5 Must-Know Facts About Whey Protein
1. The Building Blocks of Life.
Not all sources of protein are created equal. Proteins are made of amino acids, sometimes called the building blocks of life. Getting plenty of the right amino acids is crucial for muscle health, recovery, and even survival! There are 9 essential amino acids that can't be produced by the body and have to be consumed through our diets. Whey protein has all 9 essential amino acids and more, ensuring that your body gets the nutrients it needs to achieve longevity and be strong & healthy.
2. Fast Absorption
Muscle recovery is a time frame game. The faster you can get protein to your muscles after training, the quicker you can recover and get back out on your adventure. Whey protein isolate, the form found in our refreshing protein-powered drink mixes ProLoco and ProLoco Más, is one of the fastest absorbing forms of protein available. For that reason, it's the "go-to" for optimum recovery.
3. High Bioavailability
Bioavailability is a fancy word that means your body can actually use the nutrients in food. Specifically, whey protein isolate is one of the most bioavailable forms of protein which means you're muscles will be able to utilize all the nutrients in it, supporting lean muscle maintenance and recovery.
4. Whey is the Least Environmentally Harmful
This one comes as a shock to most people because of the common message out there that plant-based proteins are best for the environment. According to a study conducted by Arizona State University, whey protein has less of a negative impact on global warming potential than all commonly used plant proteins, including pea protein, soy protein, tofu, and more than two dozen other protein sources.
5. Delicious & Versatile
When most people think of protein powder, a choco/vanilla milk-based type of drink comes to mind. They can taste great, but what's really unique about whey protein isolate is that it can also be used in drink mixes that taste kinda like a common hydration drink. They're light, refreshing, water-based, and come in fruity flavors! For those who don't like the milky choco/vanilla stuff, "protein water", as it's sometimes called, can be a delicious alternative not only to supplement daily protein requirements but also for the added benefits of hydration & energy! We think "protein water" is crazy in a good way, which is why we call our protein water, ProLoco!
Built for the Chase
At HydroSwell, we're all about chasing adventure. That means longevity, functional pain-free movement, and maintaining a healthy weight are top priorities for us. If you have similar goals, the importance of consuming plenty of protein can't be overstated, especially as you age. Protein aids in muscle recovery/maintenance and also controls hunger, aiding with healthy weight management.
For a protein source that contains all the building blocks of life pick whey. For a convenient and delicious way to hit your daily protein requirements, while also getting the benefits of hydration & energy pick ProLoco! To learn more about our refreshing protein-powered drink mixes, built to power your adventures, click here!