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  Whey Protein

Whey protein is a mixture of globular proteins isolated from whey. Whey protein is the ultimate source of protein. Whey protein is a rich source of branched chain amino acids containing the highest known levels of any natural food source. Whey protein is one of the two types of protein that comes from milk (the other – the casein protein).The Whey protein is a by-product, which comes during the process of cow’s milk being turned into cheese. Whey protein is more soluble than casein and also has a high biological value.
Whey protein is a supplement that helps to promote a healthy lifestyle. According to some studies it is known as Whey protein may possess some anti-inflammatory or anti-cancer properties. Whey protein typically comes in three major forms: concentrate, isolate, and hydrolysate.

  • Concentrates contain a low level of fat and cholesterol but, in general, have higher levels of bioactive compounds, and carbohydrates in the form of lactose — they are 29%–89% protein by weight.
  • Isolates are processed to remove the fat, and lactose, but are usually lower in bioactive compounds as well — they are 90 %+ protein by weight. Both of these types are mild to slightly milky in taste.
  • Hydrolysates are predigested, partially hydrolyzed whey proteins that, as a consequence, are more easily absorbed, but their cost is generally higher. Highly-hydrolyzed whey may be less allergenic than other forms of whey. They are very bitter in taste.

Whey protein is a very high quality complete protein that scores 1, with rich amounts of all the essential amino acids required for humans. Whey protein is an excellent protein for individuals of all ages, who consider the healthy diet helps to maintain and improve their health. Athletes use whey protein as their first choice and now a days it easily available in the markets. Whey protein helps to increase lean body mass.

Health benefits of Whey protein:


  • Whey protein helps in preventing cancer.
  • It enhances glutathione levels and enhances immunity.
  • It helps to increase whey protein.
  • It is useful for weight loss.

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