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How to Choose the Best Protein Powder on Amazon

How to Choose the Best Protein Powder on Amazon – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach / Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander – Fitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios

If you’re trying to build muscle and bulk up your body, then you may want to start using protein powder as part of your diet and fitness routine. However, there are plenty of products on the market, so it can be hard to know which one is the best choice for you without doing your research first. Luckily, the reviews below will give you insight into some of the different protein powders available on Amazon so that you can make an informed decision about which one to buy.

How to Choose the Best Protein Powder on Amazon – Bodybuilding 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Photographer, Fitness Model, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Bodybuilding and Sports Nutrition Coach

How to Choose the Best Protein Powder on Amazon – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach / Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander
How to Choose the Best Protein Powder on AmazonBodybuilding 101 with Coach / Fitness Model Maxwell AlexanderFitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios

Read the reviews

Before purchasing a protein powder, read through customer reviews. Although some of these products may have favorable reviews, others may not, and it’s important to know which products are working best for consumers with similar fitness goals. If a product is receiving many unfavorable reviews, look elsewhere. You want to be sure that your money isn’t going down the drain. But if a product has largely positive feedback from its customers, then you can be more confident in buying that particular protein powder.

Check for guarantee

Before purchasing a protein powder, it’s wise to check for a money-back guarantee. While many powders do provide such a feature, others—particularly cheap brands—don’t. This can leave you with an expensive product that you don’t like and which is difficult (if not impossible) to return. Make sure your purchase comes with some sort of guarantee, or better yet, buy from well-known brands that stand behind their products.

How to Choose the Best Protein Powder on Amazon – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach / Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander – Fitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios
How to Choose the Best Protein Powder on AmazonBodybuilding 101 with Coach / Fitness Model Maxwell AlexanderFitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios

Compare labels

It’s easy to get confused when shopping for protein powders and supplements, especially if you’re a novice or relatively new to fitness. That’s why it’s always best to research your options first, and that includes taking a close look at labels. If you don’t know what anything on your potential purchase means—including how many calories or how much protein is in each serving—then you shouldn’t buy it.

Consider brands

There are a bunch of different brands for protein powder, and it can be hard to determine which is right for you. Most brands have high-quality products that will help your body build muscle, but there are some standouts. Optimum Nutrition’s Gold Standard 100% Whey Protin Powder comes highly rated by both experts and users and is an excellent choice if you’re trying to add muscle while cutting fat. This brand also has a great variety of flavors—if you prefer chocolate or vanilla over peanut butter or banana cream pie, no problem. My personal favorite brand is BPI Sports Engineered Supplements: They don’t use any artificial ingredients in their mixes and all of their protein powders are gluten-free, soy-free, and GMO-free (not all brands meet these criteria). The best part? Their prices are unbeatable!

How to Choose the Best Protein Powder on Amazon – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach / Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander – Fitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios
How to Choose the Best Protein Powder on AmazonBodybuilding 101 with Coach / Fitness Model Maxwell AlexanderFitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios

Comparison shop

To save money and get yourself a great protein powder, take your list of requirements (protein quality and quantity, flavor) and compare them across brands. It’s not always an apples-to-apples comparison—different manufacturers use different types of protein sources, so be sure you know what you’re buying.

Consider discounts

When buying protein powder, don’t just go for whatever is cheapest. Consider what supplements are best for your bodybuilding goals, and choose a supplement that will help you reach those goals. A lot of people say weight-loss powders are good for cutting and mass-gain powders are good for bulking, but in reality, it depends more on your personal preference than anything else.