You’ve been searching Google like it’s going out of business and asking all your gym pals what protein powder they use. Now, you’re here. Still confused and looking for answers.
Don’t worry, you’re covered.
Here are eight of the best whey protein powders out, as of 2018:
MTS Nutrition Machine Whey
This high-quality whey protein powder comes in three sizes: 2lbs, 5lbs, and single serving. Now, it’s unclear whether the single serving comes in a plastic baggie or in an envelope, but yes, you can buy one scoop. MTS has gone out of their way to give you all the flavors you could possibly want. The 5 lb size comes with so many dessert flavors, you might need to go to the grocery store and grab some fruits. Here’s some of these flavors:
Gourmet Cookies and Cream
Gourmet mint chocolate chip
Red Velvet Cake
Vanilla Ice Cream
Surprisingly, as of this writing, one site shows there are two flavors sold out, Triple Chocolate Cake and Pumpkin Pie. Apparently, like our former president, dudes do like pie.
Machine Whey Protein is packed with 25g of protein per serving, accelerated amino uptake, and tastes like ice cream shakes. Just ask the CEO. With 80% whey protein, whey concentrate, and isolates, this protein powder is a beast. If you disagree, slap their 100% money back guarantee on the table.
For something “homemade”, grab some Sludge. Yeah, it’s real, look it up.
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey
Whey Protein Isolates are the main source of protein for this powder. Isolates are digested real fast and have less fat, lactose, and calories than whey concentrate. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey doesn’t have artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors. Available in 2 lb and 5lb sizes, you can choose from vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate. With 24 grams of pure whey protein, this is a monster of a protein powder. And it’s gluten-free.
Pump Chasers GAF Whey
Even though Pump Chasers sounds like a bad porno about a dude obsessed with high heels, this protein powder is known for its amazing taste. The GAF stands for Good As F***. Clever. Flavors you can buy are Peach Cobbler and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Or, you know, Reese’s. With low lactose, no sugar, 25g of protein per serving, and whey protein concentrate and isolates, you get the best of all worlds. The isolate delivers the goods with 90% protein and low calories.
A recommended recipe for GAF Whey is 1 – 3 scoops of whey blended into 16 – 18 ounces of water or milk. No revenge needed, just use cold liquids.
Tailor this recipe to your individual needs.
Cellucor COR-Performance Whey
Swimming in digestive enzymes, you’ll be so full of protein you won’t know what to do. COR-Performance Whey is awesome for recipes and as a snack. It’s low in carbs and fats, but high in sweetness. With 120 calories, 25 grams of protein per serving, and flavors like Cinnamon Swirl and Peanut Butter Marshmallow, you’ll have fun while bulking up.
Syntha-6 can be used day or night. It’s full of fiber, 10 essential amino acids per scoop, and essential fatty acids. You can buy the traditional protein powder bottles or pick up a 10 lb metallic red bag. Unique to most of the others on this list, Syntha-6 speeds the recovery process, so you can get back to building muscle. In addition to the 22 grams of protein per serving, it tastes amazing.
Dymatize Elite 100% Whey Protein
Fully able to support strenuous training, Dymatize Elite 100% Whey Protein is made with whey protein concentrate, peptides, and isolates. It has 4g of glutamine, 140 calories, and is useful at any time. But, especially before and after a workout. 25 grams of protein per serving will supercharge your intense workouts and recovery. Did I mention it’s gluten-free and full of flavor? No, I didn’t, but it is. With this protein powder, you don’t have to be an elite athlete, but you could be.
Beverly Ultimate Muscle Protein (UMP)
Teeming with glutamine, arginine, and BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids), Ultimate Muscle Protein can build muscle and burn fat, though it can’t turn fat into muscle. Its blend of 80% casein (slow metabolizing) and whey (fast metabolizing) proteins allow these two polar opposite processes, i.e. building muscle and burning fat, to happen. With a combination of proteins, free form aminos, and protein species, Ultimate Muscle Protein provides the full package.
Core Nutritionals Core PRO
Targeting fat loss and recovery, Core PRO is filled with MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) and BCAAs. These BCAAs boost your energy and help you recover quicker. You don’t have to keep an elaborate schedule, or a schedule at all, with Core PRO because it can be taken any time. Boasting a tri-protein formula, egg albumen, and milk protein full of casein, this protein powder boosts lean mass without pesky fillers, aspartame, or maltodextrin. Setting it apart from the others, Core PRO offers sustained release and digestion-enhancing proteases. Grab 23 – 25 grams of protein per serving that dissolves instantly.
Whey protein, especially isolates, are absorbed quickly in your body. They are a very high-quality form of protein readily available, for reasonable prices, in large quantities. With these eight protein powders or any of the other top-notch ones available, you can start your fitness goals off strong. Read reviews and forums for recommendations, definitions, and warnings before purchasing. Protein powders were made with you in mind, so give one a try. Or many. See what works for you.