WPC is arguably the most popular protein powder in the world and is used by athletes and everyday gym-goers every single day.
If you’re considering adding WPC to your stack but would like a few more details about why it’s great and how it can help you reach your goals, read on…
The five key benefits of WPC
- Supports lean muscle growth
- WPC encourages faster recovery
- Increases protein synthesis
- Boosts immune system
- WPC is great value for money
The finer details
Bulk Nutrients’ Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) is a produced using a super chill filtration system which leaves the product extremely pure and of very high quality.
Of all the WPCs we’ve tested over the years, this one (our current supply) truly blew us away. Compared to other WPCs on the market, our product is higher in protein and lower in fats and carbohydrates yet maintains a creamy delicious taste.
Bulk Nutrients’ Whey Protein Concentrate is naturally rich in amino acids, particularly Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and Glutamine which ensures optimum muscle growth and repair.
What is the quality like?
Whey Protein Concentrates have undergone the ultra-filtration process and tend to be the least processed of whey proteins - with a protein content of 80%.
There are certain advantages to using a concentrate, they’re relatively cheap and, because they are relatively “unprocessed,” tend to have most of their vital sub-fractions intact. On the other hand, they contain a higher amount of impurities which can cause bloating and gas. If you are lactose-intolerant, you’ll want to steer clear of WPC and opt for a WPI or plant protein instead. For those who are after a reasonably priced whey, WPC’s a good choice.
Ideal for high-level athletes and the everyday gym-goer
Whey Protein Concentrate is a form of protein supplement popular with bodybuilders, athletes and everyday people worldwide. Designed to build, strengthen and repair muscles, protein can be found naturally in meats such as chicken, beef and fish, as well as dairy products such as milk, cheese and eggs (particularly egg whites). However, anyone regularly participating in an exercise regime can benefit from supplementation of WPC.
How does WPC differ to WPI?
WPC is of a similar structure to Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) except its purity and Biological Value (BV) are not as high. WPI along with Hydrolysed Whey Protein is the purest form of protein available, which makes it faster absorbing, however WPC is still an effective muscle building supplement.
Despite being less pure than WPI, there’s actually not a lot of scientific evidence available showing Whey Protein Concentrate being dramatically less effective as a bodybuilding supplement. WPC does contain higher levels of fat, lactose and carbohydrates as has a lower protein percentage as a result. WPC is 80% protein whilst WPI is 90%.
Slower to digest
A notable benefit of using WPC over WPI is that is digests slower due to the additional fats, cholesterol and lactose. Whey Protein Concentrate can therefore be beneficial as an all-purpose and all day or night time protein, continually "drip-feeding" your muscles with vital nutrients & amino acids over a period of approximately four hours.
Value for money
WPC’s value for money is second to none as a bodybuilding protein. Put simply, WPC is regarded as one of the best protein types for bodybuilding whilst remaining at a lower price. At Bulk Nutrients, you can grab 1kg of WPC for just $25 or 5kg for $99!
Whey Protein Concetrate (WPC) is a great supplement option for people on beginner or intermediate resistance training levels and is also the prime ingredient in many women's toning and muscle strengthening protein products. It can be quite easily integrated into everyday diets, whether as a shake, mixed with juice or sprinkled on top of cereal. WPC is commonly taken as an all day, post-training or night time protein supplement.