Difference Between Different Kinds of Protein Supplements

They are called protein supplements for a reason: you only need them if you need to increase your current intake. But taking the appropriate amount of sensation is like the last episode of Game of Thrones. If you need to know the difference, this handy guide will help. We’ve talked about the importance of protein for weight loss several times ( see Step Two here ). If you are not used to a high-protein diet , this can be difficult at first, in which case supplementation a can help. However, there are many options (milk protein, casein protein, several types of whey protein such as whey or casein) that can be confusing, especially if you’re just starting out. If choosing the right supplement is similar to car insurance, this guide from Greatist can help you.

Here’s a rundown of the different types:

  • Whey Protein: Absorbs faster and is optimal for post-workout use.
  • Casein Protein: Slow to digest and optimal for bedtime consumption.
  • Egg white: from eggs. There is nothing special about it, but this is the most expensive kind.
  • Soy Protein: Made from soy and is ideal for vegetarians and vegans as it contains all the essential amino acids.
  • Rice Protein: Hypoallergenic and contains fiber. Its amino acid profile is incomplete and should not be a major protein source.
  • Hemp Protein: Contains all the essential amino acids and is suitable for vegans.
  • Pea Protein: A vegan- safe protein that is probably closest to whole foods.

There’s a lot more detail here, so if you want the list to be conveniently broken down into pros and cons, be sure to check out the Greatist guide below.

The Complete Guide to Protein Supplementation | Great

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