Getting protein into your diet is key not only to your overall health but also to building up and maintaining strong powerful muscles. But it’s important to know the difference between whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate as a choosy and informed consumer.
According to The Sport Review, whey protein isolate (WPI) is key for those who are lactose-intolerant. Whey protein isolate is a specific form of whey protein that has had all of the fat and lactose removed. This is important as many people have lactose allergies and thus are unable to ingest whey protein in its concentrated form. At the same time, the isolate products still pack in the protein punch of the concentrated form.
Whey protein concentrate, on the other hand, is the concentrated form of whey, which, according to WebMD, is the watery portion of milk that separates form the curds during the process of cheese-making. As mentioned, this comes from milk, and thus cannot be consumed by those who are lactose-intolerant. Whey protein concentrate can be take as a food supplement and as an alternative to milk for those with the allergy. According to webMD, whey protein, in addition to providing fuel for muscle growth, might also help to bolster the immune system as well.
Both whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate are very often the typical ingredients in a protein shake blend or whey complex–those packages of powder that you get at the nutrition store to mix with water for a shake (including us here at Body360, natch!) Some products solely contain whey protein concentrate and some contain the whey protein isolate form. Some even contain a mixture of the two forms together. However, as we’ve already discussed, those who are lactose-intolerant must avoid the whey protein forms as the concentrated form of whey protein still contains lactose, which can result in a very unhappy you. Furthermore, it is still important to research products that use isolate and concentrate blends as many use a significantly lower amount of concentrate which still makes these types of mixtures a viable option for you.
We have great news, as we here at Body360 are proud to offer you our BodyOne Whey-Plex360, a unique product that offers you a blend of both whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate. In fact, our isolate is the most abundant ingredient, and is thoroughly stripped of all fat and lactose. BodyOne Whey-Plex360 contains 24 grams of isolate/concentrate per scoop, and the magic powder is loaded with amino peptides, branched chain amino acids, L-Glutamine and glutamine peptides as a great way to support muscle health and recovery both during and after your workout. Our blend also helps your body to restore its positive nitrogen balance.
Furthermore, we sweeten BodyOne Whey-Plex360 naturally with stevia; the mixture contains only 1 gram of naturally occurring sugar, Even better, we offer zero emulsifiers in the blend–just good , natural protein goodness! Although our shakes do not have a thick consistency , rest assured that it contains exactly–and only– what we promise: protein and important amines and nothing more. You can add BodyOne Whey-Plex360 to your favorite foods and drinks or enjoy it alongside natural fruits to add that protein punch you need (nay, deserve!).
You’ve tried the others; now give BodyOne Whey-Plex360 its day in court. With our unique elixir mix of whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate, we deliver a protein-packed wallop to help you get healthy and to give your muscle the right fuel for your workout. Get Plex’d today!