Whey is the watery part of milk that is only beginning to recover during the preparation of cheese. Whey proteins are widely used as a food supplement, as a substitute for milk in people who are lactose intolerant, and as a supplement in children’s diets.
Whey proteins are also used to relieve the symptoms of allergies, asthma, controlling high cholesterol, obesity, weight loss and prevention of child allergies.
How does it work?
Whey is an excellent source of protein that can complement the daily diet. Whey proteins can also exert positive effects on the immune system.
Increased endurance in sports
Some clinical studies have shown that taking whey protein after strength training increases the percentage of muscle mass, strength and fitness.
Healthy weight gain
Some people have problems with too low weight. For them, whey protein can be an excellent choice as it encourages increased muscle mass. They are also good for the prevention of excessive weight loss in people who suffer from HIV.
Lack of proven efficiency
Studies show that whey can be a good substitute for milk for people suffering from lactose intolerance. Some studies have shown it can reduce the risk of allergy to milk in infants.
The treatment of the advanced stages of cancer
There is some evidence to suggest that whey proteins can help reduce the size of the cancer and preventing the spread of cancer cells.
There is some evidence to suggest that proteins can help with the following conditions:
- high cholesterol
Whey proteins are generally safe for all adults when taken properly. Excessive use of whey protein can cause nausea, thirst, stomach cramps, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fatigue and headaches.
There is not enough evidence to state that whey protein is safe for pregnant and lactating women, therefore it is best to avoid them if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Alendronate and whey proteins
Whey proteins can reduce the functioning of alendronate and reduce its absorption.
Quinolone antibiotics and whey proteins
Whey proteins can reduce the absorption of the antibiotic, so whey protein should be taken at least 1 hour after antibiotics.
Antibiotics tetracycline and whey proteins
Whey proteins contain calcium, which may reduce the activity and absorption of tetracycline. Take antibiotics 2 to 4 hours after administration of the antibiotic.
To improve the physical condition take 0.1 / 0.2-5 / 1 grams of whey protein per kilogram of body weight for at least 6 to 10 weeks.
For weight loss caused by HIV take 2.4 grams of whey protein per kilogram of body weight each day.