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Sifting through protein powder options

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Ever checked out the various types of protein powder at the store? Bodybuilders aren't the only ones who can benefit from protein supplements, but it can be confusing to find the right one for you to get in shape. FOX 9 Fitness Expert Ali Holman from stopped by to break it down.

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Whey protein is a form of protein that is isolated from cow's milk. Typically, whey protein is sold in powdered form, as either whey protein isolate or whey protein concentrate. Whey protein isolate is lower in fat and lactose than concentrate.

Whey protean has the potential to improve weight loss through appetite suppression, because consuming whey protein may prompt you to reduce your food intake more than consumption of other foods. Whey protein is ideal for muscle gain.


Soy protein powder is derived from soybeans, making it ideal for vegetarians or those who are lactose intolerant. This is the primary difference between whey and soy protein supplements.


Casein protein digests slowly. It's available for longer periods of time to feed your muscles, as it congeals in your stomach and takes between five and seven hours before it's fully digested. Perfect for right before bed!


Egg-white protein powder is a leaner source of protein than whole eggs and may be more convenient if you're on the go.

It's naturally high in amino acids, fat free, cholesterol free, sugar free and lactose free.


Creatine powder is often used by body builders and it may also play a role in increasing muscle mass. When you consume creatine, your body retains more water. However, some of this extra water goes inside of the muscle cells. This causes the muscle cells to swell. Not only will this make the muscles appear larger, swollen muscle cells are more likely to make new muscle fibers, which will lead to a long-term increase in muscle mass and strength

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