Holland and Barrett is frequented and run by skinny vegetarian types so you're never going to get big and strong buying anything from there. You need to get your protein at a proper gym frequented by big blokes with lots of muscles, or off a web site that has pictures of big blokes with lots of muscles, that way you'll get big and strong just like them.Guys protien from Holland and Barrett whats the difference ??????
You get what you pay for IMHO. I'm a great fan of both Reflex Instant Whey - taste is average but quality is excellent. If money is no object they also do a great muscle gainer called One Stop Extreme.
USN also do some good stuff, in particular their slow release protein IGF1 and a advanced training supplement Anabolic.
For fat burners 'grenade' is amazing has a great container.
For the serious trainer who likes a pro-hormone, Stealth Labz to a great supplement called SDT available online from Muscle Finesse.
When you deploy, if you could only take one supplement what would it be?
Personally I've tried most of the named brands of protein and have found the Myprotein stuff to be the best and it's a fair bit better value too
Daviecp, you have asked a question that could solicit a thousand different replies from hundreds of different protein shakes. Before settling on a protein shake i would try to get hold of some samples and say one or two days a week try a protein shake. Then after you see how they affect you then you will be able to see which one is best.
Some things you have to worry about as you mention that you are on a diet is that you should not consume more protein at a time as you will get side effects. Such as but not limited to gas, bloating, blasting farts all over the place, having to go to the toilet in a hurry etc.
Protein consumption for daily should not exceed 1gm per kilo of body weight. Unless of course you are having meeting with the syringe. Then that of course would change the forumula. So for example if someone is 80kg he would take in 80 g of protein a day. Everything outside of that would go as waste.
Not all protein is created equal. Not all protein will react the same with everybody. In conclusion protein shakes and protein bars are designed to be a meal replacement for one meal for example. If you started having several protein shakes and protein bars a day then side effects will certainly be close by. A balanced diet in my opinion is the way to go with limited use of protein shakes and bars etc.
Protein Drink Side Effects | eHow.com
Just my 2p on the matter