Despite similarities, protein powders vary greatly in price and source ingredients. Using quality as its main criteria, as of 2015, LabDoor ranks the following brands as its top five: Integrated Supplements Whey Isolate Protein, Jay Robb’s Whey Protein, Garden of Life Raw Protein, NOW Foods Whey Protein Isolate and Spiru-Tein.Continue Reading
Many protein powders feature animal-based whey as a primary ingredient, while other powders source exclusively from plants; this remains an important factor when selecting a protein supplement. Additional factors such as flavor, product purity, digestibility, bound protein concentration, and whether a powder is soy, sugar- or dairy-free also play a part in determining what makes a quality brand.
When choosing a top brand based solely on value for its price, LabDoor recommends MRM 100% All Natural Whey, Pure Protein 100% Natural Whey Protein, Garden of Life Raw Protein, Optimum Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey and Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Isolate.
For vegans looking to add a plant-based protein to their diets, Nutrition Stripped recommends supplements made from soy, brown rice, peas or mushrooms: Vega Sport Performance Protein, Garden of Life RAW Organic Protein, Plant Fusion Phood Shake in Chocolate Caramel, Ka'Chava Tribal Superfood and Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 70 Protein Supplement rank among the site's top brands, as of 2015.Learn more about Vitamins & Supplements