A quality protein powder shake is the single most important thing you can consume to recover and build lean muscle after working out. Regardless if you're new to working out or you're a seasoned pro who uses pre workout to maximise their gains, muscle wouldn't exist without protein. Check out our range of whey, isolate, and plant based protein powder products & deals here!
Should you take Protein Powder?
The recommended daily protein intake for men is 65g and women is 50g, though it varies depending on your body weight. Considering that eating five hard-boiled eggs a day is the equivalent of getting roughly 31g of protein, and the rest must be gained by eating vast amounts of natural yoghurt, tempeh, chicken breast and/or tofu, you’re looking at an impractical routine. The good news is there's a huge range of of great quality protein powders that you could take to help.
Protein shakes are a very popular low-risk way to supplement your diet, and while you can get protein from food sources directly, you can also use protein powders as an easy & fast addition, which ensures you are meeting your daily requirements.
Protein Powder is highly recommended if you're looking to build muscle
A protein shake is the go-to drink after a workout if you're into muscle building. Simply add water, shake and drink. Or add some to a blender with milk, nut butter and fruit as a delicious snack.
There are a range of reasons why protein powders (along with amino acids) have become an inextricable part of fitness, bodybuilding and athletic performance goals. Here is a look at some.
Benefits of protein powder supplements
- Want to improve muscle mass, strength, and size? Studies have found that protein supplements build lean muscle in adults who lift weights.
- Looking to shed a couple of pounds? A 2017 review indicates that whey protein supplementation may help the human body with weight loss in overweight and obese individuals, lowering their risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Protein powder has emerged as the single-most popular way of repairing damaged muscle tissue after a workout in New Zealand.
- Athletes with high performance demands that already take sports supplements and older adults or individuals living with chronic illnesses may need to exceed the daily recommended protein consumption. A top-quality and cheap protein powder will be extremely useful in helping this group meet their goals.
Top Protein Powder Brands in NZ
Optimum Nutrition has long been the gold standard of whey protein brands and continues to be a top seller at Sportsfuel. They have many different flavours such as milk chocolate, peanut butter, and salted caramel, so you're bound to find one you enjoy. Their protein blends are some of the best in the industry, and are ideal to assist with muscle recovery.
Another top selling protein supplement brand is Clean Nutrition. Exclusive to Sportsfuel, Clean's simple ingredients and affordable price has made it a fan favourite. With an excellent amino acid profile and both whey protein and pea options to choose from, it's another top recommendation no matter whether your goal is weight loss, or to to build lean muscle.
Protein powders can be used as meal replacements, weight gainers, snacks or recovery drinks. If you need help finding the best powder in New Zealand for your specific needs and goals, feel free to contact us for assistance. Check out our deals & wide range of Whey Protein Powder or Pea and Plant Protein here!