Whey protein concentrate or isolate? Which do you pick? Check out this infographic to help you decide 👇
There’s literally so many different types of whey protein and I often get asked the difference, hence this infographic.
But then there’s also hydrolysate to add into the mix. Unsure what that is? Well, it’s basically a scientific way of saying the protein has been partially broken down, pre-digested if you like, so it’s easier to digest.
And you may or may not have noticed, that you can get hydrolysed whey protein isolate and hydrolysed whey protein concentrate. So both forms can be hydrolysed.
How To Pick?
- Going for the most expensive isn’t going to guarantee best results, the best tasting …or quality
- Going for the cheapest isn’t necessarily the worst option
- It’s a matter of checking the label and making sure if you choose whey protein isolate, that that’s the first main ingredient (many powders have a mixture of isolate and concentrate)
- Use the infographic above to help you
- Make sure it’s Informed Sport (or equivalent in other countries)
- But before all of that, work out if you actually NEED to take a protein supplement, what the RISKS are and what the BENEFITS are – a Sports Dietitian can help you with this 👍
N.B. It is crucial to get your food and fluid intake right if you want to control your IBS symptoms and if you want train harder, go faster and recover quicker from training sessions and competitions. Dietary requirements are highly individualised and there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach. Working with a Registered Clinical & Sports Dietitian to develop a bespoke plan based on your unique requirements will help to ensure the most appropriate strategy and best results are achieved.
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