When we get a customer on the phone or in our shop how do I go about picking the right product for him or her. There are so many different products on the market today that it’s an absolute minefield choosing the right product, whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned athlete it can be confusing.
First things first, we need to chat about what’s important to you, is it muscle building, weight loss, endurance or just a healthy fit life style.
Secondly budget, what is your budget? Let’s not forget that this type of lifestyle is about consistency and using the supplements that aid your goal every month. When we know your budget, we can pair you up with the right product for you.
Thirdly quality and taste, choosing a quality product for your budget and lifestyle, when I mention quality this doesn’t have to be expensive there are lots of products on the market today claiming they will do this and do that, and in 30 days! I’ve seen it in mags, abs in 30 days, pah! Not to mention the price, this stuff will cost you a fortune and it’s no better than the bulk powders of this world! But beware there are also sharks that are telling you on the net and retail stores that they have this unbelievable product that gives you 100 grams of protein per serving and you can have a bucket load for less than 40 quid and it tastes like McDonalds milk shake, rubbish, total rubbish! It makes me smile sometimes when guys or gals are happy to pay a 100 quid for a t shirt or a pair of shoes but when it comes to putting products in there body to reach their goals, they are happy to spend 20 quid on a tub that will last them 2 months! Don’t forget if you have a healthy and fit body you can wear what you like, you’ll still look good and feel good.
So what I’m saying is choose your budget, then look for the best product within that budget. Yes I know it can be difficult doing that when buying online as you can’t stand in front of the shop keeper and say “what’s your opinion”. Online you pay your money and you take your chance!!! Sometimes it’s better when trying a new product or just getting into training to go to your local supplement shop, yes you may pay a few quid extra but it’s worth it hopefully when you get good, sound advice and walk away with a product that suits your needs and will help you reach your goals.
Anyway less of the rambling, here is my top 5 proteins within a budget.
1 Reflex – £39.99 – £42.99
Reflex, is no doubt at the top of the supplement ladder, spending time focusing on researching their products so they are scientifically proven to gain the user the best results. Yes, I agree taste may not be its strongest card, but, from an ingredient point of view Reflex represent the pinnacle of supplementation. Whether you want to pack on some good size with Instant Mass or trim up using Instant Whey, Reflex has a product for all goals.
2 VPX Syngex – £34.99 – £37.99
VPX have put out some quality products over the years, and were the first brand to use whey protein isolate by Reverse Osmosis SpiroFuse Filtratinor, which changed the way proteins are built up today. It’s easy to say VPX produce cutting edge products, VPX Syngex alone is up there with the best of them. Providing 20g of protein a serving in a product that’s low carb, low sugar and does not contain any inferior forms of protein, it’s easy to see why people go for this one! Not only that, it’s a great tasting product, what more could you ask for?
3 Vyomax – £33.99 – £37.99
Vyomax provide a lot of quality products at even better prices! This if you’re on a budget has to be one of your top buys. Great tasting products that give great results. Vyogain has to be one of the best weight gainers around if you’re on a budget, providing 40g of protein a servings and 26g of carbs to ensure you pack on good, lean mass. Not only that, all of Vyomax’s products provide a full amino acid profile, Glutamine Peptides to help support your immune system and make your body as anabolic as possible!
4 NRG – £29.99 – £34.99
NRG offer some amazing products, although some are at the lower end of the budget scale, this does not mean they lack in any way, shape or form, the quality of there products. Sponsoring a wide array of successful athlete’s and teams such as Gary Lister and Notts County FC. NRG’s Protein will provide you with 24g of protein and 6.94g of carbs with a full amino acid profile. Maybe all-in-one’s are your thing? Perhaps there biggest hit so far is NRG T.T.P. or The Total Package, and believe me it is just that, 34g of protein and 20g of carbs a serving, combined with perfectly formulated doses of Arginine (known to increase HGH levels), Glutamine, perfect to aid recovery, support your immune system and make sure you’re always in an anti-catabolic state! Combined with one of the finest forms of creatine about, Creatine Ethyl Ester, giving you some major strength gains! Wow, great products for such low prices!
5 iSports – £44.99
iSports represent the finest quality protein at a budget price. Nowhere else will you get a 4kg tub of protein, providing 133 servings, 21.6g of protein and 4g of carbohydrates. Not only this, it’s a blend of fast and slow releasing proteins, designed to be perfect pre and post-workout, as well as before bed with the introduction of micellar casein. Cold treated to aid absorption, and engineered to increase protein synthesis. iSports Deluxe Protein, a great tasting product, a superior protein blend, at a price you’d normally pay for a 2kg tub of protein! How can you go wrong?