Whether you’re new to working out or are a seasoned pro, a quality protein powder is a necessity! The ion-exchange process removes the protein through an ion-exchange column that takes advantage of the specific electronic charges of the protein, fat and lactose contained in the whey and uses opposite charges to extract each individual component.
In one study, the fat content of liver cells (in the form of triglycerides) was found to be increased by a high carbohydrate (60% of total calories) and low protein (5% of total calories) diet, in comparison to a high protein (30% of calories) and low carbohydrate (35% of calories) diet.
Finally, we have reviewed a large-scale study on high blood pressure showing an association between high levels of protein intake (in the vicinity of 100 grams per day) and significantly decreased risk of high blood pressure over an 11-year period of time.
We’ve also seen a study showing a slight but perhaps still significant decrease in hemoglobin A1c levels (a lab test used to determine average blood sugar level over a 2-3 month period of time) in persons with type 2 diabetes when consuming protein in the range of 26-32% total calories for 6 months.
As you can see, the greatest differences between the two types of WPI lies in the immunological and digestive implications of the proteins, with IE WPI missing three significant protein fractions, Lactoferrin (LF), lactoperoxidase (LP) and Glycomacropeptides (GMP).