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Which Whey Protein is best for beginners?

For beginners starting out, the great variety of protein powder supplements can be a little overwhelming. Finding the best place to start may be a little daunting, but we can provide some useful advice for beginners.

When you begin using whey protein supplements you should select a whey protein powder that includes “whey isolate” as its main ingredient. If you review the nutritional facts label it should be listed as the first ingredient. If you have a lactose intolerance, you should avoid powders that contain “whey concentrate” as they can be very high in lactose unlike isolates. Whey concentrates are also less efficient. While they may be cheaper, they are less protein dense and don’t offer the best value for money when compared with whey isolates.

You should also ensure your protein powder has little or no carbohydrates or fats. The exception to this is dietary fiber which can be helpful on a high protein diet to prevent constipation.

If you are a beginner, also take the time to read our useful guides which are linked to at the bottom of the page.

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