Benefits of Whey Concentrate
Whey concentrate is created as part of the cheese-making process. The filtering associated with this process results in highly digestible and complete proteins, which contain low levels of fat and carbohydrates. Whey concentrate consists of about 80% protein and contains all of the essential amino acids, including all three branched-chain amino acids responsible for muscle protection, protein synthesis and immune strength.
Difference between Concentrate & Isolate
Both whey concentrate and whey isolate undergo a process that creates highly digestible and usable ingredients that benefit the body in a cellular level. Compared to whey isolate, whey concentrate has a slightly lower protein content and contains slightly more carbohydrates, lactose and fat.
Impact for Athletes
Whey concentrate delivers high concentrations of amino acids: the building blocks of muscles, bones, cells and connective tissue. In whey, these are available in a pure form without additional calories from fat or sugar.
Amino acids, especially branched-chain amino acids, help to boost the effects of athletic training by preventing muscle breakdown and aiding in cellular repair. Amino acids are utilized by the body during and after a workout, and have been shown to curb the negative side effects associated with prolonged endurance training.
Active adults should consume about half a gram of whey protein concentrate per pound of body weight to see optimal results. Endurance athletes should consume roughly .8 g per pound of body weight.
Our whey concentrates are sweetened with stevia, never sucralose, and produced from milk that’s been pasteurized at low temperatures to preserve the enzymes necessary for easy digestion and absorption.
Our whey comes from healthy cows that are fed pesticide-free grass without the use of antibiotics, hormones or chemicals. The milk taken from grass-fed cows contains higher concentrations of conjugated linoleic acid, vitamins and antioxidants.
A healthy cow also makes for a healthy environment. Grazing greatly reduces soil erosion and water pollution. Because grazing cows are not raised on farmed grains, corn or soy, this method also preserves valuable fossil fuels by minimizing the use of machinery used for tilling, harvesting and more.