Choosing the Right Protein Supplement for Your Body's Needs


Protein is an essential macro nutrient in your diet and the central building block of all human muscle fibers. It's highly important to supplement your diet with high quality protein supplements, especially when engaged in heavy training or conditioning, as the extra protein helps to rebuild the muscles you're breaking down and straining in the gym. Most protein supplements are whey based, which is an ingredient derived from milk and dairy. Some people can't tolerate dairy products, or prefer not to, and so soy and other vegetable-based protein alternatives exist on the market.  Due to the carbohydrate content, sometimes a gluten sensitivity must be considered when reviewing protein ingredients as well.

Protein Supplements

All Supzilla stores carry a broad range of premium protein supplements and powders, including our famous bulk scoops by the pound. Which one you choose to consume depends heavily on your body type and current fitness goals. Part of the Supzilla promise is the custom advice you'll get from our fitness and nutrition experts here in the store about what supplements you should be taking to reach your goals. We thought we would share some insights on protein supplements from our store pros for easy reference.

Protein Isolates

Protein Isolates are highly concentrated servings of quality whey protein that contain more grams of protein with less carbohydrates, lactose, and fat content. Isolates are fast-absorbing and ideal for post-workout refueling. Rapid digestion means generating free amino acids more rapidly when your body truly needs it. While protein isolates are absorbed and digested more quickly, the protein molecules and amino acids are also quickly spent, making isolates a short term solution for protein supplementation. Our pros often recommend Rule1 brand proteins due to the clean formula, high quality of ingredients, and variety of blends and uses. 

Casein Protein

Casein on the other hand, digests much more slowly in the body. Casein is the most abundant protein in milk and forms a gelatinous structure when broken down in the stomach, hence the slow absorption and depletion. We recommend casein protein supplements for meal replacement shakes and pre-bedtime snacks, as the nutrients stay with you longer and satisfy the body's need for raw building blocks longer than isolates.

Protein Blends

Of course, the most common approach to quality protein supplementation is a healthy blend of pure protein isolates with slow digesting casein. A healthy blended protein will offer the best of both worlds, with fast absorbing isolates for immediate digestion and other slow-moving casein proteins to last for a few hours after consumption.

Interested in getting some high quality protein to help build strong muscles?

Stop in to your local Supzilla store and talk to one of our fitness pros about the product that's right for you and your fitness goals.

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Hungry?  Grab a handful of these great Fitness Snacks at your local Supzilla Store!

Hungry?  Grab a handful of these great Fitness Snacks at your local Supzilla Store!

The food you eat is 90% of the battle for fitness and wellbeing. Food is fuel for your body’s muscles, blood, and vital organs, so it pays to consume clean, healthy, organic whole foods and to limit your snacking to approved products that have your health and fitness goals factored in. For that reason, every Supzilla store carries a variety of snacks and food items that will fit within your macros and keep you on the path to total fitness transformation!


Protein Bars

One of the staples of the fitness world is the good old protein bar. Protein bars have been around in some form or another for decades, and for good reason. A simple snack full of essential macro-nutrients and plenty of protein is the perfect way to supplement your structured (or slightly imperfect) diet.

We carry a variety of brands and plenty of flavor options to suit your tastes, including;

  • Fit Joy Protein Bars

  • ONE Bars

  • QUEST Bars



High quality jerky and meat sticks can be a great, all natural source of protein when you have a hunger craving in between meals. Make sure you go with a brand that’s known for pure ingredients and not a ton of extra chemicals or preservatives.

We carry these great tasting brands;

  • Katie’s Beef, Venison, and Pineapple Jerky

  • Ostrim Beef and Elk Sticks


Other Fitness Snacks

It doesn’t just come down to protein bars and meat, you know. Check out the rest of our snack foods at any Supzilla location. We’ve got chips, cookies, and all sorts of delicious snacks that taste like junk food but fuel your body with the proper nutrition to reach your fitness goals.

Ask a Supzilla representative about these and other tasty snacks;

  • Lenny & Larry’s Cookies

  • Protes Protein Chips

  • My Cookie from ProSupps

  • ON Cake Bites


For all your fitness and nutrition supplements, visit your local Supzilla store and get a stack that’s just right for you and your goals!