I have been googling and reading and reading and reading and reading about the different types of proteins and brands of protein powders. It’s giving me a headache.
I totally get the difference between the Whey and Casein proteins being fast digesting and slow. From what I read, it seems that Casein is the better overall protein for building muscle mass and strength. But Whey has it’s place - like right after a workout. Then we get into the Micellar and hydrolsate Casein . . which (according to what I read online - which must make it correct right?
lol). . is the ultimate protein. It’s kinda like a fast digesting Casein - so the best of both worlds.
I have been buying the Six Star brand from Walmart for $20 a container. Because I failed to do any research. I just assumed all brands were fine and Whey was better than Soy. That’s about all I had known, until my recent readings. It’s hard to know what brands are good and what are full of crap. I read that many label claims are off, or add unwanted stuff. Reading reviews don’t help much because it’s hard to know what reviews are real and what are marketing fluff. Soooo, here we are.
It appears that Biotest seems to be a trusted brand, although a bit pricier than some others?
I have narrowed it down to 2 options:
Metabolic Drive (2lb for $37.95) A mix of Micellar Casein and Whey Isolate. So you get a mix of fast and slow digesting proteins.
Mag 10 (2lb for $69.95) Casein Hdrolsate
I don’t mind going to the $70 one IF, and ONLY IF - it really would make a difference. I am on a budget and that one is a jump - But, I really am focused and want to get my body right. I am dedicated.
IF I can only get one of these . .and it will be my “goto” for a few shakes throughout the day, as well as my post workout recovery. What’s your take? What one would ultimately fit my needs (I am trying to gain bulk muscle, rather than strength). I work out for about an hour 5 times a week. I am at a beginning stage (about 1 year) but have some nice gains so far - but still need to lose body fat and a long ways to go on building lean muscle mass
If you could only get one - which one would you pick and why?