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Everything about Whey Essential

We at Body&Fit believe sports nutrition should be for everyone, no matter your level, goals and aspirations. If you’re just getting into sports and fitness, chances are you’ve heard about the benefits of protein. You might already be taking one of the many different protein powders and supplements out there, especially if you’re looking to get to that next level. The thing is, the amount of complex and expensive formulas can make choosing the right one for you a challenge. So, we’ve worked hard to develop a simple, delicious and effective protein powder made for anyone looking to introduce protein to their health & fitness routines. If you’re thinking it’s “just another protein powder…”, then stick around to find out what makes Whey Essential so convenient. 


OK, but should I even use whey protein? 


Every single person requires an adequate amount of protein that fits their unique needs. The amount depends on factors like age, diet, fitness level, bodyweight and many more. But don’t worry, there’s no need for complicated formulas if you’re just starting out in the world of sports nutrition. Simply put, the more active you are, the more protein you need. When we say “active”, we mean anything except sitting or lying around all day. So, even if you’re just into walks around the park, give yourself some credit. As far as we’re concerned, you’re working on your own goals. So, gym-goers, cyclists, runners, at-home yogis — you all need protein. Luckily for us, we can get a good amount from a balanced diet. We always encourage you to get your base amount of protein from healthy sources like legumes, dairy, fish, meat, and meat replacements like tofu. But, if you’re looking for that extra boost to help support your muscles and step up your game, Whey Essential is a great way to start out. 


Sounds good. So, what exactly is Whey Essential? 


Whey Essential is made from 100% whey protein concentrate, which is a practical, effective and versatile form of dairy protein. It also has a deliciously creamy taste, which many people prefer over other forms like isolate or hydrolysate (we’ll dive a little deeper into the technical side of things later). You can try it in a selection of super tasty flavours like Cookies & Cream, Banana and Chocolate Peanut Butter. 


What will Whey Essential do for me?


Well, a decent steak (100g) will provide you with 21 grams of protein. As will the same amount of chicken. That’s great, but have you ever seen anyone grill meat in the locker room of the gym? Whey Essential is not going to replace your daily diet, yet it will provide you with an easy way to help reach your protein goals. Each serving is packed with 18-21 grams of protein (depending on the flavour) to support the growth and maintenance of muscles — ideal for all kinds of active lifestyles.


How do I use Whey Essential? 


Just mix one scoop of powder with 250ml of water. The scoop is included in every pouch, although you may have to dig around a little to find it. Extra tip: mixing is easiest when you use one of our shakers (unfortunately not included in the pack, but you can check out our shakers here). They either have a little sieve in the lid or a special metal ball that helps you make a perfectly smooth shake. Once made, most people like to enjoy it after their workout or during any active day. Alternatively, you can incorporate it into your favourite recipes. Yes, you heard that right. Whey Essential is perfect for baking or adding to fruit smoothies, oatmeal bowls and plenty more. Discover our blog for tips on how to level up your baking with protein powders and keep an eye on our socials for other surprising ways to use Whey Essential. 


How is Whey Essential different from your other whey powders? 


As we mentioned earlier, Whey Essential is made from 100% whey protein concentrate. We also use whey protein isolate and whey protein hydrolysate in our products. All three are very concentrated forms of protein, where the excess carbs and fat has been filtered out. Isolate and hydrolysate are the purest and usually used by serious gym-goers, athletes and bodybuilders. Whey protein concentrate is more easy-going, tastes great and is endlessly versatile, making it a great option for sports fanatics and healthy lifestyle lovers in general as well as those who want to build muscle.


Will Whey Essential make me fat? 


If you’ve never used protein powder before, we understand you may have some concerns. Just like almost all other foods and drinks, whey protein contains calories, which your body needs to function properly. Only when you consume more calories than you burn will you gain weight. Keep in mind that Whey Essential is low in sugar, so it’s a convenient way to get in your protein without having to consume excess calories. Not everyone is concerned about their calorie intake though. If your goal is to gain weight, simply add in a scoop of Ultra Fine Oats or Natural Peanut Butter (or why not both) to make your Whey Essential shake higher in calories and help you pack on that mass.


Will I get bulky when using Whey Essential? 


There are no short cuts to building muscle. It takes months of hard work and dedication to do so. If you just like to stay active and want to support your lifestyle with a protein shake, you won’t get bulky. Whey Essential is simply a convenient way of consuming protein and helping you out with your goals. The amount and type of training you do, alongside your diet, will determine your shape. We challenge you to stop thinking of whey protein as something that's only used by bodybuilders and gym-goers. Whey Essential is ideal for runners, football players, climbing fanatics and any type of active go-getter. 


Take your journey to the next level


We hope you'll take your journey to the next level with Whey Essential. Still have questions? Feel free to reach out to our Nutrition Experts via our customer service channels and they’ll be happy to help you out with anything regarding our products or sports nutrition in general. If you decide to take up protein powder, do let us know via our socials and keep us posted on all your progress. We can't wait to see you there. Until then, let's keep moving together! 
 

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