Protein

Need to supplement your diet by adding additional protein?  There are many options and Supplements Direct has you covered, order online with fast free shipping anywhere in Canada. Protein Powder (as in drinkable shake) is the most common form although it is also available in bars, snacks such as chips,  cookies, pancakes and more. Protein… Read more

Need to supplement your diet by adding additional protein?  There are many options and Supplements Direct has you covered, order online with fast free shipping anywhere in Canada. Protein Powder (as in drinkable shake) is the most common form although it is also available in bars, snacks such as chips,  cookies, pancakes and more.

Protein is essential to build and repair muscle tissue, whether you are looking to maintain muscle, grow lean muscle, or bulk up, it is arguably the most important component.  Additional benefits include increasing strength, boosting metabolism, lowering blood pressure, providing a full appetite, and assisting in weight loss.

Here is a quick breakdown of a few of the options for which type is right for you:

Whey Protein – The most common type of protein and fairly cost effective derived from milk tends to have a thicker consistency and the best taste.

Isolate Protein –  Generally higher in price than whey but also higher protein content usually around 80%. Whey Isolate tends to be a bit easier to digest than whey and lower in carbs and fat.

Hydrolyzed Protein– The most expensive however offers the quickest absorption and is a good choice for people who are sensitive towards lactose or have trouble with digestion and offers the highest protein content above 90%

Weight Gainer – Typically high in protein, carbohydrates, and calories. Designed for those who are looking to increase size or muscle mass.

Vegan Protein–  Self explanatory! If you are vegan or just want to stay away from Diary based products there are many options such as Hemp, Rice, Pea, soy and more, Also a great option for those wanting better absorption and digestion than whey.


The best protein powders we offer according to our customers in Canada include: Vega, Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey, Bio-x, Dymatize Hydro 100, Mammoth Mass, Mutant Mass, Iron Vegan and more

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Protein Powder FAQ

What is protein? What is protein powder?
Protein is a nutrient responsible for building muscle mass. Dietary protein can be found in food sources like meat, dairy nuts, in the case of health supplements are offered in the form of protein powder (protein shakes), protein bars, protein snacks that are derived from most commonly dairy or vegan sources of protein such as soybeans, peas, rice, potatoes, or hemp. In fitness, sports and bodybuilding, Protein is a top supplement choice for those looking to maintain or gain lean muscle. It is a key component for building muscle fibers.
What are the best types of Protein powders?
The top 5 types of proteins as supplements are:
  1. Whey Protein
  2. Vegan Protein
  3. Whey Protein Isolate
  4. Casein Protein
  5. Hydrolyzed Protein
What type of protein is best for me?
  • Whey Protein – Most common, cost effective dairy based protein with a medium consistency good for shakes, not recommended for those who are lactose intolerant.
  • Vegan Protein – Plant based, easily digested, often not found as the best taste but many health benefits.
  • Whey Protein Isolate – Dairy based easier to digest then regular whey protein, slightly higher in price, slightly thinner in consistency.
  • Casein Protein – Dairy based, thick and sandy consistency, slow absorption good for at night or for steady stream of protein throughout the day or night.
  • Hydrolyzed Protein – Dairy based, rapid digestion, lowest calories and carbohydrates. High cost of protein, lactose free or very low in lactose.
Will protein make me gain weight?
Protein will aid in gaining lean muscle, if consuming an excessive amount of protein over time could lead to excess fat. When taken responsibly protein can actually aid with burning fat. Most people taking 1-2 servings of protein supplements per day will not experience weight gain.
How much protein should I take?
The amount of protein you take is dependent on your health and fitness goals. Daily recommended intake of protein are listed below
  • Health & Maintenance: 1 to 1.3 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day
  • Active Lifestyle: 1.3 to to 1.6 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day
  • Bodybuilding: 1.5 to 2 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day
Where to buy protein powder online?
You can buy protein powder online from Supplements Direct with fast free shipping anywhere in Canada. Supplements Direct has a variety of all protein powders such as whey protein, isolate protein, vegan protein and casein protein. No need for the supplement stores near you, just vist https://supplementsdirect.ca/product-category/protein/ and Supplements Direct will ship to your work or home.
Will taking protein powder build muscle?
Consuming sufficient amounts of protein along with calories and exercise training will aid in gaining muscle mass.
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