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You have probably read the ingredients facts panel on numerous protein powders.
Typically, you will find whey protein, milk protein, casein, and whey protein isolate. If you have tendency toward milk sensitivities, or lactose intolerance, it is most likely due to the casein in the formula, which can cause an allergic reaction from mild to severe. To get the vast benefits of milk proteins, without the gas, bloating, indigestion or allergic reactions, seek out whey protein isolate, as the main source of your proteins. Ingredients are listed in descending order, so if whey protein isolate is listed first, rest assured the formula is dominated by whey protein isolate. Whey protein isolate is the superior of the proteins, due to it’s purity, and ease of digestion. Whey protein isolate, is just what the name implies…it is pure, isolated protein, with upwards of 90% of the lactose and fat removed. It is for all common sense and purposes, clean, pure protein. The protein “ isolation ‘ process is not done chemically, rather it is done by force and pressure. Through a pressurized “straining”, “filtering” process, the raw whey protein is forced through a series of increasingly smaller and finer filters, removing milk sugars ( lactose ) and fat. This filtering process, is typically cold pressed to preserve the trace immune supportive elements, under laboratory conditions. Once the lactose and fat has been removed, the isolated protein is lab tested to isolation control standards and then is dried, and turned into a powder. This type of premiere protein, is commonly found in baby formulas as it is very easy to digest. Whey protein isolate also has very little flavor, zero sugar, and nearly zero carbs, so it mixes easily with other natural flavors, berries, greens, or the occasional oreo cookie.Therefore: Whey protein isolate is the perfect main ingredient if you want a clean, easy to digest protein source, that dissolves and mixes easily, without the calories, carbs, sugars, or fat. It is especially good if you have allergies, are lactose intolerant, or suffer from any form of inflammation, but want the immune supportive factors inherent in dairy protein, as the lactose, casein, and fat have been filtered out.