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    What is the best brand of whey protein?

    Apparently Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein is rated as the best protein. Can anyone explain why one protein can be better than another brand?
    Isnt all whey the same?
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    Most whey protein is supplied by just a few companies to the different supplement companies. Basically it boils down to taste and how much extra shit the supplement company put on it.
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    Any type of isolate. I usually base my decision on price along with the number of grams the scoop holds compared to the number of grams of whey isolate per serving I.e optimum is like 24 grams whey and the scoop holds like 33 grams or something. I mean standard should be at least 75% pure whey ya know.
    . I just bought MP combat whey isolate and it has 25 gram per scoop opposed to around 24 grams from optimum nutrition gold standard whey. The ratios were a little lower also.
    All that shit with extra stuff like gnc anabolic whey is waste of money. And so is hydrolized whey because of the price. Sure it breaks down and is absored better but there is a debate on if the fast digestion etc is better or worse due to absorbtionnor something.
    Whey isolate period.

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    This brand had that 1 extra gram in it and price was same so I took it.

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    Gold standard , cellucor, bpi, dymatize, or animal. If you can afford dymatize iso 100 I'd get that. All isolate no concentrate.

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    I use SynthePURE whey isolate by Synthetek exclusively. My body absorbs it like a sponge and zero stomach discomfort
    or bloat.

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    As stated above, the reviews take into account the taste, dissolubility and percentage. Ive tried some brands that would gag a maggot!

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    Actualy I would buy from online if I could in bulk but I can't now so I just found this at the vitamin shop. It's 30$. And it's hydolized whey and isolate. 25gram per 30gram scoop so it's like 83% pure minus whatever other nutrients ..Attachment 166117

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    ON is very tasty, excellent company, mixes easy with little froth.
    Dymatize is damn delicious, my favorite by far, a bit more pricey, also excellent company, but when mixed it does froth up more than ON. Both of these are my go to choices.


    Not all whey is the same, they come in different forms. Hydrolyzed, Isolate, Concentrate.
    Stick with the first two, higher purity, easier to digest, faster absorption, etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellomycognomen View Post
    ON is very tasty, excellent company, mixes easy with little froth.
    Dymatize is damn delicious, my favorite by far, a bit more pricey, also excellent company, but when mixed it does froth up more than ON. Both of these are my go to choices.
    Yeah it gets a head on it for sure. But price is 5$ less then the other isolate/concentrate blends for the same amount. and its hydrolized isolate and one of the best percentage of protein grams to scoop grams
    Cinnabon taste awesome. I can't stand vanilla ..thismis awesome. I can mix it with my oatmeal and makes it taste real good even

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    I like American whey isolate.

    10lb delivered to my door for less than $70.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere View Post
    I like American whey isolate.

    10lb delivered to my door for less than $70.
    Yeah I think my brother got me a 5lb bag of that for Christmas..is it a silver bag? Been trying to remember the name

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsoc View Post
    Yeah I think my brother got me a 5lb bag of that for Christmas..is it a silver bag? Been trying to remember the name
    Mine has always come in a black bag.

    American pure whey dot com

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere View Post
    Mine has always come in a black bag.

    American pure whey dot com
    Have u tried the Cinnabon flavor. I like the stats ..29grams per 33 gram scoop. Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere View Post
    Mine has always come in a black bag.

    American pure whey dot com
    Those prices are un real good 20lbs/276 servings for 120$. Next order I will try some of this. Do you have a preferred flavor?

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    Be nice if they sold some small, one serving variety packs so you can sample flavors....
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Be nice if they sold some small, one serving variety packs so you can sample flavors....
    They did offer sample packs for 7.99. I figure I would order some chocolate and then a few samples to try some of the different flavors. I can always choke down chocolate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstone View Post
    They did offer sample packs for 7.99. I figure I would order some chocolate and then a few samples to try some of the different flavors. I can always choke down chocolate.
    No shit! Have to order up. Thanks js.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    No shit! Have to order up. Thanks js.
    I just checked and for 7.99 it looks like they send you random samples of the isolate and blend. Im sure if you email them you could probably pick the sample flavors you're interested in. Thats what im going to do when I finish the protein I have now.

    I normally buy BCAA'S in bulk, but they are very hard to cover the taste. So I may try there BCAA'S as well. A couple of there products look solid for the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstone View Post
    I just checked and for 7.99 it looks like they send you random samples of the isolate and blend.
    For the life of me I can't find that on the site. Naturally as soon as I post this I'll find it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    For the life of me I can't find that on the site. Naturally as soon as I post this I'll find it....
    On the homepage scroll down and you will see a small header that says products. You will see a check mark and right next to it it says try sample. Just click on it and it will take you to the sample page.
    What is the best brand of whey protein?-screenshot_2016-11-03-16-26-16.jpg
    check out the screen shot it should help if you didn't find it yet.

