Differences Between Whey Protein Types

4 12 2010

Whey’s Origins

  • Whey is a liquid by-product of cheese-making. Whey protein is naturally available in milk.
  • Whey Protein Concentrate

  • According to the USDA, dry whey protein concentrate is between 25 percent and 89.9 percent protein, and contains no more than 10-percent milk fat.
  • Whey Protein Isolates

  • Whey protein isolate contains at least 90 percent protein, and it contains less lactose than whey protein concentrate.
  • Whey Protein Powders

  • Protein powders may include whey protein concentrate or whey protein isolate. Powders will also include flavorings for taste and additives that enhance post-workout recovery.
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