Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) vs Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC)
Whey Protein Isolate (WPI)
Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC)
So what is the difference?
This is one of the most common questions we get asked at the Protein Shack.
I guess the first thing we ask our customers is “So, what are your goals?”. Before we touch on that, let’s start by explaining where Whey comes from.
Whey comes from cow’s milk, milk undergoes processing to become cheese or yoghurt (there are the solid part’s) while the leftover liquid from this process is where we get our Whey.
Whey is then further processed and refined to maximise its protein content and then dried to form Whey Protein Powder. Whey is a fast digesting diary protein.
Now the two types of Whey are as follows.
Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) – which is less refined than its counterpart Whey Protein Isolate (WPI). This means although it is still high in protein it contains slightly more carbohydrates and fats per serve.
Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) has undergone further refinement to become more pure and contains more protein per serve with minimal carbohydrates and fats.
Both contain equal amino acids and both are beneficial for muscle recovery, muscle building and weight loss.
Which type is right for you depends on your goals, diet and exercise routine.
Regardless we recommend consumption within 30 minutes of your workout to optimise absorption and utilisation.
Want to know more or what product is right for you?
Speak to one of our lovely Staff members at The Protein Shack :)
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