Too many different kinds of workout proteins. Help, por favor.

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    Feb 20, 2012 9:48 PM GMT
    I was looking at the GNC website and they have at least 4 different types of proteins (whey, casein, soy, egg), not to mention the pre-workout and post-workout recommendations. I got a bit confused so just want to know if there are any real difference between them, or just take whichever taste the best.

    Is there a correct way of taking a particular protein?
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    Feb 20, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    Casein is a slow digesting type of protein. Ideally, you'll want to take this before bedtime or any other occasions where you won't have access to food for extended periods of time.

    Whey is the go-to protein. It digests quickly. Drink before and/or after workouts. Between meals. And so on.

    Soy and egg. I don't have much to say on these two. If you're lactose intolerant they might be a good option. But I'd like to think that whey is a better protein source. There are lots of conflicting articles on this, but you can always give it a try and see if it works better for you.