Does anyone use a good healthy & safe protein shake? By healthy and safe I mean something that is just protein and carbs and no other synthetic concoctions that could damage the body/organs. Something safe to take long term that you don't have to cycle off of like most shakes with synthetic blends. I've heard whey is the best protein...I used to take Nitro-Tech but decided it wasn't healthy for long-term use since it has creatine and other things in it.
Main reason I believe I might need a protein shake is to supplement my nutrition, right now on an average day I get maybe 50-60g of protein which I've heard is recommended for people 20-30 yrs old. I'm 27, 6 feet tall, and weigh 175. I lift weights, run, or cycle every day of the week. For the past month my average daily calories has been a little low (around 900-1000) so hoping the protein shake will add to it. I've lost 11 lbs in 1 month but my strength and energy levels have remained about the same so I don't think the lack of calories is hurting me. The few calories I do get are all high quality calories: whole grains, eggs, beans, spinach, sardines, fruit...and I take a multivitamin.
I personally don't believe you need 1g protein for every 1 pound because if all the pounds are fat or all are muscle the need would be different, plus I've heard once you start getting too much protein it is actually worse for you than too little.