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Benefits of Whey Protein

Apr 8, 2008
The macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat) are essential to human life. Fats and carbohydrates have a primary purpose to help us have a constant supply of energy, but protein serves a different primary purpose.

Proteins are distinct from other macronutrients because it is composed of little chains of nitrogen that contains subunits called amino acids. These are important to the body because they are a primary source of dietary nitrogen which is an essential element. Amino acids also serve a huge role in building muscle.

Because these amino acids help to build lean muscle, it is important to consume a lot of them when you are trying to get a better physique. This is why whey protein is so important. Whey protein digests within a half and hour and contains all of your essential amino acids. In addition, whey protein is very cheap and it tastes swell as well.

The best time to take whey protein is immediately post workout. When you exercise, you deplete your muscles of glycogen and break your muscle tissues down. To adapt to this stress, your body becomes more sensitive to insulin - the hormone responsible for shuffling nutrients to your muscles.

During this period after you workout, it is very important to get as many macronutrients to your muscles as possible. You really want to build up your glycogen reserves and muscles so that you can get stronger and recover faster. This means that you can hit the gym quicker and get results faster.

So this sounds great, but is it safe? Whey protein is very safe for you; in fact, there is little evidence to suggest that it has any harmful side effects. Since it is found naturally in foods, especially milk, you can rest assured that whey protein will not do any damage, unlike steroids.

Another question about whey protein is how much should you consume. Well, for the most part, you could consume it during any time of the day. However, the most beneficial times occur right after you wake up and workout. This is because your body is sensitive and will benefit greatly from its fast absorption.

For any other time of the day, casein protein could help you out. I won't mention much about it in this article, but casein digests slowly. This will give you a constant supply of protein throughout the day so that way you can prevent muscle breakdown and keep your body constantly supplied with protein.

Whey protein is any bodybuilder's, or person who wants to make a positive change in their appearance, best friend. Its benefits are astounding and you should always value the health of your body. Build confidence through an impressive physique and a better life through feeling great about you.
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Travis is a fitness model and is very passionate in regards to fitness and health. His fitness blog delivers Exercise Advice as well as advice on how to Build Muscle Mass
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