WAR OF THE ISOLATES

by Team NCNR | July 04, 2016 Views :

Whey proteins have played a crucial role in the scientific evolution of sports nutrition. Due to their incomparable benefits, whey protein supplements have become a staple in every exercising individual’s health regimen.

History of Whey Proteins
Whey was discovered about 3000 years ago. It has been proven that the intake of whey in the form of a liquid was started by the Greeks. Around 2500 years ago, Hippocrates recommended some drinks to enhance the immune system, power and the muscle growth rate of the body. These old-timey energy drinks were known as serums. Serums were rich in lactose, minerals and fast absorbing proteins, which made them effective in enhancing the performance of the body.

  

Amongst the three forms, Whey Isolates are considered as the purest form of Whey protein as they provide a higher protein content and have minimal amounts of sugar and fat. They are quickly absorbed in the gut and hence, provide an immediate amino acid influx into the blood stream.


In the late 16th century, the importance of whey protein was rediscovered in Switzerland. Farmers noticed that the pigs which slopped on whey developed faster than the pigs which slopped on something else. So, the farmers started drinking the whey themselves. When they noticed improvements in their health, the word spread quickly throughout the land.

In spite of being valued as a medicinal agent in the 17th and 18th centuries, whey was generally considered as waste by the dairy industry. In the past 20 years, whey protein has changed from being a waste product of cheese-making to a highly valued product rich in nutritional and functional properties.

In parallel, technology developments exploited this underpinning knowledge which then manifested as advanced whey-processing regimes. These advances have continued through the early 21st century with an added focus on the biological functionality of whey components.


Whey Protein Isolates
Whey is now available in 3 different forms – Whey concentrates, Whey Isolates and Hydrolyzed Whey protein.

Amongst the three forms, Whey Isolates are considered as the purest form of Whey protein as they provide a higher protein content and have minimal amounts of sugar and fat. They are quickly absorbed in the gut and hence, provide an immediate amino acid influx into the blood stream. 


Whey protein Isolate powders are a popular category of supplements amongst hard-training athletes for quality muscle recovery and growth.

ISOLATE Wars
So in today’s ISOLATE wars, we have three popular Whey Isolate products fighting it out in the ring.  Who are these contenders and where do they stand against each other? Let’s find out

The thing with Whey isolates is that although they have a higher protein percentage, the type of processing through which they are derived from determines whether the bioactive micro-fractions get preserved or destroyed. Cross-flow Microfiltration (CFM) technology is superior than Ion exchange technology in preserving the whey protein microfractions

Now that we know our contenders, let’s have a look at the Quantitative aspects of each:

NCNR Conclusion:

  • The thing with Whey isolates is that although it has higher protein percentages, the type of processing through which they are derived determines if the bioactive micro-fractions get preserved or destroyed. Therefore, the type of processing becomes of paramount importance in determining its quality.
  • Scitec Nutrition 100% Whey Isolate has only whey isolates derived from micro-filtered technology because of which it contains intact micro-fractions. As opposed to that Isopure uses whey isolates derived from Ion exchange technology as primary source. Ion exchange provides higher yield of protein but minus the micro-fractions
  • Dymatize ISO 100 has Hydrolyzed whey isolates as primary source. Hydrolyzed Whey is a fast-acting protein which is partially broken down to provide smaller chains of amino acids. These enter the blood stream at faster rate and therefore elevate amino acid levels quickly, thus resulting in faster anti-catabolic and anabolic action when taken post- workout. This same hydrolyzed whey has been also added to Scitec 100% Whey Isolate to boost recovery post-workout.
  • All three products contain very low carbs, which make them suitable for use in ketogenic/low-carb diets. The carb content generally varies from flavor to flavor. But overall, the net carb content for all 3 products does not go beyond 1g regardless of the flavour.
  • Because of the zero sugar, which means zero lactose, both Scitec Nutrition 100% Whey and Isopure are suitable for lactose intolerant or lactose sensitive individuals.
  • One specific advantage that Scitec Nutrition 100% Whey Isolate has is that it contains added L- Glutamine for anti-catabolic support. Post- workout, it is observed that glutamine levels drop down by 50% which can lead to muscle breakdown and lower immunity.

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