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The True Story About Whey Protein

Filed Under: Sports Nutrition at 5:59 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Whey protein shake

We often go to a supplement store and ask the same question: what’s the best protein supplement you have?

Well, tough question. It’s technically impossible to point one single product, which would be considered “the best”.

There are several different types of protein: regular, soy, whey, weight gainers, low carb, etc. So, it’s more a personal preference or what exactly are you really looking for!
Whey protein has been labeled as the best type of protein available. True. Most customers are very satisfied with the results. But what is whey? Where does it come from?What are the benefits? Why is it better than regular protein?

Whey actually comes from milk, a by-product of cheese manufactured from cow’s milk.  Whey protein is made of a blend of proteins that can be isolated from whey. Whey protein powder is the number one used by bodybuilders and pro athletes to accelerate muscle development. It can also increase antioxidant levels and help with muscle recovery, better than other regular protein supplements.

Undenatured whey proteins are a good source of cysteine, an important antioxidant. Whey supplements may also prevent blood sugar spikes after high-carbohydrate meals which is useful for diabetics.

Nevertheless, if you are a vegetarian or lactose intolerant, your best choice would be soy protein. If you are working out and want to gain some muscle, look for a weight gainer, a better blend of products to help you reach your goals.

With plenty of great products available, a quick search should be all you need to choose your best protein supplement.

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 9 Comments, latest by Andreas

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9 Responses to “The True Story About Whey Protein”

  1. Dan says:

    I would like to expand on your good article.
    There are many types of protein coming from milk including Whey. Whey protein concentrate has the highest amount of Lactose. Whey Protein Isolate has the lowest to near zero Lactose in it.

    Whey Protein Isolate is one of the quickest absorbing proteins, perfect for right after a workout.

    Soy and the Caseinates break down slowly to create a fuller feeling, perfect for those of you who are dieting.

    Whey Protein Concentrate breaks down very quickly and has a high nitrogen content making muscle building easier.

    There are many types of protein that have different uses. Make sure you understand which protein is best for you.

  2. protein powder supplements says:

    I heard once that whey is the stuff they used to throw away. Pretty funny that now its one of the most popular supplements ever!

  3. Whey Protein Gold says:

    Adding something about Dan’s Comment.

    Whey Protein Isolate or Gold are the best whey around at the moment. They Are used Usually !hr before or after ( sometimes during ) Workouts.

    Caseine as said break down slowly , that’s why they are used for body builder: the morning , to assimilate proteins till lunch
    the night , just before Sleep so the body will assimilate the proteins during the whole night feeding the muscles constantly.

    L.Smith

  4. garciaskylar83 says:

    A healthy nutrition plan for muscle building is completed with the addition of supplements. Like this type of protein shake.

  5. rudolfgracia says:

    natural whey protein shake is easy to digest and is a popular post-workout supplement.

  6. Efrain Lore says:

    lol,clean diet and exercise,it sounds funny.

  7. Cindy says:

    I think it is very important to know what you are putting into your body. I take a whey protein that comes from milk from grass fed cows. It is cold processed without the use of acids/ion-exchange. It is derived from hormone-free, pesticide-free, and GMO-free milk. No synthetic chemicals, cheap fillers, artificial, flavors, colors, or preservatives. It is a concentrate. The human body was not designed to consume protein in an isolated form devoid of its nutritional cofactors. Isolates = denatured (destroyed) protein.
    I believe that alot of the protein powders on the market today are causing more harm than good. I certainly wouldn’t pay for them and most of them I wouldn’t take if they were free. Consumer reports recently tested some very popular protein powders and found things like lead and arsenic in them. I’m just suggesting that people really think about what they are putting in their bodies.

  8. Andreas says:

    Good information from the article and readers !

  9. Andreas says:

    Good article, whey is key to muscle gain and fat loss. One can incorporate it to its daily nutritional schedule :)

    Nutreas Whey Protein

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