Your Complete Guide To Whey Protein – Part 4

As we established in our previous articles, whey protein is good for your body both in terms of muscle gain and general health. Whey is a complete protein source, meaning it offers your body the whole 9-amino acids treatment that improves your immune system.

Whey is one of the best natural supplements that you can presently find on the shelves. You can read all about it in our first article.

Today, we’ll discuss some of the most frequently asked questions that people usually have before they start using whey protein as a supplement.

One of the most common questions that pops up is whether you can use whey in combination with other supplements. The answer is definitely yes. As we mentioned in our third article, whey protein comes from milk, which means that it’s natural and that nothing bad will happen to you if you mix it with other supplements of your choice. Creatine is completely compatible with whey. If you are thinking about glutamine, it might be unnecessary as whey already contains enough glutamine. Casein is an excellent idea because whey and casein complement each other perfectly, just don’t forget that whey should be used post workout and casein before you go to sleep. Another good way to go is to add some powdered greens to your daily nutrition and both your health and your muscles will be enviable.

Lactose intolerance is another concern of all those fitness aficionados out there who are contemplating using whey protein. The truth is that people react differently to whey, depending on the level of their (in)tolerance to lactose. If your reaction to lactose isn’t too severe, then you should give whey protein a shot. Just make sure you’re taking whey protein isolate, seeing that it has the lowest percent of lactose among all other whey powders. In case you can’t find whey isolate and you believe that other whey varieties could give you gastrointestinal tract grief, then maybe opt for rice protein, it’s safer and just as effective.

If you were wondering if there could be some bad health consequences to using whey, then you are not alone. Like with practically any other kind of food, there is a certain degree of risk. First of all, you might develop an allergic reaction. The symptoms of an allergic reaction to whey are flatulence and sometimes constipation. Another detail we’d like to draw your attention to is to choose wisely what brand of whey you are buying.

Some manufacturers care more about quality control than others and you don’t want to use a product that wasn’t properly checked before it hit the shelves.

Women who are thinking about using whey should definitely give it a go without the fear of becoming bulky (unless that’s what they’re going for). There are no special differences between men and women when it comes to using this supplement. Fitness experts do recommend that women lower the daily intake of whey, seeing that females weigh less than men.

When it comes to the type of liquids you should combine with whey powder, there aren’t any special recommendations, so it all comes down to your subjective feeling. Taking whey mixed with water will be just as effective as using it with milk, but keep in mind that the taste won’t be particularly appealing. Maybe try drinking it like a milkshake, mix it with some fruit, yoghurt or milk and you’ll get a very nutritious drink that will also taste great.

There are individuals who claim that high-protein nutrition can cause bone problems. However, according to abundant scientific research, the opposite might be true, seeing that more protein in your body means the improvement of your overall well-being, including your bones. So, have no fear when it comes to whey protein, it can only improve your bone health.

Whey protein can definitely be considered one of the best options when it comes to protein supplementation for our Fitness Vikings.

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