Whey Protein: a Nutritional Breakthrough for Weight loss.

 Whey Protein: a Nutritional Breakthrough for Weight loss

Research continue to indicate that the milk-derived compound known as whey may be a valuable weight-loss aid.

Whey is the un-curdled liquid remains of milk that coagulates after the cheese has been strained out. Whey is made out of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein and possess  weight loss and muscle-building properties. These vital peptides are present in miniscule amounts in pre-processed form and, unfortunately, are filtered out of the final product or damaged (denatured) by a high heat or acidic filtering process.

The protein content can range from 35% to 95% whey protein. Obviously, the higher the protein concentration, the more processing (filtering) is needed which adds to the cost. Generally, when the protein level reaches >90% concentration, it's considered WPI (whey protein isolate).


Micro/nano-filtration whey proteins are cold-processed, cross-flow and probably the finest whey protein on the market today.


Fat Burning Tool

Consumption of whey before exercise supports fat burning and may help those who exercise to gain or maintain lean body mass, according to a study conducted in Paris, France. 

The French scientists studied male rats that exercised for two hours daily for more than five weeks. One group of rats exercised in the fasting state, with no food before exercise. Three other groups of rats exercised one hour after consuming a meal enriched with either glucose, whole-milk protein, or whey protein.

The results were: Compared to fasting, the glucose meal increased glucose oxidation and decreased lipid oxidation during and after exercise. This means that the glucose-fed rats burned sugar over body fat as an energy source. By contrast, the whole-milk protein and whey meals preserved lipid oxidation and increased protein oxidation, indicating that fat burning was maintained and that protein was also used as a fuel source.

The whey meal increased protein oxidation more than the whole-milk protein meal, perhaps because whey’s excellent solubility allowed for its rapid absorption and use as fuel.

One of the study’s most interesting findings relates to body weight, which increased in the group receiving food and supplements compared to the fasting group. In the groups that received either glucose or whole-milk protein, the increase in weight was from body fat. However, in the whey-fed group, the weight increase reflected an increase in muscle mass and a decrease in body fat. Whey thus appears to be the preferable choice for supporting improvements in body composition.

Whey thus offers promise for those hoping to add muscle mass and lose fat. 

How Much to Take?

 Whey Protein: a Nutritional Breakthrough for Weight lossConsuming 60g/daily of whey protein for 6 months can lower body weight, decrease body fat and lose more inches around the waist.

When You're Done Cool down and stretch! Take five minutes to do medium-to-low intensity cardio and follow it up with a stretch for the quads, hamstrings, calves, inner thighs and arms!

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Dated 19 February 2013


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