Originally derived from the whey in milk, Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) is arguably the most commonly used protein supplement because of its quality and affordability.
Whey Protein is produced using a super-chilled ultrafiltration system where the whey proteins are separated from the milk resulting in a pure and high-quality protein powder.
During the filtration system most of the lactose is removed meaning lactose-sensitive individuals can still consume WPC without experiencing the common symptoms of lactose intolerance.
WPC contains all 20 amino acids which are the building blocks of protein and the body requires all of them to build muscle. WPC is considered a complete protein source because it contains all 9 essential amino acids that can only be obtained through diet. WPC is particularly high in Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and Glutamine, making it a great protein source for muscle growth and repair.
WPC is an effective aid in weightloss as whey protein gives a feeling a fullness, suppressing the urges to snack.
By weight WPC contains 80% protein with the remaining 20% being carbohydrates and fats.
A standard serve of WPC is 30g and is commonly used as a post workout protein powder to help the muscles repair and recover but can be taken at any time of the day as an addition source of protein.
Due to the higher fat content than other whey proteins, WPC is preferred protein source when baking high protein goods.