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Long before whey turns into a powerful protein-packed powder, it’s a small but very important piece of what makes up cow milk. Cow milk is generally 3.3 percent protein and comprised of two different types of protein: whey and casein. Whey is about .6 percent of the milk, while casein accounts for roughly 2.7 percent. Even though whey…

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Even though whey protein is derived from milk, some forms of it are lactose-free. If you’re lactose-intolerant and are looking for a supplement then you don’t have to settle for a plant protein powder.  So, which whey protein is lactose-free? The short answer is whey protein isolate. According to the San Francisco Chronicle,…

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Last week, two Whey Protein Institute readers sent us great questions: 1)    How can I tell if a whey protein contains fillers? 2)    Whey protein can be expensive. Where do I find free samples of products that I can try before buying? These subjects continue to be hot topics, so we’ve decided to…

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Whey protein is great for mixing with drinks. It’s commonly used by athletes to make post-workout protein shakes. Bariatric surgery patients use it to supplement their restricted diets. Adding whey protein to smoothies is a great way to make them more balanced and nutritious. Those are all great reasons for consuming protein powder,…

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Last week we broke down why you should read the labels of different whey protein products to make sure there are no unnecessary sugars or fillers added. If you took our advice and started examining different brands’ labels, you probably noticed that the amount of grams per serving can vary – by a long shot. Some popular brands…

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