I'm new to working out and I want to tone and build strength. I know nothing about supplements so I'm hoping someone can recommend a brand or type of protein powder I can use. Don't know if I should be taking it before or after my workout so I could use help with that too.
GNC has good protein. Muscletech is good and can be found at Sam's Club. You can buy protein blends with added supplements like creatine and glutamine. GNC has a pretty user friendly packaging. Little pictures of a lightning bolt for power, flexed arm for strength, stopwatch for recovery etc... Otherwise protein is protein. I was taking protein with creatine before workout and protein with glutamine after and on rest days but now I just used 100% whey protein. Figure I can push myself without the creatine and rest properly to ward off injury and the need for glutamine. Good luck.
Stick to isolates. Low to no carbs, low to no sugars, low calories per serving and clean filtered protein. The one I use has the following:
90 calories per serving
25 grams protein
...and taste great in water and/or almond milk....
You dont need protein to just workout it will do nothing for you...the only people who say it does is companies wanting your money and the people who bealive what the companies say...
And even when your lifting weights the best protein comes from lean meats as its natural.
I feel in love with gain proteins^^