There are so many different forms of protein powders all made to help you reach your specific goals with your diet and preferences in mind.
The three main forms of protein powders are Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC), Whey Protein Isolate (WPI), and Whey Protein Hydrolysate (WPH). These blends contain the highest amount of essential amino acids and are researched to be the best at stimulating muscle protein synthesis as opposed to the other types.
WPC - Whey Protein Concentrate contains very low levels of fat and carbohydrates. It is generally used for weight gain and muscle growth and is typically 30%-80% protein.
WPI - Whey Protein Isolate is processed even more to remove all fat and lactose and is generally considered to be the purest protein on the market with 90% protein. WPI is a great all-round protein for meal replacements, cooking and post-workout shakes.
WPH - Whey Protein Hydrolysate is protein that has been broken down even further to ensure quick digestion and fast absorption and is often more expensive due to the predigested process. Quite often WPH is a little more bitter tasting compared to WPC and WPI.