Should You Use Protein Powders?

Everywhere you look these days there are ads here and there throwing every muscle building supplement possible at your face. The problem is that most of these supplements provide little to no results, and they are usually completely unneeded.

One of the very few supplements I recommend is a good protein powder. The reason why I recommend investing in this type of supplement is because of 2 main reasons. The first reason is that your body can more quickly digest and use a liquid form of protein than a protein from a solid food. This is because the food has to be broken down first while protein drinks can be absorbed right away. This comes in handy after a workout when getting your muscles the protein they need as fast as possible is necessary.

The second reason is for convenience. The truth of the matter is that life can sometime get pretty hectic and we don’t always have time to eat properly or at all for that matter. Having a protein shake on the road with you while going about your day can give you the protein your body needs when you don’t have time to stop for food. I realize that this is not the best option as eating properly is a major part of building muscle but it is better than not taking in anything at all.

When it comes to choosing a good protein powder there are definitely some things you will want to look at. Here are 3 of the top things to look at when choosing a protein powder.

1. Type of Protein

There are many different types of protein out there. The most common and best for most cases is whey protein.  In the whey protein category there are two main types the first is regular whey protein, and the other is a whey isolate. The main difference here is that whey isolate is a much higher more pure type of whey protein. This means that your body can absorb more, and get more out of a whey isolate type of protein powder than a normal whey concentrate.

2. Taste

I will admit I have tried some pretty disgusting protein powders in my muscle building days and I can tell you that it does not matter how good the protein is for you, some of that crap is just way to awful to get over it. Protein powders often come in a variety of flavors including chocolate, vanilla, berry, strawberry, banana and many more.

3. Price

This is another big factor in deciding which protein powder to go with. You obviously want a high quality protein powder without having to break the bank in order to buy it. One of the biggest things you will find is that big names mean big prices, and the funny part about that is that some of the big name protein powders not only taste like crap they also work like crap.

If you want a great protein powder I would recommend what I have been using for almost 2 years now. I would strongly recommend Optimum Nutrition’s 100% whey gold standard. Honestly it is one of the few best tasting protein powders, it does not clump, and it works very well.