There is a reason why protein is so often associated with strength training. This becomes evident once you become familiar with the function of this essential building block, because protein contributes to muscle growth.
With so many different kinds of protein powders now available, how do you recognise which is best? Here is a practical guidance for what to look out for…
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After strength training the metabolism runs at full speed and the build-up of muscle protein is stimulated. Whey protein is one of the fastest absorbed sources of protein and is an ideal choice after every workout.
In addition, whey naturally contains all essential amino acids, which belong to the most important building blocks of muscle protein. It is also especially rich in the well-known branched-chain amino acids – BCAAs (L-leucine, L-valine and L-isoleucine).
THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF PROTEIN
It is important to consume the right amount of protein throughout the day. For most of us, a post workout shake of about 20 – 30 grams of high-quality protein is recommended. By the way: DYMATIZE ISO100 contains 25 grams of protein per serving. It is also sugar-free, fat-free and contains less than 116 calories per serving (when mixed with water). Not bad, is it? Especially when you are looking for a protein which fits perfectly into your next competition prep.
WHEY PROTEIN FILTRATION PROCESS
Whey proteins have different levels of filtration, all manufactured slightly differently. These are whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate and hydrolysed whey protein. Let us take a closer look at these one by one.
Whey protein isolate compared to whey protein concentrate not only contains more protein but is also lower in carbohydrates, sugar and fat. This difference arises due to the greater extent of filtration of the whey protein isolate.
Whey protein isolate can be obtained by various methods. Either one uses the „cross flow“ filtration method, or one falls back on the so called ion exchange technique. In the ion exchange technique, the whey protein is separated from the milk by shortly changing the charge of the protein molecules. Cross-Flow Microfiltration on the other hand is a natural high-tech manufacturing process. Its strength lies in the use of filters that remove the fat, lactose, and other unwanted substances, thereby helping to isolate the protein.
In general hydrolysed whey proteins are processed more strongly than whey protein isolates. Here, the proteins are further broken down into their individual parts, i.e. peptides and partially also free amino acids. It is assumed that they can thus be digested more quickly.
When searching for the best protein powder, it is always worth taking a careful look at the label. We recommend whey as a protein source after training. Avoid protein powders that include non-essential amino acids such as glycine. This will give you less of what you actually want and more of what you do not need. So therefore, carefully check the list of ingredients. By the way DYMATIZE ISO100 is not spiked.
The way in which whey is manufactured also plays a crucial role in ensuring that the highest quality standards are met. That’s why our production facility where ISO100 is made is certified in accordance to the globally-recognised Food Safety Standard ISO 22000. You should also make sure that your protein powder is tested for prohibited substances in sports. This is especially important for ambitious athletes who participate in sports where doping tests are carried out.
Good to know: For the highest quality, we not only rely on cost-intensive quality management, but also have ISO100 tested for banned substance as part of the strict anti-doping testing program ‘Informed-Choice’. This enables us to offer a high degree of safety for athletes.
TASTE AND MIXING
In addition, the taste and mixing behaviour distinguishes a first-class whey. If the shake mixes badly or simply doesn’t taste good, you cannot speak of a premium protein powder.
But don’t just take our word for it, trust the opinion of the many customers who voted DYMATIZE ISO100 ‘Best Isolate of the Year’ on bodybuilding.com from 2013-2017.