All about whey protein

Whey Protein the biggest weapon in the arsenal of any fitness seeking person. 

To increase strength, gain muscle and loose fat our body needs a range of amino acids which can be absorbed quickly. All these are the major constituents of Whey Protein.

This article talks about whey protein, what it is, how it works and how it can help you achieve your fitness and health goals.

 

What Is Whey Protein?

Whey protein is a mixture of proteins isolated from whey, which is the liquid part of milk that is separated during cheese production.

Milk contains two main types of protein:

casein (80%)

whey (20%).

After being separated during the production of cheese, whey goes through processing to become what people generally recognize as whey protein, a powder that is added to shakes, protein bars, and meal replacements.

Taste is not what we consider with Whey protein. As a result of which it generally is offered with varieties of flavors. Chocolate, vanilla and strawberry powders are some of the popular choices.

Note: Always read the ingredients list, as some products (usually sold by non-recognized brands) may have unhealthy additives like refined sugar.

Whey Protein is further classified into 3 different types:

  1. Concentrate
  2. Isolate
  3. Hydrolysate

Concentrate:

Protein concentrate contains small amounts of fat and lactose. Protein percentage depends on how concentrated it is. It can range from 30-90%, so when you’re buying a protein concentrate be sure to get as much protein as possible. The higher the concentration the more will be the price.

Suitable for:

Increased fat burning
who wants an affordable protein powder
Maintain and increase muscle mass

Isolate:

These are a bit purer and therefore a bit more expensive since it contains more protein per scoop. It usually contains at least 90% protein, but because of a filtering process, it loses some of the other good substances that a protein made from concentrate contains.

Suitable for:

Those who want to take their training to a next level
For experienced trainer

Hydrolysate:

Absorption rate of Hydrolysate proteins is much higher when compared to isolate. It requires no breakdown by the body and is directly fed to the muscles. It is often taken in combination with isolate protein as the taste will not be overwhelming to your taste buds.

 Suitable for:

Elite level

 

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