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This will go super cold but i think a few on here have an eye for quality over quantity especially with these premium flavorings.

The special edition flavor of CNP Whey comes with the product’s usual blend of whey concentrate, isolate, and hydrolyzed whey to provide 22g of protein per serving. Also unlike traditional Easter Eggs, the Easter edition protein powder has just 2.6g of carbohydrates with only 1.4g of sugar, 2.2g of fat (200mg saturated), and a calorie count of 121.
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Expensive for whey. Forget the brands and look at the macro/micros.
There's off the shelf whey for 10 quid a kilo that is excellent quality
Phlop002/05/2020 15:32

Expensive for whey. Forget the brands and look at the macro/micros.There's …Expensive for whey. Forget the brands and look at the macro/micros.There's off the shelf whey for 10 quid a kilo that is excellent quality


I really do disagree, the £10 per kg isn't "excellent quality" if you look at lab tests for most of the the bulk brands the protiein percentage is around 65% not 80% which is claimed but this is legally fine because a concentrate is 60-80%.
Isolate is 90%

This also is a whey, isolate and hydrolyzed not just a concentrate.

Also premium flavorings cost alot of money, flavourings tend to cost more than the whey itself.

This is aimed at people who are more invested in their supplements than the usual myprotein, bulk powders etc punter.

Different strokes for different folks
Edited by: "Jordan_Taylor" 2nd May
Last stuff I bought was £9/kg and looks better than this TBH, but apparently that was a good deal cos it's now £18/kg! So I guess this seems OK compared to other premium brands RRP, but not amazing.
tek-monkey02/05/2020 15:49

Last stuff I bought was £9/kg and looks better than this TBH, but …Last stuff I bought was £9/kg and looks better than this TBH, but apparently that was a good deal cos it's now £18/kg! So I guess this seems OK compared to other premium brands RRP, but not amazing.



Tbf with the premium brands 1kg is usually £30.
Edited by: "Jordan_Taylor" 2nd May
Jordan_Taylor02/05/2020 15:38

I really do disagree, the £10 per kg isn't "excellent quality" if you look …I really do disagree, the £10 per kg isn't "excellent quality" if you look at lab tests for most of the the bulk brands the protiein percentage is around 65% not 80% which is claimed but this is legally fine because a concentrate is 60-80%.This also is a whey, isolate and hydrolyzed not just a concentrate.Also premium flavorings cost alot of money, flavourings tend to cost more than the whey itself.This is aimed at people who are more invested in their supplements than the usual myprotein, bulk powders etc punter.Different strokes for different folks


This exactly!!

£10 per kg is an old, tired and irrelevant cliché. For me a good tasting protein shake is worth the money compare to one that I can't stomach the taste.

Some folks that are allergic to lactose do pay premium for shakes that contain lactase.
Sure some people can go with the £10 per kilo BS and it suits them but it's mostly irrelevant.
Jordan_Taylor02/05/2020 15:50

What did you buy though?Tbf with the premium brands 1kg is usually £30.


Weirdly the deal on here has disappeared, but was this one:
amazon.co.uk/gp/…h=1

Tastes nice enough, mixes well, wish I'd grabbed more!
Kernell02/05/2020 15:57

This exactly!!£10 per kg is an old, tired and irrelevant cliché. For me a g …This exactly!!£10 per kg is an old, tired and irrelevant cliché. For me a good tasting protein shake is worth the money compare to one that I can't stomach the taste.Some folks that are allergic to lactose do pay premium for shakes that contain lactase.Sure some people can go with the £10 per kilo BS and it suits them but it's mostly irrelevant.


So, out of interest, what is it that makes these £30/kg whey proteins so good? If a £10 one matches for protein content, sugar and fat and you like the taste what else is worth paying 3x more for?
tek-monkey02/05/2020 15:59

So, out of interest, what is it that makes these £30/kg whey proteins so …So, out of interest, what is it that makes these £30/kg whey proteins so good? If a £10 one matches for protein content, sugar and fat and you like the taste what else is worth paying 3x more for?


Read my earlier comment
Jordan_Taylor02/05/2020 16:07

Read my earlier comment


I did, but it doesn't answer the question. You said cheap ones don't offer the protein content or the flavours, but if you find a cheap one that does (as I asked) why pay more?

