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.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 love this protein. There is no flavor so it is easy to mix into anything. I use it everydayPublished 1 day ago by Slazy2
Love this. Only whey protein that doesn't give me stomach issues or rashes. I recommend it to everyone I know. Read morePublished 2 days ago by alma
This stuff is really great. It is simple and the ingredient list is small and efficient. You get a massive bag for this price. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Michelle
Found this on the search for a non artificial non sugar protein for my morning protein shakes after a workout. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
I thinkbthis is too high in caleries andvthat mrans its for men wright lifting. Shsmevtheu do not lower cal to 100 or less for women.dame grsms protien. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Raven
Order came in a week before scheduled delivery date which was awesome. I was able to start taking this product a week earlier. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
I think it's great that it doesn't have any flavoring, but after a while I started adding my own flavoring because I don't like the taste of powdered milk. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Brian Anderson
I believe this to be the best whey protien out there. The manufacturing process is different from most others. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Ferguson