Whey Protein Concentrate (80% Protein)

Whey Protein Concentrate (80% Protein)
Whey Protein Concentrate (80% Protein)

Whey Protein Concentrate (80% Protein)

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Whey Protein Concentrate is an ideal way to increase the protein content of shakes, smoothies, foods, or desserts. It is 80% protein, low in fat, and contains essential amino acids. Perfect for those looking to boost their daily nutrition or muscle mass naturally.

 

Properties: 

  • No fillers or unwanted ingredients
  • Whey powder provides a big range of essential amino acids 
  • Helps increase strength & gain muscle.
  • Proteins are the main building blocks of the body. Good for skin, organs, tendons, muscles as well as hormones etc.
  • High in BCAA like leucine (growth) & cysteine (antioxidant).

 


Nutritional's per 100g:

  • Energy

    1,641/388

    kJ/kcal

    Calories from fat

    57.0

    Kcal

    Protein (Nx6.25)

    75.9

    g

    Carbohydrate

    6.9

    g

    - of which dietary fiber

    0

    g

    - of which sugars

    6.9

    g

    - of which added sugars

    0

    g

    Fat

    6.3

    g

    - of which saturated fat

    4.0

    g

    - of which trans fat

    0.2

    g

    Cholesterol

    184

    mg

    Salt

    0.5

    g

    Sodium

    190

    mg

    Vitamin A

    <21

    μg

    Vitamin D

    <1

    μg

    Calcium

    790

    mg

    Potassium

    870

    g

    Iron

    1

    ppm

  • Free of flavourings & fillers

Uses:

  • Add to smoothies or shakes
  • Add to cereals or oats
  • RDA 1 heaped 25ml scoop daily. Use 2-3 heaped 25ml twice daily for optimal results

Allergens:  

Milk and products thereof (including lactose)

Disclaimer: 

Products are produced in a factory that pack tree nuts, sesame, soya, gluten and dairy.

 

Whey protein is a type of protein commonly used as a supplement in sports nutrition and health foods. It is a byproduct of cheese production and is one of the two types of protein that can be derived from milk, the other being casein.

Whey protein is highly valued because it is a complete protein, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids that the human body cannot produce on its own. These essential amino acids are crucial for various physiological processes, including muscle building and repair.

There are three primary types of whey protein:

- Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC): This form contains low levels of fat and low levels of carbohydrates. The percentage of protein depends on how concentrated it is. Lower end concentrates tend to have 30% protein and higher end ones up to 90%.

- Whey Protein Isolate (WPI): This is further processed to remove all fat and lactose. It's typically at least 90% protein.

- Whey Protein Hydrolysate (WPH): This type is considered to be the "predigested" form of whey protein as it has already undergone partial hydrolysis – a process necessary for the body to absorb protein. WPH doesn't require as much digestion as the other two forms of whey protein.

Whey protein is often used by athletes and people who want to increase muscle mass and strength while losing body fat. Research suggests that it can aid in recovery after exercise, stimulate muscle protein synthesis, and promote muscle growth when coupled with resistance training.

It's also used by people who need to increase their protein intake, such as vegetarians or vegans, older adults, or people with certain health conditions.

Keep in mind that while whey protein can be a convenient way to increase protein intake, it's generally recommended to get protein from a variety of whole food sources when possible, and it's always important to consume it as part of a balanced diet.

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Some Facts About Whey Protein

Whey protein is a subject of numerous scientific studies due to its high nutritional value and potential health benefits. Here are some scientific facts and findings related to whey protein:

High-Quality Protein: Whey protein is considered a complete protein as it contains all nine essential amino acids. It's particularly rich in branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), including leucine, which is known to stimulate muscle synthesis.

Promotes Muscle Growth: Several studies have shown that whey protein can help increase muscle mass and strength. It is particularly effective when consumed right before, after, or during a workout. Muscle mass naturally declines with age, leading to fat gain and increased risk of many chronic diseases. However, this adverse change can be partly slowed, prevented, or reversed with a combination of strength training and adequate protein intake.

May Lower Blood Pressure: Some studies suggest that consumption of dairy products can lead to reduced blood pressure due to bioactive peptides called ACE inhibitors present in them. Whey protein, in particular, has been found to have a blood-pressure-lowering effect.

Helps with Weight Management: Whey protein can aid in weight loss and weight management. It provides a feeling of fullness and can result in reduced calorie intake. Moreover, it can boost metabolism, leading to a slight increase in the number of calories burned throughout the day.

Enhanced Recovery After Exercise: The consumption of whey protein after strenuous exercise can help repair muscle tissue and enhance recovery. It's especially effective if consumed within two hours after the workout, during the so-called "anabolic window."

May Improve Immune Response: Some studies suggest that whey protein may have a positive impact on the immune system. It has been found to boost the production of glutathione, an antioxidant that plays a crucial role in the immune response.

Highly Digestible: Whey protein is easily and quickly absorbed by the body, making it an ideal source of protein immediately after a workout.

Beneficial for Certain Health Conditions: Preliminary research suggests that whey protein might help with conditions such as inflammation, type 2 diabetes, and some liver diseases. However, more research is needed in these areas.

Remember, while whey protein has many potential benefits, it's not a magic solution for health or fitness. It should be used as a supplement to a balanced, healthy diet and not as a replacement for whole foods. As always, individuals should consult with a healthcare professional or a dietitian before starting any new supplement regimen.

Whey Protein is the perfect solution for Athletes:

  1. High-Quality Protein: Whey protein is a high-quality, complete protein containing all the essential amino acids that your body needs but can't produce on its own. It is especially high in branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), which play a crucial role in muscle development and repair.
  2. Rapid Absorption: Whey protein is quickly and easily absorbed by the body, making it an efficient way for athletes to supply their muscles with the necessary nutrients, especially after a workout.
  3. Muscle Repair and Growth: Intense athletic training breaks down muscle protein, which needs to be repaired and rebuilt to promote muscle growth. The amino acid leucine, found in large quantities in whey protein, is known to stimulate muscle protein synthesis, aiding in the repair and growth process.
  4. Enhanced Recovery: Consuming whey protein after exercise can aid in recovery by reducing muscle damage and improving muscle performance and muscle protein synthesis.
  5. Weight Management: Whey protein can increase feelings of fullness and increase metabolic rate, helping athletes maintain a healthy weight or body composition. This is important for many sports where weight and body composition can influence performance.
  6. Convenience: Whey protein is a convenient way to increase protein intake, especially for athletes who have high protein requirements or difficulty meeting their protein needs through food alone. It can be easily added to liquids like water or milk, and consumed before or after workouts, or at any time of the day to help meet protein needs.

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