I am often asked about the protein powders I use and recommend, so I created a video about what I use. Check it out…
WHY do you want to consume a protein powder?
If it is simply because somebody told you, you should, then you may want to dig a little deeper and at least learn why.
It may be because you’re not getting enough protein in your diet. While there are varying opinions as to what is the optimal amount (some saying a little bit, some saying a lot), many people would be better off with more protein.
Why is this? Well, compared to the other two macronutrients, carbohydrates, and fats, protein is not really used as fuel. It can be, but it isn’t nearly as efficient as the others, it first needs to be converted into glucose (a carb) by the liver.
In addition, food with protein tends to be more satiating, meaning it satisfies hunger and keeps you satiated for longer periods of time. And, of course, protein is what muscle is made of. Thus, more protein can be useful when you want to either gain mass (more muscle) or lose mass (less fat).
There’s plenty of other reasons but that’s a quick overview. Now onto the protein powder types.
Bone Broth Protein Powder
This is a new protein powder type on the market. Many people are hearing about the benefits of bone broth. And while I believe the home-made liquid stuff is going to be better for you in a variety of ways, the bone broth protein is still going to be helpful. The nutrients in bone broth can help to balance out a diet that includes meat and poultry, as we’re not just supposed to eat the muscle meat, but also the bones and organs too. You can purchase Bone Broth Protein Powder HERE.
Collagen Protein Powder
Similar to the bone broth but with the collagen isolated out. This is tasteless and dissolves completely in water, so it is great for that reason. Specifically, helpful for the connective tissues, skin, and hair. You can purchase Collagen Protein Powder HERE.
Hemp Protein Powder
Hemp seeds are great. Hemp protein powder has protein and lots of fiber, without having the oils. This is a great choice for vegans and vegetarians and tends to be one of the cheapest options. You can purchase Hemp Protein Powder HERE.
I do not personally take whey or casein protein powders because they do not work for my body. But they may work for other people.
It is also a good idea to rotate your protein powders because the body can get over sensitized to them over time and cause allergies. And, if you’re making a protein shake or smoothie, it’s the perfect time to add herbs into the mix such as Pine Pollen or Phoenix Formula.
New Addition: Rootz Nutrition Protein
You know, we had an experiment in the works for an herbal infused protein powder at Lost Empire. But we had some difficulties in sourcing the material and other projects were more important. So it’s on the backburner at least for now.
But if we did create something I’d love it to be like this new protein powder/superfood blend that I tried and like from Rootz Nutrition.
In fact, it has a few of the ingredients we were exploring using like Sancha Inchi, Hemp Protein and Goji Berries.
It tastes good and is loaded with good stuff. The same can’t be said for most protein powders unfortunately. Find out more here.