Benefits of Whey Protein

Wednesday, July 1 2015 1:58 PM

Whey protein can help with muscle building, toning, weight loss, osteoporosis, bone density, lowering blood sugar, and boosting metabolism. Many studies have shown that whey protein can possibly help increase strength, gain muscle, and lose significant amounts of body fat. Proteins are the building blocks of the fibers in the muscles.

Proteins are assembled from amino acids. Proteins that supply all the amino acids are considered “complete” and whey protein is full of them.

Whey protein contains a wide range of essential amino acids which are absorbed quickly. Some amino acids are produced by the body’s cells while others are received through food intake. The ones that we must get through foods are termed “essential” amino acids.

For a very high content of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs), whey concentrates or blends tend to be the best option. It is less expensive and retains most of the beneficial nutrients found naturally in whey.

Taking whey protein is an easy and convenient way to add 25-50 grams of top-quality protein to your daily intake. This can be important to gym-goers, bodybuilders, and anyone who needs to lose weight. Plus, taking a whey protein supplement can also help boost your protein & BCAA intake.

For the 25-40-year-old person with a moderately active lifestyle, a recommended dosage of whey protein is 1-2 scoops (around 25 to 50 grams) per day. Dosages can vary based on age and activity levels.

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