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NOW Foods Whey Protein Isolate, 100% Pure 5Lb (Packaging May Vary)
- 100% Pure - Mixes Instantly - Microfiltered
- High in Branch Chain Amino Acids
- Natural Unflavored - All Natural - No Aspartame, No Sucralose, No Acesulfame-K
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Flavor: Unflavored | Size: 5 lbs
Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction.
Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolate (milk) (providing ß-lactoglobulin, a-lactalbumin, Immunoglobulins and Glycomacro Peptides) and Soy Lecithin (<1%). Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, egg or preservatives.
Mix or blend 1 level scoop (28 g) into 4 to 8 oz. of cold water, milk or your favorite juice. Also consider adding NOW® Flax Seed Oil for enhanced nutritional benefit. Please note the additional calories and nutrients provided by the ingredients.
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Top Customer Reviews
As for guys trying to build big muscles, insulin and growth hormone are very important for building muscle, but when one increases the other decreases. That's why professional bodybuilders use both insulin and HGH at the same so they can get the best of both worlds. Unless you want to pay $2,000 a month for prescription HGH and insulin, your best bet is to keep your insulin in a low to moderate range so you can gradually build solid permanent muscle while gradually lowering your body fat at the same time. Having a high carbohydrate protein shake immediately after your workouts do help build muscle by filling your muscles with glucose, and that's fine if you're going for the modern Ronnie Coleman look. The low sugar/insulin diet is best if you're going for the lean old school Scharzenegger look.Read more ›
First off, people say that it is "too foamy" when blended. Well, maybe you should buy a protein powder with a chemical in it to inhibit foaming.
Second off, people say that it does not taste good. Well, maybe you should buy a protein powder with a chemical in it to taste like some artificial flavor.
This product has 2 ingredients in it, which is why I bought it. I think it's digusting how long the list is on a lot of the boutique powders, and if you ask a sales rep. what they do, they can only give you the company line- which is 90% of the time not even remotely medically accurate. It's basically cutting the stuff need to make more money. So, first ingredient here is Microfiltered Whey Protein. That's what you want, warts and all. Flavor, color, texture- if you wanted WPI- then deal with it. Second ingredient is Soy Lechithin which is less than 1% of the product (it says so on the packaging). That's for (brace yourself, big word coming up) emulsification. In other words, it keeps powder, well, powdery. It basically prevents the whey (milk product) from caking up or breaking down. It's basically in everything you eat.
Sorry to disappoint you that there isn't any more to talk about. Honestly, you can look up whey protein isolate on wikipedia- what it does, what it does not do. Try doing the same with all the rat poison ingredients in other stuff, and then write a review praising how good it is for you.Read more ›
I've been using this powder for years. My latest shipment, for the first time, had a sticker on it that says "California Residents Proposition 65 WARNING: This product contains a substance known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm." Even though birth defects are not an issue for me (I'm male, and I'm also not planning on having kids), it drove me crazy that they didn't say what substance the warning was for. I also failed to find the answer anywhere online. (NOW Foods does have a "California Residents Proposition 65 Warning FAQs" page, but it doesn't specifically cover this product.)
I asked a question on the Amazon product page, but just got the usual collection of replies from people who don't understand that you're NOT SUPPOSED TO ANSWER IF YOU DON'T KNOW. Sheesh.
So finally I figured out that I could contact NOW Foods directly (they have a question submission form on their web site), so I did that. They answered the following day. Here's their response:
"The warning is based on legal settlements with attorneys that proposed the Prop 65 regulation for the State of California that mandates even low lead levels found naturally in the Whey protein be stickered. See our site on Prop 65 info: [link to the FAQ I mentioned above]".
So there you have it. California requires this label if there's a chance of more than 0.5 micrograms per day of lead in a product (I assume for this product they figure people will have one or two servings per day). Obviously it's still under the federal legal limit. The federal regulations seem to be a bit complicated, but for example, they seem to allow up to 15 micrograms per liter in drinking water. They allow 0.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I waited til I used the whole tub before writing the review. I wanted to see if I could get used to the flavor but I could not. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Lucid
I love the non flavor part can mix it with anything. As well the amount has lasted longer then most whey I've used before. Seems to help my body's muscle recuperate well.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
The taste! Oh man is it bad!!! But come on, its unflavored protein powder what do you expect. But as it has no extra junk it's just pure protein and mixes super easy. Read morePublished 4 days ago by MacBits LLC
This is a good product without a lot of things added to it. Find it very easy to use.Published 5 days ago by Rush More
This powder makes great smoothies. I use the unflavored. There is no funny "protein powder" taste with this product. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Gigi A.
This is the Very Best protein supplement ever. You can use it in almost anything. Mashed potatoes add to spaghetti sauce,. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Edward Catalani
No unwanted ingredients, and mixes smooth. Great protein boost when weight training. Price is right too.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer