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Basic Types of Protein Powders

Below is a chart that goes over the basic types of protein and what time of day they are best suited for.

Protein Type

Morning

Between Meals Pre-Workout Post-Workout

Bedtime

Whey Protein        
Egg Protein          
Milk Protein          
Casein Protein          
Time Released          

Best Protein Choice = 
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Protein Powder Recommendations

These three charts below show what types of protein powders you might want to take depending on your goal, time of day and activity level.

 

Beginner Protein Selector Chart

(A beginner would be someone just starting out with protein powders and not yet into a regular fitness routine.)

The beginner recommendations are based on simplicity and convenience. When you are starting out, you want your fitness program and your supplement program to be as easy as possible. That is why we created the beginner protein powder chart with as little protein changes as possible. While its not the most customized program of the group, it should give you the least thing to remember :)

 Goal Morning Between Meals Pre-Workout Post-Workout Bedtime
Maintain Healthy
Body Weight
Time Released Time Released Time Released Time Released Time Released
Build Lean Muscle Time Released Time Released Time Released Weight Gainer or Time Released Time Released
Bodybuilding/
Weight Gain
Weight Gainer Time Released Time Released Weight Gainer Time Released
Lose Fat Time Released Time Released Time Released Time Released Time Released

Our Recommended Beginner Protein Powder Picks

 

Intermediate Protein Selector Chart

(An intermediate would be someone who has used basic protein powder before and has some type of regular exercise schedule)

In the intermediate protein powder selector chart we get more specific and start to recommend protein powders that are best suited for better absoprtion throughout certain times of the day. See how at night we have switched to more advanced and slower digesting Casein Protein and adjusted the Pre-Workout Protein and Post-Workout Protein to be more faster absorbing proteins such as Whey Protein.

 Goal Morning Between Meals Pre-Workout Post-Workout Bedtime
Maintain Healthy
Body Weight
Whey Time Released Whey Whey Casein
Build Lean Muscle Whey Time Released Whey Weight Gainer Casein
Bodybuilding/
Weight Gain
Weight Gainer Time Released Whey Weight Gainer Casein
Lose Fat Whey Time Released Whey Whey Casein

 Our Recommended Intermediate Protein Powder Picks

 

Advanced Protein Selector Chart

(Advanced would be someone who is really serious about fitness, getting the best results and is extremely dedicated to his or her program)

Overall the advanced protein is not a ton different overall to the intermediate program, but where the difference really lies is the choices of protein within each type. While whey protein is whey protein to a certain extent, there are definitely major differences between some of the proteins in quality, purity, mixability and taste. In the advanced program the recommendations are the best of the best.

 Goal Morning Between Meals Pre-Workout Post-Workout Bedtime
Maintain Healthy
Body Weight
Whey Time Released Whey Whey Casein
Build Lean Muscle Whey Time Released Whey Weight Gainer Casein
Bodybuilding/
Weight Gain
Weight Gainer Time Released Whey Weight Gainer Casein
Lose Fat Whey Time Released Whey Whey Casein

 Our Recommended Advanced Protein Powder Picks