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Everything about whey protein

Sports, proteins and shakes are often mentioned in the same breath. But what different types of whey shakes are there? Tip for avid athletes: don't stop reading. The text below can give you a boost on your way to your goals!


Whey is a byproduct of the manufacture of cheese and the main ingredient of the protein shake. It naturally contains vitamins and minerals as well as all essential amino acids. This makes whey a complete protein and the ideal product to support muscle recovery.


Lactose is a sugar found in dairy products. It falls under carbohydrates and is also called milk sugar. People with a lactose intolerance cannot tolerate lactose (well). Food and supplements low in lactose are recommended to prevent complaints such as stomach pain, cramps, nausea and flatulence. The processing of whey supplements can reduce or even eliminate the presence of lactose.


Whey concentrate

Whey concentrate is one of the most sold food supplements in the Netherlands and is the most used form of whey. It contains a protein percentage of up to 80% and contains carbohydrates (including lactose) and fats. The presence of fats and carbohydrates makes the taste a big plus. The best known whey concentrate protein shake is Whey Perfection. If you prefer to drink a shake with only natural ingredients, take a look at Whey Perfection Special Series. It is flavored with real fruit, vanilla or Belgian chocolate and also contains 50% whey protein isolate.

Whey isolate

Whey isolate consists of more than 90% protein and is a more pure form of protein compared to whey concentrate. It is better and faster absorbed and it contains less carbohydrates (including lactose) and fats. This makes it a good whey supplement during weight loss or cutting / dry training. Due to the more extensive processing process, isolate is more expensive than concentrate. Because the product contains few carbohydrates and fats, the taste is less attractive than a whey concentrate product. A reason to choose an isolate product is the fact that isolatet can be seen as better in quality. A commonly sold whey isolate product is Whey Isolate XP .

Whey hydrolyzate

Hydrolyzate is the purest form of whey protein. Hydrolyzate is processed in such a way that amino acid chains are broken. This allows them to be absorbed extremely quickly. Hydrolyzate whey is almost completely free of lactose and is therefore ideal for people with a lactose intolerance. The good purity and absorbability more than makes up for the taste. Well-known whey hydrolyzate products are Hydrowhey and PeptoPro .