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Protein supplements: animal vs plant

Sunday, July 13, 2014

I thought I'd read an article here on Spark about animal protein supplements (like whey) not being good for athletes because they cause an inflammation in the body. Plant-based protein supplements (lentils, soy) are best because they don't cause the same response.

Although I found a few 'protein' articles here, I can't find the one that suggests the inflammation part. Sheesh, a sure sign of getting older, lol.

Did I dream it? Maybe I read it off a different site. Anybody have any experience with this?
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    I bought pea protein powder. Sorry, but it did not agree with me. chris
    742 days ago
    I asked my son ( the athlete) and he has never heard this. He thinks whey isolate is the best for building muscle but what he does is mix different kinds of whey because they are absorbed at different rates. All of the guys shun soy protein because it contains phytoestrogen which may affect muscle development. ( this isn't proven, but tell a 21 year old guy that something MAY contain estrogen and they are staying far away from it! )I use what he uses because he buys it. I just read that studies show that protein supplements can help older women (like me) build muscle. It sure has helped my son and husband.
    747 days ago
    I think this might be the article you were referring to. Can't paste as a link in this comment box so you will need to copy/paste to read it.

    747 days ago
  • v LWILKINS60
    I was having a lot of food intolerances a few months ago and switched to pea protein powder from whey. I am not sure about inflammation, but it sure is easy on my digestion. I use Warrior Blend.
    747 days ago
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