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Which Isopure flavors taste the best?

Over the past few months, I’ve been investigating Isopure protein. It contains zero carbs, since the whey protein used to make it is processed in such a way as to remove impurities. (Optimum Gold Standard whey contains 3 grams of carbohydrate for every 24 grams of protein, by comparison.) The downside of Isopure is that some of…


Why are protein shakes bad for you?

Gotcha! They’re not! There’s nothing immediately toxic or harmful in protein shakes. However, as with any supplement, you have to keep a few things in mind: 1. Protein shakes are not food. When you base your diet around supplements, instead of a healthy balance of meat-/fish-/vegetable-protein, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and grains, you’re missing out on key…


Why is hemp protein so bad?

“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…


Welcome to High Protein, Low Crap!

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…