Im allergic to dairy products so I really dont want to spend a lot of
time reading up on something that Im allergic to. I just wanted to know
what you were using or if you were using anything before using whey and
how it compared?
Okay. My apologies for misunderstanding you. I used nothing before whey. I only got intrigued by it after I stumbled upon it when I was researching creatine on the net. I believe more protein is helpful. Some believe it's unnecessary.
I think soy and egg protein could be an option. You may know taking protein within an hour after a workout is said to help muscle recovery and growth.
If I were unable to use whey, I believe I would use egg protein. I've always felt stronger after eating eggs and sensed eggs were a powerful protein.
I saw a health program on TV where a doctor from Australia ate 3 eggs a day for 6 months to see if the eggs raised his cholesterol (or perhaps more correctly, bad cholesterol?).
A bodybuilder who ate 12 eggs a day was also studied for 6 mohths to see how his cholesterol was affected.
Both had low cholesterol after the 6 months. The doctor concluded eggs were not harmful and actually lowered cholesterol. So, based on that and other things I've read about eggs, I'd trust eggs and would use them if I could not take whey. And, as I wrote before, I saw a 70 something year old guy who worked out and ate 3 eggs a day for many years.