Protein Advanced

Sports vs. General Nutrition

Athletics:

Whey protein was first used as a supplement for athletes trying to maintain and grow muscle mass. To this day it is the most widely used protein supplement for health and fitness. Here are some of the reasons that it is so effective:

  1. The amino acid profile of whey protein is almost identical to that of skeletal muscle making it an ideal protein source for the human body
  2. Whey protein helps stimulate muscle protein synthesis after exercise to reduce muscle damage and breakdown by:
    1. Providing a high concentration of readily usable branch chain amino acids
    2. Supplying a source of glutamine which has been shown to limit muscle breakdown and decline in immune function
    3. Supporting a positive nitrogen balance which promotes muscle growth while limiting damage
  3. Whey protein contributes to greater muscle endurance, preventing muscle fatigue during longer and more intense workouts
  4. Whey protein is easily digested and readily usable by the human body

General Nutrition:

Whey protein is traditionally used to promote muscle growth, but as new scientific studies are conducted, whey is being used in many other applications. Some of these include: cancer treatment, infant health, wound healing and the elderly. Practically everyone can benefit in some way from whey protein supplementation.

Here are some of the many benefits that have recently been discovered:

  1. Biologically active peptides
  2. Improves bone repair
  3. Lowers blood pressure
  4. Supports a lean body, preserving muscle and promoting fat loss
  5. Supports immune function
  6. Satiating effect
  7. Increases serotonin levels, mood modulation
  8. Lowers cancer tumor growth
  9. Helps with wound healing
  10. Delays Sarcopenia