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Whey Protein vs Isolate Protein


When it comes to protein there are many proteins to choose from. If you are looking for qualities such as digestibility, full spectrum amino acid profiles, ease of mixing and taste, then whey protein is going to be your first choice as it comes with a full load of benefits. When choosing whey protein and isolate protein there several factors to keep in mind to know which one is right for you or your company. All whey protein comes from milk. It is separated from milk during the cheese making process when the milk separates into cheese and liquid whey.

In the liquid state, whey is a mixture of mostly water with some protein, fat, carbohydrates and lactose. Eventually, after enough of those ingredients are removed the remaining product is around 80 percent protein. The 80 percent protein is known as a whey protein concentrate. However if the protein is filtered even more and there is removal of more lactose, carbohydrates and fat this is what creates what we call a whey protein isolate that provides up to 90% protein per every 100 grams. So you basically will get 90 grams of protein per every 100 grams of protein consumed.

Many people are of the opinion that whey protein isolate is the best protein, but this may not be the case. Between the two proteins there are differences in absorption speed and bioavailability as well as one the lactose content. A protein isolate contains almost no lactose but on the flipside the whey concentrate contains a small amount of lactose. For some people proteins like whey concentrate may cause bloating and even gas when it is being digested. If you can consume whey concentrate and you do not get any bloating or digestive issues then you are probably not lactose intolerant. If you do consume whey concentrate and experience some of these issues it’s probably best that you stick with a lactose free protein like an isolate protein.

Let’s say for purposes of this article that you can use either protein, let’s take a look at some of the differences between the two to help you make a better decision with what’s best for you or your company. Whey protein concentrate is the best choice If you are looking for a cheaper whey protein that gives you a good serving of protein with amino acids as well as keeping you healthy and hunger at bay. Whey protein is actually digested a little slower than an isolate in most cases and has a slower uptake in the body. On the other hand, you are engaged in an intense form of physical activity and want to maximize muscle recuperation, an isolate may be a better choice as it is absorbed faster and is easier for the body to break down and use. So what’s the bottom line? If you are just looking for a protein that will work for everyday tasks like getting extra protein or meal replacements to keep hunger at bay whey concentrate is a great choice but if you are an athlete and you are looking to optimize muscle growth as well as protein uptake in the body as well as great digestive properties shoot for isolate.

Here at NutraCap Labs we offer both Whey Protein Concentrate as well as Isolate protein. Log on to our website and get your process started today with either of the two.


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