Navigating your way down the protein powder aisle at your local health food store, can be just as challenging, if not more so, than figuring out which protein bar to choose. The majority of us know that we have to have protein in our diet, however; it can be tricky determining exactly how much and in what form. Before we break down the various types of protein powder, let’s first take a look at what exactly this mysterious powder is made of. Typically made of animal or plant foods such as eggs, dairy, rice and/or peas, protein powder is a concentrated source of these particular proteins.
The three major forms are:
Protein isolates: Containing about 90-95% protein, making isolate powders involves a process of filtering that removes fat and carbs.
Protein concentrates: This form is made by using heat and acid, to extract protein from whole food, and in turn results in 60-80% protein.
Protein hydrolysates: This form is absorbed by the body and muscles faster than the others because it breaks the bonds between amino acids by heating it with acid or enzymes at a more intense rate. Often found in whey protein, hydrolysates tend to raise insulin levels more, enhancing muscle growth after an exercise session.
As an added bonus, some powders have added vitamins and minerals, particularly calcium. In most cases, those who have a diet high in good sources of protein, don’t need to get extra vitamins by way of protein powder, however; athletes who partake in weight lifting several days a week, will likely benefit from the muscle gain and fat loss that results from taking protein powder. Protein powders are also beneficial for individuals who have trouble meeting their daily protein requirements, such as seniors, vegetarians/vegans, and those who are suffering with an illness.
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