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Blood Sugar Effect of Rice Protein Powder

I can’t seem to find any good info on how rice protein powder affects blood sugar levels. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

  • Dizzle

Why not just go with a complete protein source instead?

Am curious to know as well since I use rice protein or a rice/pea blend. All I’ve ever seen are the effects from rice itself, which isn’t very helpful.

As to why I use it:

  • Allergic to milk proteins (unsure about hydrolysed WPI but I’m not chancing it)
  • Don’t trust soy
  • Egg tastes horrific, or at least the ones I have access to

[quote]Ecchastang wrote:
Why not just go with a complete protein source instead?[/quote]

Well I’m experimenting with switching from whey to rice powder for PWO because of what I’ve been hearing about long-term effects of large amounts of whey on kidney and liver function. Since I have both I’ve been messing around with them, but I’d like to know if I can put rice powder in my before-bed shake or if it will spike my blood sugar and do more harm than good.

  • Dizzle

Why not inquire of the manufacturer, as to the Glycemic Index and Glycemic load? Needless you want under 50 and under 10 in that order. Yes I WAS a type II diabetic, yes WAS.