Why is whey protein advantageous for muscle building?

March 6, 2018 /  No Replies

The high protein content of whey and its ease of absorption make it ideal for helping to boost muscle repair and building following exercise. With all essential amino acids available in whey protein, the muscles have everything they need to support healthy development.

Several studies have demonstrated the positive effects of whey protein on muscle building when taken in association with resistance training12. Research shows that supplementation with whey protein during resistance training increases lean tissue mass faster compared with resistance training alone. Furthermore, whey protein supplementation has been shown to significantly decrease body fat and increase strength and lean body mass faster compared with supplementation with casein.

  1. “Darren G. Burke, Philip D. Chilibeck, K. Shawn Davison, Darren G. Candow, Jon Farthing, and Truis Smith-Palmer. (2011). The Effect of Whey Protein Supplementation With or Without Creatine Monohydrate Combined With Resistance Training on Lean Tissue Mass and Muscle Strength”. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. Volume 11, 349-364.”
  2. “Paul J. Cribb, Andrew D. Williams, Michael F. Carey, and Alan Hayes. (2006). The Effect of Whey Isolate and Resistance Training on Strength, Body Composition, and Plasma Glutamine. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. Volume 16, 494-509.”

(from aminoacidstudies.org)

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