Nutrition being the keyword of life has everything revolving around it. Hectic life seems to be racing with the want of nutrition. Hence the balance is made by dietary supplements. It has become a necessity for everyone, because every girl/guy next door is a fitness freak now a days. As in Hindi the saying goes “Jo dikhta hai wahi bikta hai” (a thing that looks good is on demand) because that’s exactly what everyone does now a days. The funniest part being the irony of it as we are always taught that, “Never judge a book by its cover” because we need to go with the flow and that’s what we seem to be doing. But the time required for it is finding it difficult to squeeze in.
These supplements included here in the list of top 10 best protein shakes helps in maintaining a proper weight (i.e. it helps in both increasing and decreasing weight as per requirement) and provides energy as well. It is not mandatory that only an athletic or a fitness junky will take it; a lay man can also go for the protein dietary supplements as it also acts as a supplement for meal, a thing which hardly gets the opportunity to peep in between the tight working schedule. The only thing that is needed to be kept in mind is the amount that is to be taken. Almost all people can get the protein they need from whole foods and drinks in their diet. The recommended daily intake of protein for healthy adults is 0.75 g of protein per kilogram of body weight, or about 45 to 56 g of protein a day.
According to the ISSN (International Society of Sports Nutrition), protein shakes are a safe way to ensure enough protein. When used as part of a balanced, nutrient-rich diet. Protein shakes come in many combinations of protein, carbohydrates, and fats. They can range from 100% protein to mostly carbohydrates with a little added protein and fat. Protein shakes come in a variety of flavors in powder form or in ready-to-drink packages, such as cans or foil packs.
A list of top 10 best protein shakes in accordance with the survey done is listed below:-
1. Optimum Gold Standard 100% Whey
Being the best in the quality, it is an outstanding product over saturating in the market. Anyone who has spend some time in gym must have heard of it.It is basically the king among the protein supplements acquiring half of the market.
Despite of the so-so taste and the cost lying somewhere in the middle, it has a quality hard to beat. And hence, no wonder Whey is one of the top performing companies.
Price: 1 lb. – $15.99
2. Dymatize – Elite Gourmet Protein
It is a low cost, medium quality protein shake but of high quality taste. This protein powder is great. Though now things are a little bit different than before regarding the cheap price in the good old days, because the company got popular. Great nutritional facts and tastes amazing.
Price: 5 lb. – $44.99
3. BSN – Syntha 6
Mid-High cost, High quality and High taste has made BSN another product in demand now a days.The only demerit being the no. of carbs per serving has prevented it from going to the top position. However, being in top three brands this protein is a great choice.
Price: 2.91 lb. – $31.99
4. Muscle Pharm – Combat Powder
It is a medium-high quality shake which has come into lime light lately. The rating being 8/10 in a survey done in gyms has made it a popular product. also it lower-medium price adds up to its advantage.
It is a great product, but those who go for taste will find utter disappointment in its case.
Price: 2 lb. – $26.99
5. Champion Nutrition – Pure Whey
It tastes great and is reasonably priced. This is something anyone can go for.
Price (Pure Why Plus): 4.8 lb. – $52.99
Price (Pure Whey Protein Stack): 2.2 lb. – $25.99
6. Cytosport – Cyto Gainer (Specialty Powder)
It is a medium quality drink with good taste. This protein shake is meant for those who really need to gain weight. But it cannot be taken on a regular basis. It contains huge amount of carbohydrates and protein that boosts up the amount of calories present.
Price: 6 lb. – $48.99
7. Optimum Casein (Specialty Powder)
It releases very slowly into the blood steam. Casein protein is ideal to be taken before bedtime as this enables the body to do its work. This taste of the the product is not that good but then again “no pain no gain”.
Price: 2 lb. – $30.99
8. MuscleTech – Phase 8
Again a boon for those with delicate buds but as we know good things comes with greater prices. So though the price is a bit high for lay man it being a good product is worth it. Despite of the cost, it has received good ratings from the survey done in the internet and reviews made by the people.
Price: 2 lb. – $33.99
9. Dymatize – ISO 100
It is one of highest quality of protein shakes found in the market. But when the quality is high then we can’t get it cheaper. Basically, these add up enzymes to protein which enhances the growth of the muscles.
Price: 1.6 lb. – $27.99
10. Cytosport – Muscle Milk
It is a boon for those who like to pamper their taste buds because it tastes great, somewhat like a brownie mix. It is a boon for taste buds though too much fat and the cost make it less advantageous.
Price: 2.48 lb. – $27.99