Whey Protein is the seen as the staple of all proteins when it comes to come building lean muscle. There are many types of whey protein but the most recognised are Whey Protein Concentrate and Whey Protein Isolate. Many brands are driven by margin targets and use less premium sources of whey proteins with either a reduced protein content or less inferior amino acid profile or both in many cases.
Whey protein contains a high amount of Protein and usually a small amount of fat and carbohydrates along with vitamins and minerals. Protein is made up of structures known as amino acids, which are the build blocks of life. These are grouped into essential amino acids and non-essential amino acids, depending on whether the body can produce them or they have to be consumed through diet. There are three essential amino acids that are known as ‘BCA’ which is an abbreviation for Branched Chain Amino Acids. BCAA’s have been widely researched for the role they play in muscle protein building and repair. BCAA’s contain the amino acids called Leucine, Iso-Leucine and Valine, with Leucine being the main driver in muscle protein synthesis and typically comes in ratio’s of 2:1:1 or higher. Research shows it takes around 3g of leucine to activate muscle protein synthesis.
Here at the Protein Cupboard we recognised that people like to have the choice between whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate so we offer the most premium proteins available with our whey concentrate boasting 82% protein and our whey isolate boasting 95% protein, each with over 10g of BCAA’s per serving. In addition to this to build the complete amino acid profile we provide a formula which combines the taste of whey protein concentrate with amino acid profile of whey protein isolate to give you the best in terms of nutritional value, money value and taste which is known as 100% Whey Protein.
What Is Whey Concentrate?
Whey protein is made when liquid portions of milk are filtered through a refined filter. The liquid portion left over is known as liquid whey which is then spray dried in to powder called whey protein concentrate. Whey Protein can vary in the percentage of protein, fat and carbohydrates, typically it varies between 30-82% protein with 82% being the most premium source available which is why we only offer the best at 82% protein to guarantee you the best results possible from your exercise and nutrition.
What Is Whey Isolate?
Whey protein isolate is typically over 90% protein, many suppliers source isolate which is 90% protein but we have managed to push the limits and source a 95% protein! Whey protein isolate is made in a similar way however the process goes one step further through cross-flow microfiltration, which causes the protein to separate from fat and lactose, leaving a great percentage of protein behind. Whey isolate is less in fat and carbohydrates compared to concentrate and is used in calories restricted diets or competition preparation for athletes at the top of their game!
Our Whey is your Whey!
Choosing the right whey is ultimately dependant on many factors such as goal, budget and allergies. We have developed 2 options to suit all needs in the forms of 100% Whey Protein which is a unique blend of concentrate and isolate to offer a high protein percentage at a reduced price and we also offer Isolate 95 which offers 95% protein and a lower amount of fat and carbohydrates.