A good protein supplement is a non-negotiable in every gym girl’s nutrition plan, whether your aim is to sculpt a better body, lose weight or enhance your recovery.
Choosing the best product for your specific goals can be confusing though, as there are so many on offer.
While each product contains a beneficial dose of protein, there are different flavours and a mix of ingredients and formulations to consider.
What is whey protein shake?
Whey is a really effective form of dairy-based protein, and it is the most popular form of supplemental protein on the market.
Whey is a complete protein, which means it contains all nine essential amino acids – the ones your body can’t make on its own – and BCAAs. This includes high levels of leucine, a powerful amino acid that can be used to produce energy in muscle cells and boosts the recovery process.
Whey protein supplements typically come in three forms; a concentrate, isolate or hydrolysate. Primal Skinny Whey Protein contains all three. This delivers the ultimate blend for rapid absorption, which accelerates the muscle repair and recovery process.
And because you can use whey protein is a variety of ways, including healthier-for-you baking options and smoothies, Primal Pink Naked Whey is available as an unflavoured and unsweetened option to ensure it works with all of your favourite recipes.
Primal’s Skinny Whey also has an added benefit, it also contains added prebiotics and digestive enzymes to aid digestion and deliver added health benefits.
What are meal replacements?
Most meal replacement powders (MRPs) are low in carbs or, at the very least, contain low glycaemic index (GI) carbohydrates. They also differ from standard whey protein shakes in that they contain a few more calories and are normally rich in fibre to boost satiety.
This makes products like Primal Pink’s Diet Shake a convenient all-in-one high-protein meal replacement option. It also contains added probiotics, digestive enzymes, L-carnitine, and vitamins and minerals to aid your weight loss or ‘slimming’ efforts between workouts.
And just like Skinny Whey, our Diet Shake contains a blend of whey sources to ensure your body can rapidly digest, absorb and use the protein to aid the recovery process.
Should I use a Whey or MRP? Pick your perfect protein
While similar to MRPs, protein shakes like Primal Pink’s Skinny Whey and Naked Whey offer a low-carb, high-protein supplement option.
MRPs are designed to offer a convenient supplement to replace one or two of your daily snacks, where whey protein shakes are commonly used directly after training.
At the end of the day, they all offer a beneficial dose of protein, so the final choice often comes down to your specific goals and of course, your flavour preference.