QUESTION OF THE WEEK
What Are the Different Kinds of Protein Supplements?
Protein powders come in many various forms, so we thought we’d do a handy little breakdown of the types of protein and their headline benefits:
Whey: Is fast acting, easily absorbed and a dairy based protein. Full amino acid profile.
Casein/Slow Release: Is slow releasing protein made from the curds in milk. It will feed your muscles over time (perfect for before bed).
Hemp: Contains 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential ones your body needs. Contains essential fatty acids.
Pea: Contains all the essential amino acids and high in BCAAs. Hypoallergenic so good for allergies.
Soy: Is generally very low in or free of fat, cholesterol, and lactose.
Egg: Some consider egg protein to have the highest biological values of any protein – meaning your body absorbs and uses the protein you ingest more efficiently.
Rice: Is allergen friendly, low fat and low calorie but it takes longer to digest