What is whey protein?
Whey protein is a highly efficient protein that is often associated with exercise and bodybuilding. Whey protein is available as a supplement in a variety of forms and is not only for athletes, but also for people who want to lose weight, increase their protein intake for health reasons or simply tone up their muscle mass.
Whey is a by-product of cheese production. Whey has a high biological value and contains all the essential and non-essential amino acids needed for your body’s cells to grow and for your muscles to become strong. Therefore, it is really suitable as a dietary supplement. Whey protein powder is made by first filtering out unnecessary components of the whey - such as fat and lactose. Then it is dried and ground to powder.
Benefits of whey protein powder
Whey protein has become very popular with fitness enthusiasts around the world. It can be used as a meal replacement for weight loss or weight control. At the same time, whey protein powder is also perfect as an extra drink if you want to gain weight.
It is not only active athletes who can benefit from whey protein powder. The pure protein helps the recovery after surgery, injury or other trauma. It is an easily absorbed protein that has even been shown to prevent cancer.
Protein deficiency can cause some cognitive functions to deteriorate, due to a decrease in the number of brain cells. Therefore, it is important to get enough protein, even if you are not a physically active person. Mix a protein shake before or after breakfast and you will endure more for the rest of the day. With whey protein powder you can supply the body with the right amount of protein in a fast and natural way. Keep in mind that if you are lactose intolerant or have a milk protein allergy, whey protein is not recommended.
Whey protein powder and exercise
Whey protein powder helps to build muscle mass and prevent oxidative stress during exercise. It contains several essential and branched amino acids that the body needs during the workout, such as leucine, isoleucine and valine. Whey protein is especially effective in connection with sports training, increased fat burning, weight loss, long distance running and weight training.
Recovery after workouts is also quickened with the help of whey protein powder. When exercising, the body increases its muscle breakdown while building new muscle mass. In order to reduce the breakdown and instead strengthen the new muscle mass, you can take whey protein after the workout. Then you provide your muscles with protein that prevents muscle breakdown.
If you are more interested in burning fat than building muscle, whey protein powder can help you. Protein stimulates the body's heat production in a way that other nutrients cannot. The biological process is called thermogenesis and also helps to increase the energy in the body. This in turn will have a positive effect on your metabolism.
If you want to lose weight, it's a smart idea to increase protein intake while lowering the amount of fat and carbohydrates in your diet. A shake made of whey protein powder helps you lose weight without losing muscle mass.
Our whey protein powders
Our bestseller One Whey® gives you a silky smooth, lump-free protein shake in many different flavours with 78% protein. One Whey® Essentials is also delicious and great if you’re looking for a simple whey protein with high value for money.
We also offer a complete meal replacement with whey protein called One Meal®. If you’re looking for more of a diet shake, we recommend One Slender.
For those of you who are very active, One Recovery is our whey protein created specifically to help with optimal recovery after tough exercise.
One Bake is also made from whey protein concentrate, but it’s heat resistant so you can use it to make your baking more low-carb and protein-rich.
We only want the best sources of protein. That’s why our whey protein comes from grass-fed happy cows that graze freely on Dutch farms. This high quality whey protein is made up of essential amino acids that are absorbed quickly for optimal recovery and healthy muscle growth. Simply the best grass-fed whey protein for stronger muscles.