Whey Protein is the protein contained in whey, which is the watery portion of milk that separates from the curds when making cheese. Whey contains an incredible amount of EAA's, otherwise known as Essential Amino Acids which are absorbed quickly by the body.
What is Whey Protein Used For?
Whey is used mainly for improving athletic performance and increasing strength. Other people use Whey to lose significant amounts of body fat.
When should you take Whey Protein?
Typically, you should take a whey protein shake within 30 minutes of finishing your training, whether that be weight training or cardio. This will initiate recovery by flooding your bloodstream with amino acids which are quickly moved to your muscle cells to become new muscle tissue. You can also take a protein shake before bed. Some studies show that a protein shake before bed promotes Muscle Protein Synthesis which basically enhances the speed your muscles rebuild and recover.
How many scoops of Whey Protein should I take?
This largely depends on the individual and your overall health and fitness goals. We recommend you always look at the manufacturer's label, but typically a commonly suggested dose of whey is 1-2 scoops (25-50 grams) per day.