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The Benefits of Whey Protein

The Benefits of Whey Protein

Whey Protein, a natural by-product of cheese manufacture, is a source of high quality dairy protein. Kinetica Whey Protein is 100% natural, sourced from Irish grass-fed hormone free cows that graze in the meadows on the West Coast of Ireland. Grass-fed cows produce higher quality milk that is rich in essential amino acids. Coupled with our natural flavours you are guaranteed the highest quality and best tasting Whey Protein. We only use Whey Concentrate, Whey Isolate and Hydrolysed Whey in our products and do not add other protein sources such as pea or soya. Each product undergoes 22 overall quality checks and is batch tested within WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) Standards.

By opting for Kinetica, grass- fed Whey Protein you get the added benefits of:

  1. Complete Amino Acid Profile
  2. Hormone free 
  3. Non GMO (Genetically Modified) 
  4. Superior taste and texture

Types of Whey Protein

Whey Protein Concentrate

Whey protein concentrate is protein extracted from whey that is concentrated by removing the water and is typically approx. 80% protein. It is produced by Ultra-Filtration technology and contains high levels of protein and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.

Whey Protein Isolate

Whey protein isolate is produced by Cross – Flow Micro Filtration; a natural process which employs a ceramic membrane to remove fat and lactose without the use of heat and chemicals. Whey protein isolate has a protein content of approx.90%. This gentle procedure minimises protein denaturation, maintains a better mineral profile and preserves more of the valuable dairy fractions. The resulting proteins are exceptionally pure, virtually fat-free and contain only trace amounts of lactose.

Hydrolysed Whey Protein

Whey proteins are made up of long chains of amino acids held together by peptide bonds. Hydrolysed whey protein is created by a process known as enzymatic hydrolysis, where enzymes (naturally-occurring proteins produced by all living cells) are used to break down these bonds. This process produces peptides of various sizes and single amino acids. By mimicking the way our body digests proteins, enzymatic hydrolysis produces whey protein hydro lysates which are effectively pre-digested for superior absorption.

Whey Protein Benefits

  • Its amino acid composition is very similar to human skeletal muscle protein, providing almost all of the amino acids in approximate proportion of their ratios in muscle. Hence whey protein has the high Biological Value of 104. Proteins with a score in excess of a 100 or more provide all of the required amino acids in the correct ratio
  • Over a quarter of whey protein is made up of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). They make up one third of muscle protein. BCAAs are important as unlike other essential amino acids, they are metabolised directly into muscle tissue so are the first ones used during periods of exercise
  • Over half of the protein in whey is made up of essential amino acids. These are the amino acids that the human body cannot manufacture for itself
  • Around 12% of whey protein is made up of the essential and branched chain amino acid leucine. It plays a distinct role in protein metabolism and has been identified as a key signal in the initiation of muscle protein synthesis
  • Whey proteins are rich in glutamine which can be considered “conditionally-essential” during times of intense training
  • Individual amino acids and bioactive compounds found in whey may improve immune function and gastrointestinal health
  • Whey protein is a rich and rare source of bio available cysteine. Whey protein concentrates (approx. 80% protein) and whey protein isolates (approx.90% protein) contain at least three or four fold higher concentration of cysteine compared to other protein sources, including soya and casein
  • Whey components such as the Immunoglobulin Ig A, the amino acid glutamine, and the protein lactoferrin may be of benefit in the treatment of common complaints among athletes of repeated infections and gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Hydrolysed whey proteins provide a readily available source of di and tri peptide fractions attractive to athletes and other individuals desiring a quickly absorbed, low allergenicity protein source
  • Whey proteins are known to be much more rapidly absorbed by the digestive system. Absorption of other proteins like casein can be slowed down by acid coagulation in the stomach

Whey Protein Side Effects

Whey Protein should be consumed responsibly by following the recommendations on pack. There are no documented side effects from consuming whey protein providing you are using the correct dosages and are not lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy proteins. However there is on-going research into the long-term effects of consuming excessive amounts of protein in the diet. Some of the negatives of consuming too much protein include increased weight gain and increased excretion of calcium.