Protein Powder Selection


The protein supplement industry has flooded the market with so many products that it’s difficult to choose. Every firm asserts that they offer the most superior new blend, the result of exhaustive scientific research proven to pack on absurd amounts of muscle. To the exciting field of marketing, a hearty welcome. Consumers’ minds wander after hearing this:

What a necessity!

It doesn’t take much to convince the ordinary person with limited nutrition understanding that this new protein is a gift from heaven for the gain. Slogans are essential to any successful business since they help bring in much-needed revenue. It’s brilliant and impossible to believe, but it’s vital to a company’s existence in today’s saturated market.

Because of this, it’s hard to see past the lofty promises made in the catchy phrases and focus on the actual ingredients. This is the most critical factor to consider when purchasing any supplement, protein or otherwise. The company’s reputation for conducting tests demonstrating that the product’s label accurately reflects its contents speaks volumes. Today, more than ever, businesses discover methods to get around nutrition claims by inserting additives that don’t add any nutritional value but make for a prettier package.

I’ve tried at least 25 different protein powder brands before settling on MTS NUTRITION as my favorite. The protein ingredient lists of the leading supplement manufacturers are remarkably similar; the main differences lie in their flavors and their ability to be mixed. When I say “mixability,” I refer to the fact that some proteins form insoluble clumps that make the final product difficult to blend. When combined, specific proteins create a foam, while others thicken the fluid, making it more like a smoothie. Several factors determine the quality of a protein powder, but I think MTS is the best overall.

The product mixes easily and thickens when combined with liquid, which I prefer because it tastes like a milkshake. (YUMMMMM) The product’s flavor profile is now unrivaled by competitors. It seems impossible that a protein shake could taste so nice. They provide 14 different flavors right now:

American Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Cinnagram, Key Lime Pie, Creamy Red Velvet Cake, etc.

There are many possibilities, and I have yet to settle on a favorite because they’re all so tasty. Including high fructose corn syrup is the only thing that has been said negatively about this protein. The composition of this component is remarkably close to that of sugar. For me, the negligible amount of this powder has no positive or negative effect (anti-catabolic). Some would argue that the prospect of an even more minor increase in insulin levels after exercise is more of an advantage.

The “Mass gainer” smoothie is the next industry trend behind protein powder. Like protein powder, mass gainer drinks use flashy packaging, exotic colors, and buzzwords to entice consumers into purchasing. I cannot stress this enough; they typically contain numerous substances that have no purpose, are cheap to create, and offer little nutritional value. I decided to include this section since, nine times out of ten; readers ask me if they should get a bulk gainer. to which I usually respond, “No.” If you want a lot of calories in one drink, you must make it yourself with whole foods. This method is superior in terms of nutritional value and gives you greater flexibility in terms of flavor and nutritional composition daily.

The advertising for mass gainer shakes is mainly responsible for their widespread popularity. The most influential people in any field will often suggest you add these super-effective shakes to your armory. Still, they won’t tell you that they secretly use illicit drugs and have superior genetics. When I say that some people are “genetically gifted,” I’m referring to the fact that they have a naturally occurring genetic sequence in their DNA that makes it possible for them to develop quickly, eat as much as they want without gaining weight, or lift significantly more weight than is typical for someone with their build. Don’t envy people born to succeed in this field; concentrate on yourself and the methods that have brought you the most success.

Again, the advertising does a fantastic job of convincing the target audience that they will see rapid muscle growth. While this is true, the weight gain from using this product will be mostly fat and not lean muscle. Those considered hard gainers or who have a tough time gaining weight may benefit from this “special” protein powder because of the extra calories it can provide. Furthermore, I don’t see the point in buying a ten lb. bag instead of constructing it yourself.



Oatmeal, one cup



Milk for two people

1,096 Calories = 116g Carbs / 34g Fat / 83g Protein


Price per serving: $3.00 SERIOUS MASS – OPTIMAL NUTRITION




A Hydroxylated Form of PYRIDOXINE


252 g of carbohydrates, 4.5 g of fat, and 50 grams of protein equals 1,250 calories.

The homemade shake’s composition is clear from this list. However, the mass gainer shake has many substances whose identities I do not know. All ingredients in the homemade shake are everyday pantry staples, so they’re never out of reach. In addition, compared to the standard supplement provider, they offer indisputably more significant advantages in terms of micronutrients. Micronutrients are “dietary components, often referred to as vitamins and minerals,” that are essential to development, disease prevention, and health yet only needed by the body in trace amounts. Disease Control and Prevention

Although pricing isn’t essential, many people, when out and about, notice the low price of this 10-pound bag and the word “MASS” and think, “Oh man, what a deal!! Contrary to popular belief, you can save money by whipping up a homemade version of the same thing by tossing the necessary items into a blender. Unlike the supplement version, where most calories originate from carbs, this one offers a variety of macronutrients. MALODEXTRIN, which is very similar to sugar, is the primary component of these carbohydrates. These items have a lower sugar content, but if maltodextrin is listed as the first ingredient on the label, you should avoid them if you are trying to limit your sugar intake. To save money, some corporations use illegal chemicals.

Mr. Jim Stapponi, who holds a Ph.D. in pharmacology, frequently comments on how these companies successfully appeal to the average consumer while failing to deceive anyone with even a passing familiarity with the science underlying their supplements. There are many advantages to preparing your shake that I could list here, but I’ll save that for later postings. Instead of taking my word for it, read Mr. Stapponis’s pieces on the supplement industry’s defrauding consumers through protein spiking and other contentious issues.

The goal of this post was to assist you in choosing which protein powder is best for building “serious muscle” and which powders you should avoid.

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