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Whey protein substitute?

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Created August 20, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Someone mentioned in another post that they didn't use whey protein, partly because of the IGF-1. This is a fair call, and I have heard the same argument before. Can anyone recommend a better protein drink substitute? I know that I should be getting my protein from real foods, however I am severely time deprived (work 40+ hours a week, studying my Masters, other shit going on) and I find my one protein drink a day is a quick, easy way to get some extra fat/protein PWO.

The whey protein I use at the moment is fairly clean, no sugar, flavoured with cocoa, minimal ingredients. I would be looking for something similar.

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5904 · August 25, 2011 at 8:37 AM

http://www.health24.com/dietnfood/General/15-742,32232.asp. Just throwing out there to see if there are any good alternatives.

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5904 · August 25, 2011 at 8:36 AM

certain times of life (e.g. during childhood when growth is important), while at other times of life it may be potentially harmful (e.g. during adulthood when it may promote degenerative diseases).

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5904 · August 25, 2011 at 8:36 AM

Giovannucci and coworkers (2003) say, "IGF may play opposing roles in health and disease. The age-related declines in growth hormone and IGF-1 may be associated with potentially deleterious changes in body composition and functioning, but recent studies suggest that IGF-1 levels may be related to risk of prostate, colorectal, premenopausal breast and possibly other cancers." This means that the function of IGF-1 is poorly understood and that research scientists have not reached consensus if it is potentially harmful or beneficial. The other possibility is that IGF-1 may be beneficial at cert

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5904 · August 25, 2011 at 8:36 AM

I am not currently avoiding whey, I have just read a few people saying that they avoid it because of the IGF-1. I have read quite a few negative things about it, eg ---

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11099 · August 21, 2011 at 1:42 AM

I'm away from home for a few days, but will post what I have when I get back!

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1774 · August 20, 2011 at 8:41 PM

NOW brand makes powdered beef gelatin. I've used it with great results, though not in cold drinks. It doesn't dissolve too well. I suppose you can look for hydrolyzed gelatin if you'd like it for smoothies.

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1353 · August 20, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Can you recommend a brand?

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390 · August 20, 2011 at 4:09 PM

I use the same brand of egg white protein, no complaints here.

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7324 · August 20, 2011 at 6:21 PM

I think whey protein should be fine and I use it myself almost every day to make sure I'm getting adequate protein. I would not use hemp or soy protein. Egg would be ok but it's very high in methionine which some preliminary research has suggested has a negative effect on longevity.

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11099 · August 20, 2011 at 6:46 PM

I sometimes put gelatin in my smoothies for extra protein, and coconut oil for fats. Be sure to seek out a high quality gelatin if you go this route.

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1774 · August 20, 2011 at 8:41 PM

NOW brand makes powdered beef gelatin. I've used it with great results, though not in cold drinks. It doesn't dissolve too well. I suppose you can look for hydrolyzed gelatin if you'd like it for smoothies.

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1353 · August 20, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Can you recommend a brand?

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11099 · August 21, 2011 at 1:42 AM

I'm away from home for a few days, but will post what I have when I get back!

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20353 · August 20, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Eggs. Either raw or cooked. I like to poach them and it takes just a few minutes each day. Then add 1-2 T pastured butter and that is it for breakfast. Or mix raw eggs in with coconut water.

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9812 · August 20, 2011 at 2:12 PM

If you feel great using whey protein, I wouldn't sweat it too much, but egg white protein can be a good alternative. I use one from NOW Foods, and I'm pleased with it. Jay Robb seems pretty popular; I can vouch for tastiness, but I didn't look at the ingredients.

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390 · August 20, 2011 at 4:09 PM

I use the same brand of egg white protein, no complaints here.

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100 · August 25, 2011 at 7:17 AM

I em confused. Are you avoiding whey because of fears that IGF-1 promotes cancers even though whey is a potent anti-cancer substance?

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5904 · August 25, 2011 at 8:36 AM

Giovannucci and coworkers (2003) say, "IGF may play opposing roles in health and disease. The age-related declines in growth hormone and IGF-1 may be associated with potentially deleterious changes in body composition and functioning, but recent studies suggest that IGF-1 levels may be related to risk of prostate, colorectal, premenopausal breast and possibly other cancers." This means that the function of IGF-1 is poorly understood and that research scientists have not reached consensus if it is potentially harmful or beneficial. The other possibility is that IGF-1 may be beneficial at cert

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5904 · August 25, 2011 at 8:37 AM

http://www.health24.com/dietnfood/General/15-742,32232.asp. Just throwing out there to see if there are any good alternatives.

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5904 · August 25, 2011 at 8:36 AM

certain times of life (e.g. during childhood when growth is important), while at other times of life it may be potentially harmful (e.g. during adulthood when it may promote degenerative diseases).

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5904 · August 25, 2011 at 8:36 AM

I am not currently avoiding whey, I have just read a few people saying that they avoid it because of the IGF-1. I have read quite a few negative things about it, eg ---

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147 · August 20, 2011 at 3:15 PM

You can also do a hemp protein powder. The vanilla Jay Robbs Egg white protein is pretty tasty too.

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