10 Best Protein Powder Supplements for Men and Women

Best Whey ProteinIf you have had any exposure to the fitness world, you most certainly have heard of the importance of protein powder. It’s no gimmick.  Protein supplementation is perhaps the single most important element in fitness nutrition.

What does it do? In short, protein provides your body with the building blocks needed to repair and grow. It is essential for human survival and is a crucial component of every cell in your body.

In regards to weight lifting and exercise, protein is essential for muscle building and recovery. Without proper amounts of protein in your diet, work outs could ultimately reduce muscle mass leaving you smaller and weaker then when you started. Its a pretty big deal.

But enough of that, lets get into the rankings so you can make a purchase and hit the gym. The following protein powder supplements are in reverse order of awesomeness.

10 Best Whey Protein Powder Supplements

 10. Dymatize Elite

elite vs iso 100With 24 grams of whey protein isolate, this is a solid protein powder choice. Elite contains ZERO sugar, fructose, salt, or added carbs. Additionally, Elite contains a great BCAA profile with 5.5 grams of the essentials per serving. Additional ingredients are added for digestion (Zytrix) which is great, but seems to cause gas in a lot of individuals. Very affordable and a solid choice for the price.

9. Cellucor COR-Performance Whey

cor performance whey reviewHigh mixability and awesome flavor is Cellucor’s claim to fame with COR-Perfomance Whey. They have some crazy flavors like Cinimon Swirl and Peanut Butter Marshmellow to name a few.

But these are not the important factors. Luckily, Cor-Perfromance Whey throws up some good stats with 25 grams of protein and only 3 grams of carbs per serving. Additionally, there is 5.5 grams of BCAA’s per scoop.

Market acceptance is very good and it is one of the more popular protein powder supplements on the market.

8. Dymatize ISO-100

iso-100 vs gold stanardIso-100 provides one of the highest protein ratio of any product with its 100% Hydrolized Whey Protein Isolate. This product boasts 90% protein ratio for 25 grams of high quality, pure protein. Iso-100 rapidly mixes and absorbs in the body providing your body with as close to instant nourishment as possible. This product is a fantastic recovery drink.

24 grams of effective protein per serving with only 1.5 grams of carbs. Zero lactose, easy digestion.

7. Syntha-6

synth-6 which is bestTheres no doubt this product tastes delicious. Definitely my personal favorite when it comes to taste. And the makeup isn’t to bad either. With 22 grams of high quality protein and only 5 grams of carbs, this product is designed for lean muscle development.  Additionally, Sytha-6 contains 10 grams of essential amino acids and 5 grams of BCAA’s. An overall great product from a well respected company.

6. MusclePharm Combat Powder

combat_powder_reviewCombat Powder boasts a similar feature as Phase8 with 8 hours of muscle feeding protein release. But we actually believe it more with this product.

Combat Powder includes whey protein isolate, partially hydrolyzed whey, micellar casein, whey protein concentrate, egg albumen (high BCAA and arginine for hormone and muscle production), and glutamine.

Comparable stats with 25 grams of protein, BCAA’s, and low carbs at 4 grams per serving.

5. Optimum Platinum Hydrowhey

hydro whey best proteinPlatinum Hydrowhey is simply hydrolyzed whey protein. What that means is the larger proteins have been broken down into smaller pieces for accelerated bodily uptake. This gets the needed protein into your system for faster muscle rejuvenation.

This product packs 30 grams of protein per serving with only 2 grams of carbohydrates. That’s some good nutrition. Not only that, but Platinum Hydrowhey also packs 9 grams of essential BCAA’s into every serving – helping protein synthesis occur in the body.

4. Optimum Gold Standard 100% Whey

optimum gold standard wheyThe reigning supplement shop world champ. A no-nonsense, high quality product with great taste and a fantastic and effective protein makeup. There is a reason why this product is the world’s number one selling protein. Its makeup consists of whey protein isolates which are pure and absorb fast. 24 grams of protein per serving and only 3 grams of carbohydrates.

Not only is this product effective, it is also very cost efficient. There is not a protein in our list that provides a lower cost per serving.

But with that cost-per-serving being so low, you need to realize that this isn’t a ‘premium grade’ protein supplement. Rather, its an economy buy, by a big-time brand. If you would like to learn more about this product, read our Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Review.

3. BioTrust Low Carb Protein

biotrust low carb proteinWant pure, grade-A hormone-free ingredients with insanely low carbs and no dyes? Then BioTrust Low Carb is the protein for you. Each serving of this fancy protein powder contains 24 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, and only 1 gram of sugar. Not bad. Pretty fantastic.

But numbers aren’t everything. BioTrust uses highly bioavailable ingredients, processed with low heat, for optimal protein uptake. This product contains 4 different kinds of protein for optimally time-released nutrition.

2. Staunch Nation Whey Isolate

Staunch Whey ProteinStaunch Nation’s Whey Isolate is our newest addition to the best protein powders. As you already know, Staunch Nation is led by multi Mr. Universe winning Calum Von Moger as his personal go-to brand.

Whey Isolate, is an affordable, fantastic tasting, high quality Whey Isolate… And we love this stuff.

Personally, we found the flavor “Hot Chokkie” to be the best tasting without question. But there are currently a total of 3 flavors: Hot Chokkie, Vanilla Ice Cream, and Caramel Von Mocha.

Staunch Whey Isolate Macros:

  • 31 Servings Per Container
  • 3 Great Tasting Flavors
  • 24 Grams of Protein Per Serving
  • Zero Sugar Per Serving

If you are looking for a fantastic tasting whey isolate powder, and don’t want to pay for ultra-premium quality – then this is your best choice for a non-mainstream supplement. You can find Staunch Whey Isolate on their website, www.staunchnation.com.

1. Transparent Labs 100% Grass-Fed Whey Protein Isolate

Best Protein Supplement ReviewTransparent Labs comes in as our number 1 pick hands down, without question. Their 100% grass-fed whey protein isolate is not only delicious, but uses NO artificial sweeteners. If you have ever tried raw protein, you know that this is no easy feat.

Perhaps most impressive of all is Transparent Labs offers one of the purest proteins we have ever seen. For each 32 gram scoop, there is 28 grams of protein. That is nearly 88% protein in every scoop. In terms of purity, there is no better.

Grass-fed meat and other cow related products (like protein) are becoming more popular as people realize the harmful affects of consuming foods raised on antibiotics, steroids, and grains. Transparent Labs doesn’t mess around… and neither should you. This protein is also our top pick among the top grass fed proteins, as you can see on that page.

Price starts at $59 for a 30 servings. We recommend getting a 3 pack. Drops the price down to $46/tub.
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  1. Totally agree with this ranking… very thorough job. I LOVE BioTrust. Great brand. Great protein.

  2. Personally, I think musclepharm makes the best protein powder.

  3. Gold Standard basic protein for me. BEST
    I experienced with: Ronnie Cole Pro-Antium (double cookie): AWFUL taste for me, the first protein i could not drink (sold it)
    I also tried SYNTRAX Matrix 5.0 and i was AMAZED by the taste, mixability and overall… I can not believe that something THAT good can uphold to such ingredient results as labelled on it! Anyone experience with it?

  4. Rajesh Gunjan says:

    Can i order bio turst low carb supplements in India ? this Protein Powder is not available here..

  5. I’d love to see my favorite protein drink analyzed like this! I use Syntax Nectors. I just don’t like mixing with milk. I prefer water, because it’s not as heavy and it’s easier to drink. I know there is no sugar or carbs. I’m an older woman supplementing for weight loss and to get a sufficient amount of protein per day. Not a huge meat eater.

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