Milk is made up of two different proteins: whey and casein. To make cheese, bacteria and enzymes are added to milk causing the casein curdle. The casein is removed, and the thin, watery liquid that’s left behind is whey. This is further processed, and eventually becomes a powdered protein supplement.
Whey is a broad term. Today, there are three main forms of it: whey powder, whey concentrate, and whey isolate. Processing removes water, lactose, and some minerals to increase protein content. Whey concentrate is 25-89% protein while whey isolate is 90% or more protein.Read More
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Overall Effectiveness Rating
The overall effectiveness rating for whey protein is 2.4 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for whey protein as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Research Rating for Whey Protein
There are 22 studies in the database on whey protein; the research rating is 80. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for whey protein as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Products Containing Whey Protein
|Products Names||Amount of Whey Protein|
|N.O.-Xplode||Amount not listed.|
|X-LR8||Amount not listed.|
|Full list of all 3 products containing Whey Protein.|
The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.
|Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|decrease body fat||increase muscle mass||maintain muscle mass during weight loss|
|Protein Synthesis Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|increase protein synthesis|
|Performance Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|improve agility||improve cardiovascular endurance||improve running performance||increase strength|
|Recovery Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|improve recovery||reduce muscle damage||reduce muscle soreness|
The Supplement Database includes 17 studies on whey protein dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 10 to 56 grams per day, the average dose being 41.82 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Whey Protein.