What are the benefits and risks of whey protein?
Medically reviewed by Natalie Olsen, R.D., L.D., ACSM EP-C on November 27, 2017 — Written by Joseph Nordqvist
Muscle building and weight loss
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People commonly use whey as supplementation, alongside resistance exercise, to help improve muscle protein synthesis and promote the growth of lean muscle mass. But what is it, and what are the benefits of using it?
Milk is made of two proteins, casein and whey. Whey protein can be separated from the casein in milk or formed as a by-product of cheese making. Whey protein is considered a complete protein as it contains all 9 essential amino acids. It is low in lactose content.
There are many benefits associated with the consumption of whey protein, and researchers are constantly finding new possible therapeutic properties