Especially for a beginner in the bodybuilding world it can be quite confusing to pick the “right” protein powder.
Why should I use protein powder ?
- faster absorbtion and disgestion
- constant flood of amino acids
- for post workout
It is very beneficial to include a good protein powder into your daily diet.
How to pick the right protein powder for my needs ?
here are 4 ways to pick a good protein powder:
- Market Proof
- Natural Powders
- Casein, Concentrate or Isolate
- Protein powder or Mass Gainer
How long has the product been on the market, what do customer say about it.
This is a really important reason for choosing a protein powder. You simply won’t
consume a powder which has not been tested, might be toxic or contains unhealthy
ingredients. Make sure not to listen to the hype which most companies make about their
products. I do not want to say that their products have no effect or are not good! But
rather too expensive! It is crucial that you make up your own mind and find the product
which fits perfect to your needs.
common and trusted companies are for example:
Most of the time people only care about the quantity of protein, in my opinion the quality is way more important.
Always make sure the protein powder doesn’t contain more than 7-10 ingredients.
Supplement companies often offer their protein powder as extra efficient due to an extra amount of 1 special ingredient, but the amounts they include in their products is not enough to make a significant difference.
Rather stay away, the price is inflated and not worth considering.
Casein, Concentrate or Isolate
Which type is the best is a personal belief, if it comes to me.
I have tried them all at different times in my training experience and
I really couldn’t spot the difference.
- Casein – has a long disgestion period, good before going to bed
- Concentrate – is absorbeb at a moderate pace, good between meals
- Isolate – is rapidly absorbeb, good before work outs and after
Protein Powder or Mass Gainer
There are powders that are known as Mass Gainer. A mass gainer is a powder that includes proteins, carbs and fats. If your main goal is fat loss, you should never pick a mass gainer powder although all three macronutrients are required in a diet.
Beginners often make the mistake of purchasing one of those mass gainers, which may contribute to excess fat gain due to the calories.
Make sure the powder has the following:
- High Protein, about 20-30 grams per serving
- Low Carb, 1-5 grams
- Low Fat, 1-5 grams
If your still looking for a good mass gainer, I can highly recommend Weider Mass Gainer.
I hope this guide was quite useful in order to help you picking the right Protein powder for you.