|01-20-2010, 05:22 AM||#2|
| EricT |
Experience: 7-10 Years
Join Date: Jul 2005
That's the Optimum Nutrition Amino 2222's I take it.
They are nothing more than some caseinate (cheap form of casein protein) and gelatin (collagen protein/ byproduct of meat and leather industry) put into a little pill. There are no free form aminos in it, which is what they want you to think. It's just overpriced cheap protein at very small doses. Absolutely worthless in the overall diet. Even if it were free form aminos at designer doses it wouldn't be of much use over whole protein sources. But when something is named "aminos" people expect that they are getting a bunch of individual free form aminos forumlated into a pill or powder. So it's a double rip off in that they are deliberately misleading you.
If you want supplemental protein of that sort than there is much more value in whey powder or casein powder.
To see the difference in the language look here at an amino acid blend that is actually composed of free aminos: http://www.gematria.com/CompleteAmin...r-p/48-500.htm
(I'm not suggesting it).
Compare that to the amino 2222 description:
Notice what they DON'T say.
Here is another thread on Amino 2222:
I mentioned Lactalbumin Hydrolysate in that thread as an example of a fancy sounding protein source (it's a whey fraction). Another ploy I've noticed lately is calling that "pancreatic digests" which is just a bullshit way of saying it's a hydrolysate and suggesting that enzymes were used to accomplish that. Twinlab goes ever further and says "pharmaceutical grade pancreatic (enzymatic) digests".
There never seems to be anything listed in the ingredients that suggests that the proteins are actually hydrolysates. The idea however is that a couple of grams or so of a "pre-digested" hydrolysates is somehow magical compared to just taking in a whole protein source of any kind. Which is complete and utter bullshit. Overpriced complete and utter bullshit.
Don't fall for this marketing mumbo-jumbo.
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