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USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT?

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2011/04/01 13:13:04 (permalink)
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USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT?

Does anyone know for sure if USN 100% Whey Protein is suitable for vegetarians or not? I'm looking at getting a couple of tubs from Muscle Finesse as it's on offer but just cannot find any information online regarding suitability. Also, what about USN IGF-1, is that suitable or not?.... Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

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    j55ttc
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    Re:USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT? 2011/04/01 13:25:44 (permalink)
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    It depends on how vegetarian you are but If you drink milk and eat eggs then either of the products you mentioned are fine.
     
    If you dont eat eggs then the IGF-1 is not suitable.
    post edited by j55ttc - 2011/04/01 13:27:23
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    Re:USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT? 2011/04/01 14:31:58 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the reply j55ttc. I'm a strict vegetarian, not vegan so eggs and milk are fine. Is there any confirmation of suitability online anywhere as I need to be absolutely sure before I order?

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    Re:USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT? 2011/04/01 14:37:01 (permalink)
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    As you're a strict vegetarian you would be best off contacting USN directly who should then confirm with the manufacturer for definite.
     
    IMO if it was definitely suitable for vegetarians, surely they should write it on the label as a marketing tool.
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    Re:USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT? 2011/04/01 14:44:21 (permalink)
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    I'm aware that particular flavours are not always suitable for vegetarians, for example Ive noticed several strawberry flavours are unsuitable, while other flavours from the same range are perfectly suitable for vegetarians. Not sure if this is applicable for Usn, but certainly something i would investigate.
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    Re:USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT? 2011/04/01 14:58:51 (permalink)
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    I've just spoken to their customer services and they confirmed that USN 100% whey protein and USN IGF-1 are both suitable for vegetarians (all flavours). The guy also confirmed that they don't mention it online, which as Geordie121 has mentioned is a bit odd from a marketing viewpoint.
     
    Can anyone tell us how they rate the USN 100% whey as compared to say Reflex instant whey, quality wise and taste wise (vanilla flavour)? I've been using the Reflex vanilla flavour for several months but unfortunately Muscle Finesse have stopped doing the buy 4 for £112 (with code) offer, was previously even cheaper at 4 for £97. Now it's one tub for £38 or 4 for £136 with code which means it's too expensive for my budget..... So yeah, how good is it?   
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    Re:USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT? 2011/04/01 15:21:07 (permalink)
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    As far as i'm aware there is an FSA criteria to label food products as "suitable for vegetarians."
     
    Franky did you ask them why it was not labelled or specified on their site?
     
    If they say because of a lack of space on the label then I would personally avoid if a strict vegetarian.
     
    I tried USN whey a while back in choc and it was thicker in texture to the instant whey and flavouring stronger.
     
    Decent product but I prefer a much thinner shake, you could ask USN for some samples before purchase? 
    post edited by geordie121 - 2011/04/01 15:28:53
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    Re:USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT? 2011/04/01 15:28:08 (permalink)
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    Having tried them both the USN is quite a bit thicker in texture than the Reflex, and quite a lot sweeter - depends what you prefer!
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    Re:USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT? 2011/04/01 16:09:22 (permalink)
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    geordie121

    As far as i'm aware there is an FSA criteria to label food products as "suitable for vegetarians."

    Franky did you ask them why it was not labelled or specified on their site?

    If they say because of a lack of space on the label then I would personally avoid if a strict vegetarian.

    I tried USN whey a while back in choc and it was thicker in texture to the instant whey and flavouring stronger.

    Decent product but I prefer a much thinner shake, you could ask USN for some samples before purchase? 
    No, I didn't ask him why they don't mention suitability on the label, although now you've mentioned it, I should have done. I'm a bit confused about the FSA label requirements you've mentioned as there's lots of foods that are suitable for vegetarians but it's not mentioned on the label (mars and snickers chocolates for example). Would be helpful if somebody could clear this up.
     
    As for the USN 100% protein, the taste means a lot to me... what's it like?

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    Re:USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT? 2011/04/02 20:41:53 (permalink)
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    I tried choc orange and forest fruits, they say add 150ml to 30g serv which makes the shake thicker than your usual shake. I wasnt impressed by choc orange it was ok, but the forest fruits i found a real pleasure, very nice and unique, tasted nothing like it before.
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    Re:USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT? 2011/04/03 11:21:57 (permalink)
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    I use the USN IGF-1 think its a great product as to flavours I like to change them every month or so to stop me getting bored however your safe bet would be strawberry. Just wished they done Banofee flavour 

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    Re:USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT? 2012/11/19 00:20:17 (permalink)
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    Do we really need these products? Whats wrong with Pea Protein and Hemp Protein?
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    Re:USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT? 2012/11/19 22:49:10 (permalink)
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    Hi, USN is suitable for vegetarians and unsuitable for vegans.
    Here is the source I found:
     
    http://www.bodyactive-onl...ping/PdUSN-100Whey.asp
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    Re:USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT? 2012/11/19 23:04:18 (permalink)
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    Mightymouse

    Do we really need these products? Whats wrong with Pea Protein and Hemp Protein?

     
    So you think pea protein is superior to whey? As for hemp, I found it to be not unlike blending a rancid toffee apple with a handful of bird seed.
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    Re:USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT? 2012/11/19 23:21:56 (permalink)
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    Mightymouse

    Do we really need these products? Whats wrong with Pea Protein and Hemp Protein?

     
    http://www.livestrong.com/article/339525-pea-protein-side-effects/#ixzz2CiJCKSi4

    Pea protein powders provide a concentrated dose of protein, which helps aid muscle repair after an intense workout. However, a large dose of pea protein provides the body with excess uric acid that may collect in your joints to cause gout, according to MayoClinic.com. Gout is an extremely painful inflammation of your joints that occurs when crystals accumulate in your body instead of being dissolved in your blood or expelled in your urine.
     
    High protein consumption through pea protein powders may cause calcium to leach from your bones in order to aid digestion, according to a March 2003 report in the "Journal of Nutrition."
     
    A March 1995 report in the "Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism" examined the response of cows to diets rich in milk protein, soya bean protein and pea protein. Interestingly, growth rates in response to diets rich in bean and pea proteins were significantly lower than growth rates in response to diets rich in milk protein
     
    This suggests that diets rich in pea proteins may be able to more efficiently convert carbohydrates to energy, but muscle building is still impaired.
     
    References MayoClinic.com: Gout "The Journal of Nutrition"; Interaction of Dietary Calcium and Protein in Bone Health in Humans; B. Dawson-Hughes; March 2003 "Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism"; Response of The Calf Pancreas to Differently Processed Soya Bean and Pea Diets; G. Le Drean et al.; March 1995







       
       
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    Re:USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT? 2012/12/08 14:59:52 (permalink)
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    suitable for vegetarian but not for vegans
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    Re:USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN - SUITABLE OR NOT? 2012/12/12 00:10:14 (permalink)
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    Hi mate if u r still looking for protein powder that is suitable for vegetarians and it actually states it on the front label, so its there 4ur peace of mind :) no guessing work. Then u can for any of the extreme nutrition proteins, they have two, a protein blend called pro-6 and a straight whey product called performance whey I think i prefer the pro 6 personally. their products state on front of label they r suitable for vegetarian, kosher and Halal.
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