What is WPI Whey Protein Isolate is a question that is asked often about protein powders.
I’d say pretty much every shop you go to either in person or online will have some sort of WPI Whey Protein Isolate protein powder for sale for you to buy, unless of course it is a full vegetarian shop.
Generally it can be called wither WPI or Whey Protein Isolate on the label or on the nutritional panel of the product you are buying.
WPI or Whey Protein Isolate is a supplement that is usually found in powder form that is created by filtering milk protein, milk protein is a byproduct of the cheese making process.
The filtering during the cheese making process ends up producing three different types of Whey Protein powder’s, they are Whey Protein Isolate WPI, Whey Protein Concentrate WPC and also Whey Protein Hydrolysate WPH (Hydrolysed).
Whey proteins in all these three forms and especially in the WPI are highly bio-available to your body.
This means that they are quickly absorbed into your body and also have a high concentration of Branched Chain Amino Acids which are also called BCAA’s.
There is a difference between the above whey protein forms and this is the process that is used to filter the proteins to get them to their final form which is generally a dry powder.
After the processing is done the Whey Protein Isolate WPI has a higher percentage of protein and can be almost lactose free, carbohydrate free, fat free and also cholesterol free.
The Whey Protein Isolates have had water removed pretty much completely from them and are at least 90 percent protein by weight in their purest form.
There are two main filtration methods for WPI Whey Protein Isolate, one of the methods utilises ion exchanger’s which then denature the proteins with a heating process and this sometimes may damage the proteins and give them a slightly burnt flavour and taste.
The second method that is used and is probably the most common type amongst WPI Whey Protein Isolate is the microfiltration method, this uses other filtration methods to produce the end WPI Whey Protein Isolate product.
Both of these methods above result in the WPI Whey Protein Isolate being very high protein percentage ratios and so when it is blended with other ingredients you end up with a high protein count per serve.
So, finally, what is WPI Whey Protein Isolate?
Simply and easily put, it is a protein source for your body that is manufactured through many different processes from cow’s milk and is a byproduct of the cheese making process.
WPI Whey Protein Isolate comes in many different forms, it can be a standalone product by itself unflavoured to being batch mixed with other ingredients and this in some instances can be other protein sources too, the powdered WPI Whey Protein Isolate form is probably the most used type in the supplement industry and also added to other manufactured protein products to increase the protein count for that product.
The uses of WPI Whey Protein Isolate is very vast indeed in regards to you and your body, it can help your muscles recover faster after training, give you a extra protein boost throughout the day if you need it, it is used for many different goals also, weight loss, weight gain and lean muscle gain too.
So it depends on what you want to do goal wise and also if the Wpi Whey Protein Isolate is mixed with any other ingredients either by yourself or a manufactured blend, WPI Whey Protein Isolate can work for you when added into your daily nutrition plan and the intake is spread across the day.
Just read the nutritional labels or search for WPI or Whey Protein Isolate on the supplements label if you are looking to buy supplements with this ingredient in it.
You can buy WPI Whey Protein Isolate from any Health Food Store or Health Shop, Sports Supplement Shop, Pharmacy / Chemist and in most Supermarkets these days either in store or on their online stores.