Frequently Asked Questions
What is Whey Protein?
Whey Protein is a high-quality protein that aids in the growth and maintenance of muscle, particularly after exercise.
Whey is the liquid part of milk that remains following cheese manufacturing. Believe it or not, it was once discarded by farmers as casein was viewed as more important.
Protein is made up of building blocks called amino acids. There are 20 amino acids, 11 of which are essential. This means we need to get them from the diet.
A high-quality whey protein should contain an approximately 3g of leucine. Leucine is viewed as a key essential amino acid for supporting muscle protein synthesis (MPS). Kinetica Whey Protein, which is sourced from grass fed cows contains 2.47g of leucine per 30g serving and it also have 5.5g of naturally occurring Branched Chain Amino Acids.
The quality of whey protein is measured in various ways, one being the protein digestibility-corrected amino acid score (PDCAA). Whey Protein has a PDCAA score of 1.0 which indicates it is a high-quality protein source. You can learn more about what is whey protein and why we need it.
How is Whey Protein made?
Whey is a by-product of cheese manufacturing and whey protein is the various proteins that can be found in whey. Whey protein is produced from milk, with milk containing 80% casein (slow-release protein) and 20% whey (fast acting protein).
When milk begins to turn sour and separate, the proteins are split into a liquid, which is the whey, and the lumps which is the casein.
Who should take Whey Protein?
Whey Protein can be consumed by a variety of people, not just elite athletes. So, if you are a weekend warrior, play field sports or someone on a weight loss programme, taking whey can be beneficial for supporting your goals.
Whey Protein can also play a pivotal role in maintaining lean muscle as we age. There are studies to show that adequate protein intake is also important in preventing Sarcopenia, which age related muscle loss and strength. You can read our blog on how to decide on the best whey protein for you and your goals. We also have a blog outlining the 5 benefits of whey protein for women.
What are the benefits of taking Whey Protein?
Whey Protein has many benefits, such as aiding recovery following exercise. It is an important macronutrient for repair when the muscle has become damaged, and it is also essential for muscle growth.
Increasing protein intake when injured is important for preventing muscle loss. Individuals on a weight loss programme should increase their protein intake significantly above the RDA of 0.8g per kilogram of bodyweight. Aiming for 0.3g-0.5g per kilogram of body to maximise muscle growth.
The timing of protein intake is important and ideally should be spread evenly across each meal. The type of protein and the total amount of protein is also important. These a commonly knowing as the 3 T’s. You can learn more about when is the best time to take a protein shake.
Can whey protein help with weight gain?
To gain weight, one needs to increase energy intake over energy expenditure. This means eating more calories than you would expend. If you want to increase lean body mass as opposed to fat mass, it is important to increase your protein and carbohydrate intake and not your fat intake.
Kinetica Oatgain is the ideal product for getting additional calories into your diet. It contains of 600kcals per 160g serving. Oat gain contains 80g over carbohydrates while the protein content is 45g per serving. The sugar content is 6.4g, which is just over a teaspoon of sugar.
Although, nutrition plays a key role when it comes to building lean mass, it is important to stimulate the muscle by stressing it, this occurs by performing resistance training that will help you become stronger and fitter.
Aiming for 1.6g – 2.2g of protein per kg of bodyweight will help with building lean muscle. Read more about what are the best supplements for building muscle.
What are the different types of Whey Protein?
There are various types of Whey Protein, these include Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate and Hydrolysed Whey Protein.
Kinetica whey protein is a blend of these proteins and account for 97% of protein per 30g scoop. Whey concentrate has between 70-80% protein and tends to be the least processed and contains more nutrients. Whey Protein Isolate has lower levels of lactose and finally Whey Protein Hydrolysate is absorbed very quickly.
Why Use Kinetica Whey?
Kinetica whey protein is a high-quality protein blend that contains 23g of protein per 30g serving. In addition to this, our whey is sourced from grass fed cows which means that the amino acids are naturally occurring, nothing added.
Product quality and safety is very important to us at Kinetica. That is why we batch test our whey protein, and other products within our range independently via Informed Sport. This means that there are no banned substances contained in our products.
To add further peace of mind, we are also members of ESSNA (the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance) to ensure our products comply with best practice. In fact, Kinetica Whey Protein was shortlisted as one of the best post-workout products at the ESSNA 2020 Awards.
You can be guaranteed that all of our products, every batch is tested to comply to WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) exacting standard, again, giving you the confidence to put your trust in Kinetica.