Whey Isolate / Whey Protein Isolate
Whey Protein is an animal protein that is extracted from the whey of cow’s milk and filtered. It is available as a concentrate, whey isolate or hydro-isolate. All products are differently concentrated and contain small quantities of fats, carbohydrates and lactose in different amounts.
For beginners, whey protein concentrate is mostly sufficient. But ambitious bodybuilders and strength athletes, as well as other sportsmen, rely on whey isolate or the more expensive hydro-isolate – especially before competitions, when the body should receive even less fat and carbohydrates, or in the definition phase.
Whey isolate: There’s a lot of good in it!
In addition to a high protein content, whey protein is characterized by the large number of vitamins such as vitamins B1, B2 and B6, BCAAs and amino acids such as glutamine, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and lactose.
Many bodybuilders, fighters, competitive athletes and strength athletes choose whey protein or whey isolate when they want an additional intake of proteins. You should always avoid whey protein and whey isolate if you have a food allergy. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients (please refer to the respective product), you can opt for herbal alternatives or Beef Protein instead of whey protein isolate. People with lactose intolerance can partially use whey isolate, as the lactose content is just one percent. The animal protein is of course not suitable for vegans, but it is fine for vegetarians who eat milk products.
Advantages of Whey Isolate at a glance:
- pure animal – i.e. natural – protein source
- contains amino acids, vitamins etc.
- supports muscle building
- promotes muscle maintenance and regeneration
- low fat content
- only a few carbohydrates