Which whey to go???

Nowadays you will pick up a magazine and be bombarded with different protein supplement adverts

Whey protein isolate

Whey protein concentrate

Whey protein blend

Hydrolyzed whey protein

And so on…

Sometimes it may be hard to find out which one is really the right one to buy.

Is it all just scientific terminology for protein without much of a difference which one you go for ?…

Whey protein isolate – Whey protein isolates are the purest form of whey because the isolates have been processed to remove most of the lactose and fat. According to BodyBuilding.com, whey protein isolates contain up to 96 percent protein, which means this type of whey offers you the most protein per gram. Whey protein isolate products cost more than whey protein concentrates, but they also tend to be easier to digest. This means that your body can absorb the protein faster. Whey protein isolates also contain fewer carbs than whey protein concentrate.

Whey protein concentrate – The most basic type of whey is whey protein concentrate. Depending on the brand, whey protein concentrates contain anywhere from 29 to 89 percent protein. Concentrates with high protein levels generally contain low levels of lactose and fats.Whey protein isolate products cost more than whey protein concentrates, but they also tend to be easier to digest. This means that your body can absorb the protein faster. Whey protein isolates also contain fewer carbs than whey protein concentrates.

Whey protein blend – This is a blend of both whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate. The blend usually contains a good amino acid profile and has less lactose, carbs and fat than a whey protein concentrate. Although whey protein blends are usually a good bargain for money, they contain more carbs and fat than whey isolate, so choose depending on your goals.
 
Hydrolyzed whey protein – In this form, the protein is broken down into partially sized peptides. This means that the body can absorb the protein quicker and can be more beneficial for those with metabolic conditions. Used by serious athletes and bodybuilders, this is the least common type of whey as well as the most expensive. 

 

 
So there you have it ! A quick guide through on the different kinds of protein that you will come across.
 
If you are just starting out and trying to figure out where to go ? Keep it simple, stick with the whey protein isolate and progress from there.
 
 
Stay strong,
 
Andrew McGee