Written by Alex Simpson
Choosing The Best Protein Powder
For anybody who is looking to make some serious gains over the upcoming winter months, particularly during the holiday season, whey protein supplements are going to be worth their weight in gold to you. Although with the days growing shorter, the nights growing longer, and the air turning colder, it can be tempting to stuff ourselves with junk, and convince ourselves that we are ‘bulking’.
Before we know it the spring will be upon us, and we’ll have to work incredibly hard to look half decent for the summer. As the saying goes ‘a summer body is built during the winter’ and if you want 2017 to be the year that you look more powerful and more shredded than ever before, make sure you begin prepping sooner, rather than later. Now, assuming that your diet is on point, and that you know your way around the weights room, you may wish to address your supplement stack, and begin building a new stack that will build you a muscular and lean physique for the new year. Whey protein is, without question, the most important and most beneficial supplement to have at your disposal, yet choosing the best whey protein powder can be tricky. To ensure you choose the best protein supplement you can find however, here are some helpful tips.
Choose The Right Company
Whey protein is the most popular sports supplement in the entire world, and so naturally, more and more companies want their piece of the action and are trying to create their own unique blends. The problem with this is that much of the time, the ingredients used are inferior to those of respectable and tried and tested companies, not to mention the fact that some “supplements” can even be considered dangerous. When you buy your protein, look for a company that you can trust, ideally one which has been in operation for a long time. My Protein for example, have been in operation for more than a decade, and have gone on from being a fairly well-known company in the UK, to the most popular and successful supplement company in all of Europe. These stats and figures do not lie, and as they have been around for so long, and have expanded so much, obviously they are doing something right.
Look At The Ingredients
When choosing a protein powder, it is vital that you take the time to read the ingredients found in the product, as that is generally an indicator of the overall quality of the product. Ideally you want a protein powder that contains no more than 10 ingredients, as the more ingredients a protein powder contains, generally the weaker the protein will be, and the poorer quality it will be. You should also look for natural ingredients, as whey protein is a natural product, as it is formed by milk. Whey protein supplements should contain ingredients that you’ve heard of, so if you struggle to read and pronounce the ingredients, and see that it contains a lot of chemical ingredients, you may wish to look elsewhere instead.
Don’t Be Fooled By The Hype
When you purchase bodybuilding magazines and fitness magazines, you’ll see that more than 50% of the entire magazine is made up of advertisements for protein powders, with each one claiming to be next big thing when it comes to building muscle. You however, should not be fooled by hype and clever marketing strategies, as, although a supplement company may indeed be well known, and may be working with some of the most famous names in the entire world, that does not necessarily mean that their products will be for you. If you find that a company makes outrageous claims about its products, like the fact that they claim it will add X amount of muscle in X amount of weeks, you may wish to look for a more laid back and reputable company, as 99% of the time, outrageous claims like that cannot be backed up with proven results.
See What Works For You
Nobody knows your own body better than you do, so if you find a protein powder that tastes great, digests easily, and appears to be helping you to build and maintain muscle mass, why change what isn’t broken? If you like a product, can afford it, and can see noticeable results, stick with it, as changing to something new may lead to all kinds of problems in the near future.
Our articles should be used for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you’re concerned, consult a health professional before taking dietary supplements or introducing any major changes to your diet.