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You’ve just finished an insane workout and you’re running a serious pump. If you’re like most boys, you’re going to get a protein shake. The truth is, muscles aren’t made in a weight room, they are made after you leave the gym and it depends on what you are refueling those muscles with.
Although not all proteins are created equal. Hui protein powder is known as the gold standard for growing and building muscle. It is derived from cow’s milk, and actually contains two main types of protein, whey (20%) and casein (80%). After the cheese production time is separated, the whey (liquid part) goes through various processing steps which people know as Hui protein powder.
Now here’s where it can be unhealthy. Hui protein does not taste very good on its own, so most commercial protein powders have added flavors, ingredients and sugars. Any powder labeled as hui protein isolate or hydrolyzate is the purest form of hui powder. There are three main types of whey protein powder:
- Hui protein concentrate: About 70-80% protein contains some lactose and fat but usually has the best taste.
- Hui protein isolate: Contains 90% protein or more – less lactose and fat
- Hydrolysate: Also known as hydrolyzed hui, this type is already digested so it is absorbed quickly.
While there are plenty of Hui protein powders on the market, finding the right one can be difficult. Often when it comes to supplements, you pay for what you do. Cheap store-brand protein powders are generally inferior and contain many additives and low amounts of real Hui protein. So how do you choose the right one? Use these rules to guide your decision:
- Look at the label of the ingredient: it should be quite simple that the Hui protein is the first ingredient.
- Look for protein powders that do not contain a lot of sugar or artificial ingredients. If you want to add carbohydrates, add them in the form of milk, fruit or natural honey.
- Look for a powder that contains at least 20 grams of protein per serving
- Look for a company with amino acid profiles listed on the label or on their website, and make sure each serving has a high leucine content (at least 2 grams).
- Choose third party tested powders to ensure quality and safety like NSF Certified for Sport or Informed Choice. These companies test products for prohibited substances and make sure that what is on the label is actually in the product.
We have worked hard for you and these are the best Hui protein powders you can buy.
Jordan MazurMS, RD, Nutrition and Team Sports Dietitian Coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers.