I know this isn't always the case but sometimes people that do work for companies where they specialize in the topic at hand are actually honest and not just trying to sell shit. And they might actually know more than you.
I never wanted to come off as trying to sell something. I've always tried to be as honest and respectful as I possibly can.
Truthfully I left GNC because I started to be resentful to people. That gig payed me good and I worked as a third party specialist. The bad part is I still occasional had to work on the floor and help customers.
I swear, the nutrition industry may be the one industry where people become the most subjective and will not listen to reason. What I'm experiences here is what I went through, I kid you not, on a daily basis. Where honesty is seen as an agenda and if it opposed an idea then I was being an asshole.
This is why I think I've become surly in my older age and I hate people.
This is not about a free form amino peptides. Glutamine peptides are derived from gluten which is a byproduct of wheat. Wheat proteins are very incomplete. In addition to that many consumers don't realize that is comes from gluten, so celiacs and gluten free lifestyle folk cannot consume it. Further more the glutamine peptides do not convert to glutamic acid in the body which is why people take regular glutamine. It does not do the same thing as l-glutamine.
The wheat protein is an extremely incomplete form of protein. Would you go out and buy wheat protein regularly? Probably not. It is added to prevent whey protein powders from clumping. That and soy lecithin, which is a different subject entirely. The catch is because it has a protein value it can be added to the overall protein on the panel. Because wheat protein is 1/10 of the cost of whey some companies will dilute their whey proteins with it to drive costs down. so your "cheap" whey may consist of a ton wheat protein.
Bottom line, let's fool consumers to thinking they are getting glutamine when really companies are misrepresenting a byproduct to cheapen costs.
Now I would expect you would have an open mind about that than to see that that is not an agenda driven statement. People who choose to buy that is their own prerogative. i just choose to educate them on what in fact the label is.
How does wheat protein compare to whey protein in regards to muscle repair and recovery?
Also, does this filler of wheat protein have any noticeable impact? How significant or insignificant is it?
I understand ON has probably the biggest fanbase (I think MP is just getting popular now, especially with all these MMA endorsers and stuff) over the years, but damn, I took that stuff for half a year and looking back, it was horrible.
I stopped taking whey altogether around two years ago (and oddly enough, replacing my protein shakes and eating IF style made me bigger), but Dymatize was the best-tasting out of ALL of them (ON GS and the natural included). Sat well with my stomach best too. Don't know why there's hate on Hateraid for it, but yeah, he was the one who encouraged me to try (duh, since he works there), but after trying the stuff, I'm convinced of it's awesomeness.
I appreciate it.
PM me your addy and I will send you a Dymatize sample package courtesy of my company to show my appreciation. I hope that nothing I've ever said steered you wrong.
In fact anyone who wants to try I will send a package to.
Can we all agree that Muscletech products are way overpriced
The vast majority of my protein sources from whole food sources (egg whites, chicken, steak). Bodybuilding 101. That gets tiring, so a couple of scoops of whey protein (54 grams) mixed with water makes for a nice quick alternative. I'm sure there are better brands out there than the one I use, but I don't consider it all-important in overall my diet.
As for waking up in the middle of the night for some protein, hell no! Getting a full sleep cycle in is far more important IMO.
They charge high because they invest sooo much into advertising. The payoff is that the advertising works to draw a certain market. Iovate has that model down pat and exploits that internationally.