Whey Protein – A Nutrition Must

Mar 22, 2011 by

Healthy Muscle Building

On the Biological Value Scale which measures the quality of specific proteins and how efficiently your body uses those proteins, the highest biological value is Whey Protein. The Higher the biological value, the more nutrients your body can gain from it. Whey Protein stand at 106 – 159, when the biological value of beef is only 80. As you can see your body absorbs whey protein faster and better, and without the saturated fat of animal products. It doesn’t mean you have to give up beef or chicken, but you can do 50/50 in your diet. 50% food protein, and 50% Whey Protein

The importance of Protein in your diet is crucial.   You can read about it in my Protein Post.

Whey is the highest quality of protein available. It has a rich source of branched chain amino acids (BCAA’s), the highest level of protein of any other food source.

Healthy Nutrition Facts

Whey protein comes from milk, the other kind of protein that comes from milk is Casein. Casein is different from Whey in the way it’s absorbed by the body.   It releases slowly into the blood stream and it is recommended to take it before bed.  Whey protein is absorbed very fast. 

There are three main types of Whey Protein. Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate and Whey Protein Blend. Whey Concentrate is about 75 % pure protein. Whey Isolate is the purest form, with removed fat and lactose.  And Whey Protein Blend contains both.  The difference is the quality and the price.

Whey Isolates are usually more expensive.

Whey concentrate is cheaper but it also contains higher levels of fat and lactose.

Whey Isolate has no carbs, lactose or fat.

Whey also has benefits as an antioxidant boost to the body’s immune system.

 If you are working out and trying to loose weight, you need to build muscle to burn the fat.

Whey protein will help you gain muscle much faster, then if you didn’t take any supplements at all.


Benefits of Whey Protein

Increases metabolic rate
Increases lean muscle mass
Reduces post workout muscle breakdown ( if you don’t get the right amount of protein after your workout to build your muscle, you body will start to break muscle down, then you wasted your time working out)
Speeds up your recovery time and faster muscle repair

Choosing which protein is for you depends on your budget. Whey protein isolate – the most pure form of whey protein.  Whey protein concentrate – not as pure, higher fat & lactose
Whey protein blend – a mixture of isolate and concentrate.  The more pure and high quality the product the more expensive it will be.

Before I use to believe that I don’t need supplements to see the results that I want, but I soon came to realize that I was wrong. I worked out really hard just to find out that I was not seeing the results I thought I would be. I decided to take a protein supplement, and within a week I noticed a huge difference in my performance but also how much faster I started seeing the results I wanted. In our daily nutrition it is hard to know if we are consuming the right amount of protein, and if you are not giving your body enough protein then you are flushing your efforts down the drain. There are ways of buying a good Whey Protein Isolate online, it’s less expensive. I never go to supplements stores because the prices are so absurd. I try to shop for my protein online, and I always get really good deals. Right now I am still trying out different brands of Whey Isolate and once I find my favorite one, I will be happy to share it with you 🙂 If you have recommends for Good Whey Protein please leave me a comment 🙂


PS – Read my post about Vitamins and Nutrition in the Modern World

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