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Whey Protein

Protein is essential for muscle growth and recovery.  Protein requirements for athletic people are higher than the average person.  Whey Protein is derived from milk and is a natural byproduct of the cheese making process.  It is also the highest quality protein available and comes mainly in two forms: Whey Protein Isolate and Whey Protein Concentrate.

Whey Protein Isolate is the purest form of Whey Protein available and has a biologic value (how readily the broken down protein can be used) of 154.  Whey Isolate contains between 90 to 95% pure protein and contains very little fat or lactose.

Whey Protein Concentrate however, has a lower percentage of pure protein and a slightly higher percentage of fat and lactose. 

Whey Protein is generally a great supplement to take between meals.  Since the body goes into a catabolic state and burns muscle while it sleeps, it is widely recommended to drink a protein drink soon after waking up.