Protein powder is one of the most popular supplements on the market. In fact, it’s one of the first supplements an individual purchases when they embark on their fitness journey.
The reason for this is that consuming sufficient dietary protein is key to achieving just about any performance or physique goal, be it muscle growth, fat loss, body recomposition, or kicking the opponent’s tail on the field of competition.
Recognizing the demand for not only a premium-quality protein powder, but also one that was delicious and affordable, resulted in the creation of Primeval Labs WHEY.
WHAT IS WHEY?
WHEY is a 100% pure whey protein concentrate (WPC) protein powder that mixes easily and tastes absolutely delicious.
Primeval Labs whey protein concentrate is derived from high-quality milk, creating a protein that is both highly bioavailable and naturally rich in branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs).
This makes WHEY an ideal protein supplement for any active individual looking to support the performance, health, and physique goals.
KEY FEATURES OF WHEY
- 23 grams protein per serving
- WHEY uses ONLY 100% WPC-80
- Available in three mouth-watering flavors
- Mixes easily
- Supports muscle recovery and growth
- Supports weight loss
- Naturally rich in BCAAs
- Added digestive enzymes
MORE ABOUT WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE
Whey protein is one of two proteins naturally occurring in cow’s milk.
It accounts for 20% of the total protein in milk, with casein accounting for the remaining 80%.
Whey protein is considered to be one of the best forms of protein due to is high biological value (BV), rivaling that of egg protein -- nature’s “perfect” protein.
In fact, whey has a biological value of 104 -- that’s higher than egg, beef, chicken, or fish protein.
Basically, what this means is that whey protein is efficiently digested, absorbed, and used by the human body.
Other proteins that have low biological values (such as most plant proteins) are not efficiently used by the body, which means a higher amount of them needs to be consumed in order to deliver quality amounts of essential amino acids.
Since whey protein has a very high biological value it is ideally suited for individuals looking to support muscle growth, fat loss, recovery, and performance.
Furthermore, whey protein is rapidly digested, making it an enticing option for a post workout recovery shake.
Research also supports the use of whey protein supplementation when trying to build muscle, lose fat, and improve body composition.
Additional studies also find that supplementing with whey protein may enhance anaerobic power and strength compared to supplementing with carbohydrates, due to improved recovery when supplementing with protein.
WHEY USES ONLY WPC-80
A little known fact about whey protein concentrate is that its protein contents can vary between 34-80%!
Further complicating the matter is the fact that companies are NOT required to list which grade of whey protein concentrate is included in their protein powder, which means you could be getting (paying for) as little as 34% protein by weight in your powder.
What makes up the remaining percentage?
A mixture of carbohydrates (lactose) and fat.
Together this means that not only is your “protein” powder high in fat and lactose (which is sure to lead to GI upset), but it’s also low in protein.
This delivers a powder that is high in protein while keeping carbs, fat, and total calories in check.
The other added benefit of using a concentrate as opposed to something like hydrolyzed whey protein is that it retains higher amounts of the bioactive fractions naturally occurring in whey, such as:
- Bovine serum albumin
And, whey concentrate also offers a superior texture and mouthfeel compared to other protein powders which can either taste thin and watery or gritty and grass-like.
ADDED DIGESTIVE SUPPORT
WPC-80 is naturally low in lactose and whey in and of itself if highly bioavailable, but we sought to improve its digestion and uptake even more with the addition of DigeSEB™.
DigeSEB™ is a unique complex of digestive enzymes included to enhance digestibility, decrease bloating, and boost the overall nutrition of WHEY.
DigeSEB™ contains a special combination of FIVE digestive enzymes to improve digestibility of a broad range of foods (including dairy) into nutrients that the body can efficiently use.
Enzymes included in DigeSEB™ are:
- Amylases - naturally occurring enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates, more specifically starch, into smaller dextrins and sugars
- Lactase - digestive enzyme that breaks down lactose (milk sugar)
- Proteases - enzymes that hydrolyze (breaks down) proteins found in whey, casein, steak, chicken, fish as well as plant proteins into smaller chains of polypeptides and amino acids for uptake and utilization by the body
- Lipase - enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of fats into essential fatty acids used by the body for cell membrane repair and maintenance, hormone production, and numerous other functions
- Cellulase - enzyme that digests cellulose, a complex carbohydrate found in all plant material including plant fiber