FAQ Protein

How do you separate the proteins from the rest of the carbs in your vegan protein?

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With the introduction of our new Vegan Protein, we have received a number of questions. One of the most frequent is: “How do you separate the proteins from the rest of the carbs in the beans and lentils?”  In short, the answer to this is we don’t separate the protein from the carbohydrate in our vegan […]

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Local Whey Protein

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The Importance of Knowing your Source Consider the following: Recent investigations concluded that DDT and other hazardous pesticides contaminated the majority of green teas sold in the US by major manufacturers (1)  Investigations focused on herbal supplements underwent DNA testing and revealed that the majority of products were contaminated or substituted with alternative plant species […]

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Where is the 6 lb bag of protein?

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We no longer offer a six pound bag of whey protein. We changed the company that was agglomerating our protein and the result was a fluffier, lower-density product. The current product mixes even better than before and in general is a more consistent, homogeneous powder.  Unfortunately, we are unable to get as much product into the packaging, […]

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Heat Processing, Denaturing and Cooking Whey Protein

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I know protein unfolds, or “denatures”, when exposed to high heat. Why do so many people use it in recipes that involve high heat (baking, for example)? Is there a certain temperature to which I shouldn’t expose the protein? ~Michael  Good question.  Let’s start with just a brief overview of protein chemistry (please don’t leave […]

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Is there MSG in Mike’s Mix Whey Protein?

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What is MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)? MSG is a flavor enhancer commonly added to canned foods, Chinese food, and other processed food products. It is the salt form of the amino acid glutamic acid. Glutamic acid (and not MSG) is found naturally in our bodies and in dietary protein sources (i.e. eggs, beef, beans, etc). Does […]

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Whey Protein: Concentrate versus Isolate

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Whey protein is commercially available in a number of different forms and concentrations. The two most common forms are whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate. At Mike’s Mix, we have researched and experimented with both varieties, and currently use a high quality concentrate for our recovery drinks and protein powder. Although the two varieties […]

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Adding Protein to your Post-Workout Recovery Drink

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Want more Protein after your workout? Mike’s Mix’s recovery drinks provide 12 grams of protein per two scoop serving and the ratio of carbohydrate to protein is 4:1.  Research has demonstrated that this ratio increases the rate of glycogen formation compared to carbohydrate alone, but as to date, there have been no studies comparing greater […]

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A Protein Cost Comparison

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In recent years protein has become a very popular commodity, both domestically and abroad. Consequently, the cost of protein has increased dramatically and will most likely continue this upward trend. Much has been written about identifying foods that are high in protein, however this article is written for the prudent consumer searching for the best […]

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Advice for Gaining Muscle Mass

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  I received the following question from a customer interested in gaining muscle mass and thought I would share my response: Question: I am a 30 year old skinny guy, and I have always had a hard time gaining weight.  I am 5’8″, and I currently weigh 123 (this is high for me – I […]

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Where is my scoop?

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We include a scoop in all of our recovery drinks. If you are having trouble locating your scoop there is a good chance that it shifted deeper into your container/bag during the shipping process. Simply take a butter knife and carefully stir the contents to locate the missing scoop. In a few rare instances the […]

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