Organic Protein Powder Nutritional Information

Organic Protein Powder Nutritional Information

Organic Protein Powder Nutritional Information | Protein Powder – Fitness Superfood #3


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What is Protein Powder?

Protein powder is a convenient, high quality source of fast acting protein. Since protein powder digests faster than whole foods, it makes it an excellent and quick option for mixing with liquids and consuming after a workout.

Drinking a protein shake, especially post-workout, has been shown to help increase strength gains, minimizes muscle breakdown, and initiates the rebuilding and growth of muscle via protein synthesis.

How Much Protein Powder Should You Take?:

To be clear, protein powder is considered a supplement, meaning it’s intended to supplement your daily protein intake requirements, not be the primary source.

Nothing replaces the nutrients you get from eating real food. I typically recommend sticking to 1-2 servings per day.

What Is The Best Type Of Protein Powder?:

#1. Whey Protein Powder

From an amino acid profile, whey protein is the best. It contains large amounts of all the essential amino acids, especially the most important in triggering protein synthesis, leucine.

There Are Three Primary Types Of Whey Protein:

Hydrolyzed Whey:
This is a very highly digestible protein as it’s been broken down into smaller peptides, therefore it enters the bloodstream very quickly. It tends to be more expensive.

Whey Isolate:
This is a more pure and higher quality version when compared to a concentrate. Typically it’s comprised of approximately 95% protein and lower in calories from carbohydrates and fat. This tends to be the best deal as it’s a high quality protein that’s affordable.

Whey Concentrate:
Typically has the least amount of protein per serving (comprised of approximately 70-85% protein) with the rest of the calories coming from carbohydrates and fat. It tends to be the cheapest.

#2. Egg Protein Powder

I personally love egg protein powder. It’s a high quality source of protein and easily digestible for me.

#3. Beef Protein Powder:

Here’s another high quality protein powder from an amino acid profile standpoint, however it does digest slower than whey. Beef protein powder is typically not an optimal post-workout option as this is when you want to trigger protein synthesis faster.

#4. Casein Protein Powder:

Casein is another protein source derived from dairy, however in contrast to whey, casein is digested much slower. This makes casein protein power not an optimal post-workout protein source.

#5. Plant Based Protein Powders: Pea, Rice, and Hemp:

For vegans, pea protein powder contains one of the highest amino acid profiles of all plant based powders and can help with muscle and strength gains.

Although not optimal due, to the lower amounts of BCAAs, rice protein powder and hemp protein powder are other plant based option.

#6. Soy Protein:

Even though, soy protein has a decent amount of all the essential amino acids, I don’t typically recommend people consume it. First of all it contains phytoestrogens which, for most people, may negatively alter testosterone and estrogen hormonal balance.

Secondly, soy is also a highly GMO’d and pesticide ridden crop in the US.

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20 Replies to “Organic Protein Powder Nutritional Information”

  1. hey brad ur videos are great, really some of the best on youtube especially foodwars. I was wondering if you could do one about protein powders – I take hemp and i dont like dairy. maybe you can do hemp vs whey? thanks

  2. these are great! I'm going to try my best to eat only these "super" foods during the week so I can be super healthy!!!
    On the protein powder, is it true that the whey protein isolate is better than the whey protein concentrate? I finally found a protein powder I can tolerate the taste of without the urge to gag (it's yummy) and on the label it says that it contains Isolate and concentrate so I hope that doesn't mean it's garbage. thx

  3. You can use organic spirulina as a substitute for the whey protein powder. If you look at the back of most whey protein powers (p90x), the ingredients are pure crap. Spirulina by itself is a superfood and is over 60-70% protein.

  4. what type of protein do you recommend? Right now im using Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein from Walmart…its 14 bucks for about 24 servings. each serving has 26g protean. it also contains Creatine Monohydrate and L-Glutamine.and bunch of other BCAA's

  5. @bradgouthrofitness you used…so what are you using now? i will have to google around for flavorless powders, maybe i can order somewhere. i tried stevia once but i didn't like the taste of it. i'm actually good without any sugar or artificial sugars. 🙂

  6. i wish there would be more plain powders… i've had enough of all the chocolate, vanilla and strawberry once, they just make me gag. i'm using the strawberry one from powergym right now but i have used a plain flavour less one before and i liked that more.

  7. The brand shown in the video is Kaizen 100% Whey Isolate. It's my go-to (bought locally) when I run out of the stuff I order from BB.com. Usually take Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydrowhey

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