The Number 1 Most Important Question To Ask When Buying Protein


OK, so it’s difficult to whittle this down to one question, but when it comes to selecting the protein that delivers the most protein per gram, and NOT per serving, then look for the grams of protein per 100g. It doesn’t matter how much protein you get per serving, this doesn’t give you an indication of the total protein. Naturally, if you use a 100g scoop compared to a 30g scoop, it’s going to seem like you’re getting more protein when actually you’re not.

Grams of protein per 100g effectively tells you the percentage of protein, so for example, a protein that delivers 80g protein per 100g is an 80% protein. So when considering your protein, ask yourself ‘how many grams of protein is there per 100g serving’…the higher that number, the more dense the protein is. HOWEVER…this does NOT mean the protein is the best for your body either, this is because a soy protein could be 90g protein per 100g but still not be as good at replenishing muscle as a protein that delivers 70g of whey protein per 100g and no soy protein. Soy protein is amino acid limiting which means it may not be as effective as good ol' whey.

Told you it wasn't straight forward, but hopefully this sheds a little light for you.

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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