Cocotein - Is this a protein option?

gracie88
on 9/14/15 1:14 pm
RNY on 08/26/15

I'm looking for Protein options.  I was on GNC website and found Cocotein.  I'm having a rough time with some of the shakes.  Is this a good option?

It has a little more sugar than the ones I have been using, but I thought it might be an option occasionally.

I will be 3 weeks post op on Wednesday.  What are your thoughts?

Amount Per Serving% DV
Serving Size 1 bottle
 
Calories 100.00  
Calories from Fat 0.00  
Total Fat 0.00 g 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5.00 g 2%
Sodium 85.00 mg 4%
Potassium 250.00 mg 7%
Sugars 5.00 g  
Protein 20.00 g 40%
Vitamin A 0.00 0%
Vitamin C 0.00 2%
Calcium 0.00 4%
Iron 0.00 0%
Phosphorus 0.00 40%
Magnesium 0.00 4%
H.A.L.A B.
on 9/14/15 1:23 pm

what is the source of the proteins.?

Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."

gracie88
on 9/14/15 1:27 pm
RNY on 08/26/15

It says Whey protein isolate.    My fear is it will taste like Isopure, which at this point maybe I should try again.  My taste has changed so much. 

Other Ingredients: Filtered Water, whey (milk) protein isolate, Coconut (Tree Nut) Water Concentrate, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Phosphoric Acid, Sucralose, FD&C Red 40

H.A.L.A B.
on 9/14/15 1:34 pm

The only way to know if you like it is to try it. Most likely the  sugar is from coconu****er. 

Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."

psren13
on 9/14/15 2:21 pm - NC
VSG on 03/11/15

I think GNC may be able to let you sample the product.  And I think they allow returns if you don't like it. Worth checking out.  

 

 

Ladytazz
on 9/14/15 8:12 pm

Isopure tastes like ass to me.  I don't imagine this would be much better :(

I still haven't found a protein powder or supplement I particularly care for.  The best I can do is tolerate it or doctor it up to disguise the taste.

The best I can get down these days is either protein coffee or protein ice cream.  I also make a smoothie with strawberry Body Fortress with some frozen strawberries and bananas thrown in.

But the clear type protein drinks?  Can't stomach them.

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Tracy D.
on 9/15/15 11:26 am - Papillion, NE
VSG on 05/24/13

Make sure it's 100% whey protein isolate and not a "blend" or "concentrate".  I think the numbers are respectable enough that you should give it a shot.  If you go into a local GNC they will usually mix up a sample for you to try.  If that's not an option, try just ordering a couple sample packets of it first.  

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hollykim
on 9/15/15 2:45 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15 with
On September 14, 2015 at 1:14 PM Pacific Time, gracie88 wrote:

I'm looking for Protein options.  I was on GNC website and found Cocotein.  I'm having a rough time with some of the shakes.  Is this a good option?

It has a little more sugar than the ones I have been using, but I thought it might be an option occasionally.

I will be 3 weeks post op on Wednesday.  What are your thoughts?

Amount Per Serving% DV
Serving Size 1 bottle
 
Calories 100.00  
Calories from Fat 0.00  
Total Fat 0.00 g 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5.00 g 2%
Sodium 85.00 mg 4%
Potassium 250.00 mg 7%
Sugars 5.00 g  
Protein 20.00 g 40%
Vitamin A 0.00 0%
Vitamin C 0.00 2%
Calcium 0.00 4%
Iron 0.00 0%
Phosphorus 0.00 40%
Magnesium 0.00 4%

I tried it and I like it. I have bought several bottles since then.

i didn't like the aisopure at all,but this tastes better to me. I also count the protein in it.

 


          

 

BarneyRubble
on 9/15/15 3:58 pm - Greenbelt, MD

Yes--I really like GNC's Cocotein. Our bariatric support group at John's Hopkins just had a "protein supplement" meeting where we could try about 15 different types of protein supplements and Cocotein from GNC was one of my favorites. It's a clear-type liquid too so it mixes well for making a high-protein diet jello. The GNC Cocotein also has a much better taste than their IsoPure drinks. 

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