What is Whey Protein? (Protein Shake)


As you look through your social media, you’ll
typically see your “fit” friends posting their self-indulging pictures of their workouts,
their progress, and of course, the supposed healthy food they eat. And undoubtedly, you’ll bump into the occasional
post of the awesome protein shake they took right before they hit the gym. And by far the most popular protein shake
comes in the form of Whey protein. So, what exactly is whey and how can it help
you with your fitness gains? Whey is a source of protein naturally found
in milk. When mixed with rennant, a complex mix of
coagulant enzymes, milk curdles and separates into different constituents. One is the aforementioned whey, currently
in its liquid form and the leftover curds are used to make cheese and also whey’s
not-as-popular little brother known as casein. The liquid whey is then pasteurized and dried
out to create the familiar powdery product we find in store shelves. So, what’s in this whey that makes it so
special? The obvious stuff is the protein, and whey
has quite a diverse amino acid profile. It contains amino acids such as the common
glutamine, the dopamine aide tyrosine, nitric oxide booster arginine, and others such as
lysine, glycine, phenylalanine, and aspartic acid. But in terms of building muscle, whey also
contains the ever-crucial branch-chained amino acids. As we know now, the presence of BCAAs, especially
leucine, in our body paired with resistance training, immensely improves muscle protein
synthesis. And with about 3 grams of leucine per serving,
whey protein most definitely can improve your gains at the gym. And the awesome thing about whey amino acids
is that they form larger peptides and proteins that serve more health benefits. Perhaps the most beneficial for adults are
the immunoglobulin and lactoferrin proteins, which can aid your immune system, as well
as having anti-cancer and anti-aging effects. Whey protein is not exactly 100% all protein. Being a dairy source, it naturally contains
some fat and the sugar lactose. As with any dairy product, this can problematic
for those that are lactose intolerant. Fortunately, there are different options. Without getting too detailed on the different
types of whey processing methods, just understand that each process has the goal of isolating
the protein in whey from the lactose, carbs and fats as much as possible. Problem is, some of the more intense separation
methods, such as whey ion exchange and whey hydrolysate, tend to “denature” the proteins,
losing the added health benefits for the sake of having more protein per gram and making
the protein quicker to digest. Whether you consider having more protein or
having added health benefits more important is your choice. But the most common whey proteins found in
stores are whey concentrate and whey isolate. And if your main goal is gainz, these are
some top-notch options. For those that are not lactose-tolerant, whey
concentrate has up to 80% protein and the lactose can serve as a glucose source, powering
your anaerobic energy system, thus, powering your lifts. For people looking for mainly protein or are
lactose-intolerant, whey isolate clocks in at above 90% protein with limited denaturation,
and little to no lactose. Also, keep in mind that most of these whey
protein shakes will have added flavoring, adding more sugar to its contents. But now, you’re probably wondering, “Do
you actually need whey protein in the first place?” The answer… again… as always, is “it
depends.” As great as whey protein can be, the protein
in it can also be found in real food. Your consideration largely depends on the
amount of protein you’re already consuming. If you’re already cranking down a solid
amount of protein, such as .8 to 1.5 grams per kilogram of bodyweight, then adding extra
whey isn’t going to make a huge difference. Now, if you’re trying to lose body fat and
preserve lean mass at the same time, whey supplements might help you meet your protein
goals without the additional calories as well as helping you feel more full throughout your
day. For every other goal, it should be considered
as a matter of convenience. Sometimes reaching your daily protein intake
with food can be understandably difficult. Chugging down a whey protein shake can be
easier than chomping down two pieces of chicken breast. Ultimately, you should think of whey protein,
or any other protein supplement for that matter, the same way you think of the protein you
eat. They are essentially the same. With that being said, if you feel like your
gains have been better with drinking a protein shake, then continue to do so. If you don’t think it will help you, simply
don’t take it. The choice is up to you. Go ahead and share your own thoughts of whey
protein in the comments. Like and share the video if you enjoyed it
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100 thoughts on “What is Whey Protein? (Protein Shake)

  1. I see whey protein as a alternate food source. Alot of people who can't afford to bulk will take around 6 scopes of this stuff a cheaper and faster alternative. Definitely a good meal replacement

