Whey protein is a staple in most bodybuilders diets. While there are many forms of proteins such as hemp, soy, casein, etc., most fitness enthusiast are still choosing some form of Whey protein. But even under the classification of “Whey” there are still many subsets that can become overwhelming even for experienced lifters. Just go to your local vitamin shop and you’ll find yourself wishing you had a biochemistry degree to decipher some of those labels. Coupled with the fact that everyone from the guy at the gym counter to the Instagram model of the week claims to be an expert, it’s hard to figure out what you body really needs.
Because of this common problem, we’ve decided to give some basic info on three of the most common forms of whey protein, Whey protein Isolate, Whey protein concentrate, and hydrolyzed protein.
Whey Concentrate is a very basic form of protein. It can be found at pretty much any health food store, and at a pretty low price point to boot. This is a great protein for beginners looking to add protein to their diet without breaking the bank.
In some cases people find this form of protein hard to digest and have reported having a gassy feeling afterwards. This protein absorbs at a slower rate but still gets the job done as a pre or post workout option.