If you ask us, it’s cool to be free and being free means that we have choices. Do we wake up on time or sleep in? Do we use the mint toothpaste or do we go with the bubblegum flavoured one?
We are bombarded with choices every minute of the day and we love this. But there are some decisions that take more than just a simple “hell yeah why not”.
Take deciding what is the best whey protein isolate powder for example. If you try to think about it. The idea is pretty simple. You are what you eat and if you want to be the best version of you, you should eat the best food you can. But is it really that easy?
But What is the Best Protein?
Honestly, we have been asked that question more times than we can count. People call, text and email us all the time to ask what’s the best protein. We always give the same answer – “You are asking the wrong question”.
See, finding the best protein powder is a wild goose chase. Ask a hundred people and you might get a hundred different answers.
The correct question should be “What’s the best Whey Protein Isolate Powder For Me?”
See what you did there?
We always tell people that dosage/requirements vary depending on your unique goals and body weight.
These unique set of goals dictate what kind of supplement you should go for.
So here is what you might consider in helping you determine what is the best Whey Protein Isolate for you.
Whey Protein Isolate Powder Checklist
1. The first thing you have to remember before you buy anything is don’t believe the hype. A lot of people fall victim to hype products that actually do nothing for them. Ignore the black and gold labelling bling, look past sensationalised headlines, ignore the fake reviews. You have to understand that in choosing the right whey protein isolate powder for yourself, you have to go deeper than just listening to sales pitches.
2. Next, check your training goals and dietary requirements. What is your transformation about? From overweight to lean, couch potato to fit, from weak to strong, from big to massive? Choosing supplements depends mainly on what you want to achieve and how you plan to get there. Take note of your goals and jot down your dietary requirements.
3. Just because a product is cheap and has more ingredients doesn’t mean it is a good product. As a matter of fact, you should be wary of such products. Always remember to put quality over quantity when it comes to whey protein isolate powders. Less is more in protein supplements and high ingredient counts are to be approached with extreme caution because they might just be padding their products. All in all, remember the popular saying that goes “You get what you pay for”.
4. Oh and talking about ingredients, watch out for certain ingredients that are added to products which may cause problems with your body. This includes fillers, gums and thickeners, milk solids, vegetable oils and fats, and much more. Some are good, (we use Guar Gum) some are bad. You just have to do the research to know which is which.
5. Lastly, check if the product or brand has been in the market for some time and meets FSANZ regulations. While not really an important part of the checklist, knowing that a brand has been in the market for a while can tell you that they are doing something right. The FSANZ specs do.
How To Compare One Product to Another
Alright, let’s assume you have narrowed down your choices to 2 products. How do you compare which one is better than the other? Well, we suggest doing 2 checks.
The first one is ingredients sort order in the line under the nutrition panel. This is regulated such that the ingredients that make up the most of the product are put ahead of ones that are the least ingredients. You can quickly see if something is a filler. Eg if blend was Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Glutamine it is very different to Whey Protein Concentrate, Glutamine, Whey Protein Isolate.
Secondly, compare a raw or unflavoured product of the same line to the flavoured products nutritional information. Say the raw protein is 90g/100g protein count and the chocolate is 64g/100g, this is a big step down due to using a lot of flavours. (Note manufacturers will add aminos to get the protein counts back up so not always clear. Typically these amino spiking proteins have the additional filler ingredients.)
So, in summary, we would say buy the protein that meets your goals, has the least ingredients, for the least cost with the best taste that meets the FSANZ safety regulations.
If you want to do some comparisons have a look at our protein range below.
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