Here at Active Sports we try to educate our customers so they understand what supplements they should be using and why.
Today the topic is WHEY PROTEIN.
Whey protein is a mixture of globular proteins isolated from whey, the liquid material created as a by-product of cheese production. This source of protein makes it a very good contender when it comes to amino acids and quality of proteins it contains. In fact, whey protein is one of the best sources of proteins that you can find.
Where does Whey Protein come from?
Whey is left over when milk coagulates, and contains everything that is soluble from milk. It is a 5% solution of lactose in water, with some minerals and lactalbumin. It is removed after cheese is processed. The fat is removed and then is processed for human foods. Processing can be by simple drying, or the protein content can be increased by removing lipids and other non-protein materials.
What are the Benefits of whey protein in sports?
With any type of exercise muscle fibres are broken down. If you no not provide your body with the amino acids it needs to repair then muscle tissue will struggle to reform and grow. The ideal source of these amino acids is Whey protein due to its fast digestion rate.
Whey protein benefits –
Increase lean muscle mass.
Aids in fat loss
Enhances Immune Function.
May help T-Cell activity and decrease wasting tissues during illness and increase well-being and recovery speed.
How much Whey Protein should I use a day?
That all depends on how much you get from your food. A person weight training to gain muscle mass should be taking in 1g of protein per 1lb of body weight.
Are taking Whey Protein Supplements better than food?
They only time taking a Whey Protein Shake is better than food is directly after training and the absorption rate is significantly faster than most foods. People use Whey Protein as part of there daily diet as it is a more convenient and often cheaper way to get the sufficient protein intake than food alone.
With all the facts taken in to consideration in my opinion Whey Protein is the most essential supplement for anybody training to increase muscle tissue or to repair tissue broken down from high intensity training.