Which Optimum Nutrition whey protein tastes best?

Posted on September 2, 2014 By

The Optimum Nutrition whey protein powders are the cheapest decent-tasting protein powders available today. They pack 24 grams of protein per scoop, and while some others may have slightly more protein, fewer carbs, or taste slightly better, it’s hard to beat the price on these. I’ve compiled a list of my favorites below. Optimum Nutrition…


What causes protein farts?

Posted on September 1, 2014 By

When you drink protein shakes (as opposed to making a solid-food protein recipe like our HPLC Almond Cookies or HPLC Mango-Peach Jello) your stomach will tend to disgorge its contents into your large intestine faster than if you ate solid food. This means the enzymes in your stomach digest the food less, giving your gut…


What is whey protein made of?

Posted on August 30, 2014 By

I’m glad you asked. It’s made of cow’s milk. The end. No, it’s more complicated than that, I’m just kidding! After the cow’s milk is collected, rennet, or other enzymes, are added to curdle the milk. The solid component of the curdled milk is called curds, and the liquid component is whey. (Miss Muffet ate both,…


Can I drink whey protein if I’m lactose intolerant?

Posted on July 18, 2014 By

The short answer: Yes! The long answer: Whey protein isolate (as opposed to concentrate – I wrote an article about the difference here) contains less than 1% of the lactose that milk does. This means that, although it’s made from milk, it contains so little lactose that you will not have the typical lactose-intolerance symptoms…


Which protein shakes are the worst?

Posted on July 17, 2014 By

This list is by no means complete, but it’s my attempt to sum up the protein supplements I’ve liked the least over the past few years of buying and tmany high-protein products as I can find. Not only does this “Spiru-Tein” protein taste chalky, with a vitamin-y aftertaste (barf), but it’s sweetened with fructose, which…


Why is hemp protein so bad?

Posted on July 1, 2014 By

“Natural foods” people, organic-maniacs, and every kind of alt-medicine purveyor under the sun loves hemp. It makes fibers, it should be legal to grow in the US, it’s a plant, and, let’s be honest, it’s also because tons of people like to smoke weed. But that doesn’t mean hemp protein is actually good or useful…


How to clean protein shakes from a blender/shaker bottle.

Posted on June 30, 2014 By

Have you ever forgotten a protein shake (or a batter mix, like for protein pancakes) in your shaker bottle? The smell is ungodly, and can permeate your bottle even after soaking and washing. But I’ve found a great way to clean them. Cleaning Blender Bottles I use Blender Bottles to make my protein shakes (no…


Welcome to High Protein, Low Crap!

Posted on May 1, 2014 By

Welcome to HPLC! I’ll be writing up a variety of articles on different protein powders, recipes, and tips and tricks of a high-protein diet. One thing I want to note is that nothing here should be construed as medical advice, and the contents of this site are my opinion. Always consult with your doctor before…