I use the ones from Maximized Living or Designs for health. i trust both implicitly not to have GMO's, sugar or artificial anything. I know the cows are 100% grass fed and the powders are cold pressed. (designs for health is a website technically for medical professionals only, but your medical provider can approve you. the products are not cheap, but I trust them.)
The first thing to discover is "if" you need the additional protein boost. If you are eating within your SP protein range, you are meeting need.
If you are low most days of the week on protein I encourage you to look at your food choices, if you are low on protein you may be low on other nutrients like: iron, zinc, B vitamins, calcium, etc. If you are still wanting a little boost to add to your smoothie then almost any protein powder will do. If you plan to use it in sweet foods (shakes, smoothies), as well as cooking, soups, casseroles, etc---you will want one that is not sweetened or flavored. If you are always using it in a shake or smoothie--you can then use a sweetened/flavored variety.
The protein can come from milk (whey, casein), or eggs, soy, hemp, peas, etc---your choice. And if you want a less expensive form--just add some nonfat, dry milk powder...it works well too. You can easily find one at your pharmacy or local grocery store.
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I wouldn't say they're all the same - some have a lot more sugar or artificial sweeteners and God knows what else. I suggest getting a plain unsweetened Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC). ON and AllMax are 2 good brands, among several. I would stay away from Walmart and other discount dept stores unless you know for certain it is not coming from China. I don't trust any foods from that country. My preference is to order from TrueNutrition.com - great products at good prices and great customer service. I like Milk Protein Isolate as it is both casein and whey. The Organic Whey from Jarrow looks like a pretty good product.
I like Jarrow from Publix I use the vanilla that way I can add fruit,PB, or whatever else I feel like and it tastes good. I have tried some NASTY ones that no matter what you add it still tastes gross. Super Asvanced from Wal-Mart is also good. But in the end it all depends on your taste buds.
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The one you like the taste of. They're all pretty much the same thing at the end of the day, and while there's a lot of debate over the benefits of this or that one, in the end, they're all for one main purpose: Adding protein to whatever you're doing with them.
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