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March 5, 2013 3:38 PM
Out of curiosity, what GMOs would they use in a protein powder?
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March 5, 2013 3:38 PM
Check them out on facebook. I am on my second bag and have never been tired of the taste. Nothing artificial. I have been very happy. I am new to this diet thing but I feel like the shake does what it's supposed to. Also, you can request a free sample. I really love everything about the company.
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March 5, 2013 3:40 PM
Natural Edge http://www.natural-edge.com/ The fructose free powder is sweetened with stevia, but that is not all. All whey is harvested from grass fed no hormone cows that have only been fed non gmo, non pestiside grass. It is by far the best product I have found.
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March 5, 2013 3:43 PM
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I use Jay Robb which has Stevia. It's also about $150 less a month than Shakeology. laugh


Yep & it mixes well, no big clumps
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March 5, 2013 3:44 PM
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Out of curiosity, what GMOs would they use in a protein powder?


I believe it has something to do with the soil that the cows eat I"m not super big on the "GMO's" bandwagon though
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March 5, 2013 3:52 PM
I use Jarrow's whey protein (http://www.amazon.com/Jarrow-Formulas-Protein-French-Vanilla/dp/B0013OSK8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362527497&sr=8-1&keywords=jarrows+whey+french+vanilla)

It says no artifical sweetners. I didnt fully research it -- but i didnt see anything like aspartame in it
March 5, 2013 3:53 PM
Shakeology is just like Dr. Oz's green coffee bean extract and raspberry ketones... They are full of bull**** and make you poor!

I do however like Allmax Nutrition Natural Isoflex or NOWS organic whey but in all honestly the best I have tried is ON's natural whey.
March 5, 2013 4:03 PM
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Shakeology is just like Dr. Oz's green coffee bean extract and raspberry ketones... They are full of bull**** and make you poor!

I do however like Allmax Nutrition Natural Isoflex or NOWS organic whey but in all honestly the best I have tried is ON's natural whey.


Well Shakeology actually has nutritional content. It's not a pill that does nothing at all. It may be overpriced, etc, but it actually is a nutritional shake.
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March 5, 2013 4:16 PM
Hi! I have 365 Whey Protein Powder in Chocolate from Whole Foods. I'm sensitive to sucralose, aspartame, and stevia. This one has only fructose. I like it!
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March 5, 2013 4:20 PM
I like Optimum Nutrition 100% Natural as well. The Chocolate isn't very chocolatey but its still good.

Lifetime Fitness VeganMax has Pea and Brown Rice Protein and Stevia. I like the vanilla a lot.

I bought a bag of Chocolate Shakeology once. I wasn't impressed. I also tried the Strawberry Vegan version. It's too sweet and too high in carbs for me. I'd rather get the natural stuff and have the flexibility to add fruits and/or organic baby spinach to get the greens in and have better control over the macronutrients.
March 5, 2013 6:20 PM
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I use bluebonnet whey protein isolate which is sweetened with stevia. It's $40 for 2lbs on amazon.


You should weigh this. I used the same thing, until I realized a scoop (33g, according to the package) only had 22g in it, meaning I needed 1.5 scoops to make up the full serving of protein.

Now I use Bioplex whey protein isolate, which actually gives me more per scoop than advertised.

Jay Robb does not use artificial sweeteners, either.


Yeah, I totally noticed that a few weeks ago and I was a bit miffed. But it tastes so good so I don't want to switch. Do you like the flavor of Bioplex compared to Bluebonnet?
March 6, 2013 5:13 AM
Thank you everyone. A lot of information. I'm now going to make a list of all the names mentioned and decide which one to get. All the best. xxx
March 10, 2013 9:22 AM
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Shakeology. Nothing artificial in it.


SHAKEOLOGY IS AWESOME!!! Gives you SUPER energy without caffeine! Just wish I can afford it since becoming a stay-at-home mom frown
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March 10, 2013 9:27 AM
I definitely recommend truenutrition.com. You can custom mix your protein to your needs. You can add a ton of different flavors with natural or artificial sweeteners as well
March 10, 2013 9:28 AM
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Out of curiosity, what GMOs would they use in a protein powder?


I believe it has something to do with the soil that the cows eat I"m not super big on the "GMO's" bandwagon though


If it uses non organic soy or corn (dextrose, fructose, dextrin, etc) then it is GMO. If it lists sugar as an ingredient and not "pure sugar" or "organic sugar" then it is made from GM sugar beets.

If the whey isn't organic then it is from commercial GM corn-fed cows.
Edited by MstngSammy On March 10, 2013 9:30 AM
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March 10, 2013 9:33 AM
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I use Jay Robb which has Stevia. It's also about $150 less a month than Shakeology. laugh

Another Jay Robb user here.


