What is whey protein?
Whey protein is the protein fraction of whey, the liquid portion of milk that separates from the curds during the cheese making process.
It is a complete, high-quality, easily digested protein, containing all of the essential amino acids and various other important nutrients for health and performance.
Scientific studies have demonstrated the wide variety of benefits whey protein can provide.
These include (Click on the number to see the corresponding research paper) :
- The promotion of muscle growth (1)
- Reduction of body fat (1)
- Improved immune function (1)
- Increased metabolism (2)
- Suppression of appetite (3)
- Maintenance of muscle mass during weight loss (4)
- Reduction in blood pressure (5)
- Improve blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetics (6)
- Reduction of unhealthy blood fats (7)
- Increased production of glutathione, the body’s master antioxidant (8)
Time 4 Whey Protein also contains micellar casein protein
What is micellar casein protein?
Like whey protein, micellar casein is dairy protein which provides all of the essential amino acids your body needs for growth and repair (9)
While whey protein is digested quickly, casein is referred to as a ‘time-release’ protein because it is digested slowly, releasing amino acids at a low level over a long period to ensure optimum growth and recovery (10,11 ). This makes casein ideal to take before bed to aid recovery and reduce muscle breakdown as you fast overnight.
What does it do?
Casein protein is very effective for promoting muscle growth and strength as it not only provides all of the essential amino acids, but also contains a high level of leucine, which initiates muscle protein synthesis (12, 13,14)It may also enhance long-term muscle mass by reducing protein breakdown (10,11). This process occurs on a daily basis when your body is low on energy and amino acids and is accelerated during exercise or weight loss.Casein protein has also been shown to help reduce body fat levels (14).
Why Time 4 Whey Protein?
Time 4 Whey Protein is a blend of whey protein concentrate, whey protein Isolate, micellar casein and egg-white protein. This combination provides a time release effect so you get a drip feed of muscle building amino acids into the blood stream for up to 8 hours to ensure optimum growth and recovery. Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in muscle tissue and is also involved in the digestive process. We have added a blend of peptide bonded glutamine and l-glutamine to maximise the absorption process. Time 4 Whey Protein benefits from high levels of branch chain amino acids (BCAAs), which include leucine, as a result of these vital amino acids being added to the formula along with probiotics.