One of the most common questions we get is “How is whey protein isolate different from other whey protein powders?” This is an excellent question and not as complicated as many companies make it out to be. The reality is Whey Protein is an excellent supplement for helping to build or maintain muscle mass. Try not to get caught up in the science or marketing hype too much unless that is really your thing. For most people, it’s best to focus on regular exercise coupled with protein supplements that taste good and help you meet your fitness goals. Whey Protein Isolate is the most popular protein powder we sell at ProteinCo.ca and it’s a great product for sure. Our blend and gainer are both popular too as different body types and different activity levels demand different types of protein for some. Experiment within the following guidelines and then choose the best whey protein by how well it works for you.
There are two basic types of whey protein powder commonly found in nutritional supplement powders today:
Ion Exchanged whey protein isolate is typically a bit higher in protein percentage but not dramatically so. Just remember this. Isolate is about 90-93% protein maximum. Therefore, if you see a company claiming their isolate is 97% protein, you should be suspicious of their motives. All that is needed is to do that math. WPI90 is the standard which is approximately 90 – 93% protein. When used in a formula, it results in a whey protein supplement that is 90% protein by volume. All you have to do is divide the total protein per serving by the serving size and multiply by 100. For example, 27 grams of protein in a 30 gram serving is 27/30 x 100 = 90%. We accomplish this using WPI90. Therefore, if someone claims a higher percentage protein isolate, then the math comes out to be the same, they are simply trying to attract you using numbers that don’t add up.
At ProteinCo Canada, we manufacture two main types of whey protein, Whey Protein Isolate and Whey Protein Blend. We also offer a Weight Gain Protein that contains a lot more carbohydrates to help build overall body size. We sweeten our protein powders naturally with Stevia as we believe Sucralose and other artificial sweeteners shouldn’t be consumed in large quantities if at all. We lead the way in supplements Canada that are the highest quality and healthy while simultaneously being very affordable.
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