Whey protein is one of the two milk proteins. Whey contains all essential amino acids and has numerous other health benefits. Because whey is the best all around protein it is by far the most popular in the protein supplement category.
Whey Protein is breaking through in a number of studies as being more than just a great muscle rebuilding protein. It is showing to lower cortisol levels and reduce stress, increase glutathione (improving immunity), reduce blood pressure, and aids in weight loss. Whey is a tasteless protein, making it a great additive to any recipe.
Whey Concentrate vs Isolate
Whey Concentrate: “Get the most bang for your buck.” It is low in lactose, as well as in fat and carbs relative to the nutritional value. Whey concentrate is the most popular and economical protein on the market.
Whey Isolates: Almost completely fat free and it is absorbed quickly into the system. Lactose free, with less fat and carbs then the concentrate. Because of the fast absorption, Isolates are better for post workout nutrition. Since it is a lighter protein, it tends to taste better than the concentrate.