Wanting to get oneself lean is not always possible with just an average person’s normal diet, unless you are born predisposed to being lean as influenced by genetics. But for a kind of body build which requires mostly protein in it—minus the unwanted sugar and fats—such as for being lean, it takes a special kind of diet to fit its criteria—the low carbohydrates, high protein diet.
While this kind of diet is possible with the right choice of food, oftentimes, such a diet can be a hassle to prepare for every time, especially if you are not the type of person who usually goes to the market. Making protein a more accessible source of macronutrient for our lean muscle-building endeavors without the need to resort to meat or meat-based products for meals, food manufacturers developed a food supplement you can take with your diet to support your needed protein intake without the added sugars and fat-building excess carbohydrates—the low-carbohydrates protein powder.
Which low-carb protein powder product to choose?
As a health and fitness enthusiast who is keen in the concepts of losing weight and building muscles, my interest in both is piqued by this growing fad about the low-carbohydrate, protein powder food supplement. With the market now being saturated with many of the same products promising you the best in what they do, it’s hard to choose the right product by simply looking it at face value. For this reason, I tested out some of these products and listed down the 5 of the best low-carb protein powder products out there in the market based on the criteria of quality, content, and price:
Formulated to be taken as a chocolate-flavored drink—while also available in other flavors—that comes in powdered form, the Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard is a kind of drink that is as easy to prepare as it is easily appealing to every person’s tastes. With great emphasis in protein as its primary nutrition, this product offers such macronutrient based on whey isolate, the result of the further processing of whey as a by-product of the making of cheese from milk, and BCAA, both of which allows the easy absorption of their protein contents into the bloodstream for muscle make-up, tissue repairs, and anything else that proteins do in the body. This 2-pound product is an affordable source of the needed protein amongst fitness and body-building enthusiasts. For something that has a good reputation among its consumers who gave the product favorable reviews, this is a kind of protein supplement product that is not hard to trust.
If you are looking for a protein supplement that is not just only mostly protein in it, but also contains other needed nutrients that will not make you fat like essential fatty acids, fiber, and amino acids (building block of protein), then the BSN SYNTHA-6 Protein Powder is a must-have for you. Each serving of this chocolate-peanut butter powdered drink gives enough amino acids and protein to help build and repair tissues in your body. With this product, you get what you pay for. While still growing in popularity among its target consumers who gave the product a very favorable reviews.
Formulated mainly for muscle growth thanks to its high bioavailable whey protein isolate content, Cellucor Cor-Performance 100% Whey Protein Powder with Whey Isolate is an easy go-to solution to muscle-building issues. Apart from being used for drinks, Cellucor Cor-Performance offers versatility as a mix for some of our common snacks like pancakes waffles, puddles, and ice cream—now, taking a low carb protein supplement is no longer just for drinks. Each 4-pound bottle of this low-carb, protein supplement may be a bit pricey but each bottle can give out 52 servings, a good amount of serving for every bodybuilder’s protein needs. Like the other products of its kind that made this list, this particular food supplement is well-liked by consumers.
While many products of its kind are not always keen in labeling about the possible sugar (of whatever kind) or lactose content of their products, Isopure Zero Carb Protein Powder is sure of itself to be labelled sugar-, aspartame-, and lactose-free—certain considerations many health enthusiasts watch out for in a product. But not losing track on what it should do best as a consumable product, Isopure Zero Carb Protein Powder delivers with its Glutamine enriched loaded with BCAAs and 100% ion exchange whey protein isolate. Yet of the four which already made the cut in this list, this product appears to be the most expensive yet based on price per weight—every pound of this product.
Unlike some of us may not know, protein from foods does not only come from meat or from animals, it too comes from plants albeit at smaller amounts (also known as the incomplete protein). If you are tired of the low-carb, high protein food supplement that comes from milk, then chances are good that you are for one which comes from plants. Orgain Organic Protein Plant-based Powder is one such product. Not made from milk, means that this product is generally dairy-free and whose plant sources are non-GMO thereby ensuring the ingredients used are natural. This has got to be the cheapest you could find among the products in the list.
With any of these products making a part of your diet, getting your adequate protein intake is now as easy as preparing a glass of drink and drinking it or having a snack based on the right ingredient and eating it.