Edition No. 2 (P.S It really isn’t rocket science)!
The word isolate means to remain alone or to be separated
apart from others.
Therefore, it is called a protein isolate because various components are separated from the whey. (Whey is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained).
These separated components (such as fats lactose and frequently gluten), are NOT so much of a favourite with athletes
and others with a steady fat loss goal and more frequently, people suffering with Coeliac.
But what exactly are the benefits, and should YOU invest in a protein isolate?
With all the components such as fat, sugar and gluten removed from protein isolate powders, the purity is far more superior to a standard whey protein.
This also allows for a faster absorption rate into the body.
Faster protein synthesis = faster muscle repair and growth!
Seriously consider an isolate protein powder if:
- If you are carrying excessive fat.
- If you are pre-diabetic or you are already diabetic.
- Those with gastrointestinal problems such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
- You wish to reduce fat for a short-term reason, either as a competitive athlete or you have a goal such as a wedding or summer holiday.
- And as we previously mentioned, if you are a coeliac sufferer.
Compare a regular whey protein nutritional chart…
With a typical protein isolate nutritional chart below explaining the macro values at 100grms, 50grms and 25grms.
You can see immediately when comparing the contents per 100grams, the sugar is much lower and the protein content much higher in the protein isolate!
There are many brands of protein isolates currently on the market so ultimately it is up to you to read the nutritional values per serving and decide if the discrepancy in protein carbs and sugars amongst the brands could influence your goal!
Visit MG Nutrition now for advice and top-grade protein Isolates, our brands also include the very popular BioTech USA!