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#1 Cam's Mom

 
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Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:34 AM

Hi!
I am not a huge fan of protein shakes but finally found one that I like - Whey Factors by Natural Factors (from Canada). I am trying to get my protien intake up and so am forcing myself to get two of these shakes in per day. My stomach is not pleased (and neither is my family for that matter). The label says that the product contains "no wheat" but I contacted Natural Factors to see if by any chance there could be anything else gluten containing in there - they said no, it is gluten free.

So now I am stumped . . . dairy does not typically bother me, so I don't think it is that. My kids took it away from me and hid it, but I found it and after not having it for a few days (and feeling better) I gave it another try and bam, it got me again (so they knew I found it and was sneaking it - a Celiac can't hide!!).

So, my questions - anybody have a good tasting, low carb whey protein powder they like? And can whey itself be the problem? I know that is not gluten related, but can it be hard on the stamach? Any thoughts?

Thanks!
Barb
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Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:44 AM

Many of us can't tolerate dairy. Some because of the casein, and others because of the lactose, or just dairy in general.

But it is not necessary to consume whey for protein. There are plenty of other ways to get lots of protein. For instance, 1/4 cup of teff has as much protein as an egg. Amaranth is nearly the same. Ordinary green peas are a very good protein source too. Whip some peas in the blender for "instant" pea soup, and you'll not only get lots of protein, but fiber, and loads of vitamins and minerals too. Lentils and beans are also good protein sources.

But, do take note that Americans currently focus too much on protein. One reason may be because the USDA guideline was developed from rat studies, and they didn't revise it until decades later. Turns out we don't even need half the protein they had been suggesting.

Lastly, there is a large difference between animal proteins and plant proteins. For instance, the break down animal proteins causes three times the amount of calcium losses than does the same amount of plant protein. This is just one reason why Americans have more osteoporosis than many countries where they consume less dairy. Ironic, isn't it!

You can search for foods based on nutrient content here.
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Posted 25 December 2008 - 07:23 AM

protein shakes always bother my tummy a little bit... but i've found the easiest to digest is biochem sports whey protein powder:

http://www.biochem-f...om/powders.html

i typically only take a protein shake after a workout at the gym to fuel my muscle growth & repair. besides that, i feel that i get enough protein in my diet... consisting of lots of lean meat and fish.

good luck!
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Posted 26 December 2008 - 05:42 PM

Does it have any soy? I have found that soy will bother me in some things, but not in others. I use a whey protein powder (U.S.) and it contains soy, but in my case does not bother me.
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Posted 26 December 2008 - 06:33 PM

protein shakes always bother my tummy a little bit... but i've found the easiest to digest is biochem sports whey protein powder:

http://www.biochem-f...om/powders.html

i typically only take a protein shake after a workout at the gym to fuel my muscle growth & repair. besides that, i feel that i get enough protein in my diet... consisting of lots of lean meat and fish.

good luck!

I love the Biochem raw foods and whey, it's an awesome recovery drink!
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Posted 07 January 2009 - 09:39 AM

Vitamin World has one that says Gluten free and Lactose free right on the label. I have used it in the past and just started using it again. I'll get other details on it, like nutrition facts, later when I get home if you want.
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:45 PM

Hi!
I am not a huge fan of protein shakes but finally found one that I like - Whey Factors by Natural Factors (from Canada). I am trying to get my protien intake up and so am forcing myself to get two of these shakes in per day. My stomach is not pleased (and neither is my family for that matter). The label says that the product contains "no wheat" but I contacted Natural Factors to see if by any chance there could be anything else gluten containing in there - they said no, it is gluten free.

So now I am stumped . . . dairy does not typically bother me, so I don't think it is that. My kids took it away from me and hid it, but I found it and after not having it for a few days (and feeling better) I gave it another try and bam, it got me again (so they knew I found it and was sneaking it - a Celiac can't hide!!).

So, my questions - anybody have a good tasting, low carb whey protein powder they like? And can whey itself be the problem? I know that is not gluten related, but can it be hard on the stamach? Any thoughts?

Thanks!
Barb





I'm new to this forum and newly diagnosed so I am clueless about these things. However I use a brown rice protein drink mix called ProZone 30 30 40. The ingredients are Enzymatically processed rice protein from whole grain brown rice, pure crystalline fructose, medium chain triglycerides, natural vanilla flavor, guar gum, xanthan gum. I think it's okay but like I said I am just learning. I was diagnosed 4 days ago. Hope the indgredients are gluten free it's a really tastey mix.
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 05:07 AM

NOW Foods makes a pea protein powder. It is highly digestible. Whip it in a blender with rice/nut milk, fruit juice or water, and add some Stevia to taste. A banana and/or some guar/xanthan gum will thicken it into a creamy shake or smoothie. You can also add some coconut oil or fruit if you like.
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:05 AM

Hi!
I am not a huge fan of protein shakes but finally found one that I like - Whey Factors by Natural Factors (from Canada). I am trying to get my protien intake up and so am forcing myself to get two of these shakes in per day. My stomach is not pleased (and neither is my family for that matter). The label says that the product contains "no wheat" but I contacted Natural Factors to see if by any chance there could be anything else gluten containing in there - they said no, it is gluten free.

