Whey protein is the collection of globular proteins isolated from whey, a by-product of cheese manufactured from cow’s milk. It is the highest quality protein available. Whey protein is also a rich source of branched chain amino acids (BCAA’s), containing the highest known levels of any natural food source. BCAA’s are important because they have a positive effect on reducing muscle fatigue and aid in maintaining tissue.
What is whey protein?
There are 2 main types of whey protein, whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate, both of which are contained in the Go Natural Hi Protein range. Whey protein concentrate is low in fat and is typically about 75% pure protein by weight. Whey protein isolate is whey in it’s purest form. Isolates are processed to remove fat and lactose. Typically whey protein isolate is about 90%+ pure protein by weight. Whey is also fast ingesting, meaning it gets to where it’s needed - fast! In discussion with our sports nutritionist whey protein produces better physiological results than soy proteins. Due to several documented studies of soy ingredients, Go Natural is removing all soy ingredients from its range where possible.
Benefits whey protein has on performance:
Does whey protein have any side effects?
There are no documented side effects, provided a person does not have an allergy to dairy proteins or does not need to restrict dairy products for medical reasons.
How does the Go Natural Hi Protein range stack up?
The Go Natural Hi Protein range are nutritionally balanced. They aren’t packed with 20-40g of protein like some of the protein bars on the market.
The key advantage of Go Natural’s Hi Protein performance snacks are that the delivery of nutrients and whey protein is at levels that make the positive benefits bio-available, meaning your body is not being overloaded and can absorb this level of protein.
In addition to over 12.5g of protein from whey and nuts, each bar contains a natural source of key performance nutrients including calcium, magnesium, selenium, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin E. This nutritional balance make the bars particularly suitable for pre or during events.
Go Natural does not use any artificial sweeteners in the Hi Protein range. Other protein bars are full of maltitol, sorbitol and other nasty sweeteners which are added to mask the overpowering dry taste of the protein. The Go Natural Hi Protein range is sweetened with honey and fruit.