The importance of quality protein powders

Not all protein powders are created equal. Finding a whey protein powder that’s grass-fed can greatly increase the nutritional value of your protein powder. Let’s start by going over exactly what whey protein is. 

Whey protein comes from milk and is considered a complete protein because it contains all 9 essential amino acids. It’s low in lactose so it’s easily digested and rich in branched chain amino acids. Amino acids can promote muscle growth and boost endurance. They’ve also been known to decrease appetite and inflammation. 

Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) increase the rate of protein synthesis and decrease the rate of protein breakdown. That means you can build muscle & retain it, even while dieting! A good BCAA supplement can lower the amount of tryptophan that enters the brain. If you’re wondering what tryptophan is, it’s an amino acid that gets converted to serotonin. Serotonin makes you feel more fatigued than you actually are, meaning you won’t push yourself as hard during your workouts. 

If you’re looking to pickup some whey protein, look for one that is produced by grass-fed cows. Grass-fed whey contains more omega 3 fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory benefits. Grain-fed whey tends to be higher in omega 6 fatty acids. This fatty acid has been linked to numerous chronic and degenerative diseases. 

Another rule of thumb for finding a quality protein powder is to look at the ingredients. The less chemicals and additives, the better. That’s why M43 Fitness will be serving SFH protein powder. SFH is committed to providing the highest quality supplementation. They are constantly researching and updating information on their ingredients to stay relevant in the health science community. 

SFH (Stronger Faster Healthier) applies science and clinical testing to the design of natural products that benefit wellness and fitness. Our products are designed to supplement clean diets and exercise programs. Strong bodies are healthy bodies. We focus on muscle development, energy generation and utilization, and factors that enhance recovery after vigorous exercise.
— SFH mission statement