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Whey Protein Concentrate vs isolate

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:41 am
by teafan
Whats everyones view on this subject? Do you think there is a massive difference in quality and results from using Isolate vs Concentrate?

I've been using Concentrate and am satisfied with my results but wondered if I could get more bang for my buck... or if i'm just chasing rainbows?

Re: Whey Protein Concentrate vs isolate

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:44 am
by nygmen
teafan wrote:Whats everyones view on this subject? Do you think there is a massive difference in quality and results from using Isolate vs Concentrate?

I've been using Concentrate and am satisfied with my results but wondered if I could get more bang for my buck... or if i'm just chasing rainbows?
Majoring in the minors.

Solid food protein > Any Whey protein

Whey Protein > water

Live long and prosper.


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Re: Whey Protein Concentrate vs isolate

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:48 am
by teafan
How logical!

I had a chat with the guy at the gym I attend and he went through his protein sales pitch: all he could say is how bad Concentrate was compared to Isolate but couldnt explain why. I kind of decided there and then that the answer was "negligible" but thought I'd run it past the council first.

Many thanks

Re: Whey Protein Concentrate vs isolate

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:59 am
by robertscott
ya there's no need to worry about stuff like that

Re: Whey Protein Concentrate vs isolate

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:54 am
by Stephen Johnson
@teafan:

Whey protein isolate contains more protein per measure than whey protein concentrate - 90-95% for the isolate vs 60-80% for the concentrate. The concentrate is easier to make, so it costs less than the isolate.

If you're lactose intolerant you should choose the isolate over the concentrate, since the concentrate has appreciable amounts of lactose while the isolate has none.

If you're on a budget, you should choose the concentrate - you can get more protein at a lower cost, if you don't mind the accompanying fat and lactose.