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Anyone looking to increase their muscle growth will need to be sure that they are getting enough protein as this is essential for helping the body add lean muscle. Our fast-acting Whey Protein supplements are designed to get into your system quickly. We have a range of powders all with varying nutritional profiles to suit your individual training needs. You'll find whey protein in sachet, powder and ready-to-shake form.
Whey Protein Shakes
There are several reasons that make whey protein shakes widely popular among sportsmen from all fields of sports. Some of these include:
- A complete amino acid profile. Proteins are absolutely essential for muscle growth and are the building blocks of muscle. In the body there are 20 amino acids present that combine to make proteins. Nine of these amino acids are “essential” meaning they cannot be synthesized by the body and therefore must come from diet or supplementation. Whey protein contains all essential amino acids in adequate amounts making it one of the best options for anyone looking to increase their daily protein intake.
- High bioavailability. Whey protein is superior to other protein types whereby it is rapidly broken down by the body, making it a great protein source during periods where the body is most eager for nutrients. Due to its high absorption rate, it's best taken after intense workouts.
- Delicious flavours. Thanks to the most advanced and modern technology, consuming Vigour Fuel whey protein has never been easier whereby we now offer mouth-watering flavours, so that you can enjoy your protein shake and take your nutrition to a higher level.
Whey Protein Concentrate
Whey protein is formed as a by-product during the cheese making process. However, not all of them are created in the same way. Through varying levels of filtration, the ratio of protein, carbohydrates and fats found in whey protein products can be tailored for specific goals.
Whey Protein Concentrate (typically abbreviated as WPC) is known as the first generation of whey protein powders. Modern whey concentrates typically vary from 60 to 80% of protein content. High-quality whey concentrates can go up to 89%. The rest of the product consists of 5 to 10% of lactose and 1 to 3% of fat.
Being the lowest priced protein powder in the market, WPC is the most popular whey amongst gym-goers.
Whey Protein Isolate
Whey Protein Isolate (abbreviated as WPI) is superior to whey concentrate in regards to its protein content, going up to 96% of protein. This purity of protein is achieved through an ultra-filtration process which acts to minimise the fat and lactose content.
The smaller fat and lactose content allows for an further increased absorption rate. That's why whey isolates are preferred choices amongst bodybuilders and recreational gym-goers who are really serious about their goals. Due to its reduced amount of lactose, WPI is also recommended for lactose intolerant individuals.
Whey Protein Hydrolysate/ Whey Peptides
Whey Protein Hydrolysate (abbreviated as WPH) represent the latest generation of whey powders and is regarded as the most advanced type of whey available in the market. Let's find out why.
WPH is known to contain pre digested protein complexes. This means in order to produce a whey hydrolysate, protein molecules must be enzymatically broken down into di and tripeptides or even smaller units (simple amino acids). This process is called 'hydrolysis' and allows for the whey protein to be faster absorbed. For that reason, WPH tends to be more expensive than the aforementioned whey powders, but more effective.
How much protein should I take?
The amount of protein you should be taking will depend on a number of factors such as size, age and how active you are. If you're an athlete or are looking to bulk up then you should be taking more protein than the average person. As a rule of thumb you should be taking in between 2 grams of protein each day, for each kilogram of body weight. Remember that this is a rule of thumb and will not be the same for all people.