What is Whey Protein? (Protein Shake)

What is Whey Protein? (Protein Shake)

As you look through your social media, you’ll
typically see your “fit” friends posting their self-indulging pictures of their workouts,
their progress, and of course, the supposed healthy food they eat. And undoubtedly, you’ll bump into the occasional
post of the awesome protein shake they took right before they hit the gym. And by far the most popular protein shake
comes in the form of Whey protein. So, what exactly is whey and how can it help
you with your fitness gains? Whey is a source of protein naturally found
in milk. When mixed with rennant, a complex mix of
coagulant enzymes, milk curdles and separates into different constituents. One is the aforementioned whey, currently
in its liquid form and the leftover curds are used to make cheese and also whey’s
not-as-popular little brother known as casein. The liquid whey is then pasteurized and dried
out to create the familiar powdery product we find in store shelves. So, what’s in this whey that makes it so
special? The obvious stuff is the protein, and whey
has quite a diverse amino acid profile. It contains amino acids such as the common
glutamine, the dopamine aide tyrosine, nitric oxide booster arginine, and others such as
lysine, glycine, phenylalanine, and aspartic acid. But in terms of building muscle, whey also
contains the ever-crucial branch-chained amino acids. As we know now, the presence of BCAAs, especially
leucine, in our body paired with resistance training, immensely improves muscle protein
synthesis. And with about 3 grams of leucine per serving,
whey protein most definitely can improve your gains at the gym. And the awesome thing about whey amino acids
is that they form larger peptides and proteins that serve more health benefits. Perhaps the most beneficial for adults are
the immunoglobulin and lactoferrin proteins, which can aid your immune system, as well
as having anti-cancer and anti-aging effects. Whey protein is not exactly 100% all protein. Being a dairy source, it naturally contains
some fat and the sugar lactose. As with any dairy product, this can problematic
for those that are lactose intolerant. Fortunately, there are different options. Without getting too detailed on the different
types of whey processing methods, just understand that each process has the goal of isolating
the protein in whey from the lactose, carbs and fats as much as possible. Problem is, some of the more intense separation
methods, such as whey ion exchange and whey hydrolysate, tend to “denature” the proteins,
losing the added health benefits for the sake of having more protein per gram and making
the protein quicker to digest. Whether you consider having more protein or
having added health benefits more important is your choice. But the most common whey proteins found in
stores are whey concentrate and whey isolate. And if your main goal is gainz, these are
some top-notch options. For those that are not lactose-tolerant, whey
concentrate has up to 80% protein and the lactose can serve as a glucose source, powering
your anaerobic energy system, thus, powering your lifts. For people looking for mainly protein or are
lactose-intolerant, whey isolate clocks in at above 90% protein with limited denaturation,
and little to no lactose. Also, keep in mind that most of these whey
protein shakes will have added flavoring, adding more sugar to its contents. But now, you’re probably wondering, “Do
you actually need whey protein in the first place?” The answer… again… as always, is “it
depends.” As great as whey protein can be, the protein
in it can also be found in real food. Your consideration largely depends on the
amount of protein you’re already consuming. If you’re already cranking down a solid
amount of protein, such as .8 to 1.5 grams per kilogram of bodyweight, then adding extra
whey isn’t going to make a huge difference. Now, if you’re trying to lose body fat and
preserve lean mass at the same time, whey supplements might help you meet your protein
goals without the additional calories as well as helping you feel more full throughout your
day. For every other goal, it should be considered
as a matter of convenience. Sometimes reaching your daily protein intake
with food can be understandably difficult. Chugging down a whey protein shake can be
easier than chomping down two pieces of chicken breast. Ultimately, you should think of whey protein,
or any other protein supplement for that matter, the same way you think of the protein you
eat. They are essentially the same. With that being said, if you feel like your
gains have been better with drinking a protein shake, then continue to do so. If you don’t think it will help you, simply
don’t take it. The choice is up to you. Go ahead and share your own thoughts of whey
protein in the comments. Like and share the video if you enjoyed it
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  • Emanuele Cucinotta

    get wheysted

  • sci_pain3

    needs more protein

  • Falssx

    I see whey protein as a alternate food source. Alot of people who can't afford to bulk will take around 6 scopes of this stuff a cheaper and faster alternative. Definitely a good meal replacement

  • Ramu10

    My mum be like YoU cAnT bUy ThAt BeCaUsE tHaT iS a DrUg!

  • Daniyal Bilal

    Guys if your looking for a healthy protein powder that tastes delicious click here: https://nutritiousdelicioustasty.com/protein-powder

  • MistarZtv - Evolve, DbD & Titanfall

    PS is an awesome alternative to chomping down extra protein all day.

  • Purple Circle

    My doctor said that whey is hard on the kidneys , when I asked for an explanation she said it’s a lot of science stuff

  • Joseph Ybarra

    I use this for my dogs.

