WHICH WHEY TO GO?

BY SAMANTHA YARDLEY

SUPPLEMENTING YOUR DIET WITH A GOOD-QUALITY PROTEIN SHAKE CAN HELP TAKE YOUR PHYSIQUE FROM ZERO TO HERO. WHEY AND CASEIN ARE THE TWO MOST POPULAR VARIETIES AVAILABLE, BUT WHICH OF THESE MILK-DERIVED, BCAA-RICH WONDER SUPS IS THE WHEY FORWARD?


Casein

Muscle Gain- MAY PROVIDE THE GREATEST BENEFIT FOR INCREASES IN PROTEIN SYNTHESIS FOR A PROLONGED DURATION

Blood Sugar- ELEVATES INSULIN LEVELS WHEN TAKEN IN HIGH DOSAGE, BUT NOT WHEN TAKEN IN SMALLER QUANTITIES

Amino Acid- BLOOD AMINO ACID CONTENT, SPECIFICALLY THE KEY AMINO ACID LEUCINE, STAYED HIGH FOR A CONSISTENT PERIOD OF TIME

Timing- PROVIDES YOU WITH A SLOW, STEADY RELEASE OF AMINO ACIDS, MAKING IT IDEAL BEFORE FASTING SITUATIONS, SUCH AS SLEEP

Health- CONTAINS HEART-FRIENDLY BIOACTIVE PEPTIDES THAT LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE AND REDUCE THE FORMATION OF BLOOD CLOTS


Whey

Muscle Gain- HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE SLIGHTLY BETTER FOR MUSCLE GROWTH COMPARED TO OTHER TYPES OF PROTEIN, SUCH AS CASEIN

Blood Sugar- FOUND TO BE EFFECTIVE AT MODERATING BLOOD SUGAR, INCREASING THE LEVELS OF INSULIN AND THE SENSITIVITY TO ITS EFFECTS

Amino Acid- RESULTED IN A QUICKER AND LARGER SPIKE OF THE AMINO ACID LEUCINE PRESENT IN THE BLOOD

Timing- DIGESTED AND ABSORBED QUICKLY, SO IDEAL FOR POST-WORKOUT, HELPING MUSCLE REPAIR AND REBUILD

Health- HAS ANTIMICROBIAL IMMUNOGLOBULINS WHICH KILL OR SLOW THE GROWTH OF HARMFUL MICROBES, LIKE BACTERIA AND VIRUSES

Winner: WHEY

THIS SPAR OF THE SUPPS REALLY COMES TO DOWN TO TIMING. KNOCK BACK A CASEIN SHAKE BEFORE BED FOR A SLOW- RELEASE HIT OF AMINO ACIDS AS YOU SLEEP, BUT FOR THE ELUSIVE POST-WORKOUT ANABOLIC WINDOW AND BEST OVERALL ALL-ROUNDER CHOSE A GOOD QUALITY WHEY TO AID MUSCULAR RECOVERY AND ENCOURAGE HYPERTROPHY.

If you prefer to consume your protein intake from wholefoods, you can’t go wrong with these delicious and nutritious HIGH PROTEIN, LOW FAT RECIPES FROM MUSCLEFOOD.COM
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