Saturday, July 23, 2011

Why Whey Protein?

A study was conducted by the University of Connecticut on what type of effect whey protein had on blood flow and vasodilatation. This study was conducted on two groups; group one received a serving of whey protein each day and the second group received a placebo for a total of two weeks. The study found that acute ingestion of whey protein increased blood vessel dilation at 30, 60, and 90 minutes post-ingestion. (Robbie Durand,2011)

An additional study posted in the Nutrition & Metabolism reports that people who consumed whey protein lost more weight than the control group receiving maltodextrins, along with consuming a calorie restricted diet. (Robbie Durand, 2011) Consuming a pre-workout whey protein drink can not only increase your workout performance but also help with your blood flow to the muscles. The post workout or recovery protein shake will not only help your muscles repair but also help with the loss of weight primarily body fat and instead of lean muscle mass.

There are several protein powders on the market. Here are a few of my favorite brands of whey protein; BodyTech, Whey Tech in Vanilla & BSN, Syntha-6 in Vanilla Ice Cream. These two whey protein powders I enjoy the taste and there are 17 grams of protein and 90 calories in one scoop of BodyTech and 23 grams of protein and 200 calories in BSN’s Syntha-6. However if you have a gluten intolerance you can ask your local Vitamin Shoppe or other supplement store manager for an alternative. At my local Vitamin Shoppe in Greenwood, IN our local Vitamin Shoppe manager is Mike Griffis,stop in and he will help you with all of your supplement needs.

Robbie Durand, M. (2011, August ). Whey Protein Enhances Leg and Belly Fat Loss . Fitness Rx , pp. 98-99.

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