Jay Robb for me too. I tried other brands and go back to Jay Robb. It tastes decent, mixes well by just stirring, and I like the ingredients. I get it from vitacost when they have 15% off sales.
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March 10, 2013 9:59 AM
I also vote for Jay Robb, although only the vanilla. Can't stand the chocolate.. blecchh :) Its a little more expensive but with protein powder you get what you pay for.
March 10, 2013 10:53 AM
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I also vote for Jay Robb, although only the vanilla. Can't stand the chocolate.. blecchh :) Its a little more expensive but with protein powder you get what you pay for.


The chocolate tastes soooo good with half a teaspoon of instant coffee tossed into the mix. I LOVE it with a drop of almond extract, a small spoon of instant coffee, a cup of milk and a handful of ice.. then I blend it in my little nutribullet and I feel like I'm having one of those frozen cooladas from Dunkin' Donuts. Also the strawberry is very good too!
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March 10, 2013 11:03 AM
Boku you is what i use and love it they also have a great super-food that i add to my daily diet
the Protein powder has
25G protein in it for 3 Tbsp
1g sugar and it natural and Organic
full spectrum of Amino Acids
Wheat Gluten soy and dairy free
no GMO
Super digestive Enzymes
And they will deliver it right to your door i am on an Auto ship so you get it cheaper
http://shop.bokusuperfood.com/Bku-Super-Protein-25oz/productinfo/PR25/
Edited by bevmcarthur On March 10, 2013 11:03 AM
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March 10, 2013 12:41 PM
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Out of curiosity, what GMOs would they use in a protein powder?


I believe it has something to do with the soil that the cows eat I"m not super big on the "GMO's" bandwagon though


If it uses non organic soy or corn (dextrose, fructose, dextrin, etc) then it is GMO. If it lists sugar as an ingredient and not "pure sugar" or "organic sugar" then it is made from GM sugar beets.

As far as the cows go....If they eat GM corn...then the milk (whey) and meat are from GM sources.

Organic milk (whey) comes from cows raised on organic (non-gmo) feed or grass.
Edited by MstngSammy On March 10, 2013 12:44 PM
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March 10, 2013 12:43 PM
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QUOTE:

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Out of curiosity, what GMOs would they use in a protein powder?


I believe it has something to do with the soil that the cows eat I"m not super big on the "GMO's" bandwagon though


If it uses non organic soy or corn (dextrose, fructose, dextrin, etc) then it is GMO. If it lists sugar as an ingredient and not "pure sugar" or "organic sugar" then it is made from GM sugar beets.


Soy, corn, and sugar are not commonly added to whey powder..
  6438378
March 10, 2013 12:48 PM
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Out of curiosity, what GMOs would they use in a protein powder?


I believe it has something to do with the soil that the cows eat I"m not super big on the "GMO's" bandwagon though


If it uses non organic soy or corn (dextrose, fructose, dextrin, etc) then it is GMO. If it lists sugar as an ingredient and not "pure sugar" or "organic sugar" then it is made from GM sugar beets.


Soy, corn, and sugar are not commonly added to whey powder..


Not added to whey powder....soy protein isolate....soy lecithin...maltodextrin (corn)...dextrose (corn) ....etc....are used with whey in most protein powders.

The whey source is considered GMO as well if the cow it comes from eats a GMO diet (ie..corn).


Most are sweetened in one form or another. Fructose usually comes from corn....sucrose from sugar beets.

You cut off most of what I wrote in your "quote". smile

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2012/12/13/food-babe-investigates-protein-shakes/
Edited by MstngSammy On March 10, 2013 1:42 PM
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March 10, 2013 2:07 PM
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I'm new to this -- as in, I tried my first protein powder last week. Jay Robb uses Stevia, which is a natural sweetener. It's OK, but very expensive compared to others! I was able to drink it with almond milk, but not with water. It's not the one for me.

Today I tried Solgar Whey to Go because they sell it at my local grocery store. It's made with beet sugar. I mixed it with chocolate almond milk and it was actually GOOD! I need to try it with unsweetened almond milk to give it a full test, though.


Beet sugar is GMO. It is the same sugar that you buy at the grocery store. (If it doesn't say pure cane sugar...it's gmo beet sugar)
Edited by MstngSammy On March 10, 2013 2:08 PM
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March 10, 2013 2:11 PM
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Shakeology. Nothing artificial in it.


SHAKEOLOGY IS AWESOME!!! Gives you SUPER energy without caffeine! Just wish I can afford it since becoming a stay-at-home mom...not to mention some of the formulas contain gmosfrown
  760007
March 10, 2013 2:25 PM
I buy mine at the local Sprouts. Protein isolate without any other ingredients. $12.99/lb. Then I mix it with fresh fruit, oatmeal and sometimes some all natural peanut butter.
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