Most people in the sports world have heard of protein powders, shakes, bars, or supplements.
But what are they?
Are they necessary?
Are they safe?
Don’t worry, Core 1 is here to help!
What are protein powders?
Protein powders come in 3 common forms:
Whey, Soy, and Casein protein.
Whey is the most common because it is water-soluble and a complete protein, therefore it has multiple advantages.
Protein powders range in the amount of protein they contain, but they usually contain a lot more protein than you actually need when taken in combination with your diet.
What are these proteins?
Whey is the protein that is left over when milk coagulates. It is a globular protein and contains beta-lactoglobulin, alpha-lactalbumin, bovine serum albumin, and immunoglobulins.