Whey protein

Whey protein

What is whey protein? Whey is the watery portion of milk that separates from the curds when making cheese, it is a globular protein, it contains the 9 essential amino acids and low in lactose sugar. Whey is used as a dietary supplement.

What is whey protein

What is whey protein

The whey compositions are;

  • Immunoglobins

  • Bovine serum albumin

  • Alpha-lactalbumin and

  • Beta lactoglobulin

Types of whey

  1. Whey concentrate: low fat, low carbohydrate (lactose)

  2. Whey isotale; no fat, no lactose and approx. 90 % proteinW

  3. Whey hydrolysate: predigested form of Whey. It has undergone partial hydrolysis, it is used in infant formula because it improved digestibility and it reduces allergic reactions.

Health benefits of whey

  • Anticancer

  • Good for weight los

  • Reduce LDL and total cholesterol

  • Improves asthma conditions

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Improves cardiovascular conditions

Side effects of taking excessive Whey

  1. Stomach ache

  2. Cramps

  3. Reduced appetite

  4. Nausea

  5. Headache

  6. Fatigue

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