Which whey to go?
Ah whey protein. What would we do without you? Eat a lot more food for sure, but sometimes that’s not always possible or practical. So drinking “shakes” with whey is what we do.
Some many years ago I started consuming whey in large quantities, but alas… that did not sit well with my digestive system.
I was going for inexpensive. Alas, inexpensive also leads to such things. Generally because what you get is whey protein concentrate. Some have suggested to help with this, consume digestive enzymes. I mean, when you buy that “lactose free” milk, it’s not lactose free but rather contains digestive enzymes to help with the digestion of it.
This is then why for years I’ve used Optimum Nutrition’s 100% Whey Gold Standard. It’s a little more expensive, but it contains lactase enzymes to help with digestion. And I’ve been happy.
Alas, price of whey has been climbing pretty fast recently, with a 10# bag of Optimum going for almost $100 now. *sigh* In the past I’ve looked at other options and due to cost it just wasn’t worth it, especially trying other types of whey, like isolate. Well, prices are what they are now, competition is growing, and so I’m going to sample another vendor.
I’m now going to try TrueProtien/TrueNutrition. Founded by Dante Trudel (DoggCrapp), so this is someone who knows, cares, and has been around. I appreciate the wide variety of things they offer. And there’s no question, the ability to make your own custom mix is really cool.
I’m starting off with their “38 flavor sample pack”. Might as well see what their flavors are like and what I like. Plus, this is based upon whey protein isolate cold-filtration, which in theory digests better and should be nicer on my system. But… we’ll see. That’s part of the experiment. I mean, Optimum mixes in whey concentrate, so no question the enzymes are necessary. I never did a pure isolate because of cost, but the way prices are now, why not try it.
Just ordered the pack. I’ll give periodic reports on flavors.