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Benefits of Whey in Exercise Recovery

Benefits of Whey in Exercise Recovery


Exercise is key to physical and emotional well-being. But to maximize the results of exercise, it is equally important to maintain a diet rich in protein and other essential food groups.

After exercise, the body undergoes a protein synthesis process where it utilizes these nutrients to repair and rebuild fibers that are broken down during your workout. Therefore, your body needs increased levels of protein to stimulate the recovery process.

According to the National Strength and Conditioning Association, whey protein is one of the highest-quality proteins. Pure whey protein contains large amounts of protein and amino acids with minimal calories, fat and sugar.

Whey protein digests faster than other forms of protein. This means that the body is able to receive the essential nutrients, such as amino acids, into the muscles at a much faster rate, resulting in a faster overall recovery.

In addition, grass-fed whey contains higher nutrient levels of leucine, an amino acid that increases protein synthesis by signaling the mTOR mechanism in the body. mTOR is the major anabolic, or muscle building, pathway responsible for regulating skeletal muscle mass.

Choosing a whey protein with simple, pure ingredients is key. And the time of consumption is another important recovery factor to consider.

Consuming whey protein within 30 minutes of exercise will increase the body’s ability to stimulate muscle protein synthesis. This results in fewer exercise-related injuries and reduced muscle soreness.

When deciding on a whey protein powder, make sure to avoid products loaded with added sugars and unnecessary fillers. Look for products that have minimal ingredients and no added sugar.

Our protein powders are sourced from grass-fed cows and artisan cheesemakers. They contain no added sugars, and are non-GMO and rBGH free.

Your health is in your hands. Make the most of your exercise routine with the right protein supplements.

Sources: Guest Blogger Maria Viall CHHP, CNP, ROHP

National Strength and Conditioning Association

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