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Whey protein and protein shakes....

Are they the same thing?
Whats the difference?
Side effects?
Best brand?
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Whey protein is a type of protein which is extracted from whey (a by product of cheese making). Even within the category of whey there are different types such as isolate or concentrate.

Protein shakes are just a method of consuming protein and there are many different types with slightly different effects. Some contain whey others may contain other types of protein such as casein. If your interested in the different types try searching for it on the web, there is a lot of info but it isn't hard to find.

Protein is just a type of food so there aren't really side effects as such.
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The best brand is maximuscle. It's usually 40 quid in the supermarkets but you can get it on Amazon for 25. There's not really any side effects apart from gaining a belly so make sure you work on cardio as well as building up muscle.
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Whey protein is a protein type, that your body digests very fast, thus making it ideal as a post-workout, .. As for protein shake, its simply a recipe for e.g you wouldn't eat whey by itself, you would mix it with maybe water or milk and maybe add someother things to it, and as a result this is called a 'protein shake'.
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Thank you
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(Original post by Martha_lockett)
Whey protein and protein shakes....

Are they the same thing?

What's the difference
Water/Milk + whey protein = Protein shake

(Original post by Martha_lockett)
Side effects?
None. AT least nothing significant.

(Original post by Martha_lockett)
Best brand?
They are quite similar. Just be aware of marketing gimmicks that charge you through the roof by adding amino acids and etc in that have dubious value.

Just go on myprotein.com

Protein Whey is fine.
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(Original post by Aoide)
Whey protein is a type of protein which is extracted from whey (a by product of cheese making). Even within the category of whey there are different types such as isolate or concentrate.

Protein shakes are just a method of consuming protein and there are many different types with slightly different effects. Some contain whey others may contain other types of protein such as casein. If your interested in the different types try searching for it on the web, there is a lot of info but it isn't hard to find.

Protein is just a type of food so there aren't really side effects as such.
What would be the difference between the typea isolate and concentrate?
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(Original post by DorianGrayism)
Water/Milk + whey protein = Protein shake



None. AT least nothing significant.



They are quite similar. Just be aware of marketing gimmicks that charge you through the roof by adding amino acids and etc in that have dubious value.

Just go on myprotein.com

Protein Whey is fine.
Would it be best to get whey protein with nautral ingredients then? Could you recommend any?
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Would it be best to get whey protein with nautral ingredients then? Could you recommend any?
What do you mean by natural?

There is a vegan whey protein option.

If I remember correctly, it does have more protein per 100 grams.

However, I am not sure if that vegan protein is as good as a whey protein.

www.myprotein.com

Choose the Impact Whey Protein ( or the vegan whey). It should be good for a starter.

If anyone thinks that is wrong, then please respond.
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Well they both come from the same source but isolate has undergone more processing. Isolate contains less carbohydrates (concentrate contains lactose which is mostly removed from isolate) and the protein is more broken down. Being already partially broken down increases the rate of uptake so it can be used by the body faster.
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What about the bulk powders brand? Is that any good?
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Well they both come from the same source but isolate has undergone more processing. Isolate contains less carbohydrates (concentrate contains lactose which is mostly removed from isolate) and the protein is more broken down. Being already partially broken down increases the rate of uptake so it can be used by the body faster.
Which would you say is better, isolate or the concentrate one?
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(Original post by Martha_lockett)
Which would you say is better, isolate or the concentrate one?

Depends on what your doing, i.e Bulking,cutting,maintaining.
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Which would you say is better, isolate or the concentrate one?
Isolate is "better" in that it's more protein. Not worth the premium you pay for it though.
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Which would you say is better, isolate or the concentrate one?
You ideally want Whey Protein Isolate, the Purer form of Protein Powder. Further advantages are in the filtration process where it can be filtered to the point of being lactose, carbohydrate and cholesterol free. The better alternative if you get sh**s from whey concentrate like me.

I am currently on Gold Standard which is well recognised and a favourite among many. You can get the 2kg Tub on Amazon for under £50 which is a complete steal.

Do not buy from Holland and Barrett, the 908g is sold for £40.00 which is stupidly expensive.

Do not listen to the guy who said Maxi Muscle is the best. He has absolutely no idea what he is talking about.
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When checking out at 'myprotein.com' use refferal code: MP22652671 for 5% off your entire first order
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I am currently on Gold Standard which is well recognised and a favourite among many. You can get the 2kg Tub on Amazon for under £50 which is a complete steal.

Do not listen to the guy who said Maxi Muscle is the best. He has absolutely no idea what he is talking about.
Firstly, £50 for 2.27kg is ridiculous. Don't even bother, you can even get a 4.5kg bag of Optimum for just £10 more.

Secondly, there are side effects to protein shakes. It triggers the release of IGF-1 that is known to be damaging. I would suggest you look into it if you wanted to find out more.
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