Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Richmond, VA... gross.
hey guys. i work at a supplement store- a national chain- which im certain everyone knows. i don't believe i have the right to name them as I am giving advice outside their typical guidelines- but here goes:
protein isolate is one of the most effective proteins available. it is more expensive, but it is the fastest absorbed.
concentrate will deliver a large amount of protein, but it may not all be used.
look for a supplement that contains a combination of the two plus protein from from eggs. isolate+ egg protein will give you immediate absorbtion followed by a slower absorbing protein. this is one of the more effective methods. Optimum Nutrition provides a well rounded blend and Isopure is an excellent whey isolate which also provides about 50% of most vitamins.
in regards to soy- soy protein can be used exclusively as a supplement. there are now soy isolates available that work very similar to whey isolates and are absorbed at nearly the same rate.
another key thing to note with whey protein is that you want to be sure they contain added lactase to help digest the extra lactose the whey contains.