Whey Protein in Myoplex – What are the Differences?

All Myoplex products contain different types of protein, and most of them contain Whey Protein – often in a blend with different types of whey protein. This article is about the differences between the different types of whey protein.

There are two main kinds of whey protein, whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate. Both are whey proteins that are derived from the cheese manufacturing process – whey is a byproduct when creating cheese, and can be further filtered to give you a potently healthy protein shake. How much filtering is done on this whey is what distinguishes the differences between whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate.

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Whey protein concentrate is low-fat, and has at most 75% protein by weight. However, it can sometimes be as low as 30% protein by weight in lower-quality products (don’t worry, Myoplex is not such a product). If you see a pure whey protein concentrate product that has 30g of product per scoop, but each scoop contains 20g of protein, then this is 67% protein by weight.

Whey protein isolate, on the other hand, is a far purer form of whey protein – it has been filtered a lot better. They are called “isolates” because the manufacturer literally “isolates”, or filters, the fat and lactose (milk sugars). This is why pure whey protein isolate products have much lower sugar and carb content. In general, whey protein isolate is around 90%+ protein by weight. Here is a nice site if you want more information about whey protein isolate.

Most people are fine with whey protein concentrate products. However, unlike isolates, they do not have all of the lactose removed. This leaves you with some of those extra milk sugars. If you are lactose-intolerant, you may get bloating and gas from the products that contain whey protein concentrate. If this is the case for you, it is time to switch to a pure whey protein isolate-based product.

Myoplex products typically contain a mix of both whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate.

Whey Protein is also rich in amino acids and contains a fuller amino acid profile than products like soy protein. This is important, as you don’t want an incomplete protein, and using whey protein or egg protein gets you there.

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