Hold on, what exactly is Whey Protein?
Lets start from the beginning.
Last week, we quite enjoyed the Fred anecdote of HNV fishing so we’re going to tell you all you need to know about Whey Protein and how it can help with your training, in a health and fitness sense – by erm – pretending Whey is a person.
So meet Whey, our protein friend.
Besides the ridiculous name, whether you’re a professional athlete or a casual exerciser – Whey is actually pretty handy to have around. In terms of family history, Whey derives from cow’s milk and in Bacarel’s case is sold in powdered form, either as a whey protein isolate or whey protein concentrate.
He also gave us some inside information, by telling us that the isolate is lower in fat than the concentrate version so is probably the better choice for athletes, body builders or more intense trainers.
So what are the benefits?
Whey is beneficial in a number of ways, with some people reckoning that he’s a surefire way of both reducing and providing supplementary treatment for several disease risks. He’s also had some great marketing jobs before, including a modelling stint as a dietary supplement, baby formula and an extra contract where he got to show off in the alternative medicine community.
But his CV doesn’t end there. Top of the list is long-term employment in promoting muscle gain.
Research has suggested that milk based proteins may be superior to the protein that you’d find in meat and fish, because it’s better suited for accelerating the rate at which protein is deposited in your muscle, whilst simultaneously boosting amino acid uptake.
When this kind of physiological acceleration is teamed with resistance training, Whey can help you build muscle mass more effectively than if your diet relied on the protein sourced from meat, fish and eggs.
Some words from Whey
Whey knows that he is good at his job, especially in the muscle gaining realm. Yet, although he may hate to admit it – he wants you to remember that he’s only a supplement, not a replacement. So don’t go throwing away the content of your kitchen fridge. Protein is your friend, in any form.
If you are a strict vegetarian or vegan, however – then Whey will be a great replacement. He contains all the essential amino acids that your body may not be getting from your controlled diet. He’s also flattering in the sense he’s low in carbs – so you can go ahead and load up your plate with all the veg, rice and pasta you can eat.
Research is also being focused on the benefit of Whey when taken by the elderly. It has so far proved beneficial for stimulation of acute muscle protein synthesis in older adults.
Muscle gain or weight loss?
Whey wants to help you with both. Although athletes normally want to gain muscle mass, some research has suggested that adding Whey to the diet could help you lose excess weight, because well – it fills you up. As an appetite suppressant, Whey can lower insulin levels by slowing the rate at which glucose are absurd by the the blood steam, which in turn encourages the body to burn fat. Great news for anybody who wants to kick start any kind of ‘new year, new me’ fitness regime.
Welcome Whey to your friendship group.
The easiest way to incorporate Whey protein to your diet is to dissolve the shake power with water, which you can then drink. In this form it’s easy enough to carry around, take to the gym etc.
So there you go – there’s Whey with his many forms and all of his protein-y history.
If you’re interested in meeting him personally, we currently have some great offers on, here. Don’t be alarmed by the fact that we to tend sell ingredients en masse – its ideal for those of you that may be wanting to make their own nutrients, such as shakes or bars.