You are about to read the first of a series of 2 two blog articles meant to guide our readers to identify the most appropriate protein source taking into account their dietary habits. In the two articles, we will write about 2 of our top protein products, the difference between them and how they can be beneficial to athletes.
A large number of endurance athletes tend to focus on carbohydrate intake and pay little attention to the amount of protein they consume. The reason may lay in the different types of protein available: so many you could get confused! Also, not many endurance athletes know their daily optimal protein consumption.
As usual, Hammer is here to help you out.
The best thing anyone could do, athlete or not, is to get their daily protein intake from different sources. But, in our chaotic lives, groceries shops, restaurants, and sometimes our own kitchens are distant mirages. If you can't afford to spend time following a correct diet protein wise, or if you can, but you feel the need for a supplement, here's our best solution.
HAMMER WHEY PROTEIN
Unless you are allergic to dairy (not intolerant, allergic) or a vegetarian/vegan, you will not find a better protein source for recovery and overall health than whey protein. Let's elaborate!
Supremacy in protein measurement standards
No matter what measurement scale of protein quality is used (BV, PER, PDCAAS, NPU), whey protein comes out on top. Whey protein isolate is the preferable form of whey protein, and our Hammer Whey Protein is 100% whey protein isolate.
Exceptional immune-system boosting properties
Whey protein has excellent glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine levels required for glutathione production. Glutathione is considered the top antioxidant of all. Additionally, whey contains unique proteins called immunoglobulins that stimulate immune function.
Rich source of nine essential amino acids
There are nine essential amino acids our body needs to function optimally: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. The problem is, our bodies don't produce them. We must obtain them from external sources. Whey protein isolate contains the highest volume of all nine essential amino acids, including branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), of the highest importance.
Do you need further reasons to test whey protein?
Though not usually listed among whey protein's primary benefits, it helps improve mood. Researches have shown that a fraction in whey protein (alpha-lactalbumin) raises brain serotonin activity and coping ability and improved mood under stress.
Protection against type II diabetes
Typically, a high-fat diet produces excessive weight gain and metabolic complications associated with a greater risk for type II diabetes.
Fewer aches and soreness
Consuming more than 20 grams of whey protein per day, a significant reduction of the levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) will take place, which the researchers refer to as "a sensitive marker of inflammation."
The astonishing benefits of whey protein are right at your fingertips. Hammer Whey has been the primary protein source of endurance athletes for years and keeps on going strong due to its reliability. Try it for a while, and come back to us with your unquestionably positive feedback!