Perhaps the most
popular nutritional supplement EVER is whey
protein. Heck, you can even buy some of the
worst, cheapest whey protein around conveniently
at your local Wal-Mart. Now that's when you
KNOW it's popular.
But here's the
truth: Whey protein, even the "high quality"
stuff that you'd pay an arm and a leg to obtain
from your local Vitamin Shoppe or GNC, could
very likely be stalling your fat loss progress
and, even WORSE, causing you to GAIN weight.
And if that wasn't
enough, here are the absolute WORST times to
consume whey protein:
1. During the
2. In the evening
head? Don't: you understood it perfectly. Whey
protein simply isn't a great protein to consume
at any time of day, and for specific reasons.
1. Whey Protein Absorption
A review on the
rate of protein absorption published in 2006
in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition
and Exercise Metabolism reported that whey protein
isolate absorbs at a rate of about 8g/hour.
This is in large part due to the fact that whey
is not broken down into small enough peptides
by our body's natural enzymes in time to be
Couple that with
the fact that the window of opportunity for
whey protein to be absorbed is 1.5 hours, your
body at maximum will be able to absorb 12 grams
of whey protein from a single serving.
Kind of makes
those 40g whey protein shakes seem foolish,
doesn't it? Well, that's because they are.
Simply put, whey
protein passes through the system far too rapidly
to be adequately absorbed, leaving the majority
of your protein shake wasted...literally.
2. Insulin Release Associated With Whey
Which of the two
items below cause a greater spike in insulin?
a) White Bread
b) Whey Protein
Well, as you can
probably guess, if you chose the horrendous,
high glycemic, void-of-all-nutrition white bread,
you'd be 100%...WRONG.
a 2012 study published in Nutrition & Metabolism
identified that the specific amino acids in
whey protein stimulate beta cells to secrete
more insulin than a similar amount of carbohydrate
from white bread.
In the presence
of insulin, fat burning essentially stops.
This makes a whey-protein-only
supplement a big-time no-no for evening use,
especially pre-bedtime when avoiding spikes
in insulin are paramount as metabolism is already
slowing down in preparation for its normal,
much slower sleep rhythm.
The truth is,
whey protein simply isn't an ideal protein to
use at any other time other than immediately
following exercise, and even then the amount
you're able to absorb on a per serving basis
is extremely limited.
The Solution: A true time-released protein blend.
The fact is, whey
is an extremely high quality protein with one
of the highest biological values of any protein
source, but it possesses two undeniable downsides
in its very limited absorption rate and record-setting
Still, you may
be wondering if it's possible to somehow get
the positive benefits of whey without the downsides,
and the answer is YES. The trick is to combine
whey with other medium-speed and slow-digesting
proteins such as milk protein and micellar casein,
of proteins will significantly reduce the overall
insulin response from the whey while ensuring
optimal absorption of each protein due to its
slower digestion and time-released nature.
But don't be fooled
- most time-released protein blends are a total
FRAUD. Sure, it's "sexy" to market
a time-released "blend" of proteins,
but the unfortunate truth is that most of these
blends consist of 90% cheap, denatured whey
and contain very little of the more expensive
slow-digesting proteins that make a true time-released
protein product work.
How do you know
how much of each protein is contained in these
so-called "blends"? Well, the ONLY
real way to know is by the brand listing the
exact amounts of each protein on their label,
which hardly anyone does.
BioTrust Low Carb.
- It's 100% All-Natural
- no artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors
- It's naturally
sweetened with stevia and a naturally sweet
form of fiber called inulin, boosting fiber
and getting rid of the garbage
- It's Certified
Hormone-Free, sourced from cows not treated
with the dangerous growth hormones rBGH and
- It's the very
first, and currently the ONLY, protein product
on the market to use a breakthrough new enzyme
that has been shown to more than DOUBLE protein
- And it tastes
You see, with
BioTrust Low Carb, the folks at BioTrust Nutrition
have put together a true 25-25-25-25 blend of
micellar casein, milk protein concentrate, whey
protein isolate, and whey protein concentrate.
Sure, it's a lot
more expensive to produce than a simple, low-absorbing,
insulin-spiking whey protein powder, or a fraudulent
"proprietary blend" of proteins that
in reality is still 90% whey, but that's where
BioTrust really stands out...quality.
Get your supply of BioTrust Low Carb here:
the SOLUTION to the whey protein dilemma
Enjoy the results!