Protein is widely recognised as a key ingredient to your nutrition, and protein powders are research-proven to be an efficient, safe and convenient source to get your protein requirements from. However with a plethora of options in the market and more products released every month, how do you choose a brand to go with?
Well we have done the research, analysed every product and ran it through the all-important taste test, and we have come up with our Top Proteins Ranking! We have broken it down by key nutrition facts and rank-ordered the list using our exclusive algorithm that measures nutrition value, quality of ingredients and value. Check out our 25 Best Protein Powder For You:
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Protein Comparison Chart Glossary
Each brand has different serving sizes with varying levels of protein, so we breakdown the cost to per gram of protein. This is calculated by taking the product price divided by the number of servings, then divided by the protein content of each serving. So why the price variation? Typically this is down to 2 factors: (1) the quality of protein used and (2) the markup manufacturers add on their product.
Types Of Protein:
- Whey Protein Concentrate: has protein content as high as 82%, is quickly absorbed, rich in amino acids and low in fat and lactose. The most widely used protein powder on the market due to its quality and value for money, it's ideal for aiding the repair and regrowth of your muscles as it can be consumed any time of the day.
- Whey Protein Isolate: has an impressive 90% protein content, cross-flow micro-filtrated to ensure it contains even less fat, cholesterol and lactose making it the perfect protein for anyone wanting to keep their fat percentage low whilst providing their body with a quality protein.
- Hydrolysed Whey Protein: An advanced, rapidly absorbed protein which has undergone controlled enzyme treatment to ensure it reaches the muscles quicker than most other proteins. Best taken immediately after a workout when the body's need for protein is elevated, it's commonly used by serious trainers and athletes.
- Casein Protein: Made from fresh skimmed milk, Casein Protein is a slow digesting source of protein that's ideal to be taken before bed as the protein synthesis is notably slower than most other proteins, drip feeding amino acids to the muscles throughout the night.
- Soy Protein: Soy beans are one of the few plant protein sources that offer all of the essential amino acids. Protein from the soy bean may help improve the body's immune function and promote bone health. Soy may also help prevent cardiovascular disease and reduce the risk of certain cancers. However soy has come under heavy scrutiny because it is often genetically modified to produce greater crop yields. Some research has also singled out soy due to its effects on hormone levels. Many foods are already full of soy due to its extremely low-cost protein. This has led some to question whether adding even more dietary soy (via protein supplements) is a wise choice.
- January 06, 2017
- Jonathan Kay