No other macronutrient is more essential to muscle growth and recovery than protein. Research shows that active individuals need 1.5-2.2 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight daily
for optimal nitrogen balance and to promote muscle growth/recovery.
This amount is often difficult to meet through a balanced diet, which
is why individuals often turn to whey supplementation to support their
protein requirements. However, not all whey proteins are created equal.
In a market saturated with hundreds of whey proteins, it is hard to
know that what you see on the label is what you are actually getting.
Many companies use confusing labels and deceptive claims to hide lower
quality proteins and cheap ingredients. Therefore, full label
disclosure, quality, digestion rate, and preparation method should all
be considered before selecting a whey protein.
The most common forms of whey are whey protein isolate and whey
protein concentrate. Whey protein isolates digest and absorb rapidly
and are, gram for gram, the purest form of protein available (90% pure
protein). This level of purity is achieved through a cold cross-flow
micro- and ultra-filtration process that removes the larger,
less-absorbable protein molecules while also filtering out fat, lactose,
and ash that can be present in whey concentrates and substandard
protein powders. Furthermore, this process does not denature the
valuable proteins and peptides in whey, so the protein itself is of a
Studies suggest the ingestion of fast-acting protein sources,
such as whey isolates, can increase amino acid levels in systemic
circulation and stimulate robust increases in protein synthesis,
arguably the most important physiological factor in existence when it
comes to muscle growth, strength, and recovery. What's more, since whey
protein isolates are generally low in carbs, lactose free, fat free,
cholesterol free, and gluten free, it makes it the perfect choice for
low-carb dieters, lactose intolerant individuals, or athletes who want
to get ripped while packing on muscle. Simply put, isolates are the king
of the whey protein jungle.
On the other hand, whey concentrates contain less protein on a
gram for gram basis. The process used to create whey concentrates does
not go through as many fine filtration steps, resulting in a product
that can be anywhere from 25-80% pure protein. Furthermore, whey
concentrates, due to the filtration process used, contain higher amounts
of fat, cholesterol, and lactose, the last of which may cause
gastrointestinal distress and bloating in some individuals.
When taking a product containing whey concentrate, it may be a
guessing game as to how much pure protein you are getting per serving.
Look closely at the label—unless it says whey protein concentrate 80
(WPC 80), you may be getting a lower quality protein, cheating you of
the muscle building and recovery benefits of a higher quality protein.
Unfortunately, using lower quality whey concentrates in a protein powder
is a common tactic used by unscrupulous supplement companies in order
to pad their bottom lines at your expense. The label may still proclaim
100% whey, but the quality of that whey may be as little as 25% pure
protein. In summary, whey concentrates are a lower quality and cheaper
grade protein compared to whey isolates, and it is best to avoid using
products that contain a whey concentrate where the purity is unknown.
A Quick Glance at Whey Isolates vs. Whey Concentrates
% Pure Protein
Fat & Lactose Free
Cold, cross-flow ultra-filtered
NutraBio 100% Whey Isolate... For 100% Results
No other protein on the market comes close to providing the level
of quality and transparency as NutraBio's 100% Whey Protein Isolate.
Although the industry makes it seems like non-proprietary blends and
non-amino spiked proteins are something new, the fact is NutraBio
pioneered this trend over 15 years ago. For us, it has never been a
question of when is it a good time to start being honest. We focused on
creating the most superior protein possible, and we've done just that
with our 100% Whey Protein Isolate.
But don't take our word for it. In 2015, NutraBio 100% Whey
Protein Isolate won the people's choice award in the Protein Wars
sponsored by Stack3D. In this knockout style competition, the public
voted for 48 of the most popular protein supplements on the market.
After 8 weeks of competition, NutraBio 100% Whey Protein Isolate was
crowned champion, taking 72% of the final votes. What's more, NutraBio
100% Whey Protein Isolate has been Stack3D 3rd-party certified to meet
label claims and to be free of protein spiking.
If that wasn't enough, SupplementReviews.com, the most trusted
independent source for supplement information on the net, gave NutraBio
100% Whey Protein Isolate a 9.5 out of 10 rating. It also happens to be
the #3 (top rated) overall product and the #1 most effective whey
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Here is what others are saying about NutraBio 100% Whey Protein Isolate:
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- "NutraBio Isolate Protein - Another shining example of supplements done right." - Submitted by ODAAT365 via SupplementReviews.com
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- "The only protein I may ever buy again!!!!" - Submitted by poppapat1503 via SupplementReviews.com
With each serving of NutraBio 100% Whey Protein Isolate, you can
be confident you are getting 25 grams of the cleanest, purest protein
on the planet. What you see on the label is exactly what you get. No
whey concentrates, proprietary blends, amino spiking, dextrose,
fillers, or other potentially unhealthy or unneeded additives. It
contains only the highest quality non-denatured whey isolate that
provides a perfect amino acid profile for optimum nitrogen retention,
protein synthesis, and muscle growth. NutraBio 100% Whey Isolate is THE
ultimate lean muscle protein.