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    Damn, I been using muscle feast 100% whey, cuzz they use stevia instead of sucralose and ace k.

    5lbs for 39, free shipping, but imma look into American whey

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstone View Post
    On the homepage scroll down and you will see a small header that says products. You will see a check mark and right next to it it says try sample. Just click on it and it will take you to the sample page.
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    check out the screen shot it should help if you didn't find it yet.

    You see the screen shot was the whole problem. I was easily distracted.

    Ordered up. Thanks JS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    You see the screen shot was the whole problem. I was easily distracted.

    Ordered up. Thanks JS!
    No problem. The links just looked like text, even without the distractions. When it arives let us know how you like the flavors and which one they happen to send.

    I will probably try the cookies and cream, and if its at least decent I will order at least one of the 20 pounders.

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    Will do. If I like the taste I'll def order up. Right now I'm paying $60 for a 6lb bag of ON, which really isn't that bad but 10 lbs for $9 bucks more is a deal.
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    If you like Starbucks then I have a treat for you! I'm personally very picky when it comes to protein drinks.. get dymatize elite cafe mocha and then mix it with milk BOOM you've got a delicious protein (it's even got 100mg of caffeine per scoop! It's a great morning protein shake)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Will do. If I like the taste I'll def order up. Right now I'm paying $60 for a 6lb bag of ON, which really isn't that bad but 10 lbs for $9 bucks more is a deal.
    I have been using Rule1 5lbs is like 70 dollars, but 5lbs is 75 servings. So its not bad, and the guys behind Rule1 are the same as the original guys behind ON gold standard. If thr American whey tastes ok twice the price gets me triple the servings with more protein per serving.

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    NutraBio is an excellent company they don't use fillers or crap in their products. Check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsoc View Post
    Have u tried the Cinnabon flavor. I like the stats ..29grams per 33 gram scoop. Nice.
    Quote Originally Posted by jstone View Post
    Those prices are un real good 20lbs/276 servings for 120$. Next order I will try some of this. Do you have a preferred flavor?
    They do have a few flavors that sound good and I'd like to try but I've only had the chocolate.

    Just about every company nowadays has a decent chocolate whey and I really don't want to be stuck with 10lb of product that tastes bad.

    When I use to by whey from retail stores there were a few times where I didn't read the label and got stuck with ON vanilla for a few weeks and it was difficult to drink even with oats, PB and bananas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleScience View Post
    Most whey protein is supplied by just a few companies to the different supplement companies. Basically it boils down to taste and how much extra shit the supplement company put on it.
    This.
    That goes with almost anything really.
    Batteries,Milk,
    car parts,etc etc.
    I use Now all Natural unflavored .All Star Health, 10 lbs for 100 bucks.Whey ISO

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere View Post
    They do have a few flavors that sound good and I'd like to try but I've only had the chocolate.

    Just about every company nowadays has a decent chocolate whey and I really don't want to be stuck with 10lb of product that tastes bad.

    When I use to by whey from retail stores there were a few times where I didn't read the label and got stuck with ON vanilla for a few weeks and it was difficult to drink even with oats, PB and bananas.
    I will actually buy vanilla on a rare occasion, and add fruit to it. I will probably go with chocolate, like you said its hard to mess up. Muscle milk makes some of the best flavors, especially there cookies and cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstone View Post
    Muscle milk makes some of the best flavors, especially there cookies and cream.
    I agree 100% with you on muscle milk having the best flavors.

    I like their monster milk line with creatine, glutamine, leucine and beta alanine.

    Unfortunately at this point in my life I can't afford to spend $60 on 4.8lb of whey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere View Post
    I agree 100% with you on muscle milk having the best flavors.

    I like their monster milk line with creatine, glutamine, leucine and beta alanine.

    Unfortunately at this point in my life I can't afford to spend $60 on 4.8lb of whey.
    I used to always get the collegiate version. Im at the same point as well, and the American whey has great prices.

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    Muscle Milk - CytoSport works for me...good bang for the buck at Costco for $39.99 for 6lbs - Chocolate all day everyday.
    What is the best brand of whey protein?-label.jpgWhat is the best brand of whey protein?-macros.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sicko View Post
    Muscle Milk - CytoSport works for me...good bang for the buck at Costco for $39.99 for 6lbs - Chocolate all day everyday.
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    Has anyone tried Jim Stoppanis supplement line, JYM? His protein (ProJYM) is very good and now available at GNC, which was only sold exclusively via bodybuilding.com before.

    His protein is a blend of whey, egg and casein. He recommends only buying from GNC now as BB is suing him over his contract about branding, rights etc.

    I'd post links but don't have those rights yet.

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    optimum nutrition is good tasting but so is dymatize nutrition, also dymatize is somewhat cheaper than optimum.

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