5 Types of protein supplements you might be interested in, but don’t know which will help you

The following sources of protein are to be used as supplement form to your diets. The use of foods is still a must, however, if you’re not getting enough of the protein you require, or your training is increasing, then have a look at the following and see what fits your goals.

1. WHEY CONCENTRATE
This type of protein is one of the more basic protein supplements. This type is awesome for those looking for a protein supplement that doesn’t cost the earth, due to being predominantly cheaper in price, compared to other types. If your starting out with the gym and want to improve your protein intake, then this type of protein isn’t going to break the bank and will offer immediate benefits to your nutrition.

When to use:
- Pre Workout
- Post Workout
- As a Snack Supplement

2. CASEIN PROTEIN
You want a more prolonged/slower releasing protein? Then casein is what you need. Casein is broken down (metabolized by the body), over a period of around 5-7 hours. This makes for a great pre-bed supplement, due to the nutrients it provides for the body to breakdown and utilize over time, which keeps the body full. You can use casein throughout the day, as a method of keeping your body supplied with protein and other nutrients for hours.

When to use:
- During the Day
- Pre Bed Shake


3. WHEY ISOLATE
Would you like a protein shake, that offers quicker digestion and absorption from the body? Then whey isolate protein is the one for you. It offers a much quicker process for protein to be absorbed by the body, making for a great pre and post workout shake, which subsequently fuels & re-fuels the body faster. Although this is likely to be slightly more expensive than whey concentrate, it does have a purer form of protein, which means its been purified more. Whey Isolates are more commonly purchased by people, who seek lower carbohydrate (also from sugars) and fat supplements, however require the higher levels of protein.

When to use:
- Pre Workout
- Post Workout


4. HYDROLYSATE PROTEIN

Hydrolysate protein is the one that will cost more than the previous, due to being the highest quality. This product is modified to help get the proteins and nutrients into your body/muscles faster and more efficiently, through better digestion rates of the amino acids. This protein source is great if you seek something of the highest quality protein and cost isn’t something that your questioning.

When to use:
- Pre Workout
- Post Workout


5. SOY PROTEIN

If your looking for a vegetarian option, then this is for you. Soy protein isn’t something to be undermined, as it also comes with many benefits. Soy is packed with things such as glutamine (aids recovery), arginine (helps with getting nutrients into the muscles quicker) and BCAA’s (Branched Chain Amino Acids). Soy has also been understood to lower your cholesterol, through its isoflavons (This is a component, which aids the lowering of cholesterol) content, however some research isn’t seen to be clarified.

When to use:
- Pre Workout
- Post Workout

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