Whey isolate is a type of whey protein that has undergone additional processing to remove more lactose, fat, and other non-protein components. The result is a purer form of whey protein, typically with 90% or more protein content by weight.
Compared to whey concentrate, whey isolate is a lower-calorie option and is also often preferred by those who have lactose intolerance or are looking to avoid consuming higher amounts of fat and other components.
Whey isolate is commonly used in the sports nutrition and fitness industries as a dietary supplement to help build muscle, support recovery, and increase overall protein intake. It is also used in protein-based products such as protein bars, protein shakes, and snacks.
Like other protein powders, whey isolate is typically sold in a powdered form that can be easily mixed with water or other liquids to make a protein shake. It is also available in various flavors and can be added to other recipes to boost their protein content.