I have looked at your explanation on the supplements and protein powders and I was thinking on trying the NxCare Protein Powder but I don’t know if it's the right one for me. How would I know which one to use and if it's the right one.
I can’t tell you which protein powder you should be using because I don’t know your tastes, weight, training level and so forth.
However, what I can do is give you some guidelines for what you should be looking for in a protein powder.
There are a whole bunch of protein powders today that you can choose from. The one thing that I look for these days are taste.
I don’t want to have to choke down a protein powder two or three times a day - I’m getting too old for that kind of stuff ;).
So the first thing I do is decide which flavour I want. I’m a strawberry, vanilla, and orange guy so those are the flavours I’m looking for.
The next thing I do is decide which kind of protein powder I need. I usually have 3 protein drinks during the day. One first thing in the morning, one immediately after weight training, and one before going to bed. However, I may have one during the day, maybe before my workout but it all depends on how I feel. The type of protein powder I primarily use is usually whey protein. This is the fastest acting protein you can buy today and that’s what I’m looking for. I need something that works fast to get into my system upon waking and something super fast to get into my system right after weight training.
However, at night, I’m looking for something that’s absorbed slowly like casein and egg protein. The reason I need something that’s slowly absorbed is because it can keep working right through the night, while I’m sleeping. I’ll usually have a tup of casein on hand for these late night feedings.
Now, the next thing I want is the proper amount of protein for my body weight. I weight about 240 pounds so my protein per meal is about 40 to 50 grams per serving. So, I make sure that each serving contains at least 40 to 50 grams. There are some quality brands that have 40 grams plus of the protein I’m looking for. Now, I also want control over how much fat and carbohydrates I want to add to my protein drink so I look for a protein powder that’s low in both. If I want to add carbohydrates to my drink, I can, depending on my need (usually in the morning and after my workout).
Let’s say you weight 165 pounds, I recommend that you get at least 140 to 180 grams of quality protein each and every day. Based on your body weight of 165 pounds, each meal should have at least 27 to 30 grams of protein (165 grams of protein per day divided by 6 meals). Therefore, the protein powder you choose should have at least this amount per serving.
The reason I like NxCare’s protein powder is that it is probably one of the best tasting protein powders on the market. Secondly, it’s made of whey isolate so it is super absorbent and gets into my system fast. Thirdly, it has 45 grams of protein per serving with over 50 servings per container. That’s pretty good. Plus, it’s not expensive as, let’s say, NitroTech.
Also, you have to simply try a bottle and see if it’s the right one. Most times your journey through supplements is trial and error. What works for me, might not work for you so you simply have to jump in and give it a try. Just remember to be consistent with whatever protein powder you choose. Stick to your protein drink times each and every day and try not to juggle the times up too much. Your body likes consistency. Take a look at the following page:
I hope this helps,
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