July 19, 2015

Types of Protein

protein powder

There are SO many protein options out there! I did not even know how many until I did some research for this post. Then, there are TONS of brands to choose from on top of that! So it can be very confusing to figure out which tubs to pick up when you are shopping.

Today we will take a closer looks at the main types of protein powders. 

#1 WHEY CONCENTRATE PROTEIN (my favorite!)

Derived from milk

+ Cheap, Most Popular type, Digests quickly

#2 WHEY ISOLATE PROTEIN

Derived from milk

+ Quick absorbing & typically lower in carbs

– A little more expensive than whey concentrate

#3 CASEIN PROTEIN

Derived from milk

Takes several hours to break down so best for a meal replacement & to keep you feeling full

+ Great for right before bed

#4 HYDROLYSATE PROTEIN

+ High absorption rate and good quality

-Expensive

#5 SOY PROTEIN

Derived from soy bean.

+Best vegetarian option

-Efficacy is debateable

#6 MILK ISOLATE PROTEIN

Combo of whey and casein protein blend.

+Lactose if removed, so good if you are lactose-intolerant

#7 RICE PROTEIN

Vegan option.

– may not taste very good

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