Whey protein powder supplement
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What are the recommended scientific and empirical effects of whey protein
1. Increase muscle mass
Skeletal muscle (also known as muscle) is the most dynamic and elastic tissue of the human body, accounting for about 40% of the total weight. From a mechanical point of view, muscles convert chemical energy into mechanical kinetic energy, so that we can do various movements or maintain a certain posture without relying on external forces.
Recent studies have also found that muscle is an important endocrine organ, secreting hormones known as myokines, affecting muscle quality and muscle fiber turnover, and playing an important role in carbohydrate, lipid metabolism and inflammatory reaction process, which is a potential determinant of many chronic diseases.
A meta-analysis of 22 randomized controlled trials with 680 samples pointed out that whey protein supplementation helped to increase fat-free mass and leg lift strength, regardless of age, under the condition of continuous and regular resistance training.
In addition, meta-analysis also points out that supplementation of whey protein or multi-component compound after resistance training does help to increase lean body mass and improve upper and lower body strength compared with carbohydrate intake or non-whey protein intake.
2. Whey protein can lower blood pressure
Although most hypertensive patients know that their blood pressure is on the high side, but because there are no discomfort symptoms, so most refuse to take medicine, but depending on the long-term high blood pressure, easy to cause serious diseases such as myocardial infarction, cerebral apoplexy, so it is necessary.
Several studies have found that dairy products do have the effect of lowering blood pressure, because they contain a peptide called ACE-inhibiting, which can effectively inhibit vasoconstrictive chemicals: vasoconstrictor-converting enzyme to dilate blood vessels and reduce blood pressure.
In whey protein, ACE-inhibiting peptides are called lactokinins. Another study of overweight people found that 54 g of whey protein a day for 12 weeks reduced 4% systolic pressure, while casein had similar effects.
However, a few studies have claimed no hypotensive effect, but it may be related to the lower dosage and purity used.
3. Whey protein can stabilize blood sugar and improve diabetes mellitus.
The most terrible part of diabetes is not in itself, but in the complications caused by diabetes, the blood sugar is too high, easy to form the final glycated protein, once accumulated in the eyes, will form cataracts, attach to nerve endings, will form neuropathy.
It has been found that whey protein can improve insulin sensitivity and stabilize postprandial blood sugar. Its blood sugar control effect is better than other common protein sources (eggs, meat), and even can be compared with common hypoglycemic drugs (such as metformin or sulfonylurea).
Therefore, whey protein can be used as an important supplement for dietary control in diabetic patients. Studies have shown that drinking before eating any large meal (including foods with high glycemic index) can effectively increase insulin secretion and reduce postprandial blood sugar by 21%.
4. Whey protein can help burn fat and accelerate weight loss.
People who want to lose weight tend to have the established impression that eating meat will make them fat, which often results in inadequate protein intake, when the body begins to break down the muscle (muscle loss will make the basic metabolic rate worse, which is not helpful for fat burning and weight loss).
Compared with other proteins, whey protein has superior efficiency in helping to burn fat. It can be used as a dietary supplement on weekdays, making weight loss easier to achieve the goal. At the same time, it has three effects.
Inhibiting appetite (eating enough protein will increase satiety and make you less inclined to eat junk food); promoting metabolism, helping burn more calories; and maintaining muscle quality and body function.
5. Whey protein can reduce the production of inflammatory factors
Inflammation is a physiological reaction of immune cells in order to repair tissues or fight against foreign substances. In fact, it can help the body positively, but it may cause uncontrollable and become chronic inflammation for some reasons.
According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic inflammation is the main cause of various chronic diseases (such as heart disease, dementia, diabetic cancer, etc.).
In clinic, whey protein can significantly reduce the body’s inflammatory indicators: C-reactive protein (C-reactive protein), help regulate the inflammatory response.
6. Whey protein can reduce blood lipid (cholesterol)
The habits of eating more and moving less lead to high blood lipids (high cholesterol and triglyceride), especially high cholesterol, which is often called vascular killer, and has been identified as one of the causes of cardiovascular diseases.
Another study found that whey protein significantly reduced total cholesterol and low density cholesterol LDL in obese people, but other studies have reservations, so more findings are needed to confirm.
7. Whey protein increases satiety and reduces hunger
Diet control is the key to lose weight. If you don’t mind, it’s hard to lose weight by exercise alone. But the result of diet control is that you can easily get hungry.
Protein is the most important of the three basic nutrients (carbohydrates, fats and proteins) to keep you full.
Whey protein, in particular, has a more significant effect on increasing satiety, even better than casein and soy protein, which can make it easier to control calorie intake and reduce the desire to eat high-calorie foods when you lose weight.
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Whey protein powder