When you mention whey protein to most people, they immediately think of a supplement just for a bodybuilder. I disagree strongly, whey protein isn’t just for weightlifters, it is something everybody should be drinking on a regular basis for health and longevity. So what’s so magical about whey protein and why would I call it a “super food”?
Whey protein provides all 18 amino acids and contains naturally occurring bioactive components that regulate the immune system, such as immunoglobulin, lactoferrin, and cysteine. Whey protein is also one of the greatest foods for maximizing glutathione, the antioxidant that reduces free radicals to inhibit diseases of aging. In addition to expanding life span, whey has been found to reduce muscle wasting in the elderly, reduce the risk of diabetes, inhibit cancer development, and defend against cognitive decline.
Protein is essential in any nutrition regimen. Regardless of age or activity, whey protein has been found to support lean muscle mass and has also been found to be ideal for dieters trying to lose weight. Whey protein may spare muscle while losing body fat, which makes it essential for dieters.
Before you go out and buy just any protein, there are a few types of protein on the market. Shopping for whey protein is much like stopping at a gas station; would you want to put the cheapest gasoline you can find into your brand new Ferrari? Of course not! You want the premium gasoline, so why would you put a cheap whey protein in your body for optimizing health and performance?
Not All Whey Proteins Are the Same
Whey protein is a by-product of the cheese-making process; isolate being the dietary supplement created by filtering milk protein. Whey isolates have had their base component (water) eliminated and are usually considered nearly lactose and cholesterol free; they are at least 90% protein by weight. Whey protein goes through various processes, in particular, microfiltration before it can be considered a whey protein isolate.
The primary difference between concentrate and isolate whey is that the isolate is in a purer form. Furthermore, isolate contains more protein with less fat and lactose per serving size; whey isolate usually contains between 90-94% protein while whey concentrate has a protein ratio of 70-85%.
Clean Protein for Optimal Health and Wellness
There are many delicious flavored isolates available; cookies and cream, peanut butter, etc., but there is a reason they taste so good…artificial sweeteners.
I formulated the Infinite ONE 100% Whey Isolate, is naturally unflavored with no fillers, this advanced formula will provide your body with the pure, clean, high-quality protein you require to fuel your muscles while supporting overall recovery. It’s the premium blend of fuel for your high-performance body. I recommend using natural fruits in conjunction with Infinite One 100% Whey isolate or another favorite of mine is Infinite ONE 100% Whey Isolate mixed with Infinite Labs Sweet Potato Mix. I hope this article helps you make good decisions when you purchase protein powders.