Whey protein – alternative protein sources

Protein Supplements

A while ago I wrote a post on other sources of protein that are not meat based, I mentioned whey protein but not what it was or what whey protein does . So today I will dedicate this post solely to discussing whey protein.

Whey protein is a fast absorbing supplement used by bodybuilders and people who workout to aid in muscle gain, recovery and to prevent muscle loss. There are two common forms of way protein found in whey protein products, that is whey isolate and whey concentrate.

  • Whey protein Isolate

    – is a more pure version of whey protein with a higher percentage of protein in it than concentrate. This whey is very fast absorbing which makes it really good after a workout and in the morning when your body needs the protein the most. The isolate version also has lower lactose levels than concentrate.

  • Whey protein concentrate

    – Is the more affordable of the two popular version because it is less processed. It contain more immune boosters than isolate because it is not as processed. Has more lactose than isolate so for those who are lactose intolerant seek medical advice before using whey protein. Whey protein concentrate has a more varied amount of protein availability, less than isolate.

When choosing which product and brand of whey protein you want to use you would take a lot of things into consideration, such as the price, and whether it would affect you in terms of health.That is why it is wise to consult a medical practitioner before using supplements, in the case of whey protein especially if you are lactose intolerant. Read the label and instructions on the containers as well, for directions of use and possible side effects.

In terms of the best whey product I am not sure but if sales are anything to go by then Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard whey protein is the best seller on bodybuilding.com and other online stores. It is also helpful to read reviews when picking a product to use to see what others experienced while using the product or if the product is good value for money.

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