EDIT: I'm not being argumentative BTW, I'm genuinely curious. I've only just started running and using whey post run to help recovery. I'm well aware of marketing BS though, and that just because a product can do something doesn't mean it's something I need/want. Between a pre workout, a gel or two and a post run shake it could end up costing a fiver per run if I'm not careful!
Edited by: "tek-monkey" 2nd May
tek-monkey02/05/2020 15:59

So, out of interest, what is it that makes these £30/kg whey proteins so …So, out of interest, what is it that makes these £30/kg whey proteins so good? If a £10 one matches for protein content, sugar and fat and you like the taste what else is worth paying 3x more for?


£30/kg? I've never seen a protein shake that expensive and I won't buy such either.

Lactase is extremely important for me, as I'm lactose intolerant and then taste. So I'll happily pay more for such products.

I'm only saying that £10/kg is an irrelevant yard stick.
tek-monkey02/05/2020 16:08

I did, but it doesn't answer the question. You said cheap ones don't …I did, but it doesn't answer the question. You said cheap ones don't offer the protein content or the flavours, but if you find a cheap one that does (as I asked) why pay more?EDIT: I'm not being argumentative BTW, I'm genuinely curious. I've only just started running and using whey post run to help recovery. I'm well aware of marketing BS though, and that just because a product can do something doesn't mean it's something I need/want. Between a pre workout, a gel or two and a post run shake it could end up costing a fiver per run if I'm not careful!


Then reread it.
Big difference between label and actual % with many of the bulk brands (coming from people who used to formulate for them)

This one i posted is cheap for the category at just over £15 per kg for tri blend, no discrepancies in %, high end flavorings.

If you find a powder that you like and you really don't care about the quality and your happy with the taste then get that

Flavorings are really expensive at this level, it's like drinking a cream egg, alot of more premium brands use flavour houses that supply the ice cream industry. (compare a cheap one to a premium one)

As i said this is for people who are invested in their supplements, not the usual myprotein customer .
Kernell02/05/2020 16:18

£30/kg? I've never seen a protein shake that expensive and I won't buy …£30/kg? I've never seen a protein shake that expensive and I won't buy such either. Lactase is extremely important for me, as I'm lactose intolerant and then taste. So I'll happily pay more for such products.I'm only saying that £10/kg is an irrelevant yard stick.


Tbf iso yummy sports is £30 per kg but I've never had anything that tastes as good (flavoured by people who used to flavour this big brand that's £5 a tub)
Kernell02/05/2020 16:18

£30/kg? I've never seen a protein shake that expensive and I won't buy …£30/kg? I've never seen a protein shake that expensive and I won't buy such either. Lactase is extremely important for me, as I'm lactose intolerant and then taste. So I'll happily pay more for such products.I'm only saying that £10/kg is an irrelevant yard stick.


TBF it was the OP that said premium brands cost £30/kg, thats why I was trying to work out why they were worth it. Can understand you having to pay more due to medical needs, but once they're hitting 50p per serving I start questioning if it's worth bothering vs the perceived gains.
tek-monkey02/05/2020 16:28

TBF it was the OP that said premium brands cost £30/kg, thats why I was …TBF it was the OP that said premium brands cost £30/kg, thats why I was trying to work out why they were worth it. Can understand you having to pay more due to medical needs, but once they're hitting 50p per serving I start questioning if it's worth bothering vs the perceived gains.


Premium brands like iso yummy sports, strom sports nutrition, applied nutrition iso XP, mts nutrition are all £30 per kg.

All really high quality isolates (90-95%) (strom uses velositol which increases protein synthesis, as well as 20% casein), all very high end flavourings.

As i keep saying, i think we're two very different demographics.

This is for those who are invested in their supplements, they want high quality and great taste.
Edited by: "Jordan_Taylor" 2nd May
tek-monkey02/05/2020 16:28

TBF it was the OP that said premium brands cost £30/kg, thats why I was …TBF it was the OP that said premium brands cost £30/kg, thats why I was trying to work out why they were worth it. Can understand you having to pay more due to medical needs, but once they're hitting 50p per serving I start questioning if it's worth bothering vs the perceived gains.


I don't mind trying any cheaper ones if I'm honest but it's dictated by my digestive requirements.
Jordan_Taylor02/05/2020 16:26

Then reread it. Big difference between label and actual % with many of …Then reread it. Big difference between label and actual % with many of the bulk brands (coming from people who used to formulate for them) This one i posted is cheap for the category at just over £15 per kg for tri blend, no discrepancies in %, high end flavorings.If you find a powder that you like and you really don't care about the quality and your happy with the taste then get that Flavorings are really expensive at this level, it's like drinking a cream egg, alot of more premium brands use flavour houses that supply the ice cream industry. (compare a cheap one to a premium one) As i said this is for people who are invested in their supplements, not the usual myprotein customer .


