Whey Protein Powder (Unflavored)

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Size:1lb bag ( $14.99 /lb)

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Shelf Life: Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Refrigeration is not needed.

Origin: United Kingdom

Product ID: 1801

Our unflavored whey protein concentrate has no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavors and no artificial colors. Protein is essential for muscle growth and recovery; whey protein powder offers an ideal boost of protein after a workout or anytime of day! This protein powder is rBST-free, hormone-treatment-free, pesticide and chemical-free and undergoes minimal processing.

How to Take Whey Protein Powder

Whey protein powder should be consumed within 30 minutes after your workouts. Most people take 1-2 scoops (30 grams per scoop) post-workout. A 25-gram scoop of whey protein offers about 20 grams of protein. Whey protein powder must be mixed with liquid before it can be consumed. Mix it with water or milk; the amount of liquid you use depends on personal preference. Since our whey protein has no flavor added, it also makes a great addition to smoothies, yogurt and other beverages for an extra boost of protein.

Keep in mind that your daily dosage for whey protein depends on your individual protein goals. The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein according to U.S. government standards is 0.8 grams per kilogram (2.2 pounds) of body weight for the adult. To determine your RDA for protein, you can multiply your weight in pounds by 0.36. Since a 25-gram scoop of whey protein offers approx. 20 grams of protein (about half the daily protein requirement for a 150-pound person), it might not be necessary for some people to take a full scoop.

What is Whey Protein?

Milk is composed of two proteins: whey and casein. Whey is the liquid portion of milk that is created as a byproduct of cheese production. Considered a superior protein source, whey contains all nine essential amino acids, which are required for protein synthesis. It’s also one of the best sources of BCAAs (Branched-Chain Amino Acids), which include the three amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. When it comes to selecting whey protein, there are three main types you should know about: concentrate (WPC), isolate (WPI) and hydrolysate (WPH). Whey protein concentrate (WPC), like ours, contains 80% protein.

Health Benefits of Whey Protein

1) Increases muscle mass & strength. During a 10-week period of resistance training, researchers at Baylor University demonstrated the effects of whey and casein protein supplementation on muscle performance. The male participants in the study were split up between two supplement groups. One group took 20 grams of protein (a combination of whey, casein and 6 grams of free amino acids). The other group was given a placebo. The study concluded that the participants who received the whey protein one hour before and after exercise had significantly greater muscle mass and strength (Willoughby, 2006).

2) Helps you lose pounds, not muscle. A 12-week study published in Nutrition & Metabolism (2008) examined the effects of whey protein supplementation on participants following a reduced-calorie diet. The participants were split into two groups; one group was given whey protein, and the other group was given an isocaloric mix beverage. The participants who received the whey protein supplement lost more body fat (6.1% total) and retained more lean muscle mass than the control group.

3) Prevents overeating. According to the review journal Advances in Nutrition (2013), recent research suggests that whey protein provides a greater sense of satiety than protein from tuna, turkey or eggs. Evidence also suggests that whey is more satiating than casein in the short term. Whey is considered superior to other proteins when examining its effects on GI hormones, which regulate appetite. Research indicates that whey protein may be beneficial in reducing hunger and preventing overeating.

References

Bendtsen, L. Q., Lorenzen, J. K., Bendsen, N. T., Rasmussen, C., & Astrup, A. (2013). Effect of Dairy Proteins on Appetite, Energy Expenditure, Body Weight, and Composition: A Review of the Evidence from Controlled Clinical Trials. Advances in Nutrition: An International Review Journal, 4(4), 418-438.

Frestedt, J. L., Zenk, J. L., Kuskowski, M. A., Ward, L. S., & Bastian, E. D. (2008). A whey-protein supplement increases fat loss and spares lean muscle in obese subjects: A randomized human clinical study. Nutrition & Metabolism Nutr Metab (Lond), 5(1), 8.

Willoughby, D. S., Stout, J. R., & Wilborn, C. D. (2006). Effects of resistance training and protein plus amino acid supplementation on muscle anabolism, mass, and strength. Amino Acids, 32(4), 467-477.

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David, Wichita, Kansas

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Just one issue. I have been buying the 5lb. size for sometime, but decided to get the 22lb. case for the extra savings plus it was free shipping. I "assumed' it would arrive in 4 5lb. and 2 1lb. packages, however it came in a big clear plastic bag with a zip tie. I had to put it into several large Tupper ware type containers so it would stay fresh as this will last for quite a while. Not happy with the packaging.

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David, Wichita, Kansas

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Just one issue. I have been buying the 5lb. size for sometime, but decided to get the 22lb. case for the extra savings plus it was free shipping. I "assumed' it would arrive in 4 5lb. and 2 1lb. packages, however it came in a big clear plastic bag with a zip tie. I had to put it into several large Tupper ware type containers so it would stay fresh as this will last for quite a while. Not happy with the packaging.

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