Protein from whey, soy, and/or rice is a key ingredient in powders and drinks for body-building, endurance, sports recovery, dieting, and meal-replacement. But which protein powders and protein drinks provide the best quality and value, and how do they compare nutritionally?
Our tests of protein powders and drinks revealed problems with quality of 5 of the 16 products selected for testing. Each of these problems was confirmed in a second, independent laboratory:
The cost of an equivalent serving of protein from products approved for quality by ConsumerLab.com ranged from just 61 cents to over $5 -- showing how much you can save by comparing products.