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Buying Protein Powder

By Edited Aug 25, 2015 0 3

Using protein powder as a way to get the daily amount of protein in your system to help you build bigger muscles and burn fat is definitely a good idea. There are a lot of way to consume protein such as eating skinless chicken breast, spinach, and broccoli. The problem when it comes to getting the right amount of protein in your body isn't find foods with protein in them, it is finding food with enough protein in them to allow you to get the right amount in your body each and every day. This article will be about the benefits of using powdered protein as well as what you should look for when buying these and how to get them for a decent price.

One of the biggest benefits of using protein powders is that it is a quick way to consume the protein that you need. Compare that with eating a 5 ounce piece of skinless chicken breast. Although the chicken is a great source of protein, if you are running low on time, it's going to be hard to cook and eat that thing. So having these protein shakes can save you from skipping your meals due to time. One of the most important things about building more muscle or losing weight is that you must eat consistently. Yes, even if you are trying to lose weight. For losing weight, you will be eating less but just more frequently. When you are trying to build muscle, it is important that you consume the right amount of calories every day.

Many guys will go to the gym and workout for hours at a time but not eat properly and wonder why they haven't gotten much bigger 3 months later. Your diet is a big part of the equation so using protein powder can really save you during those times when you can't have a proper meal since you can mix one of these up really quick and just drink it.

When it comes to buying these powders, you have a lot of different choices. What you want to get is either the whey protein powder or the soy protein powder. Both of these types of protein with give you all of the different types of protein that you will need. In terms of buying these, you will want to buy in bulk in order to save money. I recommend getting the 5 pound bottles. These are normally 75 servings which will last you a good 2 months or so depending on how often you use them. You will also want to look at the amount of grams of protein that it contains. Typically, you will want to go with something that has at least 20 grams.

There are some types of protein powder that are more effective than others. A really popular brand is the Isopure protein powder. You will want to get the one that has no fat. This way, you will be able to build muscle without any extra fats into your body. There is a down side to this brand though; it tastes terrible. You will want to go for something that is effective but at the same time something that you don't have to stare at yourself in the mirror to motivate yourself to drink. The best place to get any type of brand of protein powder is online. Many sites will offer free shipping so unless you don't have a credit card or you have a friend who works at a supplement store who can hook you up, you will save a lot of money by buying these things online.

The benefits of getting protein powder are many. They are convenient and are an excellent source of protein. They can run about $40 for a 5 pound bottle but at 75 servings, that is only a little more than 50 cents a serving. No matter what your fitness goals are, remember that the key is consistency.

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Comments

Sep 2, 2009 5:06pm
BSquared
Good points here. Unless a person wants to eat 10 chicken breasts a day they almost have to use some protein suppliment of some sort. Soy is cheaper but isnt as fully absorbable as the whey.

About the Isopure taste. Man I am totally right there with you. Optimum has always been a favorite of mine.
Nov 18, 2009 10:19pm
fishtiger58
Nice article, I currently drink soy protein drink. And I love it.
Aug 16, 2011 6:20am
tgreene6
Which protein powder you should drink comes down to timing. Everything about protein powders comes down to when you plan on drinking them. The two main protein powder categories are whey and casein. Whey protein is the quickest to be absorbed by your body and should be consumed at two different times. The first is as soon as you wake up in the morning so you can quickly break the fast your body has endured while you were sleeping. The second, is directly after a workout to begin repairing your muscles. Casein protein is the exact opposite to whey protein. Casein protein is the slowest type of protein to absorb and should only be drank as a snack between meals and right before you go to bed so that your body has a constant supply of protein while you sleep.

I personally only order supplements online because the prices at supplement stores such as GNC are outrageous. Met-Rx makes a good tasting protein powder at a reasonable price and I highly recommend it. Allstarhealth.com is a great source to order protein from because of their flat delivery fee and their low prices.
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