What's bettter, Whey Protein Isolate or Whey Protein Concentrate?
Both are great sources of protein for muscle health and each with its unique strength.
Is one superior than the other?
Is one better value than the other?
Well, let’s explain each one.
What is Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC)?
Whey Protein Concentrate is the slower digesting of the two, generally about 2 hours to break down and digest which is still quicker than most foods which can take about 4-6 hours.
This form yields a protein percentage of an average of 70%+
This form comes some carbs, sugar In the form of lactose and a small amount of fat which also favours its flavour profile making it even tastier & creamier, yum!
Now, bear in mind the amount of carbs and fat is still minimal in comparison to the high percentage of protein when comparing to other high protein sources and is nothing that should concern anyone unless they are lactose intolerant or very calorie restricted.
This form is generally the more “economical” form of protein and is commonly found in combination with WPI rather than stand alone.
What is Whey Protein Isolate (WPI)?
Whey Protein Isolate is the faster digesting of the two, usually absorbed within the hour of consumption.
This protein is one of the most derived forms of protein leaving it with in some cases less than 1g of Fat and less than 1g of sugar, yielding over 85%+ purity!
The purity and rate of absorption makes this extremely easy for a large group of people to digest, even some that are lactose intolerant.
Due to its benefits and purity, this form is commonly more sought after when protein is requested.
What is the best way to take Whey Protein?
It's recommended that 20-30g of Whey protein is made with water and consumed within an hour of strenuous activity.
If possible with a carbohydrate source such as fruits, oats or Carbohydrate Powder for optimal nutritional recovery.
In conclusion, it is not that one is better than the other, it is a matter of finding what’s suits your:
Lifestyle, goal, budget & flavour palette.
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