Of all the protein supplements on the market how do we determine which one is the best whey protein isolate?
Do we base our decision on the best price, the type of protein isolate, the one with the best packaging or is it based on the most popular brand.
There are certainly lots of brands to choose from and determining which one to take would depend a lot on personal preference.
Some questions you may ask before deciding which one to take, other than the usual protein, fat and carbs content per serve are:
• How easy is it to mix, can I mix with a spoon or do I have to shake?
• Can it be mixed with other liquids other than water?
• What does it taste like?
• Will it work and when would I start noticing results?
• Will I like it?
• What do those who have bought and used it say about the brand?
Specific dietary requirements also play a part in deciding which protein isolate supplement to take, such as needing to be kosher, lactose free, gluten free, suitability for vegetarians and those who only make halal choices.
While the answers to the above are personal ones, each brand on the market has in one way or another addressed some if not all of these questions.
The protein isolates available on the Myprotein website are easy to mix. This is important as when drinking a protein shake you would not want to chew clumps of undiluted powder.
Taste also plays a part in determining which brand of protein powder to purchase. When you buy whey protein isolate online, you can compare not only price, amount of protein, fat and carbohydrate per serve, but also the numerous flavours available on the market.
Some may think the taste of unflavoured protein powders can’t be improved at all, but by mixing with milk, fruit juice or even yogurt the protein shake takes a different more palatable form.
So, which brand is the best powder out there. Well with so many on the market here are a few that appear in various top 10 lists:
100% Whey Gold Standard Protein powder
Gold standard holds the number 1 spot and is a mix of whey protein isolate and concentrate. It has 24g of protein per serve with very little fat (1g) and carbs (3g).
Myprotein is the number 1 sports nutrition brand in the UK and Europe and offer a variety of protein supplements to suit any budget. Their hydrolysed whey protein is available in 1kg and 2.5kg packs. Its has 25.5g of protein per serve, 1.6g of carbohydrate and 0.5g of fat per serve
Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydro Whey
Produced by only using hydrolysed whey protein isolate, per serve it contains 30g of protein, 2g of carbohydrates and 1g of fat. This is a fast absorbing, protein dense and water soluble powder