What’s up, guys Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. Why don’t we do a Whey Protein 101 Everybody knows how important it is especially if you’re taking supplements. But we want to know, what are we actually getting when we take it, and there’s so many different variations. If we can put together a tutorial here to help break that down, then I thought it could be helpful. So, I want to get to some sort of vision. First of all, what is Whey Protein If we look at milk, it’s got 2 main components. It’s got curds and whey. Whey is the liquid.
Portion. In that liquid portion we have not just protein, but protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. All that we have when we talk about the different kinds of whey protein are basically different stages in preparation of that protein to the point at which it gets to you. So, if we think about it, it’s a 3 step process here, or 3 or 4 step process. And where the manufacturer intervenes and puts it in a bottle is really what you’re getting. So, when you look at whey concentrate, it’s the first step. It’s basically taking that.
Separated out whey and filtering out the main impurities. And then giving you the rest of it. The thing is, that could be 3580 protein by weight. That is a big variation, guys, between how much protein is actually in an amount of powder. So, if you’re looking at 20 grams of powder, and it’s only 50 by weight, you’re only getting 10 active grams of protein in a concentrate. Luckily, some manufacturers will steer towards the high end. I can tell you, ATHLEANRX steers towards the high end, to the highest end.
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We use 80 in our concentrate so that for every 10 grams of the protein by volume, you’re getting 8 active grams of the protein when we use our concentrate. Again, we’ll use mostly isolate in all of our proteins, but just to point that out. This is also going to have a higher concentration of lactose in it. Again, less treatment, less purification process, more lactose. So, if you are a lactoseintolerant person, if you buy a whey concentrate, you’re going to find that you have a lot more gut issues having that than you would somewhere.
Along the way down here. We’ll talk about these in a second, and it’s going to retain a high percentage of the important subfractions. We know that whey protein is important as an immuneboosting agent. Well, a lot of those important boosting properties come from the subfractions like lactoferrin that are in whey protein. Those are going to be again, untouched for the most part in whey concentrate. So you’re going to have good immuneboosting effects from concentrate. The best, actually. And then finally, this is absorbed a little bit slower, again, because you have other.
Components in here. You are going to have some fat. You are going to have some carbohydrates. That’s going to delay the gastric emptying of a concentrate versus an isolyte when you compare them sidebyside. Next, let’s move into that next step. So now, if we treat that, we take that concentrate and we treat it a little bit more, then we have more benefits and sometimes more things that we don’t like about it. That’s isolate here. This now is at least 90 protein by weight, ok. So, in order to have that for every 10.
Grams, you have to at least be delivering 9 active grams of protein. And again, we score off the charts here. We have a very high ratio of our whey isolate that we deliver in our ATHLEANX Supplements. There are far less issues with lactose intolerance here. Why Because almost all the lactose is removed when you go through that additional purification step of an isolate. It may destroy immuneboosting subfractions like lactoferrin because now, the more we treat it, the more that we start to break down some of those other components.
Because as we break down the protein into smaller and smaller peptides. I say may because we’re going to talk about, lastly, the difference ways in which whey protein isolate is prepared. But before we do, I’ll talk about one other version here, and it is another way that it’s covered, and that’s hydrolysate protein, ok, which is just basically hydrolyzed protein. You’ve seen it on labels probably before. Some people will say this is the end of all, be all of protein. I kind of don’t agree. What you’re dealing with here is yes, the fastest absorbing form of protein because.
It is so broken down. It’s broken down to all its individual peptides. It actually kills all the what we call quaternary structures of protein. But those are the lactoferrin and immuneboosting subfractions. So, you’re completely destroying those when you do this. And it was actually done because they wanted to take out any of the things that could be potentially allergenic. So, these immuneboosting fractions are also very highly acted upon by our body in some cases when they see them as an allergen, so you can have an allergic reaction to them.
Now we’re getting rid of, to make baby formula, that’s how this was all sort of created in the first place, and it’s going to taste awful. Because the amino acids, once they’re completely free from the rest of their protein chains, are bad. We’ve talked about it before. The branch chain amino acids, when you break them down to individual components, things like leucine taste Godawful. And proline tastes Godawful. And they’re just floating around in here so when you go to eat this, it’s going to taste like crap.
The bottom line is before we talk about these last two things here is, you got to understand, guys, that the way that these are broken down, they’re talking about, you know, is it denaturing the proteins We’re going to eventually, whether these are broken down when they come in a bottle, or whether they’re broken down in your gut, your body is going to break these things down eventually into their individual components. So, the argument some people will make about denaturing proteins, guys, when you take a thing of egg whites and you pour it into a hot pan,.
To make your scrambled eggs, you are denaturing that protein. The thing is, you’re not changing the musclebuilding properties of the protein when you do that. You’re not changing the musclebuilding properties. It can still have a benefit or you would never be finding any benefits from eating cooked proteins. You’d be eating everything raw. So, don’t confuse that. It’s really these other steps that really determines whether or not one is more right for you or not. So, of the isolate, there’s 2 things that we see most often. A crossflow microfiltration,.
And an ion exchange preparation. With the ion exchange preparation, guys, these are usually treated with chemicals like hydrochloric acid and other agents basically do the splitting. They’re lysing. They’re splitting these proteins into individual components. That’s not ideal, ok. I don’t really need to have foreign chemicals introduced into here to do the breaking down for us. We’re going to have that in our own body, in our own gut. We have our own acids to do that. Cross microfiltration is a process that uses cold temperatures to split the fractions into.
Their parts. This, again, if you want to go down the road of not denaturing your protein, this is what this is. High end cross flow microfiltration will not denature the proteins because it won’t expose them to heat. Other processes that I haven’t even covered here will expose them to high heat, and that could break down the proteins. But again, it breaks down the proteins and causes a breakdown of a lot of these other important fractions like I talked about like lactoferrin. That will be why you would want to eliminate the chemical and the high heat conditions.
But from a standpoint of the value of the protein itself, it’s still going to have a high value in terms of building muscle. But I like to think, again, with ATHLEANX, it’s not just about building muscle. It’s about creating a whole better you. Well, that’s why we want to worry about the benefits that we do want to preserve here of the immuneboosting. So, ion exchange, again, cross flow microfiltration is the way that the isolate is further prepared. Same thing with the hydrolyzed protein. All in all, what does that mean to you guys It should just mean that when you’re looking.
For your protein, determine what it is you’re looking for. If you have a lactose intolerance, you got to start looking right here at the isolate. If you’re not lactoseintolerant, you probably could get away with the concentrate. You’re going to have really good immuneboosting effects. Again, me, I like the combination of the speed of entry of isolate. I like the fact that we can prepare it with a cold process across from microfiltration to get you guys the highest quality and purity in the protein. And I like the fact that again, it has all of these important immuneboosting agents.
In tact as well. So, that, guys, if you haven’t already tried, is how we develop our ATHLEANRX Supplements. We choose the highest quality proteins. We choose the highest quality ingredients. We get you guys none of the fluff, none of the filler, none of that crap to make sure that the stuff that we deliver to you at the end of the day is the best product that you could possibly use. If you haven’t already guys head to ATHLEANRX.COM to see what it is that we’re doing with our.