Swiss Whey Concentrate
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SWISS WHEY CONCENTRATE by SPONSER® is a pure whey protein concentrate. The protein used is exclusively of Swiss origin and derived from the milk of grazing cows. SWISS WHEY CONCENTRATE is ideal as an everyday protein for covering an increased daily protein requirement and supports the build-up and maintenance of muscle mass. This Swiss protein is available exclusively via our webshop and is aimed at customers looking for the best price-performance ratio and reliable quality sources of protein.
The use of SWISS WHEY CONCENTRATE is appropriate as follows:
Daily protein requirement
It is often difficult to completely cover the daily protein requirement with the general diet. Athletes, active people and particularly older people have an increased daily protein need. Also, larger amounts of protein are needed when dieting as enrichment and partial substitution of meals. SWISS WHEY CONCENTRATE is also a reliable product for those who simply do not have the time or desire to prepare their breakfast in the morning.
Building and maintaining muscle mass
Muscle mass build-up requires appropriate training, a positive calorie balance and an increased intake of protein (approx. 2g/kg body weight per day), especially after the workout.
Regeneration and convalescence
In the recovery phase from training and when recovering from injuries or wasting diseases, the body needs additional amounts of protein. Protein provides the material needed to build and renew cells and tissues in the body.
SWISS WHEY CONCENTRATE can be prepared as a tasty protein shake and is also suitable for sweetening and supplementing natural yoghurt, muesli, etc.
Compared to a WHEY ISOLATE 94 or WHEY TRIPLE SOURCE PROTEIN, SWISS WHEY CONCENTRATE has a slightly lower protein content (73%, vanilla aroma) due to a different production technology.
Important to know:
At this point it should be noted that dubious manufacturers sometimes declare unrealistically high protein levels. More information about this in the following article.
An overview of our Whey products:
100% Whey concentrate = WHEY CONCENTRATE (SWISS WHEY)
100 % Whey isolate = WHEY ISOLATE 94
Whey protein mix out of concentrate, isolate, hydrolysate = WHEY TRIPLE SOURCE PROTEIN
Hydrolysed Whey isolate supplemented with HMB = PREMIUM WHEY HYDRO
Whey Protein for Weight Reduction: Meta-Analysis Confirms Significant Effect
A research group at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has investigated the effectiveness of whey protein for weight reduction. All studies carried out to date on weight reduction in overweight and obesity were reviewed and the methodologically best were summarized and evaluated in a meta-analysis. Nine randomized controlled trials involving a total of 455 subjects were integrated into the study. The ingested amounts of whey protein were 20-75 g per day for a period of 2 weeks to 15 months. In addition to the positive results on body composition, the cardiovascular risk profile of the volunteers was also improved. Swissmilk, the Association of Swiss Milk Producers, has reviewed and commented on the study.
Compared to placebo or control diet, the consumption of whey protein resulted in a significantly greater weight reduction, a significantly greater decrease in fat mass, but also a significant increase in fat-free body mass. At the same time, whey protein consumption improved some relevant cardiovascular risk factors: systolic and diastolic blood pressure was lowered, as well as fasting blood glucose and total cholesterol levels - with a simultaneous increase in HDL cholesterol. The scientists concluded from their results that the use of whey protein in patients with overweight and obesity not only supports sensible weight loss but also improves the cardiovascular risk profile.
Cow's milk contains about 3 g of high-quality protein per 100 ml. Based on the new parameter for determining the biological value of protein, the «Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score»(DIAAS), which also includes the digestibility of each essential amino acid in humans, the proteins of milk and dairy products are far ahead of the rest. Whey protein and casein, whole milk powder, whey concentrates or even isolates reach the highest values. Milk proteins are therefore rated higher in their value than beef. Only then do soy protein isolates follow. The protein of peas, rice and beans is classified even lower in DIAAS.
