There are many forms of whey protein; most of the whey protein powders available will contain predominantly whey protein concentrate combined with whey protein isolate. There are also assortments of pure protein concentrates available as well as pure whey protein isolate.
Whey protein isolate is generally more expensive than the concentrate version; this is because it is the purest form of whey protein available and will therefore reveal the best results. Whey protein isolate also contains a higher biological value, which in fact means it contains more protein with less fat per serving, which will result in good results.
What is Whey protein isolate?
Whey protein isolate usually contains 90-98% protein, whilst whey protein concentrate contains only 70-85% protein. Whey protein isolate is therefore the highest form of protein available to date and it is sourced from milk. It is also easily absorbed into the muscles.
As well as muscle boosting properties, whey protein isolate is also said to have immunity boosting properties. Results have in fact shown it to raise the body’s glutathione levels within certain areas of the body.
Your choice of whey protein formula will depend on your budget. If you are able to invest in the purer form, by all means do so.
However, if your budget won’t allow you to stretch that far, you will still be able to see noticeable results with the whey protein concentrate.
Both of these products are readily available online, at an assortment of health food stores and also from body building stores.
Because there are so many brands of whey protein available, it is wise to read up a little on each prior to investing in the first one you come to. This way you can rest assured that you have invested in the formula that best suits your needs. You will be well on the way to a leaner body in no time!