The ‘Whey’ to go
Not all protein is created equal. Some forms of protein, such as whey, are much better than others. Whey protein contains an incredible range of essential amino acids, which are absorbed quickly, another reason we love it so much! Numerous studies show that it can help you increase strength, gain muscle and lose significant amounts of body fat. However… whey is more than just protein. There are tons of other nutrients in there, some with potent biological effects. Whey protein has also been shown to have benefits for depression, blood pressure, blood sugar and even helping to treat symptoms of HIV and cancer. In fact, it is one of the best-studied supplements in the world.
What is whey protein?
Whey protein is a mixture of proteins isolated from whey. Whey is the liquid part of milk that separates during cheese production. Milk actually contains two main types of protein… casein (80%) and whey (20%). Whey is found in the watery portion of milk. When cheese is produced, the fatty parts of the milk coagulate and the whey is separated from it as a by-product. If you’ve ever opened a yoghurt container to see liquid floating on top, this is whey. Cheese makers used to discard it before they discovered its commercial value, who’d have thought? After being separated during cheese production, whey goes through a series of processing steps to become what people generally recognise as whey protein… a powder that is added to shakes, meal replacements and in our case ice-cream.
There are 3 different types of whey but the main difference between them all is the way they have been processed. Whey Isolate has 90% protein, or higher. Contains less lactose and fat, is extremely soluble, and is absorbed much easier into the body as a result. So to some things up, we’ve chosen the best possible protein with your physique in mind to enjoy absolutely anywhere, anytime.