At first glance, protein powders customized for women seem like a good idea – boys and girls are different, right? – and they might be if there was any difference in the formulation. However, one popular chain’s best-selling “men’s” protein powder and “women’s” protein powder have exactly the same ingredients and cost exactly the same. The gender difference comes in how much you get for your money with the women’s product weighing less than the men and while the labels show equal numbers of servings per container, the women’s serving size is smaller.
Worth it? Protein is protein, regardless the color of the package. If you are looking for targeted supplements to help you with female issues like extra iron for menstrual bleeding or calcium for bone strength then buy those separately.