A protein powder that works just as hard as you
When it comes to protein powders, there is one clear winner when it comes to pure protein content: isolated whey protein. This Optimum Nutrition protein powder is made predominantly from whey isolate protein (with just a little concentrate) and packs a mean 24g of protein per serving. More muscle-making protein and less lactose, cholesterol and fat.
There are 9 essential amino acids that your body requires to build muscle after exercise. This delicious strawberry protein powder has all 9, is easy to digest and promotes lean muscle growth.
How should I use protein powder?
Everyone has a different protein requirement dependent on their weight and activity level. When you add exercise into the mix, protein goals rise quite significantly and can be a bit harder to reach.
So, if you’re trying to gain muscle, protein powder could provide you with a quick and easy way to meet your daily protein goals than relying on solely what you eat.
How are concentrated whey protein and isolated whey protein different?
Concentrated whey protein and isolated whey protein are made from the same ingredients, they’re just processed slightly differently.
Whey protein is made from the leftover liquid that comes from the yoghurt and cheesemaking process. This liquid continues to be processed in order to make the protein content more concentrated. It is then dried to make whey concentrate powder, or it is further processed to make whey isolate powder.
Concentrated whey powder usually has around 80% of protein, whereas isolated whey protein can have 90% or more. Isolate whey powder is a purer product with less fat, lactose and carbohydrates.
Whey concentrate and whey isolate can be mixed to make a hybrid protein powder, like this Optimum Nutrition product.
How do I take protein powder?
For the perfect protein shake, mix one rounded scoop of Strawberry Gold Standard Whey Protein to 180-240ml of water, then shake or stir until fully dissolved. Add fresh or frozen fruits, coconut shavings, nut butters, or other ingredients for your own personalised shake. You can even add this whey powder to cookie, muffin and brownie recipes for an extra protein boost!