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What is the Best Protein Powder?

If you have ever shopped for protein powder, you know that there is no shortage of options. So many sizes, types, and flavors. I wouldn’t be surprise to hear that many people walk out empty handed just because they are confused about what to buy.

So which one is the best?

I am going to break it down for you know. 

The first thing you need to ask yourself is:

What is the Protein For?

There are a handful of types of protein powders. Each type is made to do a specific job in the body. 

Here are some of the main types:

  • Whey Protein Isolate: Best for post workout and helping muscles rebuild. Is broken down and absorb by muscles the quickest.
  • Casein: Best to have at night before bed or when you are going to be sedentary because it is broken down and absorbed by your body slowly.
  • Vegan/Vegetarian/Lactose intolerant: Pea protein. The above options are derived from cows. If lactose bothers your stomach, you may want to try this option. 

Protein Powder and Red Flags

  • Lots of ingredients: Ideally, the less ingredients it has the better.
  • Ingredients you can’t pronounce or you know is manmade: If the list is long, try reading through the ingredient label. If it sounds manmade it’s not going to be the best thing for your body. Look out for SUCRALOSE: aka sugar. 

Brownie points if it comes from grass-fed cows. 

Ideal Macro Breakdown for Protein Powders

Ideally, protein powders should be around 25g, while carbs and fats should be less than 5g.

Anything lower in total protein is not ideal. I mean your buying this supplement to help you get more protein in, so you definitely want it to have just that. 

At the same time, we want to make sure that the carb and fat ratio is low because the same reason above. Fats also slow down our digestion. If you are looking to buy protein for post workout fuel then that is the opposite of what we want. 

Some Brands We Like:

Earth Fed Muscle 

Ingredient Label

Why we like it:

Grass-fed, little ingredients, great macro nutrient balance.

Here are two other options as well:

Legion Athletics


Watch this side by side comparison of two different protein powder supplements and learn which one we’d chose HERE

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