Whey Protein Concentrates (WPC)
The most basic of whey proteins, concentrates provide a good alternative for those on a budget and can be found for 80% of the price of isolates.
Coincidently, concentrates generally contain 80% protein.
Whey protein concentrated can be processed via ultrafiltration and microfiltration, which helps separate protein from fat and lactose.
Those who are lactose intolerant may have trouble consuming large amounts of concentrate.
A 30g serving of concentrate has 24.2g of protein, 2.6g of carbohydrates and 1.8g of fat.
Whey Protein Hydrolysate (WPH)
Produced when whey is taken through an extra step – hydrolysis.
Hydrolysis breaks some of the amino-acid bonds in the protein chain, allowing them to be digested and absorbed a lot quicker, making it perfect for consumption during and post-workout.
Unfortunately due to the extra processing WPH comes with a bitter taste (both in your mouth and wallet). Unless you’re a professional athlete, it’s best to go with another option.
A 30g serving of hydrolysate has 24g of protein, 1.2g of carbohydrates and 1.9g of fat.