Protein shakes – a beginner’s guide

Protein shakes – a beginner’s guide

The overall category of protein shakes carries a certain mystique because you really need to understand. What you want to achieve from. Your physique and what your body type is before you can even begin to understand which protein shake. Best suits your needs.

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Here is a short breakdown of the protein shakes available to today’s consumer.  Why they might want to use them:

Whey Protein

Whey protein is quick release protein which is best taken pre and post workout to ensure, that the body has the right levels of proteins available to prevent muscle wastage or catabolism.

Slow Release

Slow release proteins help by maximising the bio-availability of protein for muscle repair as the body looks to repair itself following intense exercise. This kind of protein is best taken before bed so that as the body rests and recovers, there is enough protein available for the muscles to repair.


RTDs or Ready-to-Drink protein shakes are made for the consumer on the move. They can contain any kind of protein but they are ready mixed and come in a bottle or carton, not surprisingly, ready to drink. These are a convenience purchase for times when your tub of powder and a water fountain are out of reach.

Protein shakes can: be consumed for a number of reasons, from a meal replacement formula to help you lose body fat.  – As part of a 5 to 6 meal a day plan, or to build muscle and help you add size to your physique.

One thing that the intake of protein could affect is your digestion, but this is common and there is an easy way around this. If your appetite seems to vanish 1-2 hours after drinking a shake, simply adjust your mealtimes. As long as you’ve left an hour between a meal and a workout, your body shouldn’t have any further problems. Lastly, food should still remain the focus of any diet. With protein shakes acting as an excellent supplement to someone wanting that little bit more out of their workout.

Author Bio:

Samuel Dane is self-employed blogger as well as content writer. Who dedicatedly write on the topic of health and fitness issues. By this article he wants to focus which protein shakes is suitable as well as good for the consumers. If you would like more information on bodybuilding nutrition or if you want free workout routines and lifetime tips you go through