Just my experience but this made me violently sick to my stomach shortly after drinking it two times in a row. I’m not sure what I was reacting to as I’ve never been sensitive to food. I ended up throwing it away.
From webmd.com: When taken by mouth: MCTs are LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth. They can cause diarrhea, vomiting, irritability, nausea, stomach discomfort, intestinal gas, essential fatty acid deficiency, and other side effects. Taking MCTs with food might reduce some side effects.
@hornedfrog With the MCTs you should only have like a 1/4 scoop for the first few days then bump up to 1/2 scoop for a few more, keep building up so your body gets used to it. Going all-in from the start can cause some gastro problems for sure.
@shoelessjoek The odd thing is I took it a few times with no issues. Then suddenly feeling sick and vomiting. First time I thought it was food poisoning but I drank it again a week later had the same episode even worse. I guess it was the MCT.
Pea protein, MCT oil, algae (chlorella), maca root, “coffee fruit extract”(?), xanthan gum? YUCK! Some nasty, potentially sick-making or injurious ingredients in this one! I use a protein powder that contains ONLY whey isolate and soy lecithin. Smells slightly like powdered milk, dissolves easily in almost everything, and has no taste. 25 mg protein per scoop.
One has to wonder why they choose to name their protein “Vega” —GM had a rather regrettable Chevrolet model called the Vega they farted out in the 1970’s
Here’s what Automobile Magazine had to say about that gem:
The Chevrolet Vega is remembered as one of General Motors’ worst cars, a troublesome rust-bucket prone to gas tank fires and melting engines. … ”
@ignoramus I had two friends in high school who owned Vega’s. They used about 1 quart of oil every 400-500 miles. The trick was to keep plenty of bottles of oil in the trunk and fill up the oil each time you filled the gas tank.
I like this one. I have it in the morning with vanilla almond milk. It gives me a nice little boost and holds me over until lunch easily. Just make sure if you’re trying this for the first time you have to ease into it. I highly recommend following the instructions on the jug.
It’s cheap right, let’s be honest it’s on sale for a reason. Chunky, gritty, and meh flavor. A good protein powder shouldn’t need fancy milk and fruit to be passable like the amazing flavorless whey isolates that cost 4x this.
I am on the fence because I have a lot of protein on hand right now. I got a bag from Costco on sale this week. Sometimes I might not want 100mg of caffeine. edit: wonder what the expiration date is? The stuff I got right now is 08/2021. If it’s the same stuff, I am unsure if I can consume it all in time.
This stuff is palatable enough. Specially with a 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries & a half of an avocado. The half without the pit. The half with the pit gets wrapped & put in the fridge so it doesn’t go bad for a day or two. This actually works!