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Below is some important information on whey protein for reference but much more in-depth detail and commonly asked questions can be found in our whey protein FAQ section.
Whey Protein Facts
To help get a basic understanding of whey protein, we need to look at some of the facts surrounding it.
What is Whey Protein?
This is the most important question to answer. Whey itself is an essentially a by-product of cheese, that is manufactured from Cow’s milk. The curds (a result of a renneting agent being added to milk) are set and either cooked or piled upon one another and then cut to release the whey. This whey is the raw material that will eventually make up whey protein powder. The whey protein powder is a collection of globular proteins and it contains four main protein fractions and six minor ones. The four main are: beta-lactoglobulin (approx. 65%), alpha lactalbumin (approx. 25%), serum albumin (approx 8%) and immunoglobulins. These all combined give whey protein the highest Biological Value (BV) of any known protein. The biological value means that a vast amount of the protein intake from whey powder is effectively used by the body and also there is a favourable amino acid ratio for growth. You can really take care of your body with whey protein.
Types of Whey Protein
There are three main types of whey protein: Concentrate, Isolate and Hydrolysate. When purchasing whey protein powder, the two that usually appear are Whey Isolate and Whey Concentrate.
Why is Whey Protein Important?
One of whey proteins most beneficial uses is as an important supplement, used in bodybuilding or weight training. Whey is abundant in amino acids, which are important in the growth of muscle tissue and muscle protein synthesis, amongst other uses. For example, the amino acid Leucine is found in great amounts in whey protein. Leucine benefits the body in the ways mentioned above and it helps to not only build muscle, but build lean muscle. Whey protein is important to the body in other ways however. It can also help in weight loss, aid in Type-2 Diabetes. Wound Healing and even some cases of cancer.