best in your local area. Look more for higher doses of each vitamin w/in the mulitvit rather than a longer list of ingredients. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Check fat content: Pick a type with low fat content. ...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