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Salam, i was just wondering if it is halal to consume the whey protein from optimum nutrition since I've emailed them about the ingredients and as to any alcohol being used in it and they said that alcohol is used in the making of this protein powder but i assume since its powder its very little?

also if anyone here uses that product 

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you don't need protein powder unless you cannot hit your daily limit. If I try, which I do not anymore, I could consume 2000calories/carbs and 100grams of protein in 4 meals per day, without shakes.

Also what you need is whey isolate without anything else mixed in it.

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It's not the same type of alcohol. For instance, the alcohol of a beer is najis, and even if you drink a 0,000000%  alcohol beer, it is still haraam because it has undergone a proccess in which it has become najis and forbidden to consume.

It's not the same with elixirs (Arabic word btw, with Indian origins), where there may be a little amount of alcohol and still be used. If the alcohol is pure and present in very small quantity, there should be no problem assuming there are no other possible haraam ingredients there. I would still ask my marja though, as back in the day I asked the same but for elixirs, which is for medical uses. Maybe your case is different, I can't nor should compare.

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On 10/15/2017 at 4:05 PM, SeekingHeaven said:ugo Boss

i just want to know if this protein is halal since it contains alcohol as an ingredient 

Salam. Welcome to ShiaChat. :) If you read the label on the container of the whey protein, it should tell you the ingredients. Normally alcohol is not an ingredient in whey protein. Is it possible the vanilla flavor in the protein powder was made with alcohol? 

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On 10/14/2017 at 1:05 PM, monad said:

Also what you need is whey isolate without anything else mixed in it

google it. They have different flavour and the ingredients differ each time.

Gold Standard 100% Whey -  Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolates* [Contains Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin], Whey Protein Concentrate*, Whey Peptides*), Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder, Flavorings, Creamer (Vegetable Oil, Maltodextrin, Milk Protein), Salt, Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium), Thickner (Cellulose Gel), Enzyme Complex (Amylase, Protease, Cellulase, Beta-D-Galactosidase, Lipase).

 

Whey isolate - Unflavoured: Whey Protein Isolate (Milk) (100%), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin)

 

Sucralose is a calorie-free artificial sweetener derived from sucrose and is up to 650 times sweeter than sugar.

https://draxe.com/maltodextrin/

although maltodextrin - sucralose is in almost all junk food, hence why we all get fat easily.

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On 10/14/2017 at 7:43 AM, Guest Guest said:

Salam, i was just wondering if it is halal to consume the whey protein from optimum nutrition since I've emailed them about the ingredients and as to any alcohol being used in it and they said that alcohol is used in the making of this protein powder but i assume since its powder its very little?

also if anyone here uses that product 

looks like this needed A answer and here I am. Whey does not have any alcohol whatsoever nor do they make their products by animals. It is by plants mostly.

According to google search:

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"Protein powders come in various forms. The three common ones are whey, soy, and casein protein. “Whey is the most commonly used, because it's a water-soluble milk protein,” says Peter Horvath, PhD, associate professor in the department of exercise and nutrition sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo."

Now you're concern about the alcohol. Lets me break down ingredients for you.

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Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Lecithin, Salt, Creamer (Sunflower Oil, Maltodextrin, Modified Food Starch, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Tocopherols), Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Lactase.

most of these ingredients are fancy words for milk and sugar and how they are formed. 

I hope I helped. If you need any help feel free to message me anytime.

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Salam,

I know that this is not what your asking about, but I could not help but to reply since I thought you should be warned against ingesting known poisons. When I was younger I had this idea that taking Whey and other protein powders would make me big and strong. I went to a vitamin store to purchase the same protein powder that you mentioned Whey Protein sold by Optimum Nutrition, and I thank God that my father stopped me from making one of the biggest mistakes of my life. Years later I came to find out that Protein Powder and supplements in general are not what they appear to be and that the majority are full of harmful ingredients. Below are some youtube videos that might convince you otherwise. I suggest you research protein powders and supplements yourself to open your eyes to the negative effects they can have on the human body. Also when purchasing anything make sure to research some of the unfamiliar ingredients, and you'll be surprised what a simple google result will turn up. Based on what i have read related to the widespread contamination of supplements I would consider them dangerous, and would caution you to stay as far away from them as possible. I believe you can benefit more from eating foods that contain protein such as USDA Organic Peanut butter, USDA Organic Chia Seeds and Broccoli to name a few. Always remember to eat as organic as possible and avoid wheat and processed white sugar. You'll be amazed at how much healthier you will feel when you cut all processed foods. Whether they are organic or nonorganic processed foods will keep you fat for the rest of your life. Anyway if you still decide to take a protein supplement I would look into Nutiva's hemp protein since it seems like a healthier option. Remember just because something is popular doesn't make it right. After watching the below videos I'd like to hear if you are still interested in ingesting the poison. I mean Protein. 

Thank You

After further research I have found that it's imperative to make sure that if you take protein powder that it's certified organic because if it's not certified organic it's not worth putting into your body. Remember just because it's organic doesn't mean it's safe to consume. Google the product itself and the ingredients listed to make sure of it's safety, and watch as many reviews of the product as possible to make sure that others have not found any faults with the product.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8CQNrzpgf0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39Orop-VM9s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwpVDXZqq24

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O-ehIkwGME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7j6K0S8pb4

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On 11/7/2017 at 4:05 PM, LadyNadine said:

looks like this needed A answer and here I am. Whey does not have any alcohol whatsoever nor do they make their products by animals. It is by plants mostly.

According to google search:

Now you're concern about the alcohol. Lets me break down ingredients for you.

most of these ingredients are fancy words for milk and sugar and how they are formed. 

I hope I helped. If you need any help feel free to message me anytime.

But i had spoken to them and they confirmed it for me that it does contain alcohol in the flavoring but they couldnt tell me what type it is for some reason

Do you take whey? what brand

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8 hours ago, SeekingHeaven said:

But i had spoken to them and they confirmed it for me that it does contain alcohol in the flavoring but they couldnt tell me what type it is for some reason

Do you take whey? what brand

I do. Golden gym and ON. Sometimes they give it fancy names. When they say alcohol doesn’t mean alcohol. One of my protein bars I eat said sugar alcohol. I didn’t even take it as the same concept of alcohol but sugar. 

You’re really reading too much of this. I don’t think it is the same concept as alcohol as the one you get drunk from. If it really bothers you, there are Vegan brands out there where you could give it a try. Those are all plant base. 

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