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Whey Protein Blends

What is a whey protein blend?

All whey protein is a by-product of cheese manufacturing.

There are three types of whey protein: whey protein concentrate (WPC), whey protein isolate (WPI) and whey protein hydrolysate (WPH).

If you're interested in learning more about how whey protein is produced, please refer to the FAQ.

A whey protein blend is usually a combination of WPC and WPI. Some supplements also have WPH included and it's not uncommon to see added BCAAs, glutamine and digestive enzymes added, too. Whey blends are best utilised post-workout by athletes who have just undertaken strenuous exercise. Using them generously throughout the day could be an option if you're trying to gain lean muscle on a low carb diet, but to stretch digestion rates there are better ways to spend your money. Whey concentrate in itself is a fast digesting protein. Isolates and hydrolysates are even purer, faster and more expensive, hence there's probably little point in flooding your body in short bursts even if it is ultra-rich bio-available protein. One of the advantages of a whey blend is that by mixing isolates and hydrolysates with a concentrate it reduces the price marginally. It also still retains the benefits of ultra fast proteins as well as slightly increasing the rate of delivery.

It's debatable as to whether the added benefit from isolates and hydrolysates is really worth the extra money. There is a substantial price difference between these and a concentrate, which is already a fast digesting protein.

Would a whey protein blend suit me?

Providing the recipient isn't allergic to milk or lactose intolerant, a whey blend would suit any sports enthusiast.

The bottom line

A whey blend is an ideal post-workout protein, but due to its price it is wasted if consumed liberally throughout the day. We would instead recommend a whey concentrate or a mixed blend protein. If money is no option then there's no reason you shouldn't use it like a whey concentrate.

If you're still not sure, you can find a supplement that will suit your goals with our protein finder.

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MaxiNutrition - Cyclone

Cyclone

MaxiNutrition

2.12 lbs / 960 g Tub

Product Type:Powder

Available Flavours:Banana, Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Orange, Strawberry, Vanilla

Brand's Website:www.maxinutrition.com

    • One of the UK's best selling all-in-one protein shakes
    • More bio-available than egg protein, considered the gold standard of protein
    • BioMAX fast acting protein - comprised of whey protein isolate and hydrolysate
    • Added creatine monohydrate, HMB, zinc, glutamine and EFAs
MaxiNutrition - Promax

Promax

MaxiNutrition

2 lbs / 908 g Tub

Product Type:Powder

Available Flavours:Banana, Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Cookies & Cream, Natural, Strawberry, Vanilla

Brand's Website:www.maxinutrition.com

    • Maximuscle's flagship protein powder
    • Ideal post-workout protein shake
    • 2 grams of carbs and fats
    • BioMAX fast acting protein - comprised of whey protein isolate and hydrolysate
    • 5.3 grams of BCAAs, 1.4 grams of glutamine per serving
Optimum Nutrition - Gold Standard 100% Whey

Gold Standard 100% Whey

Optimum Nutrition

2 lbs / 908 g Tub

Product Type:Powder

Available Flavours:Banana Cream, Caramel Toffee Fudge, Chocolate Malt, Chocolate Mint, Cookies & Cream, Delicious Strawberry, Double Rich Chocolate, Extreme Milk Chocolate, French Vanilla Creme, Milk Chocolate, Rocky Road, Tropical Crush, Vanilla Ice Cream

Brand's Website:www.onacademy.co.uk

    • World's most popular whey protein
    • Ion exchange whey protein isolates
    • Hydro-whey hydrolysed whey peptides
    • Instantised to mix easily
    • Premium blend
    • Ultra-filtered whey protein concentrate
    • More than 5 grams of BCAAs
Optimum Nutrition - Gold Standard 100% Whey

