Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins
9 out of the 20 amino acids the body requires must be provided through the diet. These are called essential amino acids.
Not all protein is the same
Complete proteins1 contain all essential amino acids in the proportions needed. Proteins from fish, eggs, meat and milk are considered complete.
Whey protein originates from milk. When you produce cheese from milk, you get two things; cheese and whey. Whey protein is considered a complete protein of very nutritional quality due to its higher content of essential amino acids as well as its fast and easy absorption.
- On WheyForLiving we refer to proteins with the DIAAS score 1 or above as complete proteins.