When most of us think of supplemental protein powders immediately we think of the mainstream powdered protein on the market today that have become so popular. These protein powders come in jumbo sized containers with beautiful labels to catch our eyes. Many use metallic finishes, with bold bright lettering designed to stand out among a sea of their competitors across store shelves. Open any bodybuilding magazine and you’ll find pages upon pages of eye catching ads touting that one is better than the next. Let’s face it, for the person looking to find a solid high-quality protein powder it can get confusing really fast. My goal is to break it down for you quickly and easily.
I’ve been supplementing with protein products since the 1980’s when Weider Nutrition first hit store shelves and Tiger’s Milk offered the only bars on the market. They actually tasted pretty good too! Since then we’ve seen major strides in protein supplementation from their quality to improved consistency, mix-ability and of course taste. I’ve taken them all! With that said here is my journey across the powdered protein landscape. I’m not going to bore you with all the details of why you should supplement with protein as there are a billion articles on the worldwide web that will give you all those details. Rather, the purpose of this article is to offer information based on my personal experience to help shed some light on your decision the next time you’re standing in the health food store among a sea of powdered protein products. (more…)