What is Whey Isolate Protein?

What is whey protein?

Protein molecules are generally extracted, for the purpose of use in protein fortified foods, from a few main food sources: Dairy or cow milk (e.g. Whey and Casein), and Plants (e.g. Pea, Soy, Hemp). The isolated molecules are not identical in their structure- therefore, protein isolates derived from different food products come with varying benefits (4, 6) Whey protein molecules are found in cow milk. The protein molecules are extracted from the dairy through a series of filtration methods. These filtration methods separate the protein molecules from most of the other dairy compounds like lactose (7). Following the initial filtration, what is left is called “whey concentrate”. Whey concentrate is then continually filtered until the contents of the filtered material are almost solely whey protein molecules- creating “whey isolate”.

Benefits of Whey Protein

People most commonly associate protein supplementation with bodybuilders, strength competitors and high level athletes. Some people may recognize protein supplementation as something used by the medical field as an integral addition to elderly patient’s diet regimen. Fewer may recognize protein supplementation as a preemptive measure to combat muscle degeneration and tissue damage. Protein, as a basic nutritional necessity, cannot be overstated. Our bodies are made of cells, and each of those cells are fundamentally constructed from protein molecules.

It’s been documented that many of our diets are protein deficient. While this deficiency seems unlikely considering the prevalence of the meat-heavy American diet, many studies have shown that the protein that we do take in is frequently accompanied by many wasteful and damaging ingredients (processed sugars, linoleic acids) (5, 8).

Increased protein intake has been shown to promote tissue repair, muscle growth and to encourage illness recovery. So in reality, whey isolate protein supplementation offers substantial health benefits to most everyone.

Protein isolate supplementation (specifically whey protein isolate) has been shown to provide the fastest protein absorption rate, when compared to standard food protein intake. Fast absorption rate means the maximum amount of protein molecules enter the bloodstream, and are delivered to damaged, or recovering cells, without being passed through the digestive system as waste. Which means VADE’s 100% Whey Isolate Protein is perfect for immediate muscle recovery after a workout, and can help build lean muscle mass.

Will it help me lose weight?

Weight loss, at its core, comes down to “calories in'' vs “calories out”. A calorie is a unit of energy. Our bodies need calories to function and we harvest calories from food in the form of sugars, fats and proteins. This is a rudimentary explanation, but when we take in more calories than we use to function, the leftover energy is stored as backup energy in the form of body fat.

You will not lose weight just because you are taking in more protein. However, studies have confirmed that higher protein intake increases metabolic rate and encourages calorie usage and fat burning.

Many people turn towards meal replacement protein shakes when they are working towards weight loss goals. This is because they provide consistency within a diet as a healthy, lean, meal. VADE also offers a Plant-Based Meal Replacement for those who are Vegan or for those who prefer a meal replacement option throughout the day. This meal replacement is packed with 26 Vitamins and Minerals, 16 G of vegan protein (from peas and brown rice), a high quality nutrient dense blend of organic greens and veggies, chicory root fiber, 10 superfoods, and is naturally sweetened with stevia and monk fruit!

Scientific research has concluded that consuming higher amounts of protein releases anorexigenic gastrointestinal peptides- the chemicals that tell your hypothalamus that you have taken in enough energy from food (1,2,3). This causes the body to feel more satiated (not hungry) while consuming proteins rather than when consuming maltodextrins (Carbs and sugars). So, you eat less, or consume fewer calories, which allows your body to use the calories you have consumed rather than storing them as backup energy (fat). With VADE Nutrition’s 100% Whey Isolate being a lean product, with only 90 calories per serving, 20 G of protein, zero fat or sugar and 1 G of Carbs, it is a great high-protein product which can help prevent over snacking on high carb foods as well as help individuals from overfilling on big meals.

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What is the dissolvable film made of?

We packed our 100% Whey Isolate Protein into on-the-go single servings to provide ease and convenience to everyone who might need to take their supplements on-the-go. Just drop a protein pack into your bottle, shake and go! VADE Nutrition’s edible food-grade film is made up of food binders that are found in common foods and vitamins. Every ingredient of the edible film is listed on our packaging and under the nutrition label. These ingredients are in VERY small quantities. Think of our film similar to a vitamin capsule that dissolves once taken. Need a pre-workout supplement to enhance your focus and increase muscle pump and energy for your workouts? VADE also sells Dissolvable Pre-Workout Packs so you can also take your pre-workout on-the go without the mess and hassle!


  1. Whey Protein Components - Lactalbumin and Lactoferrin - Improve Energy Balance and Metabolism
  2. Whey Proteins Reduce Appetite, Stimulate Anorexigenic Gastrointestinal Peptides and Improve Glucometabolic Homeostasis in Young Obese Women
  3. Protein-induced satiety: Effects and mechanisms of different proteins
  4. Slow and fast dietary proteins differently modulate postprandial protein accretion
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7920461/
  6. How much protein can the body use in a single meal for muscle-building? Implications for daily protein distribution
  7. Protein Powder | Food Source Information
  8. https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/133/3/855S/4688028?login=true

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