What is Whey Protein?
Whey protein contains fast digesting proteins that can aid in someone's dietary regimen. Protein, or amino acids, are the building blocks within the human body. These amino acids aid in cellular maintenance, growth, and repair as well as many other tasks (Phinney et al. 2018). The most common forms of whey protein include whey isolate and whey concentrate. Whey isolate protein undergoes more of a processing phase which results in higher protein and less carbohydrates, lactose or fats. However, both whey isolate and concentrate constrain basically all the same amino acids. Whey isolate also tends to be more expensive than whey concentrate (Tinsley 2018).
As this information on protein changes and alters depending upon the individual. The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of protein for a healthy individual range between 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day (0.8g/kg/day) to 1.5g/kg/day. In order for athletes to sustain, perform, and grow during their training the RDA of protein is a crucial component (Cintineo et al. 2018).
American Made Nutrition (AMN) Protein
American Made Nutrition has two types of proteins. The first type of protein is their Performance Whey. This protein is actually a combination of whey isolate as well as whey concentrate. As mentioned above it will absorb quickly, due to the degree of processing, as well as having a lower fat content. For one scoop of protein this will provide you with 1.5 grams of fat, twenty-three grams of protein, four grams of carbohydrates, and two grams of fiber. If you are one that calculates total and net carbohydrates, then this would only be two grams of carbohydrates. So, for those looking to consume a lower fat content protein, as well as watching their carbohydrate intake, then AMN’s Performance Whey is a great option (American Made Nutrition 2020).
The second protein AMN has is VEGAMN which is their vegan protein. With this protein I have to be a little biased and say that it is my favorite simply because I am a keto gal. Plus the peanut butter banana flavor just tastes amazing! LOL. VEGAMN is an all-natural protein consisting of a pea protein base. There are zero net carbs, twenty grams of protein per scoop and two grams of fat. There are only natural sweeteners used in this protein such as stevia and monk fruit. Both of these natural sweeteners are keto-friendly, which makes the taste so delicious! There are no animal by-products used in this protein as well as it also being gluten-free. Also, for those with other food sensitivities, the pea protein base they use is free from milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and shellfish.
The number one thing I love about both Performance Whey and VEGAMN is that they contain a digestive enzyme that helps promote digestion as well as proper absorption (American Made Nutrition 2020).
Which AMN protein works best for you? This is something for you to determine. Are you keto, vegan, or have dietary intolerances? AMN has proteins for anyone who is vegan, gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, or has nut allergies. Between AMN’s Performance Whey and VEGAMN there is something for everyone!
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