Welcome to my Equate Whey Protein review. If you’re here, that means you’re a lot like I was…
The first time I heard about Equate, I was VERY skeptical. Price is very cheap for a 2-pound tub? . What’s the catch? I thought it must’ve been super high-carb or polluted with artificial ingredients.
…until I noticed a lot of people at my gym were using it, and a few friends of mine were swearing by it.
I thought “It’scheap. Why the hell not?”.
It was totally the opposite of what I expected. After a month on it, I 100% recommend Equate for budget gym-goers. It’s packed with protein, not too high-carb, and not too high-calorie.
Overall, it’s a solid protein powder. Factor in the price, it’s a steal. But it might not be for everyone. Read my full experience with this supplement if you want to learn about the effects, taste, and different types of proteins out there.
If you want a very good budget protein supplement, then just get it now while supplies are still in.
Review Summary Box:
There has been a relatively recent and utterly complete inundation of protein powders in the fitness market. With that sheer quantity comes a ton of varieties, in order to cater to all types of athletes.
There is your classic whey protein, which is the most popular type. There is the lesser-known casein protein. And then there are your vegan options, like hemp and bean proteins.
Each type of protein has different benefits:
- Whey protein, for example, is known as a fast-digesting protein and contains Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) which are beneficial for muscle growth. It is derived from milk, and has been used by athletes and bodybuilders for decades.
- Casein protein is also derived from milk, but casein is a slow digestive – it is better over time, but it releases fewer amino acids and has a lower concentration of BCAAs.
- As to the vegetarian/vegan options, these often don’t absorb as easily as the milk-proteins, but, a decent amount of fiber taken with the protein will help combat that.
Besides the different types of protein, there are also a variety of powders to choose from. There are straightforward powders, there are mass-gainer powders, there are diet powders, and there are health powders.
Clearly, you have quite the selection. A big part of knowing which one is the ‘best’ is knowing what you hope to accomplish. If you’re a bodybuilder on a budget, that goal will narrow your focus and help you find the right powder.
If you’re just going to the gym occasionally and want a muscle boost, your search will likewise become narrower. The first step in finding a good protein supplement is knowing what you seek to achieve.
Equate Whey Protein Powder
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