Whey Protein Isolate or Whey Protein Concentrate?

Whey Protein Isolate or Whey Protein Concentrate?

What’s the difference between whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate? Some people think concentrate is better, or that it contains more protein than isolate. This is not the case.

Whey isolate is higher in protein content, usually 90%, minimum fat and virtually no lactose. Based on the Department of Food Science & Technology, the whey protein isolate can raise the glutathione levels in the prostate, which in turns may provide improve defense against prostate cancer.

Whey protein isolate is recommended for people lactose intolerant, for preparing the body to bodybuilding competition, for those wanting to losing weight while keeping muscle mass, or for those who had the body depleted of protein by surgeries or intense medical treatments like radiology or chemotherapy.

There is nothing wrong whether a whey product uses protein isolate or concentrate. The issue comes when the true content of protein is not disclosed.

The whey protein concentrate is obtained from whey in more than one concentration. Depending on the stage the protein is extracted, the concentration of protein can be 34%, 50% or 80%. Let’s look further at some products.

Some whey protein products advertise “protein blends”. A closer look at the label reveals the true concentration of protein is not disclosed. Often the blend contains 40% of protein or even less.

Where can you find the pure whey protein product you can trust? Ambio Life does not add fillers or use “protein blends” but the pure whey protein as it is obtained by micro-filtration.


Posted on November 15, 2010, in Fitness and Health. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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