Looking for the best whey protein powder? Made from milk and loaded with all nine essential amino acids, whey protein powder can be a healthy addition to your diet.
While there are many different types of protein, whey protein is made from cow’s milk. There are two types of protein in milk – casein and whey. To make whey protein, the whey component is separated from the milk then further processed and heat dried to make a powder.
There are a few types of whey protein too: Whey protein concentrate (WPC), whey protein isolate (WPI), and whey protein hydrolysate (WPH). The difference between whey protein isolate and concentrate is that at the final stage of processing whey isolate goes through process that further filters it. This resultis in an increased protein content with lower carbs, fat, and minimal lactose. Whey protein hydrolysate is slightly different, undergoing something called “hydrolysis” to make it into a form that is more easily digestible. This type of protein is normally only used in medical based supplements or infant formulas due to its lower allergen potential and better digestibility.
Some feel that whey protein is superior to plant-based forms of protein as it contains all three branched chain amino acids or BCAAs which are popular with athletes because of their ability to support muscle growth and recovery following a workout.
For those of us with an active lifestyle, whether that’s hitting the gym or simply getting in some form of movement each day, whey protein powder can be a healthy addition to our diets.
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