One Protein, All Athletes
Increasing your protein intake is important whether you’re a bodybuilder, a sports professional, a powerlifter, or even a fitness enthusiast just looking to pack more power into their daily routine. We all know protein helps with quicker muscle gains, but did you know that whey protein in particular is excellent for promoting fat loss and a faster recovery after physical stress? If you’ve ever wondered how to build muscle fast and increase your protein intake in an efficient way, look no further. Whey has excellent bioavailability, meaning it is quickly and fully used by the body after being consumed. It’s easy to prepare, naturally packed to the brim with all the amino acids you need to nourish your growing muscles, and high in more vitamins and minerals than most other protein sources. It’s easy to see why whey is perfect no matter what kind of athlete you are.
Benefits of Whey
If you have ever doubted the usefulness of whey due to the fact that it’s a powder instead of a whole food, it’s time to put your concerns to rest. Many health experts consider it to be a complete, easy-to-digest protein that not only contains the branched-chain amino acids bodybuilders love, but also a variety of essential nutrients appropriate for people in all walks of life. A natural dairy protein, whey is essentially the watery portion of milk. If you have ever opened a tub of yogurt and found a puddle of thin liquid pooling on the surface, you have seen whey in its most basic state. Protein powder is, very simply explained, an extreme amount of that same liquid in a dried, concentrated form. Whey contains large amounts of conjugate linoleic acid (CLA) which can help boost your metabolism, aiding in weight loss and lean muscle gain. It’s also thermogenic, as it burns calories very quickly upon being consumed and ends up burning more calories than it is worth; in other words, it burns a lot of calories after you eat it. If you take in 50 calories worth of whey, you will burn more than 50 calories directly from having consumed that whey by the end of the day. Another way for whey protein to promote weight loss is by affecting your attitude towards food. Studies suggest it can reduce your appetite, helping you feel more full and satisfied throughout the day. As for your muscles, its high biological value allows for more efficient protein synthesis and better muscle-building capabilities, meaning you’ll see quicker lean muscle gains as you use whey protein. And it contains a complete amino acid profile, with all nine amino acids and an average of 25% more of the branched-chain amino acids than any other protein source.
Packed with Amino Acids
100% Whey Protean is completely bursting with a full 25,000mg of essential amino acids (EAA), branched chain amino acids (BCAA), and non-essential amino acids (NEAA) in every scoop! As the building blocks of muscle, amino acids are absolutely essential for athletes of all kinds. And as the experts will all tell you, the best way to get amino acids is from quality, healthy, natural sources. Whey protein is one of the most incredible sources of all the aminos your body needs but cannot produce itself, and once you begin enjoying whey, your body will benefit in several ways. The high concentrations of amino acids help prevent the breakdown of muscle tissue, boost the antioxidant glutathione and therefore bolster your immune system, and, among other things, promote fat loss. iFORCE takes no short cuts. No amino spiking, no fillers or strange chemical supplementation. Just 100% Whey Protean!
Whey Protein Concentrate
The two most common and most effective forms of whey protein are isolates and concentrates. 100% Whey Protean is made from whey concentrate, also sometimes referred to as “undenatured” whey. Basically, that means the whey has not gone through the heating process (denaturing) that isolates go through. There is not a huge difference between the two, as the amino acid sequences and musclebuilding qualities do not change at all regardless of whether the whey is denatured or not. However, the biologic activity of peptides can be altered by denaturing, so theoretically whey concentrate does have some advantages over isolates in this regard. Undenatured protein powder also retains impressive amounts of vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Whey protein concentrate is also low in lactose, so if you are sensitive to dairy, whey protein is a dairy product that you may still be able to enjoy!
The Difference Between Protein Powder and Dairy
But wait, if whey protein is made from dairy, does that mean it’s no different from just getting protein from dairy products? Actually, because whey protein is a by-product of dairy (specifically the production of cheese) you can think of it as a concentration of “the good stuff”. In other words, it’s not very much like eating a whole bunch of dairy products at all. Milk, despite being a liquid, actually contains quite a lot of solids in it. About 87% of milk is water, but 13% of milk is made up of solids, including whey and casein protein. Though it does potentially share some of the same milk fat allergens as regular dairy (note the difference between milk fat allergies and lactose intolerance, which are not the same thing!) it is generally regarded to be the most universally-tolerable dairy product available. iFORCE Protean is also not loaded down with added fats, sugars, or unwanted additives like you might encounter with many dairy products. Imagine the huge amount of fats and sugars you would be ingesting if you tried to fulfill your protein needs with nothing but cheese and yogurt and cream. Furthermore, an 8-ounce glass of milk will provide around 8 to 9 grams of protein and have an approximate biological value of 80 to 90. A single scoop of protein powder in 8 ounces of water provides you with a whopping 25 grams of protein. Due to the fact that whey powder is already in a state which is ready to be used by the body, the biological value of it is extremely high, ranging from 90 to 100 for whey concentrate. The answer is clear: Though whey may taste deliciously creamy, it’s far, far better for you than actual cream!
iFORCE Protean comes in either a 2 or 4-pound tub with SEVEN delicious flavours to choose from! Make yourself a shake of Chocolate Truffle, Chocolate Pretzel, Brown Sugar Maple, Red Velvet Cake, Strawberry, Blueberry Muffin, or Vanilla Cupcake up to three times a day. Men looking to build lean muscle should consume between 1 and 1 ½ grams of protein per pound of body weight each day. Men wishing to decrease body weight should reduce their intake to between ¾ and 1 ¼ grams per pound of body weight each day. Women looking to build lean muscle should consume around 1 to 1 ¼ grams of protein per pound of body weight each day, while a woman wishing to decrease body weight should reduce her intake to ¾ or 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight each day. For best results, the first serving of iFORCE Protean should be taken upon waking. The second serving should be taken within 30 minutes of exercise, and the third serving should be taken prior to sleeping at night. To truly maximize the excellent variety of flavours, 100% Whey Protean can also be used in a number of healthy recipes, including whey ice cream and whey pancakes. And if you prefer a creamier shake with even more protein punch, use milk instead of water, or try experimenting with coconut and almond milk for truly unique blends without the lactose. Build muscle, nourish yourself, boost your fat burning potential, and help your body recover after even the most intense workouts.