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Benefits of Whey Protein Powder

Benefits of Whey Protein Powder Whey Protein (aka lactalbumin) is the supplemental protein source of choice for many fitness enthusiasts. GENERAL FACTS Excellent source of sulfur amino acids (methionine and cysteine): Cysteine is the rate limiting amino acid for the synthesis of the antioxidant, glutathione. Balanced source of essential amino acids and peptides High protein efficiency ratio: One study showed that milk protein elicits greater increase in branched chain amino acid concentrations in peripheral tissues as compared to soy. Excellent source of branched-chain amino Excellent source of Crosses stomach glutamine acids (leucine, isoleucine, valine): Leucine is a both a key signal molecule for initiation and an important substrate for new protein synthesis. quickly and rapidly absorbed in the intestine (vs. casein which exits the stomach much slower). BENEFITS More Muscle One of whey protein powder's most sought-after benefits is its ability to increase muscle mass when combined with resistance training. According to the researchers, the high quality of whey and its rich concentrations of amino acids, particularly leucine, make it ideal for increasing protein synthesis - muscle building -- when combined with resistance training. Weight Control and Fat Loss High-protein diets are often effective in managing body weight. A study published in 2004 in "The Journal of Nutrition" tested the effects of a high-protein diet containing whey protein concentrate in an animal model. When compared to red meat, whey protein concentrate was more effective in reducing weight gain and insulin sensitivity. Whey protein supplements are also effective in increasing fat loss, while protecting lean muscle tissue Protect Your Cells HAmong the lesser known benefits of whey protein is its potential to protect against cancer through its antioxidant-promoting properties. A study published in 2003 in "Toxicology In Vitro" tested whether a whey protein isolate supplement could increase concentrations of the potent antioxidant substance, glutathione, for the purpose of protecting cells in the human prostate. The result was a significant reduction in oxidant-induced prostate cell death TYPES OF PROTEIN Protein shakes use different types of protein in varying amounts. They may include: Milk Whey Casein Egg Soy Rice The source of the protein and how it's purified during manufacturing may affect how well your body can use it. Although it's best to get protein through your diet, supplementing it with a combination of whey and casein is a good choice, as long as you tolerate dairy well, since both come from milk. Brought to you by DEALSHARE

Benefits of Whey Protein Powder

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Benefits of Whey Protein PowderWhey protein (aka lactalbumin) is the supplemental protein source of choice for mant fitness enthusiast.


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