Can You Have Protein Powder Every Day?
The global protein supplements market is expected to be worth around $32.6 billion by 2027 as many people rely on protein powders as part of their daily diet, whether they’re looking to help repair muscles after a workout or looking to increase their protein intake. But is there such a thing as too much? And can you take protein powder everyday? We look at the evidence.
On the whole, protein powder is perfectly safe to take every day, whether you’re using it as a supplement to your workout routine or using it to add more protein to your diet. While the NHS recommends 55.5g for men and 45g for women for optimal health, anyone looking to build more muscle can aim for more.
All that said, it’s crucial that you look at the quality and type of protein powder you’re taking, which means you need to consider your source carefully. Although many powders sell themselves as sources of good protein, the reality can be different; some protein powders that use rice as their base can often be contaminated with heavy metals or pesticides because of the way in which the crop is grown, maintained and harvested. Workshop’s Organic Vanilla Pea Protein Formula uses fermented yellow peas as its only protein source which means there’s no risk of contamination from unwanted heavy metals or chemicals.
Understanding added sugar content in your protein powders is another key thing to consider, as many are loaded with added sugars, artificial sweeteners and calories in order to make them more palatable. Workshop’s Organic Vanilla Pea Protein Formula contains only fermented yellow peas and stevia, a natural sweetener derived from the leaves of Stevia rebaudiana, a plant which is native to Paraguay and Brazil. As well as being naturally derived, stevia is classed as non-nutritive, which means it has almost no calories either.