What should you look for on the protein powder labels?
When you’ve decided on the best protein option for your nutrition and muscle-building needs, there are still many brands fighting for your business. So, here are some ideas to keep in mind as you scan these labels.
- If your protein is advertised as a specific type of protein, for example, whey isolate, make sure that’s the first ingredient on the ingredient list.
- Scan for artificial sweeteners. To keep a low carb count, companies sometimes use these instead of natural sugars.
- Look for a short ingredient list. You want a protein powder for the protein, not any additives.
- Choose a neutral flavor to get the most out of your money. The most helpful protein powders are the unflavored and vanilla-flavored options.