Whey Isolate vs. Concentrate

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  1. Drewski

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    Went into the local supplement shop and one of their sales guys was trying to pressure me into buying Isolate instead of my usual ON. Just wondering if the extra $5-10 is worth it.

    On a side note, of the places around me, GNC has the lowest price ON around. Only catch is the g/f and I need to buy 5 tubs before I start to see a savings (savings/tub*5=gold card cost).
     
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    1. Don't ever step foot in GNC ever again
    2. ON is just fine
    3. What other places are you going to that GNC is the cheapest?
    4. check out the stickies for places to buy ON or other supps online for CHEAP
     
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    iirc, wpi is always better PWO...
     
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    None of the stickied deals are deals for me because any savings gets eaten up by international shipping. Not too mention, I like the convenience of being able to just drive down the street to my local shop.

    The local shops Sport Nutrition Depot/Popeye's sell ON for $50/tub, used to be $45. At GNC I can get it for $45 or $47 depending if they have the new stock or old stock still around
     
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    I've tried 2 tubs of ON (Pro) Isolates and liked it. Came with 100 free BCAA pills too. Who has the best prices for those now? Seems like they all went up by $15-20.
     
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    that what I recall hearing. But I'm just wondering how much better is it and why?
     
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    The consensus seems to be that it doesn't matter much unless you're lactose intollerant.
     
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    I see. Protein in Australia is really expensive. 3 pounds worth is roughly $60 :wtc:

    And thats the cheap stuff.
     
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    cool info timba :bigthumb:

    guess i'll stick to whey, creatine, and vitamins
     
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    yes and no. It certainly matters most if you are lactose intolerant. But anyone with digestive issues or at the higher protein intake levels, will generally fare better with isolate (or at least isolate dominated).

    ON whey is a solid product. if you are upping your protein, you can always stack a high quality isolate with it.
     
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    I don't get why it would be better to get an isolate if you eat MORE protein. When you get more protein, the quality matters less.
     
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    would comparing it to fuel's different octane rating make sense here? seems like the law of diminishing returns comes in to play here too in gains and price
     
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    again, that is a yes and no type situation. you do have an abundance of protein to metabolise and from which to take the needed aminos, but it puts more strain on your digestive tract.
     
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    And you think that using an isolate will put less strain since it's more "pure" so to speak ?
    It may sound sensible but I would be curious to see anything confirming this. There's no need to nitpick that much.
     
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