What is whey protein?
Whey is one of two proteins found in milk. It contains all nine essential amino acids, which are the ones the body can’t make by itself. This makes whey a complete protein. Athletes and gym-goers commonly consume it, 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: concentrate, isolate and hydrolysate.
Concentrate typically contains around 70-80% protein and tends to have the best flavour due to the presence of lactose and fat.
Isolate is processed to remove all the lactose 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.
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How do you use whey protein?
Whey powders & shakes are easy to use and can be added to your diet in various ways. You can mix it with water or milk for a quick and easy shake, add it to smoothies or use it in your home baking recipes.
The recommended amount varies depending on your individual needs, but a general guideline is to consume 20-30 grams per serving, preferably after training.
FAQs about whey protein
Is whey protein for vegetarians?
Yes, whey is suitable for vegetarians. It’s derived from milk, however, so not suitable for vegans.
How long does it take to see results with whey protein?
Results vary from individual to individual and depend on factors such as diet, training schedule and consistency. In general, you can expect some progress within a few weeks to a few months, whether you’re using whey protein for muscle growth or weight loss.
Can I use whey protein during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
It is important to consult with your doctor during pregnancy and breastfeeding before using whey supplements. Although whey is generally considered safe, it’s better to exercise caution and seek professional advice before incorporating it into your daily routine.
Should I take whey protein for rest days?
Yes, you can use whey powders on rest days to help your muscles recover and support your daily protein needs.
Is there any whey protein without flavour?
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