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Whey Protein Isolate
Whey protein isolate is the purest form of protein in an easy to digest form. Whey is a complete and best protein for lean muscle too, with all the essential amino acids that our body cannot produce. In the isolate form, one gets more than 90% protein in the digestive system without any significant amount of fat or lactose, making it a great protein source for those with lactose intolerance.
Being a rich source of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA), whey also helps in muscle recovery and it is one of the best proteins for lean muscle. While it is the best quality protein for vegetarians, it is a good supplement to non-vegetarians who are not able to meet their protein requirements on a daily basis.
Whey stands tall among the protein ranks. The Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) of whey is 3.2, second to egg (PER = 3.9). It has the highest Biological Value of 104 with egg at 100. The Net Protein Utilization ranks whey (NPU = 92) second to egg (NPU = 94). The Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score for whey is 1, which is similar to egg, casein, milk and soy protein.
Whey protein can be consumed to meet one’s recommended dietary allowances.
Whey Protein Concentrate
Whey protein concentrate is a go-to supplement
- When you have no time to eat
- As a filler between meals
- For your travel plans
- When nothing is available to eat
- A great snack
- Also a good substitute to satisfy your cravings without an extra intake of calories
Milk has bioactive peptides that provide immunological protection, aid digestion and may also help in the certain health conditions. Whey protein concentrate retains these bioactive peptides that provide a wide range of benefits. Whether you have it post workout or to just meet your protein requirements, whey protein concentrate is easily acceptable across a wide age group.
Whey Protein Blend
While whey protein isolate is the purest form of protein and is usually costlier because of the technology used in getting a high quality end product. In addition whey protein isolate contains more protein per serving than its counter parts. Combining the two provides the best of properties of milk along with superior quality protein at an affordable price. The combination will have lesser protein per serving than whey protein isolate alone, but more protein per serving than whey protein concentrate alone.
To enhance the digestibility and absorption of the whey isolate, thereby increasing its bioavailability, we have added ProHydrolyase® which has proven to increase the supply of amino acids in blood by 20% as compared to having whey protein alone.
Enzymes are biological molecules (mainly proteins) that are naturally present in our body. They act as catalysts to the biochemical reactions within the body by increasing the speed of the reaction. Our body produces proteases (enzymes) of its own to digest protein. When whey protein is not broken into its smallest composition by these proteases, it stays in the digestive tract for a longer time period, causing discomfort such as cramping, bloating, nausea, pain etc.Protease supplements provide these enzymes that aid digestion, making BodyFirst Whey Protein Isolate one of the best protein powder for muscle gain.
1. Increased absorption of BCAA:
After the glycogen stores in your body are utilised to provide you with the fuel required to exercise, BCAA or the building blocks of protein are used as fuel. BCAA being essential amino acids are not naturally produced by the body but they are got through diet.
Leucine, isoleucine and valine constitute the BCAA and these are vital to both strenuous workouts and endurance athletes. They are popular in reducing fatigue in anaerobic and endurance sports.It helps in making BodyFirst Whey Protein Isolate one of the best proteins for muscle gain.
Adding BCAA around your workout regime reduces muscle loss, aids in muscle recovery and builds up on protein required for muscle synthesis. ProHydrolase® with whey protein enhances the blood levels of leucine by 5% as compared to having whey protein alone; leucine being one of the most critical BCAA.
Leucine regulates blood glucose levels, repair and growth of tissues in the skeletal muscle, bone and skin. Valine also assists in growth and repair of muscle tissue and preserves glucose utilization. Valine in blood level increases by 11% when ProHydrolase® is combined with whey.
2. Other amino acids:
Threonine: It plays an important role in the formation of collagen and elastin (connective tissues). It is involved in the liver functions and maintains the immune system. It also aids in the absorption of other nutrients. The level of threonine in the blood is increased by 6% with ProHydrolase®.
Arginine: It has good nitrogen retention ability, which is required for protein synthesis. It enhances the immune response. It is involved with the release of insulin and stimulates the production of growth hormone. The level of Arginine in the blood increases by 2.5 times (60%) when whey is combined with ProHydrolase® as compared to consuming whey alone.
Methionine: It helps in eliminating toxic wastes and in the regeneration of liver and kidney. The level of methionine in the blood is increased by 6% with ProHydrolase®.
Glutamine: It balances the acid and alkali levels and thus plays a role in reducing lactic acid, which is a by-product of anaerobic exercises. ProHydrolase® helps in increasing the level of glutamine in blood by 28%.
Phenylalanine: It is a precursor of tyrosine that enhances learning, mood, memory and alertness. There is 9% increase in the blood level of phenylalanine by adding ProHydrolase® to whey.
(Deaton J., Dawson H. and Davidson J. ProHydrolaseTM with milk protein whey in a Sports Protein Drink. Deerland Enzymes)
Whey bestows immunological benefits and to strengthen this advantage, probiotics are a part of our product. Probiotics are good bacteria that facilitate good health by maintaining the good microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract. There is abundant research to explain the role of these friendly gut bacteria in overall well-being.In addition, they are known to be immune boosters, adding to our goal of providing you with the best protein powder for men muscle gain (also).
Numerous studies have demonstrated the diverse beneficial effects of different strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus (La-14) validating its use as a probiotic. Lactobacillus acidophilus (La-14) survives the gastrointestinal conditions to render its immunological benefits.
Representatives of the Bifidobacterium genus naturally colonize the human gastrointestinal tract and are important for establishing and maintaining homeostasis of the intestinal ecosystem to allow for normal digestion. Their presence has been associated with beneficial health effects, such as prevention of diarrhoea, amelioration of lactose intolerance, or immunomodulation.
Bifidobacterium spp. has long been considered safe and suitable for human consumption. Bifidobacterium lactis (Bl-04) has been associated with delayed onset of respiratory tract infections by supporting the immune system of the nasal passage. It thus maintains health in active healthy adults. When the respiratory tract is healthy, it helps maintain a good breathing reserve that supports exercise.
(Reference: Gut health promotion. Available from: http://nchpjournals.com/journals/ctnr/ctnrv5p29_34.pdf [Accessed on 22 Nov 2017])