Instead of asking this hard-to-answer question, consider asking a slightly different one: What is the best protein powder for you?

The best is the one that tastes the best, gives you the amount you're looking for, and helps you reach the goals you've set for yourself. Your goal might be to just add some extra dietary protein to your diet, to bulk up and add mass and strength, or to lose weight. Some products are made with fast-digesting protein for use right after a workout; others use slow-digesting casein to give your body the nutrients it needs while you sleep.

Finding the right protein supplement is a matter of what you want—whey, casein, a blend, or plant-based—the flavors you enjoy the most, the right consistency, and the right price.