The internet makes purchasing anything easy these days, and the same goes for buying health suppliments and protein powder online. One thing to uderstand though is if you purchase products from an overseas website and have items delivered to you in Thailand you are still likely to have to pay a large import tax fee at the post office when you collect your parcel. So with this in mind you want to find a good online store based in Thailand that sells high quality and even imported protein but ships from their address in Thailand. The prices of such supplements are still going to be a little more expensive that Thai brands because the online supplier still has to import, but they probablly do it in bulk and you will find some good deals for protein powder in Thailand via th
When it comes to high quality protein powder, Optimum Nutrition has been leading the way and supplying whey protein to the world for many years. The US based company exports it top quality sports supplements to many countries now including Thailand.
Here we take a look at their popular protein powder Gold Standard Whey Protein
Gold standard 100% Whey is a blend of micro-filtered whey protein isolates, Ion-exchanged isolates as well as ultra-filtered concentrate and Hydrolyzed whey peptides.
Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides
Hydrolyzed whey peptides consist of proteins broken down into smaller peptides which enables the body to absorb and utilize them faster. Whey protein isolates and Hydrolyzed whey peptides are really the best forms of protein powder money can buy.
It also contains 8 essential amino acids ( EAA’s ) , 6 conditionally essential amino acids ( CAA’s ) , and 4 nonessential amino acids ( NAA’s ) plus whey protein micro-fractions and Glutamine and precursors and over 5 g of BCAA’s in each scoop.
Each serving ( one scoop mixed with either non-fat milk or water ) provides 24g of protein. It mixes easily in a shaker or blender or can be just stirred in a glass and still dissolves easily plus it tastes great .
Whey Protein Concentrate
Whey protein powder is manufactured by forcing whey past a very fine filter. The filter will allow the non protein materials and water to pass through it, but the protein molecules are larger and left behind in the filter and used to form the Protein Powder called whey Concentrate.
Whey Protein Isolate
Whey Isolate is acquired in the same way but undergoes another process ( cross-flow micro-filtration ) giving a more pure and lactose free protein powder we call whey Isolate.
Whey isolate is generally more expensive. The body digests whey isolate and whey concentrate at different speeds which is why some bodybuilders chose a blend of whey concentrate and whey isolate together.
Individuals who are lactose intolerant should chose whey isolate and some companies actually guarantee that their whey isolate protein powder is 100% lactose free. generally whey isolate will contain 4% or more lactose.
Protein powder in Thailand is more expensive generally that purchasing while in the US or UK. The reason is the process of making high quality protein powder is not cheap and most of the better quality protein you can buy in Thailand is imported. The import tax bumps the price up a lot and that is why a US brand protein supplement like high quality whey protein cost so much more in Thailand.
The demand by Thais for protein powder is not as large as in western companies and so even Thai protein powder is expensive. It has been mentioned on some forums that protein powder is illegal in Thailand. This is completely untrue, protein powder is completely legal, you can bring it over in your suitcase if you are traveling and many health companies now import protein powder from the USA for sale in Thailand.
The larger Thai Pharmacies usually stock ‘Proflex’ which is a whey isolate and made in Thailand but costs around 1500 Thai Baht for 700g. You would definitely pay much less than that for 1KG of a similar product in the UK and could quite probably get 2KG for less in the US.
There are other to buy protein both in shops and via online stores if you know where to look, which is why we created this website protein powder in Thailand.