Whey protein is a by-product from the process of turning cow’s milk is turned into cheese.
It is known that a regular whey protein shakes come in liquid form and is a fast digesting form of protein. This increases protein synthesis to at max of your body can produce – perfect for your post-workout routine as when muscles start to hunt for food.
Generally, whey protein will help you :
1. Increased lean muscle mass
2. Decreased recovery times and faster muscle repair
3. Reduced post-workout muscle breakdown
4. Increase metabolic rate
5. Improve immune system
Whey protein is a rich source of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) making it an ultimate source of protein at convenience. You can get protein naturally from chicken, fish, red meat, egg whites, beans and vegetables.
Types of Whey Protein:
1. Whey Protein Isolates – this is a pure form of whey protein which contains around 90% protein with almost no carbohydrates, lactose and fat.
2. Whey Protein Concentrates – cheapest whey protein because it contains high amount of fat and lactose.
3. Whey Protein Blend – the most popular because it is a combination of the former two types without sacrificing too much on budget yet still contains high amino acids profile.
Another profile is casein whey protein where casein protein extends providing protein nutrition because it is slowly digested releasing amino acids preventing muscle catabolism over a sustained period of 7 hours. That’s why this is more recommended to be taken before sleep.