Protein – Whey, Egg, Casein, Blends and Plant Based
I know it can be very confusing when it comes to protein powders. There are so many types, brands, and prices. How do you know what you REALLY need and what will work for you?
Hopefully this page will clear up some of the protein powder confusion.
I personally use several different proteins supplements depending on the time of day and how hard I am training. I primarily use whey, egg, and sometimes a blend protein.
I do however have a lot of vegan clients so I also have experimented with Plant Based Proteins and have a few brands that I suggest.
Watch the short video below as I go over the key points you need to know about the different types of protein.
Types of Proteins
Protein is a very high quality protein which is also digested VERY quickly. It is great first thing in the morning, before & after workout, or when you need to bump up the protein content of a meal. Ideally, I suggest drinking a 1/2 of a scoop of whey pre and post workout with a simple piece of fruit such as an apple. This gives your muscles the ideal nutrients to get through tough workouts and help your body repair itself afterwards. Another huge benefit of whey is it helps to blunt your hunger which is terrific – ESPECIALLY useful when you get those food cravings!
Egg and Casein
These are slower digesting proteins that can be taken anytime, but they are especially good before bed where the slow digesting proteins will help your body repair itself while you sleep! They are also to use as part of a MEAL or as a MEAL REPLACEMENT. Egg protein is the ideal one to cook with and add into baked goods.
Egg and casein are often combined with whey protein into what are called ‘blend’ proteins. These proteins mix fast and slow digesting proteins so you get more of a ‘time release’ effect.
Plant Based Proteins
Like soy, bean or hemp are typically suggested for vegans or those with allergies. Unfortunately, these do not taste as great. I suggest mixing these with almond milk or in a smoothie with some juice or berries to help with the taste. I have a plant based suggestion on here as well that is 100% vegan, gluten free and allergen free if this is of interest to you.
I PERSONALLY use Gluten Free varieties of whey, Egg and Plant based proteins. I no longer use pure Soy proteins and I seldom use rice or casein protein powders”
Here Are My Recommendations for Whey, EGG and Plant Based Proteins
Whey Protein That I PERSONALLY use
IsaPro whey protein is a high-quality product for those serious about losing weight and/or gaining lean muscle mass. IsaPro contains an ideal amino acid profile and comes from dairy cows that are pasture-fed on small New Zealand farms, milked according to season and not treated with hormones or antibiotics. More studies are revealing how important protein is for satiety, as well as muscle growth and maintenance.
It was found that individuals who add leucine-rich protein, like whey protein, to their diet have more lean muscle tissue and lose more body fat. Protein is also vital to overcoming weight-loss plateaus. Another benefit of the whey in IsaPro? It also works as an antioxidant to support the body’s immune system. To learn more about IsaPro whey concentrate look HERE.
This particular brand is is available in Chocolate or Vanilla
Jay Robb’s EGG Protein
Slower digesting protein that is ideal for a last meal at night! Egg protein is also great for cooking and baking with. Jay Robb’s egg protein also mixes easily with water, milk, juice or yogurt.
- 24 grams of protein per serving!
- Mixes with a blender or shaker bottle
- No fat, No cholesterol
- No sugar, No aspartame or sucralose
- No artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners
- No MSG
- No Gluten
- Made with stevia
I LOVE the taste and texture of this one! This is a premium Non-Dairy meal replacement shake that is a blend of pea and hemp protein. There are 22 grams of high quality protein in this one! Learn more HERE.
Meal Replacement Shakes
Meal replacement shakes are just that, a meal replacement. These shakes will typically have a blend of fast and slow digesting proteins, AND they will have healthy fats and carbohydrates; just like a complete meal should. These will typically be 250-300 calories and have 3o to 40g of protein. If a meal replacement has less than 20g of protein, you should look for something better.
Myo–IsaLean Complex is an undenatured protein blend sourced exclusively from grass-fed dairy cows not treated with hormones or antibiotics and raised on the pristine pastures of New Zealand. Minimally processed and the purest you can find, our proprietary, cheerful cow certified protein blend features:
A higher whey-to-milk-protein ratio comparable to the nutritional value of human breast milk and clinically shown to help you stay fuller longer, support muscle growth and maintenance and healthy blood sugar levels.
It is a milk protein concentrate vs. calcium caseinate as a source of protein, which increases the concentration of branched-chain amino acids to fuel muscle growth and create lean body mass. It also has increased amounts of lactase make it easy to digest.
IsaLean Pro shakes are formulated to provide a balance of high-quality protein, healthy fats and energy-boosting carbohydrates along with a broad performance spectrum of vitamins and minerals, and increased lactase to assist in digestion for those who suffer from lactose intolerance.
IsaLean Pro shakes are ideal for increasing your protein with the most nutritionally complete food. So, whether you’re looking to gain muscle, lose weight or stay lean, IsaLean Pro is the great-tasting, muscle-building, fat-busting meal replacement shake. To learn MORE about IsaLean Pro or to order go HERE.
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