If you are a hardcore gym goer protein powder is a must needed product because it allows you to recover quicker and helps your muscles grow.
With the many different kinds of protein powders out on the market today it can become very overwhelming and at times confusing to figure out what kind of protein is best for you and your body or rather what you are looking to accomplish rather it be weight loss, building muscle or just simply daily use.
If you are not taking protein because you are unsure of it or have tried it in the past, but didn't like it let's compare the difference between them.
This kind of protein powder is the most widely known and this could be because of several different reasons. Whey can vary greatly in pricing to cheap to expensive depending on the brand and what is included in it such as added vitamins and minerals. With whey protein being so diverse and readily available in most any stores makes it appealing and widely known to most of the population.
Whey protein is made from milk, so it isn't the best kind to get for those who are lactose intolerant.
This kind of protein is good in that it is easier for your body to digest unless you are a in fact lactose intolerant. It can also help you lower the risk of muscle breakdown and increase muscle recovery time.
I personally do not think this as the best weight loss protein powder, but is great for people who are looking to build up more muscle or workout frequently.
This kind of protein is ideal for those who are lactose intolerant and can't handle milk based protein powders such as whey because soy protein is a all plant based product.
Soy protein is usually higher in fiber than whey and lower in carbs so this protein would be an ok one to use if you are trying to lose weight.
I don't really recommend taking a soy protein all of the time due to the fact that their have been some studies about soy causing estrogen cancer within women and some showing that it can actually help prevent it, so this is a very controversial subject and I just recommend taking it in moderation until more is known on the subject. You can read a useful article that is more in depth about this here Soy Protein Case Study.
Hemp protein powder is great because of a few reasons being that it is a plant protein it's a great alternative to soy and is appealing to fellow vegans ( we offer vegan skinny fiber capsules by the way ) It also offers inflammation relief due to offering omega 6 fatty acids and is high in fiber content. Because of the fiber content in hemp protein this would be a great protein powder to mix in with Skinny Fiber for an added weight loss benefit.
With the many brands and variations of protein powder out on the market today you will find that some will contain more carbs, fiber, vitamins and minerals in them than others and cost can vary greatly. They also come in many different flavors such as chocolate, vanilla and strawberry
There are a few other protein powders out on the market, but this covers the most common ones that you will encounter.
Let's sum it up what we have learned.
Whey Protein Powder is great for people who are looking to build muscles and can handle milk. Soy can have some benefits, but should be taken in moderation and Hemp Protein offers a few added benefits and is the most ideal form for weight loss.
Did you know as an added benefit you can boost the weight loss effects of your protein powder drinks you can help boost the effects with Skinny Fiber?
Just simply make your protein drink and then open up 2 Skinny Fiber Capsules and mix it in with it!
While writing this I have noticed I haven't made up a different list of protein powder recipes, so stay tuned as this could very well be my next post to share with you. In the meantime feel free to check out these awesome drink recipe post!
Are you already taking a protein powder? Share your favorite kind and brand in a comment below telling us why it is the best!