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Old 09-24-2008, 04:17 PM   #1
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Default Pea protein anyone?

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?
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:31 PM   #2
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Luckily it is spelled with an "A" at the end

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 or when I can get hold of it, I am also find of products from this company! 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.
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:02 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 09-27-2008, 06:06 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:03 PM   #5
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Avoid anything with more than 1 ingredient is a good rule.
That protein is full of artificial trash!
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:00 AM   #6
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Beef has grass in it? I thought it was from the musculature from a cow, cut in delectable ways.
And the main ingredient in the manufacture of the musculature of a cow is.......?
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:45 AM   #7
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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.
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And the main ingredient in the manufacture of the musculature of a cow is.......?
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.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:18 AM   #9
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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.

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.
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