Whey protein

Whey protein: the bodybuilder

whey protein can boost muscle growth

Whey protein to fight muscle loss.


Protein is widely known to be important for muscle growth. In the form of shakes, protein is very popular among athletes and bodybuilders. But why is this biological macromolecule important for you as well? 


What is whey protein? 

To understand the benefits of whey protein, we have to take a closer look at the ingredients. Whey protein accounts for about 20% of the total protein content of cow’s milk and is counted among the high-quality proteins because of its high concentration of specific amino acids like BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids). Protein quality is important for gaining and maintaining muscle mass, and cancer patients often lose muscle mass for many reasons, like less activity or inflammation. 

A big plus is the rapid response of this protein. It is easily digestible and quickly absorbed. Immediately after meal, whey protein leads to higher concentrations of BCAAs in blood and to higher muscle protein synthesis. 

Additionally, the biological components of whey protein exhibit immune-enhancing properties., It is well known that cancer patients often suffer from inflammation. Aside from its muscle strengthening capability, this is another good reason whey protein should play a part in your diet strategy. 

Why is whey protein a helpful ally?

Bodybuilders rely heavily on whey protein for good reason. Its effect in supporting muscle development is the main reason whey protein should be included in your nutrition. 

The effect of whey protein supplementation combined with vitamin D showed very promising results in reducing inflammation. Supplementation with whey protein was found to be an important option in the nutritional management of cancer patients to improve nutritional status, decrease muscle loss (sarcopenia) and, especially, help prevent severe toxicity during cancer treatment.


Did you know... 

... that approximately 60% of all cancer occurs in people over 65?

With this in mind, it is important to know that studies of older patients taking whey protein supplementation showed significant improvements in muscular strength and increased skeletal muscle mass. This effect can be promoted by resistance training