Whey protein is an animal protein extracted from cow’s milk. The terms “whey protein” or “whey protein” are also commonly used.
Whey protein is not just characterized by its high protein content. It also contains a large number of vitamins such as B1, B2 and B6 as well as calcium, potassium, phosphorus and lactose, making it an extremely popular supplement.
Many performance athletes, martial artists and strength athletes turn to whey proteins when they are concerned about their protein intake. It is the most popular protein powder and is part of the standard diet of many successful athletes. If you have an allergy, you should avoid whey proteins – as well as all dietary supplements. If, for example, you are allergic to whey, you should use plant-based alternatives or beef protein (link to subcategory) instead of whey protein. We also advise against excessive consumption.
Benefits of whey protein for athletes
Performance athletes, martial artists and strength athletes use whey protein as a dietary supplement to cover their increased protein requirements. Whey protein is considered to be the quickest acting natural protein and thus an “express protein“.
It is extremely digestible and is absorbed and utilized by the human body more quickly than many other proteins. It also has a particularly high number of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) (leucine, isoleucine and valine) and glutamine. The protein is absorbed into your blood after only 30 to 45 minutes, providing your body with the cell building blocks needed for muscle building and regeneration.