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Understanding Whey Protein Powder

Whey Protein is one of the best sources of protein powder. More recently, it has become one of the most popular amongst people looking for a pre or post workout protein hit. Whey is the liquid material created as a by-product of cheese production. After a short filtration process, we are left with a the pure protein powder you find in the container.

 

With some many different types of protein powders on the market, it’s hard to determine which is the best one on the proteinmarket.  Here are some of the benefits of using whey protein powder.

  • It’s convenient as you don’t have to prepare a whole high protein meal.
  • It can be a great tasting beverage.
  • A fast way to repair damage
  • It contains a high amount of protein per scoop.

There are three kinds of whey protein to choose from:

Whey Protein Concentrate is the cheapest whey protein. It also consists of the least amount for protein – typically around 45% – 80% per scoop. The rest of the powder consists of fats, lactose and minerals.

Whey Protein Isolate is one of the most popular products amongst those who workout on a regular basis. Due to a high filtration process it has a high protein content. In fact, 80-95% of the powder will be pure protein. Whey Protein Isolate is also the preferred whey protein for women.

Whey Protein Hydrolysate is the most expensive whey protein. It uses a different process than the above whey proteins allowing for a protein powder that is extremely fast to digest. This allows the amino acids to act quickly and repair your muscles as soon as you finish a work out. Although, this comes at a higher price tag.

Try these links for more information regarding whey protein:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whey_protein

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