How is our Whey Protein Concentrate made?
Milk is gathered from grass-fed cows and taken to the cheese manufacturing facility. From here cheese is produced and liquid whey is left over from that process. This liquid whey is then goes through a process called “cold filtrated cross flow ultra-filtration”. This is a natural process where the whey travels through a factory of stainless pipes that slowly filter out fats and lactose. The whey is filtered to 80% protein and dried to create our Whey Protein. The protein is then tested for purity .
For WPI further isolation process which reduces the lactose, fat and carbohydrates to less than 1%.
How much protein do I need per day?
The perfect amount of protein for any one individual depends on many factors, including their activity level, age, muscle mass, physique goals and current state of health.
Contact our qualified team for a personalised nutritional plan.
Will protein powder make me bulky?
No single food will cause you to appear ‘bulky’, provided you aren’t eating in a large calorie surplus.
Pure protein powders WPC or WPI contain very little fat and carbohydrates which make them ideal for anyone looking to lose fat and gain lean muscle. However mass gainer protein powders are designed to assist with weight gains so they contain added carbohydrates and fats to help with this goal.
The benefit of a protein powder is they’re a very pure, convenient and fast acting protein source. Protein powders are great to replenish muscles post workout or to have throughout the day in order to meet individual macro/calorie goals.
Which Protein is better, WPC or WPI?
WPC and WPI are both fast absorbed proteins and can both be used post workout. They are both low in fats and carbohydrates per serve.
If you have a lactose intolerance we suggest WPI as it has significantly less lactose per serve and a slightly higher protein hit.
Can I drink protein powder while pregnant or breastfeeding?
We suggest to speak to a health professional prior to taking any supplements.
While women do take protein powders while pregnant, here at Fifth label we always include the mandatory supplements and sports food warning on all our protein powders which states that they should not be taken while pregnant or breastfeeding. Whilst our products contain no hidden nasties, we do suggest seeking professional advice prior to taking any supplements.
What are the benefits of using Protein Powder?
It is important that we consume enough protein each day to cover our body’s needs. Protein helps our bodies to maintain a proper fluid balance, builds and repairs muscle and bones aswell as aids in the production of hormones and enzymes. Protein transports nutrients, and provides many other essential functions. Protein has a long term effect of slowing age -related muscle loss regardless of activity levels.
Consuming adequate amounts of daily protein will aid in weight loss due to it’s ability to keep you feeling full for longer!
How do I use protein powder?
Using protein powder is simple!
Start by filling your shaker with water (200-300ml) then add your scoop of protein. Put the lid on, shake and drink!
We recommend 10 seconds of vigorous shaking to ensure there is no lumps.
You can use protein powder at any time of the day.
Protein powders make perfect snacks, they are filling and can be blended with fruits and various other ingredients to make a complete meal!
The most vital time to consume your protein shake is post workout, directly after your training session when your muscles are in need of a hit!
What ways can I consume protein powder?
There are many yummy ways you consume our protein products such as;
- Protein balls
- High protein Chocolate
- A Mouse
- Mix through Muesli
- High protein cake
- Fresh smoothies
- Delicious Ice cream