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Old 09-19-2011, 13:37   #1
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I am going to be testing 3 brands of whey protein over the week.

After making a batch of MCS's breakfast brownies (which are DELICIOUS!) I decided to figure out which component spiked me ... and it turns out, it was the whey. My husband bought an "economy brand" -- half the price. He was so excited. It tasted sickly sweet, but claimed only ONE g carb per scoop!

So first one is: "Healthy Whey" brand: before: 95. 2 hr: 181
Into the trash!!! (husband also tested, 217!).

I have trouble believing my other 2 more usual brands do that, because it is not like me to go that high and get back down again (to near-hypo levels), in the four hours between breakfast and lunch! But ... we shall test and see!

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are you using whey protein isolate or whey protein concentrate?

I was just reading this article...I use WPC and the one I use is great for cooking....Im not sure if I was told the Isolate isn't as good...lol sorry brain is dead

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I think it is isolate, but no idea WHY it would be worse than concentrate -- concentrate should be less pure, if anything!

Heading off to read, though!

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I think it is isolate, but no idea WHY it would be worse than concentrate -- concentrate should be less pure, if anything!

Heading off to read, though!
Now I'm really confused. I have two brands in the house. They are Bob's Red Mill Whey Protein (which is the concentrate) and Jay Robb (which is the isolate). I tried using the JR brand in a glass of coconut milk and I spiked something awful an hour later. What could be causing these spikes I wonder? Will be interested in what you decide after reading.

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I was going to try Marty's brownies but was unsure about the whey protein. I'm always curious when I see unusual (to me) ingredients and wonder what it adds to the recipe and if it's "integral" or optional.

I think the more refined whey protein isolate has fewer carbohydrates?

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Wouldn't ya know it? Mine's a blend (whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, hydrolyzed whey protein concentrate, L-glutamine, taurine, L-Leucine, L-Phenylalanine, Lactoperoxidase). Other ingredients are lecithin, oligofructose, cellulose gum, dried cream extract, vitamin E (as mixed tocopherols). Mebbe it's a good thing I use only about two tablespoons at a time?




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This one was NNW Healthy 100% Whey, "A perfect blend of isolate and concentrate whey protein."

Spiked my husband over 200, as well. So it is not "just me."

We will see tomorrow what a competiong brand (at twice the price) will do.

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Yesterday's NNW spiked me 86 points.

Today: Designer Whey. Starting reading was higher, but the increase at 2 hr = 16 points.

All 3 brands I am testing are a blend of concentrate and isolate -- you cannot go by that, apparently.

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This morning's shake was Gold Standard brand, prepared otherwise exactly like the other two ... a spike of 30 points, so not too bad, considering variation in peak time, etc.

But, I think I will keep to the Designer whey once I use up the Gold Standard.

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If I were to put a link in my sig it'd be to your post: "Testing is important - lookie here for why!"

See - my testing has slowed to a crawl since I know pretty much what to stay away from. But this snaps me back to reality as to how vigilant we need to be.

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