NOT ALL WHEY IS THE SAME
We recommend getting as much of your protein needs from meat and dairy as possible since they are both loaded with essential amino acids. However, we know it’s sometimes necessary to supplement with a protein rich shake made with whey isolate powder.
The old saying “you get what you pay for” applies to whey protein. Remember, we are looking for about 3 grams of leucine (the amino acid) per meal/shake. If you are purchasing a cheap protein powder, you may or may not be getting that much in a serving. I’ve seen some whey protein powders with as little as 1.5g of leucine per serving.
The bottom line is, if you’re going to spend your money on a whey protein supplement, do some googling to make sure you don’t have to take 2 servings to get that 3g of leucine.
I’ve been using they Whey RX protein from Barbell Medicine for the last year or so and have been very happy with it. .