Whey concentrate is a type of protein powder that is derived from milk. It is produced as a by-product of the cheese-making process and is commonly used as a dietary supplement due to its high protein content.
Whey concentrate typically contains 70-80% protein, with the remaining 20-30% consisting of carbohydrates, fats, and lactose. The protein content can vary depending on the processing method used, but in general, whey concentrate is a rich source of essential amino acids, including branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), and is rapidly absorbed by the body.
It is commonly used as a supplement to support muscle building and recovery, as well as a means to increase overall daily protein intake. Some studies have also shown that whey concentrate may have other health benefits, such as improving immune function and reducing the risk of chronic diseases.
However, it's important to note that individuals with lactose intolerance or milk allergies may not be able to tolerate whey concentrate, as it still contains lactose and other milk-derived ingredients.
As whey concentrate is only 80% pure, we recommend the use of whey protein powders which include "whey isolate" as the main protein component. They generally offer superior value for money and are more easily digested.