Whey protein is the protein found in the watery portion of milk that is separated from the curds during the cheese-making process. This whey protein is an excellent source of the 9 essential amino acids that the body needs to repair and build muscle and improve strength. The whey protein is separated and dried into a powder for consumption.
Whey protein powder can be used to achieve many goals but is primarily used for two purposes. Whey protein can be used as part of a workout routine to build lean muscle strength, or as a meal replacement on a weight loss diet. Whey protein is especially useful for this as it is not easily converted into fat stores and contains little to no carbs or fats which can be high in calories. Whey protein also helps reduce hunger cravings which reduces snacking between meals.