So now I am stumped . . . dairy does not typically bother me, so I don't think it is that. My kids took it away from me and hid it, but I found it and after not having it for a few days (and feeling better) I gave it another try and bam, it got me again (so they knew I found it and was sneaking it - a Celiac can't hide!!).

So, my questions - anybody have a good tasting, low carb whey protein powder they like? And can whey itself be the problem? I know that is not gluten related, but can it be hard on the stamach? Any thoughts?

Thanks!
Barb


I have been vigorously searching individual body building websites for gluten free supplements and protein shakes. After an exhaustive search and countless disappointing replies to my emails I have stumbled upon something very exciting.
Muscle Gauge Nutrition is completely gluten free. They do not make a product that contains gluten and therefore risk of cross contamination is not a worry.
After spending much of last night comparing results of MGN products with major brands, it appears to me that people only have good things to say about it.
I placed an order last night and will be updating my opinion throughout the next couple of months.
The website is:
www.musclegauge.com
Hope this helps someone out!!
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:51 PM

Check out Nectar by a company called Syntrax. I've been using Nectar for a month and love it! No stomach issues. Also, it is by far the best tasting protein I've tried, and I've tried many through years of bodybuilding. I got it in individual packets, so I make them anywhere I can get water. I just got a 40% off coupon code from a friend who's dad works there, if anyone wants to order with it.
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 06:14 AM

Check out Jay Robb Protein Powders, comes in whey, soy and egg based - I use the whey and it's gluten-free. Also no fillers, no msg, no aspartame (which gives me headaches and nosebleeds), etc. Packed with vitiamns. I like the chocolate and the unflavored. I add the unflavored to soups, baking, etc.
Available at Whole Foods and on line at www.jayrobb.com.

Protein powders all taste so different. What brand one person likes, another thinks that brand tastes horrible
I just wish all the brands came with a trial packet size or individual size that you could try out first before investing some much money in a big container's worth.
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 02:53 AM

Protein powders all taste so different. What brand one person likes, another thinks that brand tastes horrible
I just wish all the brands came with a trial packet size or individual size that you could try out first before investing some much money in a big container's worth.


This. Call or email the manufacturer, inquire about the gluten free status and ask if they could send a sample. Many will. Also, True Protein offers sample packs of their various flavors, you can choose which 5 or 10 flavors you want to try.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 12:52 PM

This. Call or email the manufacturer, inquire about the gluten free status and ask if they could send a sample. Many will. Also, True Protein offers sample packs of their various flavors, you can choose which 5 or 10 flavors you want to try.

Gluten free and lactose free...the rice protein is thin, not so filling. I used whey for years but since Celiac, I am also lactose intolerant...this is so hard as I had 2 protein shakes daily to get 5 meals a day..I mixed protein in my oatmeal..haha now that does not happen anymore. I just don't know how to eat to train...where do I start to look?
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:58 AM

Hi!
I am not a huge fan of protein shakes but finally found one that I like - Whey Factors by Natural Factors (from Canada). I am trying to get my protien intake up and so am forcing myself to get two of these shakes in per day. My stomach is not pleased (and neither is my family for that matter). The label says that the product contains "no wheat" but I contacted Natural Factors to see if by any chance there could be anything else gluten containing in there - they said no, it is gluten free.

So now I am stumped . . . dairy does not typically bother me, so I don't think it is that. My kids took it away from me and hid it, but I found it and after not having it for a few days (and feeling better) I gave it another try and bam, it got me again (so they knew I found it and was sneaking it - a Celiac can't hide!!).

So, my questions - anybody have a good tasting, low carb whey protein powder they like? And can whey itself be the problem? I know that is not gluten related, but can it be hard on the stamach? Any thoughts?

Thanks!
Barb


I have been drinking the Arbonne Figure 8 Vanilla Protein Shake. It is not whey protein but rather vegetable protein. My Arbonne rep. said it is gluten-free. It is vegan and tastes great! They also have a chocolate one but I haven't tried it yet.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 04:44 PM

Gluten free and lactose free...the rice protein is thin, not so filling. I used whey for years but since Celiac, I am also lactose intolerant...this is so hard as I had 2 protein shakes daily to get 5 meals a day..I mixed protein in my oatmeal..haha now that does not happen anymore. I just don't know how to eat to train...where do I start to look?


Have you tried the gemma protein powder? It's pea protein, and is a bit thicker (quite a bit) in consistency than the rice. I totally understand-I've mixed protein powder in my oats many times-I like to also do a protein "pancake" with egg white, gluten-free oats, flax seed and berries. (Off topic though-sorry!)

I have to admit that I haven't tried them as a "shake"-but I use Egg Whites International pasteurized egg whites, and they advertise that you can drink the whites with any flavoring you choose-just as another option.
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