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The Different types of Protein Powder.

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    newanatomy

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    The Different Types Of Protein Powder
    By Danny Tesch
    How is protein powder made and what are the different types?
    Protein powders can be derived from many different sources including rice, pea, soy, egg, dairy and more. Almost all of these are made from dairy because of their high bioavailability (BV) and cost effectiveness. Though some dairy protein powders will also be blended with egg and soy protein.
    Whey protein is a co-product of the process for making cheese. This by-product is then purified through ion exchange and then filtered using various methods. Depending on how it is filtered will depend on whether the resulting powder is Whey Protein Concentrate or Isolate. Whey protein isolate can then be more highly purified to produce Hydrolysed Protein Isolate.
    Alternatively milk can be processed through ultra-filtration to derive Casein. These are the four types of proteins that are most commonly used in protein powder supplements. These four proteins have distinct differences, primarily relating to their speed of digestion.
    Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate (BV 170) is the most expensive and fastest acting protein. It is usually mixed with digestive enzymes that can cause digestion to begin after just 10 mins. A typical serving will be about 40g but will only be useful to your body if it is consumed immediately prior or post intense exercise. If not taken before or after exercise much of it will be wasted in your system due to the extremely fast digestion speed.
    Whey Protein Isolate (BV 150) is a highly purified product and comes in a close second in terms of BV. Because of having such a high BV and being so well filtered, it will typically digest in your system within 30 mins. A typical serving is 30g - 40g and again is going to be most useful prior or post workout.
    Whey Protein Concentrate (BV 104) is a less filtered, more cost effective product. The result is a slower digesting protein. This type of protein will typically digest within 3-4 hours. Whey protein concentrated is regularly blended with whey protein isolate to provide a sustained release of protein into your system. These blends are the most popular kind of protein powder.
    Casein (BV 94) is a very slow digesting protein. It can take up to 7 hours to release into your blood stream. This makes this protein a powerful anti-catabolic agent that will reduce muscle break down and aid muscle repair over an extended period of time, usually taken as a night-time growth and recovery protein.
    http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Different-Types-Of-Protein-Powder&id=5249255

    Whey Protein Powder
    Cow's milk has two types of protein, whey and casein proteins. According to the Whey Protein Institute, cow's milk is made up of 80 percent casein protein and 20 percent whey protein. Whey protein contains all the essential amino acids needed to build and repair muscle tissue and to provide energy. Whey protein is easily digested and quickly absorbed by the body, which is important to athletes after a workout. Whey protein does not change the taste of the food or drink it is added to.

    Casein Protein Powder
    Casein protein is found in cow's milk and takes longer to digest and to be absorbed into the muscle tissues. Casein protein also helps prevent the breakdown of muscle tissue. Since casein protein takes longer to digest, shakes made with casein can be used as a meal replacement or consumed before going to bed. Muscle tissue repairs occur during sleep, according to the book "Nutrition Concepts and Controversies." This makes casein protein an ideal choice for athletes at the end of the day.

    Soy Protein Powder
    Soy protein powder comes from soybeans. Soybeans contain essential amino acids and phytochemicals. Vegetarians often consume soy products to provide protein. Soy products can include tofu, soy milk and powders. Soy protein powder can be used in food and drink and is easily digested. Soy protein powders do not dissolve in liquids as easily and can have a bean taste, reports Soya. Soy protein powders consist of thickeners, added flavors, vitamins, minerals and sugars.
    http://www.livestrong.com/article/290605-types-of-protein-powder/

    I made this thread because when I am shopping for protein powder it gets so confusing on which ones to buy. I am tired of always looking so I put it here where it is easy to find.

    I hope it helps someone else too.
     
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    stanh

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    So is whey protein isolate the one needed by someone with DS?
     
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    southernlady

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    Yes, esp if you are lactose intolerant...and I developed that immediately after surgery. I can do whey isolate but whey blend or concentrate AS the first ingredient does a real number on me even now.
     
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    Munchkin

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    Most of them smell so bad I just can't do it! I need to find one with no carbs that doesn't smell!
     
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    Spiky Bugger

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    I use Egg White Protein Powder, but NOT, the Jay Robb brand because it has sugar alcohols. I get it at Vitamin Shoppe. I should use it once in a while, huh?
     
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    Tabitha

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    Walmart carries Body Fortress Whey Isolate in Vanilla Crème, and it tastes really good. It mixes well, and has no protein smell or after taste. I am lactose intolerant, and it doesn't bother me. It is also cheap at $21 for 2 lbs. I mix a scoop into some almond milk and mix it up until smooth. Then I add some coffee, and a shot of sugar free chocolate syrup. Taste like a mocha and 30g of protein. I like the Syntrax powders the best but they are so damn expensive. This is a cheap alternative that is much better on my wallet. (130 calories, 1g carb, 1g fat, 30g protein, and 0 sugar per scoop)
     
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    Still Waters

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    Is there a file on people's experience with various proteins powders? I need a new one before surgery. What whey protein shake powder are people using now?
     
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    shann

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    I use Dymatize ISO 100 in my protein coffee.
     
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    southernlady

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    I had the worst trouble after my jaw surgery finding one I could handle...most of them smelled BAD and holding my nose wasn't an option.

    Two I found that worked:
    Optimum Nutrition Vanilla Milkshake (I bought mine at Costco)
    Body Tech's Whey Tech Pro Isolate (this I did get at Vitamin Shoppe)

    Keep trying and be aware...what works pre-op may not work post-op. Best way is to order samples from Vitalady.
     
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    The various powders are overwhelming. I've tried a few brands and some were pretty good. I like premier. It's just not on my "clears" list but syntax is. (The NUT told me that) I want to find something that's as tasteless as possible to mix with my powerade zero. Any suggestions??? I'm just not into all the various flavors. I start my clears Friday for preop.
     
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    Elizabeth N.

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    The closest thing to a flavorless powder I've found is Beneprotein, by Nestle.
     
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    jjordan8130

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    Thanks!!! I will check that one out. :)
     
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    brooklyngirl

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    I used syntrax medical unflavored to add to crystal light and such (before I found out the whey isolates were giving me tummy issues) it was the only one I found that really didn't change the taste OR give an unpleasant texture either. Wish I could still use it!
     
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    Will2014

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    Drat! I read somewhere that Casein protein was better at building/keeping muscle mass than whey protein. I guess I'll have to experiment after surgery to see if I've become lactose intolerant, and use whey if I am. Now pre op I drink those soy based EAS AdvantEdge premixed shakes. Bit sweet but pretty good.
     

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