The Benefits of Protein Blends
What “the best” protein supplement is is a subject that gets debated endlessly. Like most things however, determining what “the best” protein supplement for you is will depend on what you want to get out of it. And while each of them has their pros and cons, for all but the most high-performance athletes, a protein blend is likely to be your best bet.
AMSport’s High Protein powder is a blend of quality protein from four different sources: whey concentrate, whey isolate, milk, and egg white; each of which brings its own unique benefits while working together to provide you with a more complete protein supplement.
Pure whey protein is a fast acting and easily absorbed source of protein. It helps promote lean muscle growth, fat loss, healthy metabolism, and cardiovascular health. On its own it’s ideal if you’re looking to bulk up quickly, but it only increases protein synthesis in muscle tissue for around 2 hours post-exercise.
Protein derived from milk is about an 80/20 split of casein and whey. Both casein and whey are great sources of the amino acids that will help you build muscle but casein is digested much more slowly by the body. Because the fast-acting whey increases protein synthesis quickly and the slow-release casein helps prevent protein breakdown, when taken together they amplify the effects of one another and keep your muscles in an anabolic state for longer.
Luckily most of us don’t drink raw eggs before working out like we’re in a Rocky training montage anymore, but the protein extracted from egg whites is full of vitamins and minerals that help your body fight off tiredness and fatigue which will let you make the most of the work that casein is doing to keep your muscles working long after your training is over. Having it as part of a nice, flavoured shake also makes it much more palatable.
Unless you’re specifically looking to bulk up quickly, a blended protein supplement will offer you benefits that you don’t get by taking protein from a single source. By balancing out the immediate effects of whey protein with proteins that do their work over a longer period of time your body will use it in the way you intended, instead of being left excess protein that gets converted into glucose, and you’ll be packing on more muscle and less fat.