|02-06-2007, 05:59 PM||#1|
| Bryan |
Rank: New Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
% of protein in whey
True Protein Isolate microfiltrated whey is 92% protein. 10lbs. for $85.90. Optimum Nutrition 100% gold whey standard is 79% protein. 10lbs. for $48.99. Is the whey with 92% protein worth the cost?
|02-07-2007, 09:14 AM||#3|
| Frontline |
Experience: 7-10 Years
Join Date: Feb 2005
There is also a difference in types protein you just mentioned. The TP Microfiltered is a pure isolate while the ON 100% Gold is a mixture of isolates, concentrates, and peptides. Isolates are generally more expensive than concentrates or mixes. If you use a discount code with TP you can get 5% off that price as well, alot of people have them in their sigs here.
With True Protein the point is that you can customize the order. So if you want to add sweeteners, flavoring, aminos, etc you can do that. Of course customizing it is going to make it a little more expensive. Another factor is mixability, I can honestly say that the microfiltered isolate will dissolve and mix way better than the ON 100% Gold which is key if you are mixing it into foods.
You also get three more grams of protein per serving with the TP microfiltered over the ON 100% Gold.
Personally I think TP is worth the extra money, but its all about what you are looking for out of your protein.
|02-07-2007, 09:56 AM||#4|
| EricT |
Experience: 7-10 Years
Join Date: Jul 2005
A good isolate has a lot of advantages for certain uses. Namely pre and post workout. Obviously it would be great for a general supplement too.
But a regular mix (assuming is meets label claims) is still very good if you either can't afford the extra dough or if you consider the difference for pre and post between doing nothing and having ANY kind of whey. And a regular mix is going to do the job as a general supplement quite well. Any quipping over amino profiles and a little difference here and there is bs, imo, and is missing the point.
But speaking strictly in general terms, if the percentage of protein in your whey is a make or break deal for you, then there is something seriously wrong with your diet. It's like worrying about buying some fancy designer pharmaceutical vitamin b because you refuse to eat properly.
So for my answer to the original question. Is the TP isolate worth the extra money? I'd say yes. Faster absorption. Comfort in terms of digestion. Do you absolutely need to spend the extra money? I'd say no. Is the percentage of protein in your whey the difference between success and failure? NO. Don't dip into your rent money is all I'm saying. But if you can afford it get the isolate OR get an isolate for pre/post and a general mix for general use.
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