Which Whey – Concentrate, Isolate or Hydrolysate?

By |April 4th, 2018|Nutrition|

When it comes to protein, the type, amount and timing are all important. Research shows that whey protein is the preferred choice for weight loss and muscle growth (1). To truly reap these benefits, studies support consuming 20g - 40g of protein per meal, as well as after strenuous workouts (2). However, there are many different types of whey protein – concentrate, isolate, hydrolysate. Is one better than the others? Let’s break down the science. Protein Components, Absorption and Bioavailability To fully understand which protein form is best, it’s important to consider how protein works in the body. The nutritional effects a protein exerts on the body mainly depends on its amino acid profile, the rate of absorption, and the [...]

The Power of Protein: Soy vs Whey

By |August 16th, 2017|Featured Home, Nutrition|

Protein is essential for the growth and repair of muscles, and is an essential part of every cell in the body. There are 20 different amino acids that make up proteins, and it is the sequence of these amino acids that characterises the role of the protein. Of the 20 amino acids, eight are considered ‘essential’ as they are not able to be made by the body, so we need to get these from the diet. Animal protein sources provide all eight essential amino acids. With so many different types of protein available, it can be difficult to understand which is most beneficial. What is whey protein? Whey is one of two major types of protein found in milk, the [...]

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