There are many reasons for the outstanding role of milk protein. It provides a large quantity of essential amino acids per gram of protein consumed, and this in a particularly favourable amino acid profile, in relation to the amino acid requirement. In addition, milk proteins are absorbed at different rates, which increases their biological effectiveness. Casein and whey protein thus achieve different but very well complementary effects: Whey protein is absorbed very quickly and results in a rapid increase in the amino acid concentration in the blood. In contrast, the absorption of casein is delayed due to coagulation in the stomach. As a result, there is a slower but continuous increase in the amino acid concentration in the blood. The rapid postprandial increase of the amino acid concentration - especially of leucine - after consumption of whey protein activates the synthesis process very quickly, while the slow increase after consumption of casein stimulates a permanent stimulation of the synthesis process.
Whey protein is offered as isolate, concentrate or hydrolysate. Its well-known anabolic effect is due to the high proportion of branched-chain amino acids and explains its popularity in weight training. Compared to other proteins, whey protein is characterized by its water solubility, good digestibility and absorption. The increased consumption of whey protein simultaneously reduces appetite and prolongs satiety by stimulating the release of satiety hormones. Whey protein also increases energy consumption by increasing thermogenesis, reduces the release of sugar from the liver and helps to reduce liver fat. Whey protein can therefore be considered an ideal nutritional supplement.
Whey protein from SPONSER
SPONSER® offers a wide range of products with whey protein. In the first place our WHEY ISOLATE 94, SWISS WHEY CONCENTRATE, PREMIUM WHEY HYDRO or also WHEY TRIPLE SOURCE PROTEIN are to be mentioned. Check the tabular overview to learn how the individual products differ from each other and how to use them.
Wirunsawanya K et al. (2018): Whey Protein Supplementation Improves Body Composition and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Overweight and Obese Patients, A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Am Coll Nutr. 2018;37(1):60-70.
Author: Remo Jutzeler
Head R&D SPONSER SPORT FOOD
Ing. Appl Food Sciences FH
MAS Nutrition & Health ETHZ
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Protein: For regeneration, muscle building, weight control and immune defence
Protein fulfils many important functions in your body. For endurance athletes, regeneration, build-up and maintenance of muscle mass, weight control and immune defence are the main concerns.
You need the relevant building materials for regeneration and repair of your stressed muscles. For optimal recovery, you should take 20-30 g of quickly available, high-quality protein as soon as possible after exercise. Whey protein is ideal, e.g. WHEY PROTEIN or a recovery shake such as PRO RECOVERY.
Since your metabolism is running at full speed even hours after intensive training and competitions, you should make sure to repeat your protein intake every 3-4 hours. Suitable sources are basic proteins made from multi-component blends such as MULTI PROTEIN or WHEY CONCENTRATE as well as solid foods and protein bars, such as PROTEIN LOW CARB BAR or PROTEIN 36 BAR.
Sleep is the most important phase of regeneration. In order to shorten the catabolic phase, it is advisable to keep the amino acid influx running as long as possible during the several hours of rest at night. Multi-component proteins such as MULTI PROTEIN and CASEIN, known as «night protein», constitute ideal protein sources, grace to their slow and steady digestion.
Strength and muscle building
For your strength and muscle build-up, the same principles apply as for regeneration, but ideally with slightly higher total protein amounts. Notably, it is also important to maintain a positive net calorie balance. This means that more energy must be ingested throughout the day than burned.
In order to achieve weight loss you need a negative energy balance. This means you have to spend more energy than you consume. A regular and increased protein supply also plays a decisive role during such a weight loss regime. On one hand, proteins have a greater effect on satiety than carbohydrates. Furthermore, protein also needs more energy for its digestion by the body, which means less calories consumed net. Proteins are also important during a diet because they reduce the degradation (catabolism) and help to preserve muscle mass and vital structures.
Protein is the main building material and energy supplier of the immune system. Therefore, your protein requirement rises sharply in the event of an infection! In order to stop the spread of viral or bacterial pathogens, a great number of defence cells and immune factors must be produced quickly.
Author: Remo Jutzeler
Head R&D SPONSER SPORT FOOD
Ing. Applied Food Sciences UAS
MAS Nutrition & Health ETHZ
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