ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

What is the Best Protein Powder as a Workout Supplement?

Updated on July 28, 2011

Protein is beneficial in regulating the many basic functions of the body. It contains hormones and antibodies which are very important in the proper functioning of the human body. Some of its sources include fish, meat, legumes, nuts, milk, eggs.

As we age, we tend to grow bigger and to accumulate fats in some parts of our body. Our metabolism slows down and we need to do regular exercises or other active activities in order to burn these fats. This is one of the reasons why more and more people are working out most especially those who are a bit older.

Protein is popularly known to be an effective workout supplement. It helps in the formation of muscles and in preventing body fatigue and weakness. It helps in building the body's framework, organs, bones, connective tissue and muscles. It is also a great antibody and very essential to help heal wounds faster.

Image Source:

So, what is the best protein supplement? Now, if you are confused which type of protein to choose, it is best to review first the benefits of each type for what it can do to your body. Below are some useful information that would help you decide.

Whey Protein is one of the major sources of protein in milk. It is easily absorbed by the digestive tract, faster than casein protein. This is the reason why many athletes and bodybuilders mostly prefer it. It is an easier and quicker source of protein for active individuals. Whey protein also don't have high saturated fat.

Casein Protein is high in amino acid glutamine content. Glutamine helps preserve the body's muscle mass and aids the body's immune system functions. Because of this, taking the protein supplement will be good for athletes and body builders. Since it travels slower to the digestive tract than whey protein, then it is absorbed by the body more thoroughly. Casein protein is best consumed before bedtime.

Egg is another very good source of protein. It is one of the best nutrients for the body's muscle building. However, preparing it fried should be avoided as it adds excessive calories to it. The rate of the body's absorption of egg protein is in between that pace of how whey protein and casein protein absorbs it. Some people maybe allergic to whey, casein, soy and other types of protein and in this case, egg protein is the best alternative. It is also low in calories.

Soy Protein is the most complete form of protein powder available. Since it is derived from milk, it helps the body's muscles recover after every workout. This is the reason why it is good to be taken by athletes and bodybuilders. It is a very good source of vegetable protein. It is also good in lowering the body's cholesterol levels.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)