Whey Protein Powder
How is whey protein made?
Whey protein is a high quality powder made from cows milk. Cows milk is made up of two proteins casein (80%) and whey (20%).
The gold standard
The whey is called the 'Gold Standard' of protein as it is scientifically proven to be the most nutritious protein available. It is also more soluble than casein and has a higher quality rating. It promotes weight loss by enabling a dieter to reach a feeling of fullness faster than consuming any other form of protein. Whey protein is a very high-quality complete protein with rich amounts of all the essential amino acids.
Whey protein isolate
Whey protein isolate is the purest form of whey protein, which is why it is absorbed so quickly and efficiently into the body. Whey protein is a nutritionally complete protein. It contains bioactive ingredients, like immunoglobulins and lactoferrin, which helps support the immune system.
Athletes should favour whey protein to soy protein due to its rich abundance of branched-chain amino acids and its quick absorption rate.
Importance of protein
Protein is extremely important to repair muscle tissue. Especially after an intense weight training workout. They are an ideal choice for athletes and body builders who require an optimum combination of these essential amino acids for improving their overall body composition and muscle development. Whey protein also helps in repairing body tissues. Being the most natural and pure form of protein, whey protein provides nutrition to the body and improves the bodys resistance power to fight against various degenerative diseases through its antioxidant properties.
Whey Protein is an important ingredient in weight loss and numerous meal replacement products as it is low in carbohydrates and fats while rich in amino acids. To digest a whey protein rich diet, the body needs to burn more calories.
Can you have too much whey protein?
You CAN have too much of a good thing and the major concern with whey is that your body becomes too acidic with too much whey. It is imperative that you adjust your intake with a higher intake of green leafy vegetables to counteract the negative effects of whey protein.
What type of whey protein should I buy?
We get asked this question all the time. The best type is whey protein isolate. Different brands put a higher percentage of isolate in their containers than others. That is usually the difference from an expensive whey and a cheap container.
Myfit Tip: EAS is usually known for high quality products, but they do carry a line of cheap protein.
Also look at your local costco for LEANFIT products. Right now you can pick up a completely natural, unsweetened, unflavoured protein 'plain' protein powder for around $40.00 cdn.
What is the difference between soy, rice, whey and egg protein substitutes?