  • Myprotein 35% discount - Use: ANDREW-RQTL

    Thanks for the video!

  • vinohn

    What is whey protein? Another expense.

  • Anand Paul

    Do you know the whey ?

  • Big Chief

    I’m gonna get wheysted

  • Rated Are

    Leucine is good, but you still need all 9 essential amino acids to gain full benefits for building new muscle tissue. This is why EAA’s is “superior” over BCAA’s. Leucine signals mTOR but in order for mTOR and protein synthesis to be sustained, you need all 9 essential amino acids.

  • Enzo Bermudez

    so many "ines"

  • quan porn

    It depents

  • Anthony Perry

    Never let anything get in your Whey!

  • Ed S

    No whey.

  • Hanzo main

    For fuck sake no one asked for all this lip flapping

  • Hanzo main

    You do not know the whey…

    Ill show myself the door.

  • TehLegend47

    Not sure if using a 33 servings would be effective for me on bulking :/

  • Pokenite

    Someone told me im too young for this and its gonna harm me

  • Thedgopro •

    I got more acne nowww fuckkk:(

  • Spencer Tracks

    I just finished my biology course on macromolecules at my high school. Honestly, that course fought me more useful information about what I eat than anything else has and it was just one unit in a semester! Highly recommend taking it for people who want a better understanding of this stuff

  • abcdefghijklmnop0385

    🤣🤣what SUPPOST healthy food we post….in my case the junk that i post..cause that is the lie…i post junk to make it seem like im a normal person who eats junk😂😂😂

  • Nav Sohanpaul

    As a vegetarian, I find whey helps a bit. Also, even if you aren't seeking to build muscle, it's good to just have it as something to have for nutrition. It's also cheap if you know the right places to buy.

  • Puff Puff

    I can say it does work from personal experience, only take it right before workout to maximize it's potential

  • Pluto No1

    Whey makes ur dick bigger

  • Michael Howell

    I love science. I can't wait for the day they they find evidence that religion is just a book written by people that want to dictate and make people think they will be safe and shit once they are dead. Protein Shakes as I don't always have time to cook or eat

  • Shelbbbsss

    This helps you gain weight???

  • Vanessa Bulintao

    Is it good for weight loss?

  • Reid Quintanilha

    Why do I find whey?

  • Jordan Noel

    Stay a-whey! Just had a whey protein bar and I feel so sick it hurts. It was supposedly “cookies and cream” flavor but it was pretty disgusting too. Definitely not worth it. I used to be lactose intolerant when I was younger. I was one of those kids that got a juice box instead of grabbing a milk carton in the lunch line. Pretty sure I’m lactose intolerant again unfortunately. Now I know, thanks for the video!

  • Jimmy HopkinsSs

    is it okay for me to drink it ?? im a 16 yr old and i want to go to gym because im too skinny everyone is kidding ☹️

  • Dickheadsinthejungle

    NO WHEY MAN! That’s awesome.

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  • Merabi Gamer

    Whey protein is worst protein it build more cholesterol than muscle and damages kidneys

  • Ya Boi Diglett

    No fricking whey

  • Taamz Heart

    whey is a waste isnt it?

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  • Joseph Artemis

    My friends recommended this product to me and therefore i conclude i need this.

  • Faisal Yaseen

    Do you know da way

  • MarinRayado

    I want youuuuuu to show me the whey

  • Gaming. Galaxy

    You just said the full definition of it…

  • Hyper Nova

    Whey too much whey jokes in the comment section….

  • Sondra Lee

    Whey = SpellCraft number 7 for freemasonry!! "Whey Protein" = SpellCraft number 13 for freemasonry!! "Whey Protein" is freemason Death Cult Clubs Poison. It has No Nutritional Value At All like ALL Milk and Milk products. EveryOne Keep Away from "Whey Protein" Shit.

  • Shanice iS HER

    Can't whey to try this

  • Mahfuj Rahman

    Is it okay to drink protein shake everyday even if i miss gym 2 or 3 days a week? I do high intensity work out…

  • Dorian Mcnab

    i hope your really jacked beacuse if not thats dissapointing .GOOD infothoe

  • Asian kid

    Can u drink whey when ur 12 years old?

  • The snakes games 889

    So u could just drink hella milk lol

  • The Unfair

    Should teens consume whey?

  • Adrian

    Do you now tha whey?

  • PancakesPusheen !

    should teens consume whey??

  • Anna Scarlett

    You sound like a scronny dude

  • em jay

    Where were they going without ever knowing the whey.

  • Tim Degraff

    I just had a few beers and your speaking too fast with big words 😂

  • Zabuza Momochi

    Only nattys take whey

  • Michael Bryan Manipula

    Do you think all brands of whey are just the same? ON musclepharm SAN etc?

