Protein powders seem to be craze nowadays, typically with athletes, bodybuilders and even the casual gym-goers. But in terms of losing weight do you need it? Do you need it for muscle building? Yes and No
If you are trying to lose weight, you most certainly do not protein powder. But can you still take it? Yes you can, and many people take it as a meal replacement. It’s not the greatest of an idea though as you may be losing out on key nutrients in the process. As always though, first speak with a doctor so that you are getting the most accurate information and that you are being monitored.
That being said, you do need to exercise in order to lose weight. After a workout, though, your body is in serious need of protein. This is because the process of exercising involves the ripping of muscle tissue. In order for the muscle tissue to grow back and repair itself, the body needs protein. This is where protein powder comes in to play.
There are many to choose from but protein powders are not all created alike. Neither in quality, ingredients and taste.
Onnit Hemp Force
I’m a strong supporter of anything by Joe Rogan and Hemp Force is no different. Granted, the price is a tad high, and you may find some other hemp protein for less, but Onnit is renowned for having quality ingredients and the taste is much better than any other hemp protein on the market. Hemp protein does have some limitations in certain areas and that is why Hemp Force includes pea protein as well to make it a complete package and also vegan friendly.
Musclepharm Combat Protein
The reason why Musclepharm’s Combat Protein is much cheaper than Onnit’s Hemp Force is because it is made from whey protein. Although whey protein is the most common form of protein on the market, it’s not necessarily the best for you. Derived from dairy, it has been known to cause upset stomach or bloating and gas for some users who are either lactose intolerant, or those that have a slight intolerance.
The great thing about it though is its taste, its price, and the addition of branch chained amino acids that give you that extra amount of nutrition to lead a healthy lifestyle.