What is Whey Protein Isolate?
One of the most commonly used sources of protein is whey which comes from dairy and this can be split into two most commonly used types concentrate and isolate. When milk products like cheese or yogurt are processed the liquid that remains is called whey and it is this liquid that contains the fast digesting protein ‘whey protein’ we see in all our protein supplements and the slower digesting casein protein. Both are great sources of protein but Whey protein is better at increasing the production of new protein in your muscles. Both whey isolate and concentrate are produced differently giving them both distinctive nutritional breakdowns and it is this difference in production that changes how the protein works, tastes and the amount of protein by weight.
Whey Isolate has more 90% more protein by weight than concentrate due to it’s low carbohydrate and fat content it also has lower lactose content. This type of whey protein lacks the taste of the concentrate due to the lower amounts of carbohydrates, lactose and fat and this is typically why a blend of the two creates the best of both worlds, high protein and great taste.
What are the benefits of Whey protein isolate?
Promote Lean Muscle Growth
This one goes without saying but the higher protein content in whey protein isolate helps you to develop lean muscle growth faster than it’s counterpart due to the higher protein amount per serving.
Reduce Fat Cells
A high protein diet has benefits outside of muscle growth one of those being, reduce in fat cells and weight loss when combined with a regular exercise routine. Whey protein also has the effect of making you feel fuller for longer meaning you won’t feel the urge to snack so much.
Support low blood pressure
Whey protein contains peptides which have been shown to have a positive effect in lowering blood pressure.
Essential Amino acids
Whey protein isolate is a complete protein and contains all the necessary essential amino acids that your body will need post workout to repair your muscles.
Lower in carbohydrates and fat
Due to whey isolates production process this type of whey protein has far less of anything other than protein in it so you get the protein you need (up to 90% more by weight than concentrate) without the added carbs and fat.
Low in lactose
Whey isolate protein has less than 1% lactose in it compared with 3% in concentrate.
Easily digested and used by your body
Whey protein isolate is easily digested by your body and used quickly.
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