When it comes to protein powder, all are certainly not created equal. In the world of strength training, whey is king. Whey protein supplementation combined with strength training improves muscle protein synthesis and promotes the growth of lean muscle tissue.

But it’s not just gym goers and fitness fanatics who can benefit. Whey is a complete, high-quality protein, containing all of the essential amino acids (those which the body cannot make on its own), which makes it an excellent protein source for individuals of all age groups and fitness levels.

Because whey protein contains a large amount of essential and non-essential amino acids relative to carbohydrates and fat, it is often included as part of most low-carb and high-protein diets.

What Is Whey Protein?

Whey protein is actually a term used to describe a group of globular proteins that can be separated from whey. When cow’s milk is used to manufacture cheese, it also leads to the production of whey, which may or may not be discarded. It is a mixture of lactoglobulin, alpha-lactalbumin, and serum albumin.

Similar to protein found in egg white, whey protein can also be irreversibly changed by heat. When made part of the pasteurization process, it becomes less bio-active. If not, whey protein naturally becomes bio-active which basically means it contains a high concentration of cysteine and consequently glutathione, an antioxidant that is essential to improved fitness and health.

Bio-active whey protein is an active source for protein but exposure to extreme heat can easily reduce the amount of cysteine in it without affecting its protein content and basic food value.


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The Major Benefits Of Whey

  • It helps to increase strength and improve body composition
  • It helps to promote weight loss by boosting metabolism and suppressing appetite
  • It includes all of the essential amino acids (those which the body cannot make on its own) which help to build, repair, and preserve muscle tissue
  • It helps to promote a strong immune system
  • It may help to reduce inflammation
  • It may help to lower cholesterol
  • It may help to reduce blood pressure

Why Pregnant Mothers Love Whey Protein

Many OB/GYN’s advise their pregnant patients to increase their intake of whey protein because it provides the basic amount of amino acids needed by growing infants. An increased intake of whey protein will naturally improve and speed up the development of the baby. Also, increased intake of whey protein will indirectly improve the immune system of the baby. In its growing stages, it is highly vulnerable to different types of illnesses. With the help of whey protein, it grows faster and better and more equipped to defend itself against any health complication.

A Weapon Against Degenerative Diseases

Degenerative diseases commonly affect three systems in particular: the nervous system, the muscular system, and the skeletal system.

Although rarely curable, degenerative diseases can be treated through chemotherapy, surgical operations, and a proper diet. Whey protein is often a part of this diet because of its rehabilitative benefits especially when it comes to muscle growth. Cancer, diabetes, and AIDS have symptoms that cause muscle strength and growth to deteriorate, an undesirable effect that can be combated with an increased intake of whey protein.

Where To Buy Whey Protein

Whey protein is sold as a powder and is easy to incorporate into the diet.

25-50 grams per day (1-2 scoops) is a commonly recommended dosage.

You can find commercial whey protein in most supermarkets, vitamin shops, nutrition stores like GNC, and other specialty food stores specializing in health food.

If you want my personal recommendation, I refer all of my clients to Poliquin Group, as I believe their pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplement line is of the highest quality. To buy Poliquin Whey Stronger 2.0: CLICK HERE


Keep in mind that excessive consumption of anything is never beneficial. Taking too much whey at any given time may cause stomach pains, cramps, nausea, or headaches.

If you are lactose intolerant, whey isolate is more suitable than whey concentrate because it has less lactose content.

Bottom Line

Whey protein is not just for lifters, it has many powerful health benefits for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Committed To Your Health,

Online Fitness Coach Brian DonovanBrian Donovan is a certified fitness and nutrition coach, and the founder of Online Fitness Coach – an online fitness program where clients get direct coaching and personalized training and nutrition plans. Coach Brian was voted Chicago’s “Best Personal Trainer” by Chicago Reader magazine, Best Of Chicago 2014 edition. He has been featured in magazines such as Muscle & Fitness, Chicago Reader, Voyage Chicago, Bach Performance, and The Personal Trainer Development Center (PTDC).


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