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Athletes' benefits of whey protein

Press Release   •   Apr 01, 2009 12:27 GMT

Whey proteins provide the athlete with a large number of benefits

Scientific research demonstrates that whey proteins provide the athlete with a large number of benefits such as muscle synthesis, muscle strength, performance, a more favorable body composition, and a stronger immunity. Also a fast recovery is crucial to top athletes. It is documented that whey protein supplementation accelerates recovery after intense resistant exercise, and that whey protein isolate supplementation compared with carbohydrate supplementation after exercise results in a significant faster rate of recovery.

Compared to other protein sources, whey protein isolate contains the highest content of  the branched chained amino acids that are highly important to athletes as they are directly metabolized by muscle tissue. See Table below:

Arla Foods Ingredients have many years of experience in making different types of products containing whey proteins suitable for athletes. The product range encompasses clear and milky beverages, protein bars and gels.

See also Protein makes the most of training and Power behind the javelin.