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

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

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