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Old September 1st 03, 08:05 AM
Knack
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I just found one on the web that's cheap, and quite concentrated: USDA 80%
Whey Protein Concentrate; 50 lbs; $170, which comes out to only $3.40 per
pound. Keep in mind that it's 80% protein; not 75% or less; like you get
with expensive name brand whey protein concentrates (WPCs) that add various
other ingredients to their formulations.

It's a brandless generic commodity that I suppose is produced to specs for
US government procurement. It comes in a bulk 50-pound bag quantity with
free shipping. If it is in fact 80% protein, then that compares to 78%
protein for Optimum Nutrition's "100%" Whey Protein. The reason for its high
protein concentration is that it contains no additives like carbohydrate and
flavoring. The web store provides updated info for each lot in its
inventory: lot #, manufacturer's date and expiration date. The current batch
expires 2 years after its June manufacturing date, which would mean that if
received today it would have to be consumed at the rate of about only 35g
(approx two of the included 18g plastic scoops) per day in order to finish
it all before it expired. Certainly though it would spoil before then in its
bulky bag unless it was either transferred to sealed buckets or stored in a
freezer. Hmmm... perhaps some of it could be transferred to an empty 5-pound
protein powder cannister and the rest stored in a single 20-gallon clean
plastic trash barrel having the lid sealed all around with duct tape.

Note that it's possible that this stuff may actually be fresher than the
name brand stuff out there, because this stuff is probably the main
ingredient that the name brand companies purchase. So for a period, this
stuff stays in the name brand company's inventory before being resold to the
retailer/consumer. And how many of the name brand WPC products even bother
to mark the expiration date on the cannister? Those name brand companies are
not chemical companies, but usually only marketeers who simply contract out
the blending and repackaging of ingredients that they purchase in bulk
quantities at lower cost. Some of the name brand companies may have their
own in-house formulating operations where they blend-in various additional
ingredients (vitamins, flavorings, carbos) themselves (instead of
contracting it out).
























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Old September 2nd 03, 03:45 AM
Theresa
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Default Generic, Brandless, Commodity Type Whey Protein

Knack wrote:
I just found one on the web that's cheap, and quite concentrated:
USDA 80% Whey Protein Concentrate; 50 lbs; $170, which comes out to
only $3.40 per pound. Keep in mind that it's 80% protein; not 75% or
less; like you get with expensive name brand whey protein
concentrates (WPCs) that add various other ingredients to their
formulations.


Where?

It's a brandless generic commodity that I suppose is produced to
specs for US government procurement. It comes in a bulk 50-pound bag
quantity with free shipping. If it is in fact 80% protein, then that
compares to 78% protein for Optimum Nutrition's "100%" Whey Protein.
The reason for its high protein concentration is that it contains no
additives like carbohydrate and flavoring. The web store provides
updated info for each lot in its inventory: lot #, manufacturer's
date and expiration date. The current batch expires 2 years after its
June manufacturing date, which would mean that if received today it
would have to be consumed at the rate of about only 35g (approx two
of the included 18g plastic scoops) per day in order to finish it all
before it expired. Certainly though it would spoil before then in its
bulky bag unless it was either transferred to sealed buckets or
stored in a freezer. Hmmm... perhaps some of it could be transferred
to an empty 5-pound protein powder canister and the rest stored in a
single 20-gallon clean plastic trash barrel having the lid sealed all
around with duct tape.

Note that it's possible that this stuff may actually be fresher than
the name brand stuff out there, because this stuff is probably the
main ingredient that the name brand companies purchase. So for a
period, this stuff stays in the name brand company's inventory before
being resold to the retailer/consumer. And how many of the name brand
WPC products even bother to mark the expiration date on the
canister? Those name brand companies are not chemical companies, but
usually only marketers who simply contract out the blending and
repackaging of ingredients that they purchase in bulk quantities at
lower cost. Some of the name brand companies may have their own
in-house formulating operations where they blend-in various
additional ingredients (vitamins, flavorings, carbs) themselves
(instead of contracting it out).



 




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