Finding the right protein powder is a little like finding the right partner in life. Sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error to find the right one.
A protein powder needs to support your goals, suit your diet and taste great. And not all proteins are made equal — some have a complete amino acid profile, some are suitable for those who are lactose intolerant, and some contain added vits and minerals.
With all that in mind, wouldn’t it be great if someone could match you to the right protein powder and skip out all the trial and error?
Good news on that front — Myprotein product technologist Katie Brown is here to do just that. Here’s her advice on how to pick the best protein powder.
How much protein do you need?
The UK government recommendation for adults is 0.75g of protein per kg of body weight per day. That’s about 55g per day for the average sedentary man and 45g per day for the average sedentary woman. The recommendation increases according to your activity level.
Impact Whey Protein
The OG. I won’t get too technical (mostly because it’s pretty confusing), but Katie’s explanation sums up what whey protein is pretty well.
“Whey is an all-natural byproduct of milk, and whey proteins are isolated from this during filtration.”
And whey is the OG for a reason — it’s got excellent digestibility, a complete amino acid profile and an optimum absorption rate.
Whey protein has upwards of 20g of protein per serving and is low in fat, sugar and under 100 calories too. It’s great for all types of training — if you’re bulking up, simply add an extra shake to your day, if you’re trying to build lean muscle, stick to just one.