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.
- 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.
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