Protein supplements are synonymous with lean muscle gains and bodybuilding. Over the years, protein supplements have become a lot more popular and more effective, largely due to the fact that protein supplements are now more refined and offer much better absorption rates. Yet, the ongoing debate about whether plant or dairy-based proteins are better continues to rage on.
There are pros and cons to both types of protein. Whey proteins are complete, meaning they contain all of the essential amino acids; however, they are unsuitable for lactose-intolerant people. Plant proteins, on the other hand, are not complete proteins but are generally much easier to digest and are suitable for those with lactose intolerance. So, the answer to which is better all depends on you.
In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the ongoing debate over whey and plant-based proteins. We’ll dive into what a protein actually is, explain why both products can help supplement your daily protein requirements, and finally put to rest the question of which is better—plant or whey protein?