Protein Powder: Different Types, Daily Requirements, and Benefits Explained

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Protein Powder: Different Types, Daily Requirements, and Benefits Explained

  • Trainer Joe B explains protein powders
  • Different Protein Types
  • Daily Requirements
  • and Benefits

Today, we’re talking about protein; the different types of protein powders, the recommendations for your daily requirements, and the benefits of each of them.

So, some of the protein we’ll be talking about today are Whey Concentrate, Whey Isolate, Hydrolyzed Whey, and Casein.

First up on the list is whey concentrate. This is your most common and your most cheapest form of whey protein, about 29 percent of protein by weight.

After whey concentrate, you have your whey isolate. It’s a little bit more refined, about 90 percent protein by weight. It’s almost considered lactose free and tends to be less allergenic than most of the other types of whey.

So now we have your hydrolyzed whey. Unlike the other two, its pre digested for optimal absorption or quicker absorption.

So casein was designed for its slower absorption rate. Some of its practical uses would be for before bed for instance. So you have a steady stream of digestion throughout the night.

We talked about all the different kinds of protein powders. Now let’s talk about what’s really important and that is getting or meeting your daily requirement goals. So you can use any of the aforementioned protein powders but the main thing to keep in mind is that you get how much protein you need in a day.

So my advice to you is to experiment with different types of protein powders, different flavors, and different brands. Find something that you like. Look at the branched chain amino acid content. I like to see at least around roughly 5 grams or so per scoop as a good recommendation.

Whatever you choose to take, stick to it. You can take the best protein powder in the world but if you’re not consistent with it, you’re not hitting your macronutrient protein intake; it’s not going to matter what protein you take.

Now let’s talk about how much protein you should be taking in on a daily basis. You always hear guys at the gym say, “Bro I gotta get my protein in!” but what does that actually mean? How much should you be taking?

In general and I mean general recommendation because everyone’s metabolism is different, everyone is going to be different and have different needs. Roughly about a gram of protein per body weight would be optimal for muscle protein synthesis. You’re definitely going to max out in P.S. (protein synthesis) on a daily basis if you’re ingesting at least 1 gram per day. Remember it’s not the most important macronutrient, fats and carbs are equally as important but we’re talking about protein here today.

What is Joe Currently taking?

What protein powder am I currently using? I like to switch it up so right now I’m using Protizyme from Metabolic Nutrition, Peanut Butter Cookie flavor which is phenomenal! Another thing that drew me to this product, was it’s branched chain amino acid profile; take a look at it for yourself on the website, it is really good as well as the peptides or digestive enzymes to help digest the whey isolate protein. Again, taste is important to me after of course, BCAA content and mixability; stuff like that and this protein is just great. So check it out! We have multiple different products that I would recommend that I have tried and used myself at Samedaysupplements; here for all your protein needs.