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Lactose Free Energy Drink(6 posts)

Lactose Free Energy DrinkJerBear
Sep 10, 2003 6:10 PM
I just had a bad experience with Accelerade and checked the label to find that the 2nd ingredient was Whey Protein (dairy). Being lactose intolerant made for an uncomfortable ride. Does anyone know of a similar drink that does not have Whey Protein?
3 That I know of.KG 361
Sep 10, 2003 7:59 PM
Hammer nutrition's sustained energy (soy) and their perpeteum (soy also). You can also get a drink at GNC called endurance, I think, that if you mix it at about 1/2 of their directions, mimicks accelerade fairly well. With both of the hammer nutrition mixes you'll have to get their endurolytes as neither have very many electrolytes in them.
Uhh, Gatorade, Extran, etc...Spunout
Sep 11, 2003 3:27 AM
I thought that the purpose of energy drink is for carbs. There are rumours that a bit of protein helps, but during an effort it is doubtful.

Look for protein (soy, in your case) in a recovery drink or just make a nice four egg spinach omelette.
Good whey powder is lactose free or very low lactoselemmy999
Sep 11, 2003 4:13 AM
I have some whey protein powder that is very low in lactose and almost all of the whey powders you buy are either very low in lactose or lactose free. So if you think the whey protein in that drink is not lactose free but you would like to have whey, just buy your own and add it to the drink.

I am LI also and have a little whey protein every morning (in my Lactose free milk...those pills just don't work for me). I also stick to swiss cheese on my sandwiches (since it is naturally lactose free). I really HATE being LI...it just started for me about 6 months back.

BTW, I thought energy drinks were just mostly carbs and recovery drinks were the ones with carbs and protein.
Good whey powder is lactose free or very low lactoseJerBear
Sep 11, 2003 2:46 PM
I e-mailed Accelerade and they said that both their Accelerade and Endurox R4 were not lactose free. Pills work fine for me but I don't want to have to do another thing before riding. I mostly have the drinks to keep up my salt and electrolytes and not get sick of water. I'll look into some better quality whey protein and see how it works out for me.
In that case;KG 361
Sep 11, 2003 4:24 PM
I'd just stick to the carbo drinks like Gatorade, Extran, etc. Use the whey as a recovery drink.