Whey protein is one of two proteins found in milk (the other is casein protein). It contains all nine essential amino acids, which are the amino acids the body can’t make by itself but needs for tissue repair, synthesis and other functions. This makes it a complete protein source. Whey protein is commonly consumed by athletes and gym-goers, although it can be used by anyone looking to up their protein intake in a quick, easy and tasty way.
There are three main types of whey protein: whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate and hydrolysed whey protein.
Concentrate typically contains around 70-80% protein and tends to have the best flavour due to the presence of lactose and fat.
Isolate is filtered to remove most of the carbohydrates and fat and usually contains around 90% protein.
Hydrolysate is considered ‘pre-digested’ as it’s gone through partial hydrolysis (a process that allows the body to absorb protein). So, it’s usually easier to digest than other forms of whey protein.
If you have a weight loss goal, you're at risk of losing muscle mass due to a negative energy balance. Consider taking protein, as it contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass. Our Body&Fit Smart Protein has an added vitamin and mineral blend also including VitaCholine, which contributes to normal lipid metabolism.
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