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joe waguespack
09-24-2008, 04:17 PM
I just saw a new protein powder on the market.

http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/legal/lipotropic.html

It seems to good to be true. A fat burning protein with a better amino acid profile than whey? I was hoping for some thoughts from the supplement experts on here. Anyone know anything about pea protein? Any experiences?

sarena kopciel
09-24-2008, 05:31 PM
Luckily it is spelled with an "A" at the end:D

I would definitley not be a fan of this product. When and if I use a protein powder it is a flax, hemp, maca, raw cocoa blend (give or take a few of these) from either Ruth's (http://www.ruthshempfoods.com/) or when I can get hold of it, I am also find of products from this company (http://www.navitasnaturals.com/)! Both companies carry high quality, pure food products.

Why eat pea protein? Besides I personally am paleo, and peas are a legume and therefore not one of my foods!! EAT REAL FOODS not powders as much as possible for optimal nutrition.

Darryl Shaw
09-27-2008, 05:02 AM
Lipotropic Protein vs Beef.

Lipotropic Protein
Ingredients:
Gemma Protein Isolate, Betaine Anhydrous, Cocoa Powder, Lecithin, Inulin, Thickener (Soybean Oil, Corn Syrup Solids), (AminoMax) Bromelain Extract, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Sucralose, Calcium, Saccharin, Xanthan Gum.

Beef
Ingredients:
Grass.

George Mounce
09-27-2008, 06:06 AM
Lipotropic Protein vs Beef.

Lipotropic Protein
Ingredients:
Gemma Protein Isolate, Betaine Anhydrous, Cocoa Powder, Lecithin, Inulin, Thickener (Soybean Oil, Corn Syrup Solids), (AminoMax) Bromelain Extract, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Sucralose, Calcium, Saccharin, Xanthan Gum.

Beef
Ingredients:
Grass.

Beef has grass in it? I thought it was from the musculature from a cow, cut in delectable ways. :p

Tony Ferous
09-27-2008, 11:03 PM
Avoid anything with more than 1 ingredient is a good rule.
That protein is full of artificial trash!

Darryl Shaw
09-29-2008, 06:00 AM
Beef has grass in it? I thought it was from the musculature from a cow, cut in delectable ways. :p

And the main ingredient in the manufacture of the musculature of a cow is.......? :p

Anthony Bainbridge
10-01-2008, 04:45 AM
The way I see it - there are so many variables involved in nutrition and you're bound to fuck up a bunch of them no matter how hard you try - so do you really think that having a protein powder that is 1% better than another powder is going to actually result in a noticeable difference?

The answer is no.

And for the record, I use a blend of whey/egg powder in my morning smoothie, but I have no illusions that it is better than real food.

George Mounce
10-01-2008, 02:36 PM
And the main ingredient in the manufacture of the musculature of a cow is.......? :p

Well if you want to get technical, the cow's stomachs have to break down the grass into the building blocks its using, and cows only do that later on. Sure I get what the cow is using, don't get me wrong, but the main ingredient isn't grass. Its the stuff grass is made of, mixed in with a whole shitload of fermentation and bacteria in the cow's stomach. Without those stomachs cows wouldn't be eating grass, they'd need something else to feed that bacteria.

Sam Brothers
10-31-2008, 11:18 AM
Green pea protein is nothing new. It's just like rice protein etc...

Pea protein, quinoa, & hemp are major constitutes of expensive vegan whole food/protein shakes.

Ever heard of "The Ultimate Meal"? or "Vega"?
http://www.ultimatelife.com/home.htm
http://sequelnaturals.com/en/vega

Personally I think most of these products are excellent in quality and horrible in taste. The ultimate meal made me want to blagh.... Vega tastes, not so bad. I only like the whey based stuff because it tastes so yummy!

It's good to mix up your supplements by type & brand just in case.

personal experience...
whole meal shakes supplements can be good/fun. Nothing wrong with many ingredients like vitamins + minerals etc... but the stuff on that web site has artificial & natural flavors!... = bad. :eek:

I would find a Whole Foods or better yet a Vitamin Cottage near you, if you have one, or something similar. You will find some of the best/most popular brands there. Avoid GNC and 1-brand-only supplement shops. Be careful what you order online too. It might be a better more elite product & a better deal OR a low quality product unable to compete in the mainstream supplement market.