• Siddharth Chadha

Whey Protein:Types,benefits and side effects

Updated: Apr 12, 2020

What is Whey Protein?

Whey protein is a mixture of protein isolates from,which is the liquid part of milk that separates during cheese production.Milk actually contains 80% casein protein and 20% whey protein (different types of protein). After being separated during cheese production,whey goes to various processing steps to become what people generally recognize as whey protein powder,which is added shakes,meal replacement and protein bars.Consuming what protein is a easy way to add adequate amount of protein in your daily diet.this can be important for body builders and gym enthusiast and as well as people who need to loose weight.Whey protein comes in three different types.

Types of Whey

Whey protein concentrates

It is a concentrated type of protein as it maintains more nutrients than other types of whey because of the processing method. It is the cheapest and most common form of whey protein.

Whey protein isolates

It is quicker to digest than concentrated form of protein.In this form of whey protein most of the fats and carbs are removes and because of fats and carbs removal it is mostly suitable for people who have issue of lactose intolerance .It have higher concentration of BCAAs(Branch Chain Amino Acids)which makes protein absorption /synthesis easier and faster.

Whey protein hydrolyzed

It is processed whey protein in which little building blocks called peptides are broken down in pre-digest state for super quick absorption.It can also taste a bit bitter because of processing methods.

Is whey protein safe to consume?

To understand if whey protein is dangerous, we need to understand two aspects of whey protein:-

  • Quantity of whey protein consumed

If you consume 10 gm of whey protein daily there won't be a problem,but if you consume high amount of whey protein i.e 50-70gm daily,it can be dangerous for your body as it can damage your kidneys.

  • Digestion of whey protein

Many people face problem with protein digestion probably due to absence of good amount of enzymes in your body and if protein is not digested properly it will not provide any benefit to your body and will put more stress on the kidney and liver.

Whey protein is an exceptionally healthy way to add more protein to your diet. It's a quality protein source that is absorbed and utilized efficiently by human body.Whey protein is particularly important for athletes, body builders or people who need to gain muscle mass and strength while loosing fat.When it comes to muscle gain and fat loss,protein is the best nutrient.Whey proteins seems to be even better than other forms of quality protein.

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