If you’re looking to build muscle or stay lean then a good protein powder is important. Finding where to buy Whey Protein in Thailand is pretty straight forward nowadays
Whey protein is an important muscle building and weight-loss supplement that can be expensive to buy in Thailand if you don’t know where to look.
You could always bring it to Thailand yourself but a lot of times this can be impractical if you are going to stay in Thailand for any length of time. Plus, you never know if you’re going to have issues with customs when you try to bring a few kilograms of white powder into the country. If you want to go this route then you would be advised to bring in an unopened container sealed at the factory.
On the other hand popular pharmacies, such as Boots and Watsons, will normally stock whey protein powder but it is very expensive and comes in small 1 lb or 2lb tubs. Expect to pay around 2000 THB for a 1Kg tub of a local brand whey. Not cheap.
Why is Whey So Expensive?
One of the reasons that whey is expensive in Thailand is because it has to be imported and therefore needs special Thai FDA approval which is as expensive as it is time consuming. This has limited many health supplements available in the country for some time but has improved considerably over the past year or so.
The best way to get a top quality branded whey powder in Thailand is to buy it online from a reputable store.
Buy Cheap Whey Protein Powder Online
If you don’t want to traipse around town wasting your day looking for cheap whey protein then you’re better off buying it online and having it delivered to your accommodation.
Whey protein is readily available online
The good thing about buying protein powder online in Thailand is that you will have a much better selection of brands to choose from and the price will be considerably cheaper than if you buy it in a store.
If you know what you need before you come to Thailand and you have an address to ship to then you could always pre-order it before you leave home so that it is waiting for you when you arrive.
One important factor is that you should make 100% sure that you have the correct delivery address as mistakes could easily be made in this regard which will end up causing delays in delivery. Check with the reception at your hotel or resort if you are unsure.
An reputable dealer will provide free shipping using the registered EMS postal delivery service so that you can track your order. Most deliveries seems to take a 3-4 days but it can take as little as two days.
One of the best online health stores that we have come across in Thailand is the Fitwhey Store which carries a large selection of popular brand whey powders as well as creatine, glutamine, aminos, vitamins and many other bodybuilding supplements. Delivery is fast and free and their online payment system is easy to use, either with Paypal, credit card or money transfer.
Other Forms of Protein to Try
Whey protein is a supplement that should be used in conjunction with eating regular solid food, so although it’s a good idea to take protein shakes during the day, especially before and after a workout, you should also eat protein rich meals throughout the day.
Luckily there are several cheap forms of high protein foods readily available in Thailand. Roast chickens are sold in most supermarkets such as Tesco-Lotus and at road side stalls.
Eggs are also a cheap source of protein and if you want the best value for your money here then you are best to buy them in trays of thirty from places such as Macro food services.
Both eggs and chicken are high protein sources