Each bottle of trimino - protein infused water has 7g of high quality whey protein isolate. If your knowledge of whey begins and ends with Miss Muffet and her arachnid interrupted snack, don't worry - we've got you covered. We'll share why trimino picked whey for its sippable protein, and what the difference is between whey, whey concentrate, and whey isolate?
Back in 2013, the founders of Trimino Brands saw a problem with popular sports drinks - they are full of calories from sugar. Their idea: replace those empty calories with something more beneficial - protein. Their drink needed to quench thirst and taste great whether sipped, savored, or chugged. After many taste tests and lots of research they found whey protein.
What is Whey?
Whey comes from milk. Unprocessed milk is a combination of casein and whey proteins. When milk is turned into cheese or yogurt, casein proteins curdle. The remaining liquid is whey. Cottage cheese, also known as curds and whey (like the nursery rhyme), is fresh curds with most of the whey drained away.
Milk from different animals has different proportions of whey to casein. Human breast milk is about 60% whey, while a cow's milk is 20% whey. You've been ingesting whey from your very first meal.
Whey vs Casein
Why choose whey over casein for a protein infused water? Casein protein takes a long time to absorb into your cells while whey protein is considered easily digestible. Your body can access and absorb the nutrients from whey protein very quickly. This fast absorption boosts muscle repair and can help your body recover after a tough workout. It's one reason trimino - protein infused water is great before, during, and after your workouts.
Benefits of Whey
Whey isn't very tasty on its own, but it is a complete protein containing all 9 essential amino acids. Your body can't make essential amino acids on its own, they only come from food sources.
Amino acids serve multiple functions. They kick start muscle growth, boost the immune system, and help regulate blood sugar levels.
What's the difference between Whey Protein Concentrate and Whey Protein Isolate?
The difference between whey protein concentrate and isolate is their ratio of protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Milk and milk byproducts contain a sugar known as lactose. People who are lactose intolerant struggle to digest lactose which can lead to gas, bloating & diarrhea.
Whey protein concentrate is about 80% protein and 20% fats and carbohydrates. It still contains some lactose.
Whey protein isolate is further refined to remove fats and carbohydrates. This lean substance retains all those juicy amino acids found in the concentrate but in a form that is 90% protein with zero fat, almost no carbs and only traces of lactose.
Whey protein isolate is a great choice for people looking to limit their fat and/or carbohydrate intake, or people with lactose intolerance.