Best Protein Powders for a Healthy Gut
In today's on-the-go, on-demand, fast-food style culture, clients often ask which protein powders they can supplement into their diet for meal replacement, post-workout fuel/recovery, and even to supplement less than ideal protein intake from daily nutrition.
Protein Powder: Not all Scoops are equal
If you've ever taken a stroll down the protein powder and supplement aisle at your local Whole Foods, you know that there are a plethora of different brands. Isolate. Whey. Rice. Pea. Hemp... subtypes of each. Different additives or nutrients in each of the different types... the list goes on!
If you haven't been paralyzed by the sheer overwhelm of the options, and are further wanting to learn about YOUR options of which protein powder, or powders, would be ideal for you, then this post is for you!
Selecting your Protein Powder
Consider your current diet
Personally, I like to ROTATE protein blends. I don't tolerate whey, so I stick to pea/rice, hemp, and collagen. Most of us who eat animal protein eat a diet higher in methionine, which whey offers more of as well, so again I like the 🌱 plant proteins 🌱 to balance out amino acids and then collagen to make up for what I'm not eating a lot of (organ meats or bone-in meats).
Quality over everything.
QUALITY is the toughest part, as with most food these days. It's hard to know what is tested, but most brands on Fullscript tend to be higher quality and come from companies with stricter testing standards.
Different Types of Protein Powders: A Breakdown
Before we dive into my ultimate favorites, let's dive into each of the different types of protein powders and compare/contrast each! Plus I'll share WHO would benefit from adding each to their nutrition plan.
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Summary and My Favorite Protein Brands
In most cases, protein powder is a pay for what you get type of situation, so stick with pharmaceutical-grade brands like:
Designs for Health, Xymogen,
Biotics Research, and
Nutribiotic has a plain rice protein for an elimination-diet-friendly option with zero sweeteners or fillers.
If you tolerate whey, Nuethix also has a good product for muscle recovery and support.
My favorite collagen blends include:
Designs for Health,
Vital Proteins (peptides to dissolve in coffee, water, or tea) or
Biotics Hydrolyzed collagen -- for a protein snack that tastes like a milkshake 🙂
Still lost when it comes to selecting the best protein powder for you?
That's where I come in. I can help you figure out which protein powder will not only best benefit you, but also explain why - down to how your body metabolizes different nutrients (or doesn't)!
I offer free 15-min intro calls to allow us an opportunity to chat and see what it would look like if we were to work together to achieve your nutrition goals. Book one today:
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