Gold Standard 100% Whey

Optimum Nutrition

5 lbs / 2.27 kg Tub

Product Type:Powder

Available Flavours:Banana Cream, Cake Batter, Caramel Toffee Fudge, Chocolate Coconut, Chocolate Malt, Chocolate Mint, Coffee, Cookies & Cream, Delicious Strawberry, Double Rich Chocolate, Extreme Milk Chocolate, French Vanilla Creme, Milk Chocolate, Mocha Cappuccino, Rocky Road, Strawberry Banana, Tropical Punch, Vanilla Ice Cream, White Chocolate

Brand's Website:www.onacademy.co.uk

    • World's most popular whey protein
    • Ion exchange whey protein isolates
    • Hydro-whey hydrolysed whey peptides
    • Instantised to mix easily
    • Premium blend
    • Ultra-filtered whey protein concentrate
    • More than 5 grams of BCAAs
PhD Nutrition - Pharma Whey HT+

Pharma Whey HT+

PhD Nutrition

2 lbs / 908 g Bag

Product Type:Powder

Available Flavours:Banana Creme, Chocolate Cookie, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Orange, Natural Dairy, Strawberry Creme, Vanilla Creme

Brand's Website:www.phd-supplements.com

    • Premium whey protein complex with 37 grams of protein per 50 gram serving
    • A high bio-available score of 104
    • Whey protein blend: whey protein concentrate, isolate & hydrolysate
    • Ideal as a post-workout protein
PhD Nutrition - Pharma Whey HT+

Pharma Whey HT+

PhD Nutrition

4.96 lbs / 2.25 kg Tub

Product Type:Powder

Available Flavours:Banana Creme, Chocolate Cookie, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Orange, Chocolate Peanut, Strawberry Creme, Vanilla Creme

Brand's Website:www.phd-supplements.com

    • Premium whey protein complex with 37 grams of protein per 50 gram serving
    • A high bio-available score of 104
    • Whey protein blend: whey protein concentrate, isolate & hydrolysate
    • Ideal as a post-workout protein
PhD Nutrition - Pharma Whey HT+

Pharma Whey HT+

PhD Nutrition

7.72 lbs / 3.5 kg Bag

Product Type:Powder

Available Flavours:Banana Creme, Chocolate Cookie, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Orange, Chocolate Peanut, Strawberry Creme, Vanilla Creme

Brand's Website:www.phd-supplements.com

    • Premium whey protein complex with 37 grams of protein per 50 gram serving
    • A high bio-available score of 104
    • Whey protein blend: whey protein concentrate, isolate & hydrolysate
    • Ideal as a post-workout protein
Sci-MX - Ultra Whey Protein

Ultra Whey Protein

Sci-MX

2 lbs / 908 g Tub

Product Type:Powder

Available Flavours:Banana, Choc Mint, Chocolate, Mochacchino, Natural Dairy, Strawberry, Vanilla

Brand's Website:www.sci-mx.co.uk

    • Blend of whey protein isolate & concentrate
    • High in muscle building BCAAs - 7 grams per serving
    • Contains Aminogen®, Vit-MX-Build™ & OptiZyme™
    • High in glutamic acid - 7 grams per serving
Sci-MX - Ultra Whey Protein

Ultra Whey Protein

Sci-MX

5.03 lbs / 2.28 kg Tub

Product Type:Powder

Available Flavours:Banana, Choc Mint, Chocolate, Mochacchino, Natural Dairy, Strawberry, Vanilla

Brand's Website:www.sci-mx.co.uk

    • Blend of whey protein isolate & concentrate
    • High in muscle building BCAAs - 7 grams per serving
    • Contains Aminogen®, Vit-MX-Build™ & OptiZyme™
    • High in glutamic acid - 7 grams per serving
Science in Sport - Whey Protein

Whey Protein

Science in Sport

2.2 lbs / 1 kg Tub

Product Type:Powder

Available Flavours:Banana, Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla

Brand's Website:www.scienceinsport.com

    • A blend of WPI & WPC
    • 5 grams of BCAAs per serving - high in leucine
    • Informed Sport tested
    • Contributes to lean muscle mass growth & maintenance
    • Wheat & Gluten Free
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