NOW Foods Whey Protein Isolate Pure, 1.2 -Pounds
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Flavor: Unflavored | Size: 1.2 lbs
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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. Believe me, women definitely prefer the lean old school bodybuilder look over the bloated pot belly gorilla look of the modern bodybuilder.
So my recommendation for a good protein shake for not only weight loss, but fat loss, and muscle gain; is a scoop of pure whey isolate, a little xylitol, and some plain natural cocoa. The whey kills your appetite and keeps your insulin low, the cocoa is a strong antioxidant and increases serotonin to fight hunger and boost your mood, and the xylitol makes it sweet without causing any insulin secretion in your body. It isn't the greatest tasting shake in the world, but it's still pretty good and it makes losing fat much easier. Having that shake with a small meal a few times a day is an easy way to put your body into a positive nitrogen balance, which means your body is burning fat and building muscle.
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. I'm sure there actually is truth in some of it, I just don't find it necessary for what I am trying to do. If you don't like the taste, do what I do- 4 ounces of V-8 V-Fusion and 4 ounces of milk, and a shot of some schnapps. Makes it taste perfect.
Oh, and it does foam up a lot. After blending 9 ounces, I can't pour it all into a 14 ounce glass.