Why is it cheaper to buy supplements in a chemist or supermarket? | PART 2

Why is it cheaper to buy supplements in a chemist or supermarket? | PART 2

 

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Yesterday, in the first part  of this back-to-back article, we discussed the factors that affect how protein powders and supplements are priced in stores - whether online, or not.
 
Based on these factors, some of you still want to know why is it cheaper to buy supplements in a chemist or supermarket? The answer, we will discuss today in part 2 of this article.
 
So why is it cheaper to buy supplements in a chemist or supermarket?
 
Often, the situation is similar to the question from part 1  of this article. In many instances, most supermarkets or chemist brands have an equivalent amount of carbohydrates as they do with protein in their supplements.
 
For example, in a 30g serve, there could be 15g of carbohydrates, commonly high fructose corn syrup. If 15g comes from carbohydrates, then that leaves protein with 15g. Out of that 15g of protein, we then need to establish how much is bioavailable to your body and how much is filler cheap amino acids.

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Further reading: How Much Protein Do You Need to Consume Per Day? Why?

Another way to compare products is to check the ingredients list. Many ‘on the shelf’ brands will list many ingredients – most of which are useless when looking for a protein supplement. Examples include maltodextrin, high fructose corn syrup, casein, guar gum and sugar; whereas a simple good quality protein would have a lot less.

And yes, there is often sugar and/or carbohydrates in products, and even those marketed for weight loss.
 
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