Whey Isolate Compared To Regular Whey?

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by cjasonpa, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. cjasonpa

    cjasonpa New Member

    Hello Bryan & forum members... What are your thoughts on regular whey & whey isolate? I notice isolate is usually a bit more expensive, is it worth it for me to purchase the isolate or just go with the regular?
    Thanks!
     
  2. mickc1965

    mickc1965 Well-Known Member

    I personally would go with the isolate but I get all of my protein from food
     
  3. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    Yes, a new topic! :D

    Welcome mate! I think it's been shown that it's fairly negligible the difference in absorption rates between isolate and concentrate (as in difference in overall effects). Sure WPI is absorbed that little bit faster, undergoes greater filtration which means less carbs and fat and higher protein, and is better for those who are lactose intolerant, but WPC is absorbed pretty darn fast as well, so I honestly don't think it makes that much of a difference. Have always gone with WPC. It still has a higher BV than eggs. I don't think WPI is a 'gamechanger' compared to WPC, I have a feeling it's been a little overhyped, but I may be wrong, open to correction :)
     
  4. cjasonpa

    cjasonpa New Member

    Thanks guys, wow those were fast replies, you guys are awesome, i'm really liking this forum. Thanks for the input on the WPI & WPC. And Mic that's cool you get all your protein from food. If you guys don't mind me asking, what foods are best to eat to get some good Casein in my system too? I think i remember reading from Bryan that casein is good to have in addition to whey, not so much before a workout but primarily after, and then also possibly before bedtime. Thoughts?
     
  5. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    Ah yeah it's an awesome forum this one, definitely not very many active members on it nowadays, but all great info is still here. Few sources of casein protein are milk, cottage cheese and Greek yogurt (which has much more highly concentrated form of casein). Apparently tuna has it too haha, but unsurenof other sources.. I also don't take any protein supps at the moment and still gaining well, and I wouldn't put too much stock into casein to be honest, at night you'll still have protein in your system anyways. I know people really got freaked out about it and started putting forward the idea of getting up in the middle of the night to have a protein shake which is quite a paranoid way to be.. You won't have muscle breakdown from not having protein every few hours. I'm definitely keeping it much simpler and more relaxed these days :) but to each their own! Welcome to the forums mate :)
     
  6. cjasonpa

    cjasonpa New Member

    Awesome thanks for the input simon, and man that's cool you guys get everything you need from food. I'm naturally very slim so sometimes it's hard for me to chug down a bunch of food lol. So i appreciate those food suggestions. And yeah i never get up in the middle of the night to have a shake or anything, i just try to eat a little before i go to bed.
     
  7. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    Ah nice. Yeah I'm the same, naturally quite skinny, and drop weight very fast, but I don't really even track calories at all at the moment and am taking more of an intuitive or "in-tune" approach. I get a general gist of how many cals, general idea of macros and food to hit those etc and just adjust according how the figure on the weight scales go. Its so much more relaxed, and dinners I just eat alot of whatever we're having at the time. But everyone's different I guess.

    Postworkout I just have about 500ml of milk with chocolate syrup mixed in, I remember seeing studies showing that that's pretty much similar in effect to having whey, so I'm rolling with it :p. Cheaper too I calculated haha
     
  8. cjasonpa

    cjasonpa New Member

    Haha... AND much tastier! I gotta try that!
     
  9. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    Oh I look forward to it so much haha... XD
     
  10. Bryan Haycock

    Bryan Haycock Administrator

    All great replies! One rule of thumb, the lower your total protein intake, the greater emphasis on high biological value sources. On the other hand, if you are eating a lot of protein like most bodybuilders, it matters much less. What it comes to isolate vs concentrate, go with concentrate. Its cheaper and will not reduce muscle gains at all compared to isolate.
     
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