You must have heard of Whey protein. There are some misconceptions about it too. Keep reading this to know each and everything about Whey.
See if we go by the definition then it is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained. It is a byproduct of the manufacture of cheese or casein and has several commercial uses. But if we talk generally then whey protein is the protein that is extracted from the milk after some stages of processing.
Milk contains a number of things other than protein too. So, during the processing, other things like fat, carbohydrates are removed leaving you with pure protein. This pure protein is directly available in the market and such products are called Whey Protein Supplements.
The answer to this questions depends on you. It doesn't matter if you are a male or a female, Everyone requires protein in their diet because protein repairs the muscles when they break down.
The daily protein intake should be Bodyweight(in kg) x 2 = Grams of protein.
If you can successfully reach these numbers by just your diet then no you do not need to consume a protein supplement. But, If you can't consume this much protein by your diet then you can go for the whey protein supplement.
People have some misconceptions about protein supplements like they are not natural, consuming it will build your physique magically, etc.
Let us clear it for you whey protein is natural as it is made by Milk and secondly about the bodybuilding magic if you don't eat well and do a proper workout, whey protein is just going to pass through your system without giving you magic gains.
In India, some people who do not have the proper knowledge has made this dialogue famous: "Powder khaakar body banai hai".
Let's talk about the Side Effects now:
There are none.
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You need to understand that protein is the requirement of the body to ensure the proper functioning of it and not something to give you magic results.