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Value Whey Isolate 1kg

Great WPI That's a Cheaper Alternative to NZ Whey Isolate.

PROTEIN

27.9g

BCAAS

7.3g

SERVINGS

32
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Cheap Whey Isolate

This product is a great value Whey Protein Isolate (WPI). It's cheaper than the New Zealand WPI and the main difference is that it's from Ireland instead of NZ.

This is a high quality product and comparable alternative for those who don't have money growing on trees. The reality is that NZ milk products are expensive to buy.

Here's how it compares to the NZ counterpart:

 

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Protein Per 100g

~91g

(BCAAs: 23.7g)

~93g

(BCAAs: 24.6g)

Cost

$34-$41 per unit depending on quantity purchased.

($1.06-$1.31 per serve).

$42-$50 per unit depending on quantity purchased.

($1.31-$1.56 per serve).

Main Attribute

Better Value.

Made from NZ dairy.

Grass Fed?

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Hormone and antibiotic free.

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Hormone and antibiotic free.

Complete Protein & Bioavailability

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>100 (highest)

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>100 (highest)

Speed of Digestion

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Fast digesting.

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Fast digesting.

Taste

Both WPIs taste the same.

WPI is clean tasting and has a light fluffy texture because it contains virtually no fat. We don't add any thickeners to modify the texture.

Both WPIs taste the same.

WPI is clean tasting and has a light fluffy texture because it contains virtually no fat. We don't add any thickeners to modify the texture.

Mixability

Both WPIs mix about the same.

Both WPIs mix about the same.

Best Usage

Depending on your nutritional requirements take 1-3 servings daily at breakfast, between meals, post workout, or before bed.

Depending on your nutritional requirements take 1-3 servings daily at breakfast, between meals, post workout, or before bed.

Samples

Try our Value WPI samples here. Each sachet is one serving.

Try our NZ WPI samples here. Each sachet is one serving.

What is Whey Protein Isolate

Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) is a better form of whey protein. It's basically whey that's been further refined to remove virtually all of the lactose and fat.

That leaves a product which is ultra-high in protein with a superior Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) profile. It has more protein and BCAAs than regular whey.

WPI has a strong amino acid profile making it a concentrated protein powder for muscle development. It's easy to digest and absorbs rapidly, making amino acids readily available to be utilised by muscles. It's these key attributes that make WPI one of the most beneficial forms of dietary protein.

It has a pleasant, clean taste and is popular with athletes and those counting their macro-nutrients. It's also generally suitable for those with lactose intolerance.

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Best Time to Take WPI

WPI is especially beneficial when taken post exercise. due to its rapid digestion and nutritional profile.

This is because WPI has virtually no fat to slow digestion so it's digested rapidly and easily.

The texture of WPI is more watery than in regular whey or in other protein powders such as pea. This may mean that it's not as fulling as some other types.

Whey Isolate or Whey Concentrate

The main difference between WPI is that it's been refined further than whey to remove virtually all of the lactose and fat.

WPI therefore has more protein than regular whey protein as well.

The other main difference is that WPI has a naturally watery texture, whereas regular whey is creamier. The creamier texture makes regular whey taste better than WPI.

We do not add any fillers or thickeners to our protein powders to modify this texture, as they tend to dilute the protein content and can slow digestion.

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Whey Isolate Benefits

WPI is a powerful muscle builder because it has all 21 amino acids needed for growth and repair. Each serving (unflavoured) contains nearly 29 grams of protein and over 7 grams of BCAAs.

WPI has higher levels of leucine than other protein powders. In fact, WPI has more than 30% more leucine than WPC. Studies of leucine have shown it to be the most anabolic (growth promoting) amino acid for muscle growth and recovery. Leucine also contributes to the regular of blood sugar levels, growth hormone production and wound healing.

WPI may assist atheles to benefit from increased lean muscle mass, reduced muscle atrophy during exercise, improved muscle repair and recovery (hyperatrophy), and an increased metabolic rate.

Other Benefits:
Whey is composed of several bioactive fractions including glycomacropeptide, β-lactoglobulin, α-lactalbumin and lactoferrin. These have health benefits against cancer, infection and inflammation.

WPI is high in cysteine and studies have shown that WPI can increase glutathione synthesis to improve antioxidant defence. Glutathione is a natural antioxidant that the body produces from several other amino acids - especially cysteine.

Whey Isolate Side Effects

Whey isolate is generally well tolerated, even by those with lactose intolerance. WPI is a milk product so those with milk intolerances and vegans should avoid this product. It is, however, vegetarian friendly.

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Our Verdict

WPI is a superior protein powder because it has the most concentrated amino acid profile and is absorbed rapidly without fat to slow digestion. It surpasses other proteins for bioavailability so is the best protein powder for post exercise for those wanting maximum muscle recovery/development.

This product is great value and is only slightly more expensive than our regular NZ Whey Protein.

It's a pity that NZ milk prices have become so high, but this is certainly a viable alternative.

Please note that this product is processed in a facility that also handles egg, soy, peanut, and gluten ingredients.


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Click on a flavour to see the nutritional information.

Unflavoured

Serving size: 31.25g (2 heaped scoops)
Servings per pack: 32

Name Ave Quantity Per Serving Ave Quantity Per 100g
Energy 477kJ 1525kJ
Calories 114 364
Protein 28.4g 91g
       - Gluten 0g 0g
Fat - total <0.5g <1g
       - Saturated <0.5g <1g
Carbohydrate <0.5g 1g
       - Sugars <0.1g <0.1g
Sodium 47mg 150mg
Calcium 155mg 500mg
Magnesium 19mg 60mg
Potassium 90mg 300mg
Phospohorus 80mg 250mg

Ingredients: New Zealand whey protein isolate (contains soy lecithin).
Contains: milk and soy ingredients.

Gourmet Vanilla

Serving size: 31.25g (2 heaped scoops)
Servings per pack: 32

Name Ave Quantity Per Serving Ave Quantity Per 100g
Energy 1525kJ 477kJ
Calories 114 364
Protein 27.9g 89.2g
       - Gluten 0g 0g
Fat - total <0.5g <1g
       - Saturated <0.5g <1g
Carbohydrate 0.9g 2.8g
       - Sugars <0.1g <0.1g
Sodium 47mg 149mg
Calcium 150mg 490mg
Magnesium 19mg 60mg
Potassium 90mg 295mg
Phospohorus 80mg 245mg

Ingredients: Whey Protein Isolate (contains Soy Lecithin), Flavours, Sweetener (Sucralose).
Contains: milk and soy ingredients

Typical Amino Acid Profile

(mg per serving - Gourmet Vanilla flavour shown)

Branched chain aminio acids:
Isoleucine 2230
Leucine 3020
Valine 2030
Other essential aminio acids:
Lysine 2990
Methionine 660
Phenylalanine 860
Threonine 2160
Tryptophan 490
Non essential aminio acids:
Histidine 470
Alanine 1610
Arganine 580
Aspartic Acid 3250
Cysteine/Cystine 720
Glutamic Acid 5540
Glycine 460
Proline 1850
Serine 1520
Tyrosine 820

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