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What Is Whey Protein Isolate?

| Articles | November 27, 2013

When you first get into body building, it won’t be long before you realize that you need a good protein supplement. Any experienced body builder will suggest whey protein, but what you really need is whey protein isolate. What exactly is whey protein isolate, and how is it different from other protein products?

A whey protein isolate is a product that essentially removed lactose, fat, and carbohydrates during the process of producing the whey protein. It has essentially been ‘isolated,’ so to speak. But, why is this whey protein isolate so important to your body building?

First, let’s look more closely at whey protein isolate. When you start shopping for this magic product, you will discover that whey protein isolate is a great deal more expensive than other whey protein products. This is because processing the whey protein isolate costs the manufacturer more, it is a higher quality product, and of course, it has more biological value. Although it may seem expensive, when you look at the benefits of whey protein isolate you will find that the expense is in fact justified. With that said, again, let’s look at why whey protein isolate is so important to you, as a body builder.

Whey protein comes from milk, and again, whey protein isolate has had the lactose, fat, and carbohydrates removed, so that only the purest form of whey protein remains. All your life, you’ve probably heard that milk is great for you, and while there are many health benefits of milk, there is a disadvantageit’s very fattening. Furthermore, whey protein products that are not whey protein isolate products are also fattening, just like milk.

Whey protein isolate, just like whey protein, has numerous body building benefits associated with it. It includes branched chain amino acids that are essential to building and maintaining muscle tissue. While you are building muscle, damage is also being done to those muscles, and whey protein is what is needed to replace what your muscles are losing, which in turn makes your body building efforts pay off better. Essentially, of all of the sources of protein out there, whey protein is at the top of the list in terms of how good it is for you, with whey protein isolate being at the very top of that list.

Aside from helping you to build muscle, whey protein isolate is also beneficial in boosting the immune system and detoxifying the body. Whey protein isolate also helps to boost your body’s natural pain relieving hormones, which enables you to continue your training schedule. Haven’t you ever wondered how body builders could train so hard day after day? The supplements that they use keep them from getting sore.

So, when you are shopping for whey protein supplements, look for whey protein isolate products, instead of regular whey protein products. The cost may be higher, but that cost is indeed justified, and you will notice the difference between the two different whey protein product types almost immediately.

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