What Wednesday: Whey Protein Concentrate

Whey Protein is the most used supplement on the market. It is has been around since the beginning of time...or when man learned how to make cheese. 

Funny Story/Fun Fact: Back in the day, cheese makers would make their cheese and dispose of the watery residue it sat in. It wasn't until they realized what this byproduct was until they started making it for profit. This watery residue was very high in protein and extremely low in calories. It went on to be called Whey Protein. Now whey protein is everything when it comes to building lean muscle. The only question left is what whey protein is best for you. 

There are three forms of Whey Protein: Whey Protein Hydrolysates, Isolate, and Concentrate. This "What Wednesday," we will talk about the most popular form, Whey Concentrate. Whey Protein Concentrate or WPC typically have a low (but still significant) level of fat but have higher levels of bioactive compounds as well as carbohydrates in the form of lactose. WPC typically range 29%–89% protein by weight, which ultimately determines its quality. When consuming it post workout, you want to have as much protein per weight as possible. That is why it is so important to make sure it comes from a trusted brand like Rule1 or Cellucor. They manufacture their products and maintain the utmost quality in that process. 

Whey Protein Concentrate also happens to be your best value when deciding between the whey options. There is the most supply and it requires the least amount of work to produce it.

Also, because of Whey Protein Concentrate's diverse macronutrient make-up, it allows the body to get the right nutrients post workout to begin the muscle building process. Whey Protein Concentrate is a top supplement for a reason. Check out our top selling Whey's here:

Rule1 R1 Whey Blend

Rule1 R1 Whey Blend

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey

Cellucor Cor-Performance Whey

Cellucor Cor Performance Whey


About the Author: Mike has been in the fitness industry for over 6 years mastering and understanding supplements. He focuses strictly on how particular ingredients create a cause and effect relationship in the body through supplementation. Ever since his passion was born for fitness and supplements, it has been his desire to educate and spread his knowledge. If you have any questions for him, please comment below.  

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