Whey protein Concentrate vs Whey protein Isolate

Whey Protein Concentrate

Whey protein is basically a diary product. It is extracted  from the liquid that we get while making cheese. When you remove casein and water content from this bi-product, the left over residue is called whey protein concentrate.

whey protein concentrate is one of the most popular supplement for sports. Especially, it is much more recommended for body builders to build muscle mass. Since this is the fast digesting protein that helps in muscle recovery.

Whey protein concentrate is not highly processed one, meaning it is filtered and not heat treated. This ensures it is intact and pure. Whey protein concentrate is enriched with BCCA’s and Glutamine. It mixes with water easily giving you the perfect blend of protein shake. It is ideal for muscle growth and muscle recovery after a high intensity workout.

Whey Protein Isolate

Whey protein concentrate has 80% of protein content, where as whey protein isolate has around 90% of protein content. It is because whey protein isolate undergoes a process called cross flow micro filtration. That separates the lactose, fat and cholesterol giving us a pure form of protein as the end product.

So people who are looking for less fat content product, whey protein isolate would be the best choice. However, the price is higher than the whey protein concentrate. Whey protein isolate has lesser lactose than the whey protein concentrate, this makes it ideally for the athletes. However, whey protein isolate is expensive than the whey protein concentrate.

Note: Choose the product according to your goals. If you are looking for less fat, cholesterol and lactose. I recommend you to go for whey protein isolate. And if you are lean and would like to build muscle and put on some weight as well. You can go with whey protein concentrate.

There are no side effects. Anyone can use it according to their goals. Approximately 1 scoop of protein powder has 24 grams of protein. You can consume 1-2 scoops daily depending on the intensity of your workout.

Caution: People who are not working out on daily basis can consume half a scoop of protein powder.

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This article was written by Adarsh

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