What is Whey Protein Powder? | Supplement Warehouse
Whey protein powder is low in lactose and contains all bulk nutrients that are key in building muscle. The nine essential amino acids and essential vitamins and minerals like calcium and B12, making it a complete true whey protein source.
Protein powder is a component of dairy milk. Milk is comprised of two proteins: 80% casein and 20% whey.
The most well known and common use for whey protein is an added supplement to our diets to ensure our bodies are getting the required protein for our health and fitness goals. Adequate protein intake improves muscle protein synthesis, maximises lean muscle gains and helps with weight loss
There Are Three Main Types Of Whey Protein:
Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) contains low levels of fat and carbohydrate in the form of lactose. The percentage of protein within WPC ultimately depends on its concentration and if there are other ingredients added. IsoCon has 80% protein content, making this one a perfect 'all rounder' protein supplement.
Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) is created from further processing of whey that strips away all fat and lactose. Alien Protein is a great example of the this and tastes great to!
Whey Protein Hydrolysate (WPH) is a specific protein that doesn’t require as much digestion as WPC. It is frequently used within infant formulas or medical protein supplements. However, it often has a bitter taste requiring many other ingredients to sweeten and mask its natural flavour. EHP-Isopept is Hydrolysed + wpi making this a great combo protein
When Should I Have My Protein Powder?
The best time to take protein will depend on your training, eating habits and lifestyle.
Probably the most important time to consume protein is right after training. This ensures your hard working muscles can recover and repair. This can be in the form of increased muscle mass, increased strength or decreased muscle soreness and fatigue. All incredibly important when building our optimal bodies!
Life can be so busy with work, kids, commitments and alike so proper meals sometimes just do not happen! Instead of our bodies missing out on this much needed protein, a protein shake is the ultimate and very convenient solution for a quick, on the go healthy snack. Perfect for when our protein intake can be low mid morning or afternoon.
Our Wheytello variety packs cater to this perfectly! 8 x 26g servings of all flavours (2 of each flavour) mixed with 200ml water is the perfect 3pm snack to stop you skipping a snack or eating something naughty.
Consuming before bed is another good time to be taking your protein. Exercising regularly means you need to ensure your body is recovering correctly to prevent your body shifting into catabolism, which is the breakdown of muscle to be used as energy, which is undoing all that work in the gym! Consuming protein before bed prevents this from occurring.
Gold Standard - Casein is a great product to use as a before bed supplement thanks its slow release of amino acids to ensure you’re feeding your muscles correctly during your sleep and therefore assisting the hard work you have been putting in to building muscle!