Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Different Types of Protein and the Kind of Mass They Create

Protein supplements are a necessary for those who want to achieve the goal of a lean body and increased lean muscle mass. Remember that a protein supplement is excellent for the body, but like anything else, too much of a good thing is not good. Always use as directed.
There are various kinds of proteins, and each protein offers a different purpose for use with different benefits. Learn to read food, beverage, and supplement labels and become familiar with how and when each protein should be used.

Difference of proteins:
While some proteins repair muscle injuries more rapidly there are some that do not. Some proteins will help you to cut down on caloric intake, through providing a full feeling for a longer time. Some proteins add lean muscle mass, while other proteins do not function in this capacity. There are varying kinds of proteins, each having different benefits. These proteins are as follows:

Whey Protein Concentrate
  • Good protein for a beginner
  • Least expensive
  • Simplest protein
  • Some complaints of increased gas and bloating
  • Good for lactose intolerant people
  • Most popular
  • Has an abundance of leucine, isoleucine and valine that enhance lean muscle mass
  • Body digests quickly
  • Is not filling
  • Does not help to curb hunger
  • Not appropriate as a meal replacement
  • Will increase the calorie count
  • Contains up to 78 percent protein
Whey Isolate
  • Processed differently than Whey Protein
  • Contains no lipids or lactose
  • Contains 90 - 98 percent protein
  • No excess calories found in milk
  • More expensive
Whey Concentrate
  • Cost effective
  • Has more protein than an average Whey Protein supplement
  • Has a combination of Whey Isolate and Concentrates
  • Reduced number of calories
  • Cost effective
Casein Protein
  • Breaks down slower
  • Good to take before bedtime because it keeps working throughout the night supplying nutrition to the muscles
  • Offers a full feeling
  • Increases recovery from injuries
  • Increases immunity
  • Increases glutamine
  • Contains 20 percent milk protein
  • Contains 80 percent dairy protein
  • Digests slower making providing a full feeling with less hunger longer
  • Concentrated protein source
  • No extra calories
  • Builds lean muscle mass through its ingredients of casein protein, glutamine, colostrum supports lean muscle mass
  • Does not supply energy
Whey Isolates
  • Quickest absorbing protein
  • Slightly more expensive
  • Contains little to no carbohydrates and is good for people on low carbohydrate diets
  • Excellent pre and post workouts
  • Increases recovery from injuries
Hydrolysate Protein
  • Most expensive
  • Best quality of protein
  • Absorbs protein the best
  • Ease of digestion
  • Ideal for pre and post workouts
Soy Protein
  • Ideal for vegans and vegetarians
  • Good source of Glutamine •Increases recovery from injuries
  • Good source of Arginine
  • Absorbs into muscles quicker
  • Assists to bring cholesterol levels within normal limits
  • Boosts thyroid hormone output
  • Speed up metabolism assisting with weight loss
  • Used in pre and post workouts
  • Lower amount of amino acid, compared with dairy
Milk Protein Isolates
  • Contains casein, whey proteins, amino acids
  • Can be used with different types of protein
  • Not an ideal choice for a protein supplement
  • Use anytime during the day
  • Not to be used as a nighttime snack
Milk Protein Isolates
  • Contains Casein and Whey
Egg Albumin (concentrated form of egg whites)
  • Contains less fat
  • Contains less cholesterol
  • Popular
  • Offers a good amount of essential amino acids
  • No lactose
  • Contains an abundance of amino acids
  • Contains egg albumin
  • Not available in power form
  • Purchased in a carton or container and cooked
  • Egg albumin is an ingredient in many protein sources
  • No lactose
  • Not recommended to be used at night
  • Use anytime during the day
Wheat Protein
  • Low calorie
  • Popular
  • Alternative to vegan diets
  • Lactose free
  • Cholesterol free
  • Low in fat
  • Glutamic acid is high
  • Aids in muscle injury recovery
  • Lacks necessary amino acids
In concusion, all proteins have a different job with varying degrees of benefits. Proteins help to build lean muscle mass, improves strength, helps some to lose weight and helps others to gain weight. Since testosterone levels start to decrease about the late twenties, protein will help to increase testosterone levels. There should be a balance of all proteins in the daily diet.

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  1. indeed, there should be a balance of all protein in the diet.

  2. I'm on high protein diet now (doctor's order). Thanks for sharing this.

  3. That's a very descriptive info on protein and that's good to know by health buffs and people like me with high levels of uric acid. I have to minimize my protein intake so it's good to know this stuff.


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