Whey and CFM

Whey Protein Powder Isolate is agreeably the best post-workout protein supplement for muscle recovery.

Whey, is actually just a bi-product of cheese manufacturing, which would be simply thrown away. Due to it’s valuable proteins for muscle recovery and growth and its low fat, carbohydrate and calorie content, Whey Protein Powders are processed and sold as expensive protein supplements.  Whey Protein Supplements, are a must have for fitness enthusiasts, professional athletes and just about anyone looking to up their protein intake, including vegetarians. It is important to be aware of the processing involved with Whey manufacturing.

Whey Protein “Isolate” (WPI) and Whey Protein “Concentrate” (WPC) both endure a “filtering” process of some kind, with the accomplished goal of separating a large percentage of the fats, carbs and lactose, from the protein.

Problem is, that heat during processing can destroy much of the small protein parts. These small protein parts; amino acids and peptides, are all unique in form and function. They assist the immune system and all body systems. Most filtering processes, damage and alter these small protein parts, by using too much heat.

Fortunately, there are many companies now which use friendlier filtering processes, which accomplish colder processing, with out chemicals, using ceramic filters. This processing is called “Cross Flow Micro filtered” (CFM) , with very little denaturing to the proteins.

So remember to buy Whey Protein Isolate, for post workout and be sure to look for “CFM” on the label, or some mention of cooler, non-chemical  processing.

And remember that by adding fats and/or fibers to your protein shakes, you can slow down the rate of absorption of the Whey Protein Isolate, for a better meal replacement.

Please check out my “Daily Greens plus Protein Smoothie”  recipe!

For more information on the differences between Whey Protein Isolate and Whey Protein Concentrate, press here