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  3. My doctor said that whey is hard on the kidneys , when I asked for an explanation she said it’s a lot of science stuff

  4. I just finished my biology course on macromolecules at my high school. Honestly, that course fought me more useful information about what I eat than anything else has and it was just one unit in a semester! Highly recommend taking it for people who want a better understanding of this stuff

  5. 🤣🤣what SUPPOST healthy food we post….in my case the junk that i post..cause that is the lie…i post junk to make it seem like im a normal person who eats junk😂😂😂

  6. As a vegetarian, I find whey helps a bit. Also, even if you aren't seeking to build muscle, it's good to just have it as something to have for nutrition. It's also cheap if you know the right places to buy.

  7. I love science. I can't wait for the day they they find evidence that religion is just a book written by people that want to dictate and make people think they will be safe and shit once they are dead. Protein Shakes as I don't always have time to cook or eat

  8. Stay a-whey! Just had a whey protein bar and I feel so sick it hurts. It was supposedly “cookies and cream” flavor but it was pretty disgusting too. Definitely not worth it. I used to be lactose intolerant when I was younger. I was one of those kids that got a juice box instead of grabbing a milk carton in the lunch line. Pretty sure I’m lactose intolerant again unfortunately. Now I know, thanks for the video!

  9. is it okay for me to drink it ?? im a 16 yr old and i want to go to gym because im too skinny everyone is kidding ☹️

  10. PictureFit
    Whey = SpellCraft number 7 for freemasonry!! "Whey Protein" = SpellCraft number 13 for freemasonry!! "Whey Protein" is freemason Death Cult Clubs Poison. It has No Nutritional Value At All like ALL Milk and Milk products. EveryOne Keep Away from "Whey Protein" Shit.

  11. Is it okay to drink protein shake everyday even if i miss gym 2 or 3 days a week? I do high intensity work out…

  12. 8 eggs ,half kg potatos ,8 bananas , almonds , honey, 2 Apple's I eat in a day so there is no need of whey protein for me

  13. I got whey protein it is great. I am 5 10 140 lbs and now I have gained about 5 or 6 pounds since I got it and my body fat has gone down. Great supplement for adding weight and burning fat.

  14. It shouldn't be seen like that it's just an easy way to add more protien. I come home from training at 9pm so I just quickly drink a shake and some fruit I didn't have to take chicken for example cook then eat it at the same time making it enjoyable(I'm a bad cook)

  15. Whey protein is good if you dont have enough budget for doing expensive meal prep full of meats etc.

  16. Just eat fish and tuna lol
    Dude nah sorry it's not it depends here Harward posted an article about protien shakes look at it

  17. the funny thing it is called whey protein, but it is not made of whey, whey is what lefts after you get protein, dumb english sometimes.

  18. Hi there! I was hoping someone could help advise me as I’m absolutely clueless about this stuff. I’m a skinny guy, it runs in the family, and I try eating as much as I can but I always fill up way too fast. If I continue eating then I feel like vomiting and choking on my food. When I try working out, I do heavier weights and less reps. I’m trying to build decent amount of muscle but I don’t want to be huge (though I don’t think I have to worry about that considering how much of a stick I am). Is whey a good option if this is what I’m struggling with? And are there negatives that haven’t been mentioned in this video regarding health risks in the future? I’ve for some reason always has negative connotations with protein powder but never really understood why, if it’s just social stereotypes or actual fact. If anyone’s able to provide some insight, I’d really appreciate it. Thank you 🙂

  19. Background music is bad and unprofessional, it distracts you from listening. This is why you are getting too many thumb downs

  20. Are supplements bad for stomach? Sorry but my stomach sucks Everytime I take painkillers it just hurts a lot for days, so i don't take pain killers anymore, that's why I'm so scared

  21. me: "what is WHEY?"
    PictureFit : "a complex mix of coagulant enzymes, bla blah blah constituents bla blah blah aforementioned blah blah blah amino acids blah blah blah glutamine, dopamine aide tyrosine, nitric oxide booster arginine, lysine, glycine, phenylalanine, aspartic acid. Leucine, muscle protein synthesis, immunoglobulin, lactoferrin proteins blah blah blah blah blah!"
    me: "…. okay I no understand"

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