Whey Protein 500g
What is Whey Protein 80?
Whey Protein 80 is a premium quality, UK-manufactured whey protein concentrate (WPC) powder. Each 25g serving provides 20g of 100% whey protein, including 4.4g of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and 3.3g of glutamine. Our whey protein is available in three 100% natural flavours and in three sizes.
|Flavours:||Vanilla Ice Cream, Strawberries & Cream and Triple Chocolate (out of stock)|
|Sizes:||500g (20 servings), 1kg (40 servings), 2kg (80 servings)|
What is whey protein?
Whey protein is a natural protein derived from cow’s milk. While there are many sources of protein – from egg, fish and meat (animal-based proteins) to beans, lentils and nuts (plant-based protein) – whey protein is widely regarded as one of the best available. Not only does whey contain all nine essential amino acids (the building blocks of muscle), it is also absorbed by the body quickly.
What are the benefits of whey protein?
Whey protein is known as a ‘complete’ protein source as it contains all nine essential amino acids. (It also contains the 11 non-essential amino acids.)
Not only is the amino acid profile complete, it is also in the right proportion to our body’s requirements. The biological value (BV) of protein is a measure of the proportion of protein in food that can be absorbed and used by our body – anything less than 100% means some of the protein consumed may be wasted. The BV of whey protein is 100%. For comparison, beans, fish and milk have BVs of 58%, 76% and 90%, respectively.
Whey protein powders are a highly concentrated protein source. Our whey products contains 20g of pure whey protein per 25g serving. You would need to eat about 65g of lean chicken breast to obtain the same quantity of protein (this doesn't take into account the superior amino acid profile of whey).
Who should take whey protein?
Anyone who takes part in physical activities can benefit from supplementing their diet with whey protein. The amino acids in protein perform a range of critical functions in our bodies, including repairing tissue and building muscle. Whether your goal is to build muscle, increase strength or improve recovery after workouts, a high-protein diet is considered essential.
Vegetarians may also want to increase their protein intake through supplementation. This is particularly important as plant-based proteins (with the exception of soy and quinoa) are incomplete proteins. In other words, they do not contain all nine essential amino acids.
Experts recommend a daily protein intake of 1g per pound of body weight (or 2.2g per kilogram). However, most people will struggle to consume the optimum level of protein through whole foods alone. Whey protein provides a convenient and easy way to supplement a diet.
What makes this brand of whey protein so good?
Our whey protein is a premium quality, UK-manufactured protein powder sourced exclusively from the world-renowned Müller dairy in Germany: the world’s leading producer of whey protein. All milk used in the production of our whey protein products are sourced from free-range, grass-fed cows and is GM-free and hormone-free.
Each 25g serving provides 20g of 100% whey protein, including 4.4g of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). All our whey protein flavours use 100% natural flavouring and are suitable for vegetarian, halal and kosher diets. Our whey protein has been ‘instantised’ for easy mixing – mix the protein powder in a shaker bottle or simply stir in water with a spoon.
|Per 100g||Per Serving (25g)|
|Protein (dry basis)||81.4g||20.4g|
|of which Saturates||4.5g||1.1g|
|of which Sugars||4.9g||1.2g|
Nutritional values are based on unflavoured Whey Protein 80. For flavoured options, the protein content will be reduced by approximately 3-6g depending on the flavour.
Amino Acid Profile
|Per 100g of Protein||Per Serving (25g)|
|Essential Amino Acids|
|Total Essential Amino Acids||46.08g||9.22g|
|of which BCAAs||21.94g||4.39g|
|Non-Essential Amino Acids|
|Other Non-Essential Amino Acids**||1.62g||0.32g|
|Total Non-Essential Amino Acids||53.92g||10.78g|
* Branched-Chain Amino Acid (BCAA)
** Includes Asparagine and Glutamic Acid
Whey Protein Concentrate (Milk), Cocoa Powder (Triple Chocolate Flavour Only), Natural Flavouring, Natural Colour (Beetroot Red [Strawberries & Whipped Cream Flavour Only], Sweetener (Sucralose), Instantising Agent