Whey protein. This is a familiar word for almost each and every fitness enthusiastic person. For those newbie who join fitness program might want to know what is whey protein? So let me explain details about what is it and what are the benefits of whey protein.

Whey protein is a mixture of Globular proteins which is isolated from Whey. It can be used as a dietary supplement with a various health benefit.

By doing so many research globally, researchers have convinced that it can be considered as a complete protein. Muscle builder / fitness enthusiastic regularly use this protein for faster muscle recovery and building process.

What is the composition of whey protein?

  • Beta- lactoglobulin
  • Alpha- lactalbumin
  • Bovine-serum albumin
  • Immunoglobins

It also contains 9 amino acids

Type of whey protein

There are 3 types of whey protein. And we will be discussing what are those, now->

  1. Whey protein concentrate – it is the most common form of whey protein and most fitness freaks use this protein first. It contains a low level of fats and carbohydrates. 
  2. Whey protein isolate – usually it contains 90 percent of protein and it has less fat and lactose.
  3. Whey protein hydrolysate – this protein has a strong capacity of digestion compare to concentrate and isolate. It is hydrolyzed for easier metabolizing and therefore cost is also higher.

Whey protein is one of the richest sources of BCCA ( branched chain amino acids) and it has a super fast digestion capacity. In less than 30 minutes, it can put aminos to your muscles which are the main reason of muscle growth. Now probably you have understood the importance of WHEY PROTEIN.

Now let’s talk about the Benefits of Whey protein:

  • Whey protein reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
  • It helps to lower your cholesterol.
  • Taking whey protein in a regular basis helps to lowering your blood pressure and also reduce the risk of some extra cardiovascular disease
  • According to one study, published in Nutrition&Metabolism, who take whey protein, can lose weight and body fat compared to any other beverage.
  • Increase your strength while working out
  • Consuming 20-30 grams of whey protein can reduce stress.
  • Your overall immune system is improved by taking whey protein regularly.
  • And Most IMPORTANTLY it delivers faster recovery and muscle growth after an intense workout.

Above are the proven result/benefits of whey protein.

All things have two different aspects. Some positive and some negative. Generally whey protein has no side effect on the body but taking severely high amount per day can lead to some possible side effect. These are...

  1. Headache
  2. Nausea
  3. Stomach pain
  4. Cramps
  5. Fatigue

But you don’t need to worry about it. As we are taking an approximate amount of whey protein along with our whole food for building muscle.

I hope this article will help you to understand about whey protein. If you have any suggestions do comment. 

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