The Best Protein Powder

The Best Protein PowderContinued from Complete Protein vs. Incomplete Protein.

Protein powders enjoy increased popularity by offering a quick, convenient, and tasty alternative without significantly increasing the consumption of fats, carbohydrates, cholesterol, or overall calories.

Generally protein powder products are milk, vegetable, or egg based. Both whey and casein are derived from dairy (the protein in milk consists of 80 percent casein and 20 percent whey).

Soy, rice, and hempseed – the latter of which is appearing more frequently in health stores – are all vegetable based.

“Which protein powder is right for me?” and “What is the best protein powder?” you’re probably asking about now.

While I can’t answer that for everyone, keep an eye on soon to be posted information about three popular protein powders. It will help you make the best decision based on your own needs.

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9 Responses to “The Best Protein Powder”

  1. Ryan Says:

    Irvin Johnson aka Rheo H Blair made the very best protein powder of all time. Mixed with heavy cream, it gave the benefit of IGF-1 and IGF-2. What was so special about Blair’s protein? First off, it was a milk and egg blend, designed to match the amino acid profiles in mother’s milk. He used whole egg instead of egg white, as egg white is an inferior food. Whey is also inferior, so both casein and whey were used, run through a low-heat process that kept the nutritional value. Because the milk protein was defatted, you had to add heavy cream to restore the protein-to-fat ratio in milk. It also made the IGF-1 and IGF-2 in the milk available to the stomach. Finally, Blair’s protein contained lactose, the only animal carbohydrate and a phenomenal protein sparer.

    Unfortunately, Blair’s cannot be purchased today, but Larry Scott sells a protein called Hyper Growth. Larry actually had a chemist analyze Blair’s protein and has done his best to replicate it.


  2. iFit&Healthy.com Says:

    Ryan, that is interesting. Have you tried Larry’s Hyper Growth?


  3. Ryan Says:

    I just got some in the mail yesterday and am doing a trial. It seems Larry has decided to drop the egg and fully capitalize on the IGFs in the milk. This is not so unreasonable I suppose; Blair’s protein was only about 10% egg. The IGFs are really powerful though. They are why a calf can double weight in just 6 weeks.


  4. Ryan Says:

    Wow, the stuff really works. I feel energized and pumped from it. I’m gaining weight but maintaining (maybe even losing) body fat percentage. If you decide to try this though, I don’t follow the directions on the package. Larry says to mix 1/2 cup of his powder with 1 cup of milk (2% or whole) and 2 tbsp of heavy cream. I make a big thing from it though:

    1 cup whole raw milk
    1/3 cup raw heavy cream
    1/2 rounded cup Hyper Growth
    12 eggs
    2 bananas

    For someone my weight, this makes 3 meals. I drink this every day. My other 3 meals are either 6 eggs, 6-8 oz of steak, or 1/2 cup Hyper Growth mixed with 1/3 cup heavy cream and just enough milk to get the powder to mix.


  5. iFit&Healthy.com Says:

    Hey Ryan, thanks for an update! Sounds like good stuff. How is the taste and how does it compare to other protein powders you have tried?


  6. Ryan Says:

    The quality of the chocolate flavoring is very high. However, the stuff just doesn’t taste that sweet. That’s why there are bananas in my mixture. With the bananas, it tastes great.


  7. kylen Says:

    where did you purchase the hyper growth protein powder?


  8. Edward B Ford Says:

    Hey Ryan, how many fluid ounces & what’s the calorie count estimate per shake w/banana w/o banana?


  9. Glenn Says:

    I used this protein in Jan. & Feb. 1998. It does work. I gained 5 pounds of muscle in my first month using it. I also noticed tangible gains in strength. One bodybuilder I know uses it and he’s a monster (weights 270 lbs.) and it’s one of his main supplements. It actually tasted really good too. I don’t use it as you need to take it with whole milk and cream. My body can’t handle all that milk. After taking it, I got the worst flu I ever had probably because my body just isn’t used to drinking so much milk. It will work but should not be the only supplement one uses. Larry Scott also has integrity. I had to return a product once and he immediately issued a refund no questions asked. He’s a good guy. (Saw him once in a drug store in SLC, UT. His arms were huge man!) Hope this helps.


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