All whey protein is a by-product of cheese manufacturing.
If you're interested in learning more about how whey protein is produced, please refer to the FAQ.
Whey protein is a staple food source that is used in the majority of protein supplements. It is the most bio-available form of protein available, hence why it remains so popular amongst sports enthusiasts, especially for individuals whose goal is to increase strength and mass. Due to it's health benefits, it also features as a main ingredient in convalescent and meal replacement shakes.
As a “fast digesting” protein it is the best choice of protein to consume after prolonged physical activity and first thing in the morning before breakfast. Depending on your planned activity / work-out, it can also feature as part of a planned pre-workout program.
If you partake in regular exercise, taking adequate amounts of protein will help maintain your body. By keeping a disciplined regime as to when and how much protein you take, you can significantly enhance how quickly your body responds to activity and your rate of your recovery.
If you lead a typical busy modern lifestyle, working out puts yet another hefty tax on your body and that’s why it is important to make every effort to optimise the fuel going in. Ideally, that should be food, but when that’s not always possible supplements are a great benefit. For bodybuilders, just being able to meet the daily protein quota through food alone is not only expensive, it can be unmanageable.
The health benefits of whey protein are well documented and if you Google it, you’ll find numerous sites detailing studies. It is safe to say that if you are engaged in regular physical activity and you’re not allergic to dairy produce, you can benefit by supplementing whey in your diet. Even if you’re lactose intolerant, with progressive modern day technology there are whey supplements that are virtually lactose-free.
As to which type of whey protein is most suitable, we’ve broken the website down to help you understand the marginal differences between concentrates, isolates and hydrolysates and how they fit into the makeup of other supplements like mixed blends and all-in-ones. We’ve also tried to give you a better insight on what is the best whey protein for you based on your goals and your levels of activity. We don’t take the view that there is a magic “one best product”. Collectively, we have different opinions, different goals and we’re different ages with different metabolisms. Needless to say we’ve all had different results. There’s a big difference between an all-in-one bodybuilding supplement and a plain whey isolate, and hopefully with the information offered you’ll be able to make a more informed decision.
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