Thread: Calcium Free Protein
07-29-2004, 10:58 AM #1
Calcium Free Protein
Normally I have a protein shake before going to bed at night, but I am now taking ZMA which is not as effective if taken with calcium. Anyone know of protein powders that are calcium free or low in calcium that i can take at night with my ZMA? Or any other suggestions on how I can still get my protein at nigh? Since its best to take on an empty stomach eating high protein foods wouldn't be much better than drinking my current protein shakes.
07-29-2004, 12:53 PM #2New Member
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I also have the same problem with ZMA products. Your supposed to take them on an empty stomach before bed and not with any Calcium products. It's kind of a double edged sword for us because you should have something high in protien before bed to avoid catabolic problems. The only thing I do when I'm taking ZMA is eat a meal that doesn't have any dairy products and use egg whites for my protein source and approx. 2 1/2 hours later I take the ZMA before bed.
07-29-2004, 04:31 PM #3
Ok, here is the lowest calcium Protein supplement I have been able to find so far...
VITALABS WHEY 24
1 Scoop - 30 Grams
Amounts Per Serving
Total Fat 0g
INGREDIENTS: Whey Protein Concentrate, Hydrolyzed Whey, Ion Exchange Whey, Stevia and Natural Flavor.
For Calcium 1% is approx 10mg so this would be less than 20mg where as my regular Protein, ON has 170mg (17%). I may be looking at a new protein powder for night time unless anyone has other ideas.
07-30-2004, 07:14 AM #4New Member
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Eggs have no calcium and it's a slower form of protein unlike all the whey proteins that digest too fast. 5 hardboiled eggs = 30 grams of some of the best protien your body can use. Whey after working out but not before bed.
07-30-2004, 01:30 PM #5
Ok, here is what I think I am going to go with for my Night Protein...
ON 100% Egg Protein
Total Carbohydrate 4 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 22 g
Calcium 20 mg
All the casein powders are high in calcium and i figure this is the next best thing for night protein since I can't choke down egg yolks at night (and don't want to have to eat 9 eggs to get 30g of protein) and should take ZMA on an empty stomach I don't want to eat a steak or anything like that just before bed time.
Last edited by doby48; 07-30-2004 at 01:34 PM.
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