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5 Types of protein supplements for muscle-building effect

If you continue to exercise in the gym and still fail to gain muscle, the problem may be that the nutrition cannot keep up. Ingesting these five protein supplements can help you reach your muscle gain goals faster.


Whey Protein

There are two types of the best whey protein powder on the market. They are whey protein isolate and whey protein hydrolysate (the purest whey protein with the fastest digestion rate). Although whey protein concentrate is also effective, it contains more carbohydrates and fats.



Taking casein before going to bed is a very ideal practice. It can provide a stable amount of amino acids throughout the night; when casein is added to a milkshake after exercise, it can even promote muscle growth. Micellar casein is the best quality casein. It is a slow-release casein that can be absorbed slowly when taken before going to bed, ensuring that the body is in a state of positive nitrogen synthesis throughout the day.


Egg white protein

The digestion speed of egg white protein is slower than that of whey protein, but it is faster than casein. Therefore, milkshakes containing egg white, whey and casein will provide the body with different digestion rates of protein to maintain muscle growth.


Beef protein

Beef protein powder comes from real beef, but almost all of its fat has been stripped. Therefore, this protein powder will be digested very quickly. If you are allergic to milk protein, it is an excellent substitute for whey protein.


Soy Protein

The digestion rate of soy protein is moderate, it can promote the secretion of nitric oxide, increase the release of growth hormone, and help muscle recovery. The latest research has concluded that soy protein neither reduces the testosterone levels of men, nor does it increase their estrogen levels.


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