Hi all, I'm almost out of my current protein so it's to time stock up again. I've been using ON Gold Standard which has Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate and Whey Peptides.

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I had a quick look at labdoor.com protein rankings and they rank myprotein quite highly so I was keen to check it out. The two I was looking at are: Impact Whey Isolate and Impact Whey Protein.

Can anyone help me understand more about the difference between the two and which is better for what?

I'm going to the gym about 3 times a week and looking to step that up to 5 or 6 for a 100 day challenge I'm just kicking off.

Is it just fast burn v long burn? Should I have both? Or something else altogether?

Thanks heaps for any advice.


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The primary difference between whey protein and its isolate form is the amount of protein, lactose and fat present. Whey protein powder contains anywhere from 11 to 14.5 percent protein, 63 to 75 percent lactose and 1 to 1.5 percent milk fat, according to registered dietitian Marjorie Geiser. Comparatively, whey protein isolate is over 90 percent protein and contains roughly 0.5 percent of lactose and milk fat. Whey isolate is especially beneficial for you if you are lactose intolerant and can not digest the lactose in whey protein.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/443290-whey-protein-vs-whey-isolate/


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Can anyone help me understand more about the difference between the two and which is better for what?

Look at the nutritional label.

Is it just fast burn v long burn? Should I have both? Or something else altogether?

You are overthinking it and underthinking it at the same time. They are both food and you need to figure out how they fit into your overall diet.


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Op · 5y

Haha, I'm definitely overthinking it. I guess I'm wondering if I want to build muscle, apart from lifting heavy things and having a balanced diet, does a whey isolate give me added protein throughout the day or is it just a kick for post workout? I've read about the benefit of slow release protein like casein so should I have a bit of both. Like a post workout isolate hit when metabolism is high and then a casein to maintain a constant source of protein.

I thought protein was protein but the more I read to more complicated it seems to get.

EDIT: cut a few words


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If you aren't lactose intolerant and not cutting to the point of counting every gram of fat, it doesn't really matter what protein powder you drink. What really matters is consistency;you have to hit your macros every day. If you are picky and taste of Myprotein powder deters you from drinking your shakes everyday day, stick with ON gold. It does taste better as all my friends and brother prefer it way more than Myprotein flavors. Imo Myprotein efficiency and price can't be beat and I just drink it out of routine.


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Damn opposite of me and my friends, and neighbor I lift with. Optimum taste gag inducing, except for the mocha cap I liked, but chocolate and vanilla and strawberry, gag..... especially strawberry, that was beyond gross. Been loving Myprotein flavors I've had over last 2 years, except for cinnamon


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The only real difference before concentrates and isolates is the amount of filtration and processing they go through. Isolates have slightly higher protein amounts and slightly lower amounts of fat and carbs per serving. Unless you're so drastically cutting carbs and fat to the point that such a difference matters, there is really no benefit to a isolate over a concentrate.


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Op · 5y

Thanks team, just picked up the Impact Whey Isolate. I've started counting macros but I'm not great at it. Will have to make that part of my 100 day challenge.


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Spend your money on a better diet.

Whey protein isn't needed for 90% of people, it's all marketing hype.


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Cheap protein is cheap protein.

See more: How To Get To The Glass Desert, Slime Rancher:


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