Fast acting whey protein
What is it?
- What is it: Whey protein blend
- Why take it: Easily absorbed after exercise
- When to take it: After exercise
- Benefit: Effective post-workout recovery & growth
Our best selling product, Optimum Whey is a high quality whey protein supplement, formulated to support effective muscle repair, growth and well-being in anyone who trains regularly.
The main protein in this formula is 'whey protein concentrate' which offers easy absorption for effective post-workout muscle delivery. To distinguish this product from other whey proteins on the market we have added effective amounts of whey isolate and hydrolysate (faster digesting proteins), to boost the speed of amino acid delivery to your muscles. If you are looking for the fastest digesting and highest quality protein that we offer, then you should look at our Elite Whey Isolate, however, due to the processes required to make this product it comes with a higher price.
Research suggests that getting protein to trained muscles quickly after exercise is essential to support effective repair and growth, which makes whey a great choice. What's more, this type of protein is considered to have the highest 'biological value' (BV) - a scientific way of rating how well the nutrient can be used by the body to repair and grow muscle. Our Optimum Whey is cold filtered from fresh milk to create a supplement that contains 80% protein, with 24g protein per serving, but just 2g carbs and 1.6g fat.Why take it?
Simply put, training tears down your muscle fibers and your body uses proteins to rebuild them. Provided the correct stimulus (training) is applied and the right building materials (nutrition) are available then muscle growth and strength gains will occur. During and immediately after this breakdown your muscles are very sensitive and their capacity to absorb nutrients is increased for a short period of time. This is a window of opportunity for you to feed your muscles with building nutrients and is sometimes described as the "anabolic window". However, your everyday sources of protein such as meat take a relatively long time to digest, meaning that even an immediate post training meal would not fully digest in time to make the most of your increased muscle sensitivity.
Due to its simple biological structure, whey protein is quickly digested and easily absorbed by your muscles, making it the perfect supplement to take straight after training. By providing a fast protein delivery at this time your body is able to rapidly reverse muscle breakdown and begin protein synthesis; the process it uses to construct muscle using protein. Standard whey protein concentrate is a fast digesting protein, however, we have added effective amounts of purer whey isolate and hydrolysate to ensure that protein synthesis is triggered even quicker. Hydrolysed whey is a special form of protein that is treated with enzymes to make it easier to digest, which means it gets to muscle very quickly. When to take it?
Optimum Whey has been designed to be consumed shortly after (10-20 minutes) intense exercise. It can also be used before training, or between meals to supply your muscles with extra protein. Weight trainers, sports players and endurance athletes require 1.8-2g of protein per kg of body mass per day for optimal muscle support (e.g. 80kg man requires up to 160g of protein daily). Key benefitsFast digesting post-workout protein
Contains easily absorbed whey protein to provide training-damaged muscles with a fast supply of amino acids after workouts when muscles are most sensitive. Consuming a 'fast protein' during this key period supports optimal results by rapidly reversing muscle breakdown and stimulating muscle build-up (protein synthesis).Supports lean muscle growth and definition
Provides 24g of protein per serving with only 2g of carbs and 1.6g of fat, perfect for the trainer looking for lean muscle growth and definition. Naturally rich in glutamine and branched chain amino acids, whey is considered to have the highest biological value of any protein; a scientific measure of how well the nutrient can be used by your body to repair and grow muscle.Versatile and great value protein
Ideal after intense training, but also suitable between meals as an economic way to boost protein intake. Research suggests that weight trainers, sports players and endurance athletes require 1.8-2g of protein per kg of body mass per day, for optimal muscle support (e.g. 70kg man requires up to 140g of protein daily).