So in the bodybuilding world words “whey protein” is one that keeps ringing in everyone’s ears. You can buy whey protein from almost any place, heck even Wal-mart sell it although it is likely to be the cheap version! That’s when you know it is popular! And so I am going to give you some truth about whey protein..
As you know there are 2 types of whey protein, whey isolate and whey concentrate. The most popular being whey isolate.
But did you know that this whey protein be a nightmare to people trying to lose body fat, causing you gain more fat and also for the people trying to get more muscular even if you pay an arm and a leg for an “expensive” brand. Shake your head? Here is why…
The two worst times to drink whey protein are
1. During the day
2. In the evening
Now you’re shaking your head even more or scratching or both and wondering why…
Well no time is a good time to consume whey protein for the simple reasons.
1. Whey Protein Absorption – A review on the rate of protein absorption published in 2006 in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism reported that whey protein isolate absorbs at a rate of about 8g/hour. This is because it is not broken down into small enough peptides by the body’s enzymes in order for it to be absorbed.
The window of opportunity for post exercise protein absoption is about 1.5 hours so that leave you with a maximum of 12g of whey to be absorbed from a single serving. Which makes a fool of these shakes that give you a serving of 40g. Shake your head again because there is more…
Putting it simply, whey protein goes through our system too rapidly for it to be absorbed leaving the rest wasted, literally. So you are forking out big bucks on big brands and you are not getting the full benefit. There is a saying “you are what you eat” in fact I would challenge that and say “you are what you absorb”. Get it?
The truth about whey Protein continued….
2. Insulin Release Associated With Whey – Which of the two below raises your insulin levels?
1. White Bread
2. Whey Protein?
Well if you chose the high glycemic white bread you would be, erm 100% WRONG!!
Yep, a 2012 study published in Nutrition & Metabolism identified that the specific amino acids in whey protein stimulate beta cells to secrete more insulin than a similar amount of carbohydrate from white bread. And when there is insulin floating around in the blood fat burning stops.
So this makes it a no no for pre bed time shake or in the evening, or in the morning. Uh oh, so if I drink it at any time then I will be spiking my insulin? So what about post workout? Well as we discussed above even then you are limited to how much you can absorb within the “window of opportunity”.
And the solution is?
A Time Released protein blend.
whey Protein is a high quality protein with one of the highest biological values of any protein source, but it has two undeniable downsides in its very limited absorption rate and rapid insulin response.
So is it possible to enjoy the benefits of whey whilst not having the effects of the factors we just talked about?
Oh yeah…read on
The trick is to combine whey protein with other medium-speed and slow-digesting proteins such as milk protein and micellar casein.
This combination of those 3 proteins will reduce the overall insulin response from the whey while ensuring optimal absorption of each protein through its slower absorption rate, in other words you are getting optimal protein release throughout the day rather than it going into your system and coming straight out.
But don’t be fooled – most time-released protein blends are a total FRAUD. So many companies create hype with their “protein blends” that are nothing but cheap proteins and contain very little of the expensive slow digesting proteins. Moreover these sneaky companies use heated extraction methods which totally denatures the protein and makes it worthless. If that is not enough they hide their ingredients in their labelling by using words such as “propriety blends”. This is another word for “i don’t want you to know what I am putting in your shake”.
For BIOTRUST LOW CARB
The truth about whey protein at Biotrust…
The team at BioTrust Low Carb headed by Nutritionist Joel Marion and Josh Bezoni as well as some well respected names in the fitness industry on the advisory board have put together a true 25-25-25-25 blend of micellar casein, milk protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, and whey protein concentrate.
I have managed to twist my friend Joel’s arm (quite hard) and he has agreed that for my readers and for my readers only, if you pick up a 4-pack of BioTrust Low Carb today, you’ll score a whopping 25% savings!
The truth about whey protein at Biotrust is it contains no artificial flavours colours or sweeteners. The problems with artificial sweeteners are more than the scope of this article but I am sure if you google it and one big company in particular (*coughs*) you will find plenty that interests you.
Indeed more than one popular supplement companies were found to have high levels of Mercury, Lead, Arsenic and Cadmium in their whey protein. I am not going to name anyone *coughs* but feel free to google it.
It’s certified hormone-free, sourced from cows not treated with the potentially dangerous growth hormones rBGH and rBST.
It’s the very first, and currently the ONLY, protein product on the market to use a breakthrough new enzyme that has been shown to more than DOUBLE protein absorption. It tasted good too! I am already on my 4th shipment (I go through these like a tub of ice cream) they taste that good!! The thing that stands out they don’t get you bloated either.
Here is to better Whey Protein!