Protein Powder Comparison Table

5 Questions Compare ProteinHere are the 5 questions you need to ask when you compare protein powders…

1.Cost per 100g

Everyone wants to get value for money so being able to compare each protein powder is important. Most of the manufacturers don’t give you this price or you have to work it out based on their own serving size, which is why we have worked it out for you.

2. How Much Protein?

Depending on what you are taking your protein shake for will alter how much protein you want in it. More often than not people are looking for a very high % of protein per 100g so just make sure you check out the contents and use the tables below to see exactly what’s in each one.

3. Fat, Carbs & Sugar Content

It’s important to get all of these ingredients into your system at varying times before, during and after workouts. It’s a complex subject but the general consensus is that after a hard weights workout you need carbs and protein for sure. Carbs at that time help to build your muscle so using a supplement is a very convenient way to do this.

4. What Type of Protein

The type of protein you want will depend on when you are taking the shake and what you are using it for. There are three main types; 1) Whey concentrate, 2) Whey Isolate, 3) Casein. Read up to find out the differences before you decide which one you are going to buy.

5. Added Ingredients

Quite often you will find added ingredients like BCAAs (Branch Chain Amino Acids) and other items such as green tea extract. Whether you want them or not depends on your requirements.

Protein Comparison Table Information

We know that choosing a protein powder is a difficult decision, made even harder by each manufacturer using different serving sizes per tub which makes it almost impossible to compare each protein powder like for like. So we decided to compare the various whey protein powders on the UK market showing you the costs, nutritional information and levels of key ingredients so you can make an informed decision about which protein shake to buy.

  • All values are grams per 100g
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  • Each training goal has its own tabbed table

1 Size & Strength

#1 Best Protein Powders for Size & Strength

Product
BrandProtein
Type
*Cost
(100g)
Kcal
(100g)
Protein
(100g)
Carbs
(100g)
Sugar Carbs
(100g)
Fat
(100g)
Sat. Fat
(100g)
Other
Ingredients
LA Whey
LA Muscle LA Whey Protein Powder
LA MuscleConcentrate£3.6439771g14g14g6g3gFructose,
BCAAs
EnRichd Raw
Enrichd Protein Powder
EnRichdBlend, Plants£3.4437771g8g2g6g0g
ISO-100
Dymatize Nutrition ISO-100
Dymatize NutritionHydrolyzed Isolate£2.7735390g0g0g0g0gCalcium,
Sodium,
Potassium
Whey Protein
KineticaHydrolyzed Concentrate,
Concentrate,
Isolate
£2.3940776g7g6g8g6gDigestive enzyme
Cyclone
MaximuscleHydrolyzed Isolate,
Isolate
£2.3438450g35g-8g-Creatine Monohydrate, Glutamine
Gold Standard 100% Whey
Gold Standard 100% Whey
Optimum NutritionIsolate£2.2937577g7g4g4g2gCalcium,
Sodium
Natural WheyReflexConcentrate,
Isolate
£2.1138178g4g2g5g1gDigestive enzyme, Glutamine
CompleteKinetica CompleteKineticaConcentrate,
Isolate,
Hydrolyzed Concentrate
£1.7040047g32g16g9g8gAmino Acids,
Creatine,
Vitamin Blend,
Digestive Enzyme
Impact Blend DeluxeMyProtein Impact Blend DeluxeMyProteinConcentrate,
Isolate,
Milk Concentrate
£1.5437875g5g-4g-
Impact BlendMyProtein Impact BlendMyProteinConcentrate,
Isolate
£1.4039278g6g-7g-
Muscle Fuel AnabolicUSNConcentrate,
Isolate,
Casein
£1.3935933g52g7g1g0gCreatine,
Glutamine,
BCAAs
Impact Whey ProteinMyProtein Impact Whey ProteinMyProteinConcentrate£1.2639382g6g-7g-

2 Sports Performance

#2 - Best Protein Powders for Sports Performance

Product
BrandProtein
Type
*Cost
(100g)
Kcal
(100g)
Protein
(100g)
Carbs
(100g)
Sugar Carbs
(100g)
Fat
(100g)
Sat. Fat
(100g)
Other
Ingredients
Promax ExtremeMaximuscle Promax ExtremeMaximuscleIsolate£2.7339785g6g3g5g2gGlutamine Peptides,
Creatine Monohydrate,
Medium Chain Triglyceride
100% RecoveryKinetica 100% RecoveryKineticaHydrolyzed Isolate,
Isolate
£2.2034834g53g38g0g0gL-Arginine
L-Carnitine L-Tartrate
Combat PowderMuscle Pharm Combat PowderMuscle PharmConcentrate,
Isolate
£2.0238774g12g6g7g4gBCAAs,
Digestive Enzyme,
Sodium,
Potassium
Synergy ISO-7
PhDConcentrate,
Isolate
£1.8738154g25g15g6g4gCreatine Monohydrate,
Medium Chain Triglyceride,
Vitamin B6
Recovery Protein
The Protein Works Recovery Protein
The Protein WorksHydrolyzed Isolate,
Isolate
£1.7534931g54g25g1g0gGlutamine,
Digestive Enzyme,
Vitamin C,
Electrolytes
Recovery XS
MyProtein Recovery XS
MyProteinIsolate£1.5630627g56g-0g0gGlutamine,
Creatine Monohydrate,
Vitamin C,
Electrolytes
Lean GainKinetica Lean GainKineticaConcentrate£1.3339435g42g17g10g8gGlutamine,
Creatine,
Vitamin Blend

3 Weight Loss

#3 - Best Protein Powders for Weight Loss

Product
BrandProtein
Type
*Cost
(100g)
Kcal
(100g)
Protein
(100g)
Carbs
(100g)
Sugar Carbs
(100g)
Fat
(100g)
Sat. Fat
(100g)
CLA
(100g)
Green Tea Extract
(100g)
Acetyl L-carnitine
(100g)
L-carnitine L-tartrate
(100g)
Gold Standard 100% CaseinGold Standard 100% CaseinOptimum NutritionMicellar Casein£2.8935073g11g5g2g1g0g0g0g0g
Promax Diet
MaximuscleHydrolyzed Isolate,
Isolate
£2.4835363g14g3g5g2g1g0.025g0g-
Diet Whey
PhD Diet Whey
PhDIsolate, Concentrate, Casein£2.0936568g11g5g6g2g2.5g4g5g
Diet Protein
Reflex Diet Protein Powder
ReflexIsolate, Concentrate£1.9439372g10g4g6g1g3.2g3g-5g
Impact Diet Whey
MyProtein Impact Diet Whey
MyProteinConcentrate£1.5934454g14g-7g-0g4g5g-