Today we are going to discuss top 10 whey protein brands for 2020.
Whey protein, the staple of all supplement stacks and usually the first supplement anyone entering the fitness/bodybuilding world start with. So what is it? Whey is left over when milk is coagulated during the process of cheese production and contains everything that is soluble from milk. The leftover liquid whey is eventually reduced to a powder.
Now the difference between whey complex protein and isolate protein is the amount of protein per scoop and how filtered down the protein is. Isolate protein powders will get you a cleaner, less fatty, less carb-loaded serving. If you are looking to run a very clean stack you would probably want to stick with an isolate protein, otherwise, a complex whey protein is for you and we are going to tell you our top whey protein powders.
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder
One of the biggest and best protein brands that have been in the market since the beginning. Optimum Nutrition has established a brand by selling a well-made product that provides good sources of protein, is easily digested and at a fair price. You get 120 calories, 24 grams of protein with just 1 gram of fat and 2 grams of sugar. It also tastes very good and has a variety of flavors!
Pro JYM Protein Powder
A relatively new comer to the protein powder world, Pro JYM takes a different approach to the Whey game. Include in this protein are 7.5 grams of whey protein isolate, 7 grams of micellar casein protein, 7 grams of milk protein isolate and 2.5 grams of egg white protein. This means in each scoop you are getting growth, strength, recovery and a delicious product!
Allmax Allwhey Classic Protein Powder
A value product that cannot be beat for the price. You get 30 grams of protein with 180 calories at a rock bottom price. The ingredients are decently sourced and do not contain any unnecessary fluff. Although there are 5 grams of sugar in each scoop, this can be adjust for in your diet.
BSN Syntha 6 Protein Powder
If you are looking to build mass and muscle, this is a great protein powder to consider. BSN redeveloped the recipe for Syntha-6 and it now includes 200 calories, 22 grams of protein with just 2 grams of sugar. The taste has been greatly improved and it includes enzymes to assist with digestion.
MusclePharm Combat Protein Powder
Probably the cheapest protein powder that comes from a name brand you can find on a shelf, MusclePharm does a great job of providing you 25 grams of protein, with just 130 calories, 1.5 grams of fat and 2 grams of sugar. You also get a variety of flavors that will cater to any taste. We reviewed it in depth here.
Cellucor COR-Performance Whey Protein Powder
Cellucor has focused on a fast performance based whey powder with their COR-Performance product. It comes with 24 grams of protein, with just 130 calories, 2 grams of sugar and 4 grams of carbs. It comes loaded with enzymes to get fast absorption and digestion into your system.
Mutant Whey Protein Powder
The old Mutant Whey Protein was heavily criticized for some of the additional ingredients they had added. Since then Mutant has redeveloped their formula and released a stellar product that instead of being loaded with additives has more enzymes. It tastes even better now but still gets you 22 grams of protein 5 grams of BCAAs, and still rocks their old value price!
MuscleTech Nitrotech Whey Protein Powder
MuscleTech has been developing and selling their Nitrotech series for a while now. The difference with Nitrotech over other whey protein powders it that although it’s sold as a complex it actually contains more whey isolate than it does whey concentrate. It comes packed with 30 grams of protein, at just 150 calories and 2 grams of sugar.
Naked Whey Protein Powder
Naked Whey protein powder is a new product to the market that has a great profile with 25 grams of protein, almost no sugar and it contains no additives. Although it’s not the easiest to mix, it has to be one of the cleanest protein powders sold.
Legion Whey+ Protein Powder
Another relatively new comer to the gam, Legion has one of the leanest whey protein powders with just 100 calories in each scoop. You still get 22 grams of protein with just 2 grams of sugar and 3 grams of carbs. Not bad at all! The price point is still in the mid range and you can often find online deals and coupons.