  • Sharifski Action-Man

    Very informative 👍🏿. Thank you!

  • Junaid Khan

    8 eggs ,half kg potatos ,8 bananas , almonds , honey, 2 Apple's I eat in a day so there is no need of whey protein for me

  • Helder Mendes

    why isn't the hydrolyzed version healthy as the other ones? Is there a study on this?

  • Ivan Bryan

    Jesus said he is the whey

  • MJ Cola

    I got whey protein it is great. I am 5 10 140 lbs and now I have gained about 5 or 6 pounds since I got it and my body fat has gone down. Great supplement for adding weight and burning fat.

  • Albanian cr7 fan

    Does whey protein make you grow taller?

  • Surya Narayanan Venkat Narayanan mm18b036

    this is whey too accurate

  • Constantinos Assiotis

    It shouldn't be seen like that it's just an easy way to add more protien. I come home from training at 9pm so I just quickly drink a shake and some fruit I didn't have to take chicken for example cook then eat it at the same time making it enjoyable(I'm a bad cook)

  • Abood4ever ツ

    I wish my parents would stop thinking that this stuff is steroids and so let me buy supplements

  • Hundred Beast Kaido

    Whey protein is good if you dont have enough budget for doing expensive meal prep full of meats etc.

  • Mother Russia

    Just eat fish and tuna lol
    Dude nah sorry it's not it depends here Harward posted an article about protien shakes look at it

  • Eduards Lasmanis

    the funny thing it is called whey protein, but it is not made of whey, whey is what lefts after you get protein, dumb english sometimes.

  • Peter Stewart

    Now this is the whey to go

  • usama niaz

    i knew "it depends"

  • Leif Olaf Fredriksen

    How mutch powder do people normally use?

  • Amir Rastgoo


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  • Junior17

    Whey protein is shit. I put peanut butter in my gym bag.

  • serveandscore

    I did it my Whey

  • Ryan Dalton

    Pictur fit would be like asking dose it depend and awnser with a well it depends

  • Apoorv Goyal

    What software do you use?

  • Flick.

    Hi there! I was hoping someone could help advise me as I’m absolutely clueless about this stuff. I’m a skinny guy, it runs in the family, and I try eating as much as I can but I always fill up way too fast. If I continue eating then I feel like vomiting and choking on my food. When I try working out, I do heavier weights and less reps. I’m trying to build decent amount of muscle but I don’t want to be huge (though I don’t think I have to worry about that considering how much of a stick I am). Is whey a good option if this is what I’m struggling with? And are there negatives that haven’t been mentioned in this video regarding health risks in the future? I’ve for some reason always has negative connotations with protein powder but never really understood why, if it’s just social stereotypes or actual fact. If anyone’s able to provide some insight, I’d really appreciate it. Thank you 🙂

  • zombie coder 1 1

    Whey is Nice cuz it has good tatse and helps u grow 😀

  • Abdullah Qasim

    Just eat your chicken or eggs and you are good to get gains😒

  • Mic Mica

    Background music is bad and unprofessional, it distracts you from listening. This is why you are getting too many thumb downs

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  • TELZ Jr

    Pinche whey

  • sam malson

    My mum isnt letting me use a protein shake but i think it would really help me bulk up (im really skinny)

  • Orestis Kyvelos

    Is it safe for teens?


    Whey ok to calisthenics Athlete

  • penkata drums

    1 gram of protein per kg?? Isn't that way too little?? Shouldn't it be more like 1 gram per lbs?

  • Christian Polanco

    Glass of whey a day

  • Wannderzel

    Thank you for your brief explanation! 🙂

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  • Edoardo Volpi

    Are supplements bad for stomach? Sorry but my stomach sucks Everytime I take painkillers it just hurts a lot for days, so i don't take pain killers anymore, that's why I'm so scared

  • Takagi San

    Bro can you gain weight by taking whey?


    Blah Blah Blah…

  • I want be a designer UK

    I trying to increase my protein bc I am starting to

  • Boi Chuah Sang

    me: "what is WHEY?"
    PictureFit : "a complex mix of coagulant enzymes, bla blah blah constituents bla blah blah aforementioned blah blah blah amino acids blah blah blah glutamine, dopamine aide tyrosine, nitric oxide booster arginine, lysine, glycine, phenylalanine, aspartic acid. Leucine, muscle protein synthesis, immunoglobulin, lactoferrin proteins blah blah blah blah blah!"
    me: "…. okay I no understand"

  • MegadethMiller

    I thought there would be a couple bad jokes in here, but there's whey too many.

  • penkata drums

    Umm… so does the isolate still has the health benefits? Kinda got lost around there 😁

  • Deruzzi

    I drink this on my whey to the gym

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