How do you know who lies on a label and who doesn't, as it seems that is what you are saying? Compared to the one I posted above, is this better and if so why? If it's just flavourings over actual content then I'd need to re-evaluate if I'm drinking for fitness or pleasure, and if the extra costs were worthwhile.

I mean, the cheap stuff in home bargain is certainly drinkable, but you wouldn't order it in a cafe. Sure they have higher sugars/fats but the protein listed in the nutritional values seems fine. Are you saying thats a lie?
Jordan_Taylor02/05/2020 16:28

Tbf iso yummy sports is £30 per kg but I've never had anything that tastes …Tbf iso yummy sports is £30 per kg but I've never had anything that tastes as good (flavoured by people who used to flavour this big brand that's £5 a tub)


I only use USN as they taste great and contain lactase at a reasonable price.

Bulk powders lactose free ones tastes horrible. Depending on the sales they can be cheaper but I don't like how they tastes.
Jordan_Taylor02/05/2020 16:32

Premium brands like iso yummy sports, strom sports nutrition, applied …Premium brands like iso yummy sports, strom sports nutrition, applied nutrition iso XP, mts nutrition are all £30 per kg.All really high quality isolates (90-95%) (strom uses velositol which increases protein synthesis, as well as 20% casein), all very high end flavourings.As i keep saying, i think we're two very different demographics.This is for those who are invested in their supplements, they want high quality and great taste.


Its the last line I don't really get. Taste, fine, very subjective, but what denotes quality? It's not like a steak where you can see/feel/taste it, so is there something past the nutritional info that I'm missing here?

Luckily I don't have many concerns with fats/sugars, so rather than pay for 95% I'd just whack another 1/4 scoop in of a cheap brand to get the extra protein
Kernell02/05/2020 16:32

I don't mind trying any cheaper ones if I'm honest but it's dictated by my …I don't mind trying any cheaper ones if I'm honest but it's dictated by my digestive requirements.


I'm so glad I don't suffer with stuff like that, it'd kill me not being able to eat everything I wanted!
tek-monkey02/05/2020 16:34

How do you know who lies on a label and who doesn't, as it seems that is …How do you know who lies on a label and who doesn't, as it seems that is what you are saying? Compared to the one I posted above, is this better and if so why? If it's just flavourings over actual content then I'd need to re-evaluate if I'm drinking for fitness or pleasure, and if the extra costs were worthwhile.I mean, the cheap stuff in home bargain is certainly drinkable, but you wouldn't order it in a cafe. Sure they have higher sugars/fats but the protein listed in the nutritional values seems fine. Are you saying thats a lie?


He doesn't. Your 100 percent right.

He's trying to speak from a position of authority but he's wrong.

He's argument is bulk suppliers produce whey concentrate of 60 to 80 percent. He's talking nonsense. Most bulk suppliers like The Protien works, My Protien, Bulkpowders, bodybuilding Warehouse all sell 80 percent concentrate for around a tenner a kilo with offers and all have COA on there websites showing labs tests, in fact many of us over the years have tried to prove a lot of company's wrong and we have caught loads out but the ones I've mentioned all sell 80 percent whey.

This is nothing special at all apart from its cream egg flavour lol. Theres many great tasting wheys about, taste is very subjective anyway.

I actually liked the deal and how he worded it because he knew this was all about taste and brand but then to start talking about testing and nonesent was silly.
Edited by: "redwing5" 2nd May
tek-monkey02/05/2020 16:39

I'm so glad I don't suffer with stuff like that, it'd kill me not being …I'm so glad I don't suffer with stuff like that, it'd kill me not being able to eat everything I wanted!


Lol, choice are limited. But shopping around helps. For years since diagnosis I was buying lactose free milk from supermarkets for £1.40 - £1.60 a carton. Realised a year ago that Aldi & Lidl sells them for 85p!
That is a lot of saving as I use a litre of milk everyday.
tek-monkey02/05/2020 16:34

How do you know who lies on a label and who doesn't, as it seems that is …How do you know who lies on a label and who doesn't, as it seems that is what you are saying? Compared to the one I posted above, is this better and if so why? If it's just flavourings over actual content then I'd need to re-evaluate if I'm drinking for fitness or pleasure, and if the extra costs were worthwhile.I mean, the cheap stuff in home bargain is certainly drinkable, but you wouldn't order it in a cafe. Sure they have higher sugars/fats but the protein listed in the nutritional values seems fine. Are you saying thats a lie?


