Description of Whey Protein Economy Vanilla, 6 lb, NOW Foods
NOW® Whey Protein is a delicious blend of three of the highest quality whey protein concentrates and isolates from around the world: Micro-Filtered, Ion-Exchanged and Enzymatically Hydrolyzed (partially predigested). This blend of specially processed whey proteins is designed to maximize amino acid absorption and Biological Value (BV). Extra L-Glutamine has been added (830 mg per serving) because of its important role in protecting muscle tissue from breaking down under stressful, vigorous physical activity.
What is Whey Protein and how is it processed?
Whey is a natural byproduct from the cheese-making industry. It is the liquid that remains when the solids in milk are pressed together to form cheese. This liquid is then filtered and purified into a powder that is high in quality protein but free of fat and lactose (milk sugar). Because of the nature of whey, the purification process is a low-heat, spray-dry method that does not use any solvents.
Quite simply, Whey Protein builds lean body mass by helping to increase your body’s production of muscle protein, which is especially important after intense workouts. Hence its classification as a sports supplement.
It appears you have three different types of Whey Protein. What is the difference?
NOW's® three different types of Whey Protein are formulated to provide anyone, from the weekend warrior to the most serious athlete, with a "whey" that's perfect for their fitness level.
Our Economy formula is predominantly whey concentrate, which has a slightly different nutrient profile than the isolate form (detailed below) and provides about 16-17 grams of protein per serving. It's ideal for the casual fitness enthusiast.
Our premium quality blend contains a mixture of whey concentrates and whey isolates, with higher levels of whey isolate, and more protein per serving (20 grams). For anyone serious about their fitness this is a great choice.
Our pure Whey Isolate yields more protein with less fat and carbohydrates than concentrates and is considered the highest quality whey protein currently available. Whey Isolate has a high concentration of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA's), which aid protein synthesis. It's naturally low in carbohydrates and contains over 90% protein, compared to 80% for many concentrates and 6.25% for milk. Our Whey Isolates are instantized for easy mixing in milk or water. For athletes on high protein regimens and for those agressively seeking to build muscle NOW Whey Isolate is the way to go!
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (42g)
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories from Fat 15
Total Fat 1.5 g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.5 g 2%
Sodium 104 mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 11 g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3 g 10%
Sugars 5 g
Protein 26 g 50%
Calcium 173 mg 15%
Potassium 137 mg 4%
Stevia rebaudiana Extract 84 mg
Essential Amino Acids mg per 42 g serving
Non-Essential Amino Acids
L-Aspartic Acid 3171
L-Glutamic Acid 4884
Total 27,923 mg
Add 1/2 cup to 8 ounces of cold water, milk, or your favorite juice and blend. Also consider adding fresh fruit and NOW® Flax Seed Oil for enhanced nutritional benefit. Please note the additional colories and nutrients provided by the above ingredients.
Free of: salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, or preservatives.
Other Ingredients: Whey Protein Blend (Micro-Filtered, Whey Protein Concentrate (providing ß-lactoglobulin, a-lactalbumin, Immunoglobulins and Serum Albumin), Ion-Exchanged Whey Protein Isolate (providing ß-lactoglobulin, a-lactalbumin, Immunoglobulins and Glycomacro Peptides) and Enzymatically Hydroloygized Whey Protein Concentrate), Fructose, Natural-Flavor, Free-Form L-Glutamine, Xanthan Gum and Stevia rebaudiana Herbal Extract. Notice: Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction.
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