Protein plays a crucial role in almost all biological processes, and amino acids are the building blocks of it. Bodybuilders rely on protein powders to ensure they are getting enough amino acids to build and repair muscle effectively. Research has shown consuming a healthy amount of protein every day can boost immune health, facilitate the healing of wounds after surgery or injury, promote healthy skin, and provide increased muscle strength and development. 

Protein powders are an easy and convenient substitute for traditional sources of protein. They are generally made from five basic sources: whey, casein, egg, soy and rice. Each type of protein has its own benefits. For example, whey protein is best taken immediately following a workout, whereas casein is best taken before bed or between meals. There are also protein blends, which provide fast, medium and slow acting protein to provide a constant supply of protein throughout the day. 

Even if you are not a bodybuilder or an athlete, starting your day with a protein shake can stabilize your blood sugar levels throughout the day, making it easier to control bodyweight and food cravings.