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So I am really, really struggling with Liquid Protein and I'm trying different things. I have found that bariatric hot cocoa, while a bit too sweet, is much more tolerable, and it has 15 grams of Protein, and if I make it with Fairlife milk instead of Water it has even more. The thing is, the protein source is Calcium caseinate, and I see things like whey protein concentrate or milk protein concentrate in most products. Is calcium caseinate an adequate source? Does it even matter what kind of protein it is: whey, soy, pea, rice, etc.? Thanks in advance!

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2 minutes ago, Swanton_Bomb said:

So I am really, really struggling with Liquid Protein and I'm trying different things. I have found that bariatric hot cocoa, while a bit too sweet, is much more tolerable, and it has 15 grams of Protein, and if I make it with Fairlife milk instead of Water it has even more. The thing is, the Protein source is Calcium caseinate, and I see things like whey protein concentrate or milk protein concentrate in most products. Is Calcium caseinate an adequate source? Does it even matter what kind of protein it is: whey, soy, pea, rice, etc.? Thanks in advance!

Yes and no. Yes, in that if you have intolerances to lactose you'll want to avoid anything with Protein Concentrate and would want to stick with Protein isolates. No in that, if you don't have issues, then it really doesn't matter what type of protein you consume. Some are slower acting... but overall at this point you really don't need to be worrying about consuming slow acting Proteins specifically for muscle rebuilding. As long as you can tolerate it, and the calories and sugar contents fall in line with your diet, you are all good.

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25 minutes ago, Matt Z said:

Yes and no. Yes, in that if you have intolerances to lactose you'll want to avoid anything with Protein Concentrate and would want to stick with Protein isolates. No in that, if you don't have issues, then it really doesn't matter what type of protein you consume. Some are slower acting... but overall at this point you really don't need to be worrying about consuming slow acting Proteins specifically for muscle rebuilding. As long as you can tolerate it, and the calories and sugar contents fall in line with your diet, you are all good.

Thanks, Matt. That's good to know, this is the least gag inducing thing I have found. I can't wait until I am able to get protein from food. I don't mind protein chips or bars to supplement, but these drinks are truly sickening.

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I was told that early on, before you're getting most/all of your Protein from food, stick to whey protein isolate, because it's the easiest to absorb. Later on, blends or concentrates or whatever are fine.

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38 minutes ago, Matt Z said:

Yes and no. Yes, in that if you have intolerances to lactose you'll want to avoid anything with Protein Concentrate and would want to stick with Protein isolates. No in that, if you don't have issues, then it really doesn't matter what type of protein you consume. Some are slower acting... but overall at this point you really don't need to be worrying about consuming slow acting Proteins specifically for muscle rebuilding. As long as you can tolerate it, and the calories and sugar contents fall in line with your diet, you are all good.

Where do my collagen peptide supplements fit into the "protein type" category? Per unflavored serving is 10g of protein.

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14 minutes ago, Kimmie K said:

Where do my collagen peptide supplements fit into the "protein type" category? Per unflavored serving is 10g of Protein.

That's going to depend on your supplement. Seems the protein is coming from cow hid itself, so you would naturally have little to no lactose in cow hid.

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1 minute ago, Matt Z said:

That's going to depend on your supplement. Seems the Protein is coming from cow hid itself, so you would naturally have little to no lactose in cow hid.

Yup, this is what I use, the travel packets https://amzn.to/2QKMyPM it does say collagen is not a complete protein...hmmmm...I'll have to ask my surgeon when I go see him in a couple weeks.

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2 hours ago, Kimmie K said:

Yup, this is what I use, the travel packets https://amzn.to/2QKMyPM it does say collagen is not a complete protein...hmmmm...I'll have to ask my surgeon when I go see him in a couple weeks.

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Agreed, might be a good idea to talk that through with your nutritionist as well. They might have you supplement with some other Proteins.

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