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The Facts About Whey Protein and Recovery

The Facts About Whey Protein and Recovery

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What is Whey Protein?

Whey protein is one of the two proteins found in milk, with the other being Casein Protein. When a coagulant (usually renin) is added to milk, the curds (casein) and whey separate. Whey protein is the water-soluble part of milk.

Whey is used as a protein supplement. It is very useful for hitting targeted daily protein goals. Whey is absorbed faster than other forms of protein, which means it also increases muscle protein synthesis used to break a fasted state.

Evidence Suggests

That consuming Whey protein has the following effects:

  • Aids in the process of fat loss
  • Increases muscle protein synthesis
  • Increases insulin sensitivity
  • Lowers bad cholesterol
  • Reduces triglycerides
  • Decreases apetite

Whey For Recovery

The addition of Whey protein to the diet may be needed in order to promote muscle adaptation during recovery from exercise in several ways:

  • Aiding in the repair of exercise-induced damage to muscle fibres.
  • Promoting training-induced adaptations in muscle fibres (e.g., synthesis of new proteins that are involved in energy production and/or force generation).
  • Facilitating the replenishment of depleted energy stores.