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Protein Powders?

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Hi all! I'm wanting to start using a protien powder since I have been working out more and am looking to tone up and gain a bit of muscle (not too much I am a girl lol) anyways I'm really confused of what type to get as from what I have heard whey proteins are a no no due to them having/being dairy... I guess first off I haven't found a link between my acne and a specific food or food group but I honestly haven't tried that hard In cutting our food/ food groups. I am trying to avoid dairy but haven't been good about completly cutting it out from my diet.,, anyways so I guess I'm just wondering what type of protien powders (if any!) contain none of the ingridents that can cause/aggravate acne this includes; gluten/wheat, whey proteins, dairy of any sort and soy? Does this leave me with any options??? I hope this made sence!! Thanks all!

Also if you just have any recommendations of anything that you use that hasn't broke you out that would be awesome!!!

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You made perfect sense smile.png And yes, there are a bunch of options but they're a little harder to find. Most of them you'll likely have to order online.

I'm a guy and several supplements tend to make my skin worse, whey protein being one of them. The best site I have found for protein powder selection is called True Nutrition (google it, I can't post external links to retail sites here). Once on the main webpage, you can go up to "Create a Custom Mix" and then you have about 20 different protein powders from which you can choose different percentages of to make your protein.

They offer soy, whey, rice, pea, hemp, beef, egg white, and several others. The prices are reasonable, the only knock I have on them is the taste. I prefer to get a 50% rice protein and 50% pea protein blend, and it doesn't really have ANY taste to it lol. Imagine putting flour in water and drinking it, that's what it tastes like. It's really good for mixes though, since it has no taste you can make shakes and smoothies pretty easily.

If you're looking for something that won't aggravate your skin, I'd say rice, pea, or hemp protein is probably your best bet. They're pretty neutral and few people have allergies to them.

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-- DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

-- How to Ice Inflammed or Picked at Cysts

-- Milk of Magnesia Uses

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-- My failed but enlightening experiment going the "less is more" route, aka "The Caveman Routine"


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Yep, no problem. If you buy a brand name vegan protein blend like Sun Warrior or RAW, you will pay almost double what that website charges. The site is similar to a wholesale distributor, in that you are buying 100% pure protein straight from production, with no added frills.

The name brands do taste better and can be bought in supplement stores (so you don't have to wait for shipping), but I'll choke down something less palatable with a smile if it'll save me $20 bucks a month LOL.


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Here's A Few Acne.org Threads Of Mine You May Find Useful/Interesting (updated 7/25/13)

-- DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

-- How to Ice Inflammed or Picked at Cysts

-- Milk of Magnesia Uses

Other Threads Worth Looking At

-- Oily Skin Research Thread: This shows some of our previous efforts and explains the mechanisms behind oily skin.

-- My failed but enlightening experiment going the "less is more" route, aka "The Caveman Routine"


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I am a competitive weightlifter and dairy is was causes my cystic acne.

I don't consume any sort of protein supplement, it is not needed, the alternatives are pea, rice, hemp etc which are mentioned above, these are poor quality sources of protein.

Your a girl, you will not be need large amounts of protein and being realistic, men consume much more protein than necessary when trying to bulk up and do not get enough carbs/fats which are more important.

Just train hard, eat quality vegetables, fruit, complex carbs, eggs, meat and fish, you don't need a supplement such as whey, which imo does aggrevate acne.

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I am a competitive weightlifter and dairy is was causes my cystic acne.

I don't consume any sort of protein supplement, it is not needed, the alternatives are pea, rice, hemp etc which are mentioned above, these are poor quality sources of protein.

Your a girl, you will not be need large amounts of protein and being realistic, men consume much more protein than necessary when trying to bulk up and do not get enough carbs/fats which are more important.

Just train hard, eat quality vegetables, fruit, complex carbs, eggs, meat and fish, you don't need a supplement such as whey, which imo does aggrevate acne.

Milk Proteins > Plant proteins, there's no doubt about it. But as long as you get a protein blend and know the protein content of the blend, the differences in the amino acid profile and in bioavailability from whey/casein is very, very small.


People never cease to amaze me. Some with their brilliance, others with their ignorance. eusa_think.gif

Here's A Few Acne.org Threads Of Mine You May Find Useful/Interesting (updated 7/25/13)

-- DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

-- How to Ice Inflammed or Picked at Cysts

-- Milk of Magnesia Uses

Other Threads Worth Looking At

-- Oily Skin Research Thread: This shows some of our previous efforts and explains the mechanisms behind oily skin.

-- My failed but enlightening experiment going the "less is more" route, aka "The Caveman Routine"


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