View Full Version : Is price an indicator of quality of whey protein?

09-02-2006, 06:03 AM
Well, I jsut got some Whey Protein for 14.98 from ASDA. Is this gonna be crap or is it just a bargain? it has 66 grams of protein per 100grams, which isnt bad, but I'm just wondering if it'll be absorbed as well etc. as the more expensive protein powders?

09-02-2006, 07:31 AM
Might taste like A$$. Price might be an inicator of taste, but bioavailability should be fine.

Your body doesn't care about taste, just eat it.

09-02-2006, 12:11 PM
It tastes nice.

09-02-2006, 12:19 PM
In my limited experience, yes. I use optimum nutrition's supps and they are expensive, and least as far as I'm concerned. Love em though and will buy more.

09-02-2006, 10:55 PM
i get the cheap stuff at walmar $13 :D

Clifford Gillmore
09-03-2006, 04:58 AM
The only majoring diffenerence between a cheaper, not inferior, product is more than likely going to be BCAA. I'd prefer to have a pleasant taste, with all of my BCAA, essential and non, contained in one container. However, price means diddly when it comes to actual food it is supplementing.

09-04-2006, 04:15 AM
i doubt it unless you're buying it for a dollar a lb on a street corner or something

Clifford Gillmore
09-04-2006, 05:40 AM
i doubt it unless you're buying it for a dollar a lb on a street corner or something

You could still use it as chalk...

the doc
09-04-2006, 09:01 AM
price will determine quality to an extent. Whey protein concentrate is cheaper and has less protein per serving than whey protein isolate

09-04-2006, 11:35 AM
Protein=Protein=Protein. The price might be an indication of taste or concentration, as others have said, but that's it.

09-05-2006, 07:07 AM
Price has a concentration factor, as far as I can tell. Some of the cheaper stuff will say 30 gs per serving but you look at the serving and it's two buckets of powder per shake. LOL!

I use Optimum Nutrition's Gold Standard Whey Protein. One scoop gives me a clean 24gs of protein and it is delish!