So the lie is usually down to the % of the protein.

You can put 80% on a label but be between 60-80% because that's the percentage range of a concentrate and each batch will be different because at the bulk level it works like supermarket petrol, whatever the cheapest whey they can get is what is used.

One way of finding this out for certain is testing the protein, myprotein for example came back at 65% but I've seen it come back close to 75% which ain't that bad for money.

What you posted before is a concentrate, the premium level are all isolates that are 90%+ top end concentrates shy of 90%, some contains velositol, some contain casein, some contain whey hydrolysate, L-Carnitine, CLA, and MCTs.

And yes the flavouring difference is that big. Iso yummy sports you could serve at a 250% mark Up in a cafe. Plus it's 107 callories for such an amazing taste.

There's also a practice called nitrogen spiking which is becoming less common but for example pound land had a whey in once which blatantly used creatine to boost the protein numbers up from the nitrogen retention test.
alexander8102/05/2020 16:48

https://www.dolphinfitness.co.uk/en/cnp-pro-whey-new-formula-2000g/175951/?o=vanilla&ladid=uk&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_PLBtcOV6QIVKYBQBh3W1wBiEAYYAiABEgLlcfD_BwECheaper here


£32.85?
redwing502/05/2020 16:44

He doesn't. Your 100 percent right.He's trying to speak from a position of …He doesn't. Your 100 percent right.He's trying to speak from a position of authority but he's wrong.He's argument is bulk suppliers produce whey concentrate of 60 to 80 percent. He's talking nonsense. Most bulk suppliers like The Protien works, My Protien, Bulkpowders, bodybuilding Warehouse all sell 80 percent concentrate for around a tenner a kilo with offers and all have COA on there websites showing labs tests, in fact many of us over the years have tried to prove a lot of company's wrong and we have caught loads out but the ones I've mentioned all sell 80 percent whey.This is nothing special at all apart from its cream egg flavour lol. Theres many great tasting wheys about, taste is very subjective anyway.I actually liked the deal and how he worded it because he knew this was all about taste and brand but then to start talking about testing and nonesent was silly.


COA doesn't mean much? There are always variations due to numerous factors among which are machine calibration, supply chains, weather etc.

COA are in this case marketing gimmick and just a guide, there are always tolerance among the dozens of ingredients used and when you add all of them it makes tons of difference, though they are not intentional it's just that nothing is perfect! Especially as these are not life or death products.

The truth is no one knows for, so we rely on the producers to keep supplying us their products to the best of their abilities.
I know someone will mention labdoor.com results but they have a questionable history.

Remember when they said myprotein impact whey contained too high traces of dangerous metals or Mercury? Then they removed it and gave the product a great score.
Edited by: "Jordan_Taylor" 2nd May
Kernell02/05/2020 16:56

COA doesn't mean much? There are always variations due to numerous factors …COA doesn't mean much? There are always variations due to numerous factors among which are machine calibration, supply chains, weather etc.COA are in this case marketing gimmick and just a guide, there are always tolerance among the dozens of ingredients used and when you add all of them it makes tons of difference, though they are not intentional it's just that nothing is perfect! Especially as these are not life or death products. The truth is no one knows for, so we rely on the producers to keep supplying us their products to the best of their abilities.



says who? Back up what you say.

COA means nothing.lol bulk suppliers like the ones I've named get tested constantly. If that's true which its not why is CNP COA correct then?


You think millions of us just buy it and noone tests? Prove to me My protien are lying on there COA belive me plenty of bodybuilding forums have tested bulk suppliers over the years.
This is way over priced if you want to buy it for the flavour fine but don't rubbish other brands that are easily as good without proof
Edited by: "redwing5" 2nd May
Jordan_Taylor02/05/2020 16:48

So the lie is usually down to the % of the protein.You can put 80% on a …So the lie is usually down to the % of the protein.You can put 80% on a label but be between 60-80% because that's the percentage range of a concentrate and each batch will be different because at the bulk level it works like supermarket petrol, whatever the cheapest whey they can get is what is used.One way of finding this out for certain is testing the protein, myprotein for example came back at 65% but I've seen it come back close to 75% which ain't that bad for money.What you posted before is a concentrate, the premium level are all isolates that are 90%+ top end concentrates shy of 90%, some contains velositol, some contain casein, some contain whey hydrolysate, L-Carnitine, CLA, and MCTs.And yes the flavouring difference is that big. Iso yummy sports you could serve at a 250% mark Up in a cafe. Plus it's 107 callories for such an amazing taste. There's also a practice called nitrogen spiking which is becoming less common but for example pound land had a whey in once which blatantly used creatine to boost the protein numbers up from the nitrogen retention test.

