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Protein powder without water...

Halifamous

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Some guys at my gym have been observed throwing scoops of protein into their mouths and washing it down with water, as opposed to pre-blending.

Will this decrease the effectiveness of absorbtion or not?
 

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Originally Posted by Halifamous
Some guys at my gym have been observed throwing scoops of protein into their mouths and washing it down with water, as opposed to pre-blending.

Will this decrease the effectiveness of absorbtion or not?


No. I've seen people do it with things like Ultimate Orange and N.O. I think the issue is the taste of the powder being so bad, they don't want a giant glass of it. They'd rather take it all down in one swig and be finished.

If your protein powder tastes that bad, find another. Most are actually pretty good.
 

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Originally Posted by Halifamous
Some guys at my gym have been observed throwing scoops of protein into their mouths and washing it down with water, as opposed to pre-blending.

Will this decrease the effectiveness of absorbtion or not?


never seen or heard of this but the gnc vanilla flavored stuff i have is pretty easy to find a taste for it. I still chug it and hold my nose but it really isn't that bad. And yea I'm sure most people would hcoose not to do that just because of tha taste. I also wouldn't really see the difference between either way its still going into your stomach and either way your body is still recieving it, I don't really think it would make a difference. Then again I am basing that off of absoloutly nothing so lol.
 

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Originally Posted by vanity
If your protein powder tastes that bad, find another. Most are actually pretty good.

+1
 

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I used to do this with both Creatine and Glutamine. In pure powder form, they didn't mix well in water so a bunch of it ended up in the bottom of the shaker. It was just easier to throw it right in my mouth and wash it down with a protein shake.
 

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Originally Posted by DShareef
I used to do this with both Creatine and Glutamine. In pure powder form, they didn't mix well in water so a bunch of it ended up in the bottom of the shaker. It was just easier to throw it right in my mouth and wash it down with a protein shake.

LOL

I used to mix creatine and glutamine in a dixie cup, top it off with water, then slam it like a shot. No amount of stirring will ever get that stuff to come to a solution!
 

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I used to do it with creatine, which worked fine.

I tried it once with this pure soy protein powder I had and nearly died. The stuff is such fine powder that it stuck to my mouth, I inhaled a bunch of it and I couldn't swallow it all. I ended up hacking it all back out into the sink.

I do not suggest trying this.
 

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Originally Posted by j
The stuff... stuck to my mouth, I inhaled a bunch of it and I couldn't swallow it all. I ended up hacking it all back out into the sink.

See, soy IS feminizing.
 

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My immediate reaction to the thread's title was "Why? Dear God in heaven, WHY???" All I could picture is exactly what happened to J. That stuff's brutal unmixed. It's all going to be digested the same whey (pun) so why save time by not mixing?

And +1 with Vanity on taste. If it tastes like crap, you're not using the right kind although you could go half milk/half water to add a bit of texture or mix it with any other liquid you'd like. I like to add a scoop of french vanillla to my morning iced espresso. Tastes great.

I tried a few brands before sticking with Optimum Nutrition. Haven't looked back since.
 

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Originally Posted by Saucemaster
See, soy IS feminizing.
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Why did I just have a mental image of J as Tony Montana, inhaling a pile of protein powder in front of him?
 

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Damn. Never would I have thought styleforum is frequented by so many ex creatine users...
 
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Add another one to the list. I scoop creatine into my mouth and have a cup of water nearby. I just chug it down with the water.
 

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Originally Posted by poormansclothes
Add another one to the list. I scoop creatine into my mouth and have a cup of water nearby. I just chug it down with the water.

I used to do the same thing
 

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