wheyco protein solutions ideally combine high quality whey protein, high protein content and great taste. From fitness foodie to week-end warrior and serious athlete - whey protein has an important role to play in performance nutrition. Whey protein contributes to many goals within sports: a lean body, muscles ready to perform, improved endurance, faster recovery to only name some of them.
On top of our standard range we offer instantised varieties that are effortless dispersible and a pleasure to use in any kind of powdered sports product.
When exercising it is important to consume sufficient amounts of high quality protein to avoid catabolism and sub optimal recovery. The current RDA for protein in healthy adults is 0.8 g/kg body weight per day. This amount is supposed to meet the requirements of nearly all healthy men and women (97.5%) aged 19 year and older, but does not consider additional requirements when exercising. These are caused by oxidation of protein during exercise, repair of damaged muscle tissue and lean muscle growth. Other factors determining the amount of protein needed by athletes are protein quality, total energy intake, carbohydrate intake, type and intensity of exercise, time of protein intake. Considering all these aspects and depending on the type of sports recommendations for protein intake are mostly aligned with 1.4 – 2.0 g/kg body weight per day.
Branched chain amino acids are the essential amino acids isoleucine, leucine and valine. Especially leucine plays an important role in the stimulation of muscle protein synthesis and prevention of muscle protein breakdown. Whey proteins contains higher amounts of BCAAs than many other proteins. However, without sufficient concentrations of the other essential amino acids those would not be of much use as all of them together are required to efficiently build muscle mass. Whey proteins with their perfect amino acid profile and high protein digestibility are therefore ideal as a protein source in performance nutrition.
Current guidelines for sports nutrition as published by the IOC recommend protein intake post workout as this has the highest benefit in terms of muscle synthesis. However, studies indicate that ingesting protein before and during exercise also shows positive effects. Those include support in change of body composition and improved endurance performance, reduced muscle damage and increase in muscle glycogen stores.
Each consumption situation has its own requirements besides the nutritional needs. Easy handling, convenience and transportability can be key. wheyco protein solutions offer the unique opportunity to incorporate whey protein into different product formats.
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