Whichever the cheapest whey they can get is what's used.
Explain that sentence.

What are you talking about? Whey is whey do you mean protien? There are no different wheys.

Protien spiking is old and the companies that have done it in the past have all be outed.

Why do t you show some of these tests your talking about where you say MP for instance are lying. Remember we are talking about WPC.
Jordan_Taylor02/05/2020 16:48

So the lie is usually down to the % of the protein.You can put 80% on a …So the lie is usually down to the % of the protein.You can put 80% on a label but be between 60-80% because that's the percentage range of a concentrate and each batch will be different because at the bulk level it works like supermarket petrol, whatever the cheapest whey they can get is what is used.One way of finding this out for certain is testing the protein, myprotein for example came back at 65% but I've seen it come back close to 75% which ain't that bad for money.What you posted before is a concentrate, the premium level are all isolates that are 90%+ top end concentrates shy of 90%, some contains velositol, some contain casein, some contain whey hydrolysate, L-Carnitine, CLA, and MCTs.And yes the flavouring difference is that big. Iso yummy sports you could serve at a 250% mark Up in a cafe. Plus it's 107 callories for such an amazing taste. There's also a practice called nitrogen spiking which is becoming less common but for example pound land had a whey in once which blatantly used creatine to boost the protein numbers up from the nitrogen retention test.


So being a concentrate rather than an isolate just means slightly harder to digest and a slightly higher % protein? You're right, we're a very different market. I'm no athlete, I'm a desk worker, so I'm not going to see any gains from a few % difference that I wouldn't from a slightly bigger dose. Maybe once I've improved further it'd be worth looking at better nutrition but I suspect my diet is more important than supplements at this point in time.
tek-monkey02/05/2020 17:15

So being a concentrate rather than an isolate just means slightly harder …So being a concentrate rather than an isolate just means slightly harder to digest and a slightly higher % protein? You're right, we're a very different market. I'm no athlete, I'm a desk worker, so I'm not going to see any gains from a few % difference that I wouldn't from a slightly bigger dose. Maybe once I've improved further it'd be worth looking at better nutrition but I suspect my diet is more important than supplements at this point in time.


I think we're using the wrong communication method to get our views across .

If your happy with it, your happy with it.
Jordan_Taylor02/05/2020 15:38

I really do disagree, the £10 per kg isn't "excellent quality" if you look …I really do disagree, the £10 per kg isn't "excellent quality" if you look at lab tests for most of the the bulk brands the protiein percentage is around 65% not 80% which is claimed but this is legally fine because a concentrate is 60-80%.Isolate is 90%This also is a whey, isolate and hydrolyzed not just a concentrate.Also premium flavorings cost alot of money, flavourings tend to cost more than the whey itself.This is aimed at people who are more invested in their supplements than the usual myprotein, bulk powders etc punter.Different strokes for different folks


Well I'll stick with my £10 per kilo which has 80% protein.
I hit my daily macro intake no bother and it serves me just fine.
Cheers for the deal but I find a lot of these premium things are marketed at the same people who buy the likes of Panadol over the identical non branded equivalent.
It's all a matter of marketing and people being taken in by the hype.
tek-monkey02/05/2020 16:08

I did, but it doesn't answer the question. You said cheap ones don't …I did, but it doesn't answer the question. You said cheap ones don't offer the protein content or the flavours, but if you find a cheap one that does (as I asked) why pay more?EDIT: I'm not being argumentative BTW, I'm genuinely curious. I've only just started running and using whey post run to help recovery. I'm well aware of marketing BS though, and that just because a product can do something doesn't mean it's something I need/want. Between a pre workout, a gel or two and a post run shake it could end up costing a fiver per run if I'm not careful!


If you're running, a prior question might be whether chocolate milk as a post-run drink is as good/better than protein shakes...not to mention whether gummy bears or flapjacks are as good as gels, depending how far you're running.

