First, I have read just about all the soy articles T-Nation has on this site. I got the meat of the situation. Now this is the situation-
The local Hawai’i chain of Costco has been my supplier of protein powder for at least 2 years. I’ve been using their vanilla Pro-Rated protein powder with whey and casein. Very good stuff and each 1 scoop serving packed a decent 27g of protein for a price of $25 for a 6lb supply. It came in handy when trying something similar to Mr Shugart’s Velocity Diet (I did not purchase all the required supplements from Biotest, so hence it being similar to the v-diet). Well in early December all 3 Costco on the island of O’ahu ran out of protein powder. Well they just got their stock refilled.
Costco replaced Pro-Rated protein powder with EAS Premium Protein. Claims to have better and more absorption than all other brands of protein. Now the kicker is that it contains 3 kinds of protein- whey, casein, and soy. Yes, that right- SOY! The bar-graph claim is that the whey gets absorbed fast, soy being the next to be absorbed, and the casein being the last or slower to be absorbed. Somehow they fit soy into this cocktail as being optimum for muscle building. Same price as Pro-Rated, $25, for the same size of 6lbs, but a serving size of 2 scoops for less than 27g of protein per serving.
Conclusion from T-Nation education and inspired to other sites = poor quality replacement by Costco.
My question is about EAS using soy in their protein powder…Is it worth the purchase? I thought EAS had at least half a brain.
I’ve just been so used to going to Costco based on cost and value, this totally turned my shopping travel upside down looking for a better protein for my budget. lol.