Whey protein is one of the most popular supplements when discussing muscle recovery. You can’t discuss muscle without discussing whey protein. It’s the foundation for any muscle-building diet and/or supplement regimen. Without it, we’d all look like we just competed in the Boston Marathon. Here is our overview on everything you should know about whey protein including the benefits, the downside, how your body responds, what it is made of, and much more.
What Whey Protein Does
Whey protein is one of the highest quality proteins available due to its high content of essential amino acids and branched chain amino acids. It scored higher than soy, egg, and casein on the protein digestibility corrected amino acid score. Compared to casein, it’s considered fast digesting. It’s also the most popular type of protein in supplement products.