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3 Steps To Choosing The Right Protein Powder Supplement

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by St. Francis

Have you been thinking about adding a protein powder supplement to your diet? The nutrient-dense powders are a staple in many people's pantry, and can turn your morning smoothie into a complete meal in just a quick scoop. There are many health benefits to adding a protein powder to your diet – which we'll cover below. But choosing the right type for your needs can be tricky. With all the protein powder choices out there, how can you pick the best one? Read on for our tips. 

Why take a protein powder supplement?

Known benefits of boosting protein intake through a high-quality protein powder supplement include: help build muscle and improve body composition, speed post-workout recovery, and support weight loss efforts by stabilizing blood sugar levels and curbing appetite. Aside from the health benefits, the convenience of protein powders can't be ignored – ask any mom on a hurried weekday morning!

Protein powders are especially useful for people on restricted diets, those with food allergies, and also whenever nutritional needs are higher, such as during a more intensive physical training routine. But in order to gain the benefits, you have to choose your protein powder well. Here's how.

Step 1: Choose your protein type

Protein powder supplements come in many types: think whey, soy, rice, hemp, or a combined blend. If you're just getting started with protein powders, stick to a single type rather than a blend – that way, you'll know whether a protein type agrees with your body or not. Some protein powders can be harder to digest than others. Pasture-raised goat milk protein (like you'll find in our Go Pro Matrix) is easy to digest and assimilate.

Step 2: Read labels for higher purity

Ensure the protein itself is unrefined and avoid protein isolates, which are processed and heated. Look for pasture-raised or organically grown and non GMO. Keep an eye out for undesirable fillers like skim milk powder, corn starch, vegetable oils and fats, gums, thickeners, and artificial flavors. Keep it simple!



Step 3: Avoid added sugars

You'd be surprised at how many protein powder supplements are loaded with sugar. Avoid added sugar and sugar substitutes (such as sucralose and aspartame) in your protein powder, and sweeten your shakes to taste on-the-go instead, using wholesome sweeteners like honey and maple syrup.

Ready to try a protein powder supplement? Our Go Pro Matrix pure goat milk protein checks all the marks. A non isolate protein supplement, it's derived from the milk of pasture-raised goats, free from antibiotics and hormones, contains lacto-fermented protein (which aids digestion and absorption), and provides 12.7g of protein per serving, all without added sugars or fillers.

For more information on finding that energy in life check out our Best Herbs For The Athlete In Your Life This Summer blog. 

Have questions? Just visit our Great Questions Answered page to learn more or to submit a question.

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