Whey protein has been around for as long as the cow. It is only until recently that they discovered whey protein is very nutritious. In the old days, whey protein was discarded and fed to pigs. Recently though, through technology we are now able to remove the fat and lactose in whey making it the perfect protein.
Milk consists of whey and casein protein along with fat, cholesterol, lactose and minerals like calcium. The “new” filtration method is able to remove the fat, cholesterol and lactose making whey a very popular protein source among athletes and body builders.
What makes whey so good?
Whey proteins have unique sequences of amino acids and small peptides that have demonstrated superior absorption and tissue-building effects than other proteins . Whey protein is very easily digested and utilized by the body. It also has a very high biological value (BV). BV is a measure of the efficiency with which protein can be absorbed and utilized by the body for tissue growth.
Originally egg was rated to have a BV of 100. A perfect score for protein. Milk came in at 85, beef products at 75. When the quality of whey was discovered , it was rated at 104 in its raw state and approaching 170 in its isolated form.
Amino acid content
Whey protein is very rich in essential amino acids. (EAA). EAA are the aminos the body cannot produce and must get through food and/or supplementation. Whey also has the highest value of branched chain amino (BCAA). BCAA are the most important amino acids more muscle growth and make up one third of the amino acid pool in muscle.
100g of whey protein provides over 16 grams of branched chain amino acids (BCAA)
|Amino Acid Profile – 100g Whey|
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Who should use whey protein?
Based on the information above, whey protein is suited for the following individuals:
- Anyone who does not meet their protein needs through food and would like a high quality protein drink
- Any athlete who is training intensely and needs a quick acting post workout protein drink for recovery
- Fitness competitors who are on low calorie diets during final weeks of competition preparation.
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Each type of protein such as whey, casein, hydrolysates and soy, have has unique benefits. Evox’s Synergy Whey includes all of these to bring you the best all-in-one protein powder
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- One serving contains 24g of protein from extremely high quality protein.
- Only 1.9 gram sugar per serving
- Only 1.2 gram fat per serving
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