I've nothing against using protein shakes etc. if they're more convenient. I wouldn't be spending £5/workout on carb and protein products unless I had a lot of spare cash or needed them to compete, though!
Phlop002/05/2020 17:26

Well I'll stick with my £10 per kilo which has 80% protein.I hit my daily … Well I'll stick with my £10 per kilo which has 80% protein.I hit my daily macro intake no bother and it serves me just fine. Cheers for the deal but I find a lot of these premium things are marketed at the same people who buy the likes of Panadol over the identical non branded equivalent. It's all a matter of marketing and people being taken in by the hype.


I disagree entirely but you do what's best for yourself.

Not everyone in the industry is a money grabber . Many are in the industry to genuinely put out a product to really help people. Look at Dr deans products.
Edited by: "Jordan_Taylor" 2nd May
andisitadeal02/05/2020 17:26

If you're running, a prior question might be whether chocolate milk as a …If you're running, a prior question might be whether chocolate milk as a post-run drink is as good/better than protein shakes...not to mention whether gummy bears or flapjacks are as good as gels, depending how far you're running.I've nothing against using protein shakes etc. if they're more convenient. I wouldn't be spending £5/workout on carb and protein products unless I had a lot of spare cash or needed them to compete, though!


Thanks, thats a really interesting article! I'm currently drinking a double dose of protein shake after a run, so basically a pint of milk with that powder in, but this certainly looks cheaper. I only started on the protein stuff as a mate analysed my diet and said I'm seriously under in protein and carbs (but not sugar unfortunately), I'm certainly seeing improvements but maybe thats just the milk.....

As for the other stuff, I got a load of SiS gels for 10p each so use one if going above 5k (injured myself within a month of getting them, taken 4 months to recover. In fact today was my fist 10k this year). I have a limit of a quid a run, for pre/during/post. It's meant to be a hobby not a lifestyle, I started as a way to clear my head after work and to quit drinking so excessively.
tek-monkey02/05/2020 17:39

Thanks, thats a really interesting article! I'm currently drinking a …Thanks, thats a really interesting article! I'm currently drinking a double dose of protein shake after a run, so basically a pint of milk with that powder in, but this certainly looks cheaper. I only started on the protein stuff as a mate analysed my diet and said I'm seriously under in protein and carbs (but not sugar unfortunately), I'm certainly seeing improvements but maybe thats just the milk.....As for the other stuff, I got a load of SiS gels for 10p each so use one if going above 5k (injured myself within a month of getting them, taken 4 months to recover. In fact today was my fist 10k this year). I have a limit of a quid a run, for pre/during/post. It's meant to be a hobby not a lifestyle, I started as a way to clear my head after work and to quit drinking so excessively.


Sounds like you're making good progress! Cutting back on drinking and doing more exercise will be great for getting in shape, and milk is a good post-run drink That's a good price for gels, too!

The protein powder might be helping too, but hard to know with these things. A lot depends what your diet is generally like. If your diet is lacking protein, can you just eat a little more of it? Even if you want a scoop of protein powder post workout, it's good to get nutrition from whole foods when you can
It would be interesting to see what progress I would have made without taking on additional protein through protein shakes but I guess there is no way you could really do it.
fossman02/05/2020 18:24

It would be interesting to see what progress I would have made without …It would be interesting to see what progress I would have made without taking on additional protein through protein shakes but I guess there is no way you could really do it.


You can do that with a RCT. E.g. randomise some people to take milk with protein powder and others to take milk with fake protein power. See who does best...

Some evidence extra protein has some benefits when people are working out, but the research around this isn't great. Lots of studies showing that if you give some college students protein powder while getting them to start working out they gain muscle (which of course they do, but who knows how useful the protein powder is).
andisitadeal02/05/2020 17:52

Sounds like you're making good progress! Cutting back on drinking and …Sounds like you're making good progress! Cutting back on drinking and doing more exercise will be great for getting in shape, and milk is a good post-run drink That's a good price for gels, too!The protein powder might be helping too, but hard to know with these things. A lot depends what your diet is generally like. If your diet is lacking protein, can you just eat a little more of it? Even if you want a scoop of protein powder post workout, it's good to get nutrition from whole foods when you can


Thanks. I started a year ago, at 42 I'd not run since high school but I needed a way to clear my head and a friend recommended it. The alcohol cut back is more recent but sorely needed, and I feel in better shape than when in my 20s. Started on the couch to 5k and naturally progressed from there, but I'm my own worst enemy as I push past my abilities and injure myself far too often.

TBH though with a desk job it gives me some much needed activity, this lock down has stopped me hiking so rnning is the only time I leave the house!
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