With numbers of different protein powders on the market, how do you know which one is the best to buy? Here are a few simple guidelines to choose the best protein powder for your goals!
At present, we are living in the golden age of protein. Protein has never been as popular as it is today. I am glad that people everywhere are finally embracing the protein as a critical building block to grow, maintain and repair the muscle. And thus, protein has a fruitful impact on strength, performance and body composition.
Being a nutritionist, I find it exciting that so many myths about protein have come and gone, including the claim that the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) was perfect for all the adults. However, the truth is if you ate more protein than the RDA your kidneys and bones could be in danger. Apparently a lot has changed. In recent times it has become clear that people who exercise regularly need more protein than the RDA and such higher intakes are quite safe.
However, there are so many different protein supplements on the market, essentially one of the most common question I get asked is which one to buy. Below are some guidelines to help you pick the right protein type and product for your personal fitness goals!
• Mass Gainer Vs. Protein Powder
First of all, you will need to understand the difference between mass gainer VS protein powder. Some people who are new to lifting often make the mistake in purchasing protein powder. Make sure, when you are purchasing a protein powder, you should never buy a mass gainer if you really want a protein powder. Mass gainer may cause to gain extra fat gain due to the excess of calories.
• Stand The Test Of Time
Stand the test of time – this is an important factor which you need to take into consideration. Find out a company or product has been on the market. You should only consider a product that has been around for at least three years and have received positive feedback.
• Make Sure To But Only Natural And Pure Powders
The quality of a protein powder is in my opinion more important than the total quantity of protein.
When it comes to choosing a powder, it is also important to never get pulled in by advertisements that state it has so called “added ingredients” that will promote even more muscle growth.
Supplement companies use a filthy little trick where they contain a small amount of an additional component which might be helpful in promoting more muscles; however the amounts they include in the products isn’t ample to make a noteworthy difference.
• Stay Away From The Fake Hype
Supplement manufacturers are notorious for hyping up their products with unrealistic claims and promises. So take the time to compare ingredients, company track records and do not let the hype influence your decision. It is advisable to buy the product from a generic company and make sure to check out the high quality ingredients.