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Molly H asked the question in Sports Nutrition

Whey protein--Is there really a difference in "types"?

Different companies tout the benefits of their whey--non-denatured cold process, sourced from different locations, etc. Does anyone know if these things REALLY matter?

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Not massively to me, I just need the flavour and mixability to be good, and at a good price

Sports-iqgold Adrian K answered Comment

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The difference it the types are the absorbtion rates as well as how long they take to metabolize. What you need to do is figure out what ways you want to benefit from different types of protein. It is always good to use different types of protein to ensure you get enough proein. Look passed the selling phrases, and look at the actual ingredients as well as how much and the heirarchy of ALL the ingredients when choosing the type of protein you use.

Sports-iqsilver Santos A answered Comment

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Thanks. That helps. Some favor soy, some favor whey, pricing varies sooo much. I don't want to eat something that isn't healthful, but I also don't want to overpay.

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I understand that completely! I use soy, whey, casein, and egg protein for the most part. In terms of drink mixes i stick with the first three the most. Most women need from 80 to 100 grams of protein a day. Now that may seem like a lot, but it is very beneficial in terms of fat-burning, muscle building, and satiety.

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The price will definately reflect the quality of ingredients and processing methods. What looks the same on the ingredient list may not be.

Santos is quite right and for women including a good source of soy is beneficial, 80 - 100gms is an average intake and advisable, you should be looking for 1.5gms per kilo of body weight as an average from varied and good sources of plant and animal proteins. Try a few, if they upset your digestive system give them away, avoid mixing with cows milk unless you are sure you can tolerate large amounts of lactose. I prefer Herbalifes range as it suits me and is high quality, they have a seed to feed policy which ensures high quality and no banned substances.

Good luck

Sports-iqbronze Linda S answered Comment

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