It is hard to know which protein powder to use and sometimes why you may even need a protein powder. There is so much choice with protein whether it is vegan, vegetarian, whey, high carbohydrate, low carbohydrate, post work out or meal replacement, and then you have to decide what flavour! It is easy to get overwhelmed with the amount of choice there is on the market, this blog will take you through who can take protein powder, why you should take protein and what might be the best choice for you.
Protein powder can be taken by most people; if you have any concerns feel free to check with our Naturopath, Pharmacist or your Doctor before taking protein. In general, most people can take protein powder, it might be for exercising, increasing protein intake, weight loss or weight gain. If you have recently had a surgery you might need more dietary protein to help with healing post-operative. Some elderly people may need extra protein as it is important to keep up muscle mass as they age.
Some common protein powders can be made from whey, sprouted brown rice or pea. If you have a dairy intolerance or are vegan it’s a good idea to stay away from whey protein powders as it derived from dairy, a rice or pea protein might be more suitable. Our Naturopath Sarah often recommends a high protein, low carbohydrate protein powder for most people unless they specifically ask for a high carbohydrate one and want to put on weight. Our favourite brands at Friendlies Chemist are Isowhey, Amazonia Raw, Vital Protein and Flexi by Impromy.
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