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07-09-2010, 08:36 PM
I'm looking for a basic vanilla protein powder, but honestly don't know where to begin. Which supplement is best? I am training for a 5k, so I do a lot of walking/jogging/running, I also do weight training, cycling, tennis, and swimming. For hardcore workouts I want something that will refuel my body and keep me from getting injuries. I've heard different things about soy, artificial flavors, etc. and I just want to know what is my best bet?

07-09-2010, 08:54 PM
i like the one from raley's from the natural food section. it's cheaper, and i think it's pretty close to being all natural. closer than muscle milk, i'm sure.

07-09-2010, 08:55 PM
I personally really like hemp protein powders, although Vega is my favorite, most of them are really good. Also, they are minimally processed and contain healthy fats as well as protein.

07-09-2010, 09:18 PM
I really like Designer Whey (Chocolate Peanut Caramel) and Optimum Nutrition Casein (Chocolate Pudding) - the Casein is a little longer-acting than the Whey.

Hope that helps!

07-09-2010, 09:26 PM
If you do end up purchasing whey protein powder, I would look up the recent consumer reports findings about toxins in whey protein powders. It might at least give you an idea which ones have the least amount of toxins.

07-18-2010, 04:52 PM
I like isoflex protien powder. No fake sugar, low carb, high protein and has a lot of amino acids in it, including 2500g of leucine per scoop. This is important. To prevent your body from metabolizing your muscles.