Which Whey?

Here at Pulsin HQ we are really excited about the launch of our new Simply Whey Protein!

Not sure which ‘whey’ is the right ‘whey’? No problem! This handy guide takes you through our whey protein powder products and will help you decide the ‘whey’ to go.
(The ‘whey’ puns end here . . . we promise!)


Our Simply Whey Protein is a Concentrate and our Premium Whey Protein is an Isolate. The difference between a protein isolate and concentrate is all down to the percentage of protein content, with an isolate having a higher protein content, typically around 90%+.

In whey protein powders the protein percentage is all down to the filtering process. A whey protein concentrate goes through micro-filtration, whereas a whey protein isolate goes through a micro-filtration and also an additional ultra-filtration process.

Although milk is the raw ingredient in both types, this difference in the filtering process can have a big impact on the final product. Here we take a look at some of the key differences between our Simply and Premium Whey Proteins:

Fat Content –

Pulsin Premium Whey Protein is lower in fat when compared to our Simply Whey Protein. Although dairy fat has many benefits (1) compared to other fat sources, if you are looking to lose weight our Whey Protein Isolate may be a better choice for you as it contains less fat and calories (2).

Vitamins and Minerals –

Because our Premium Whey Protein has an extra filtration step, it is slightly lower in vitamins and minerals than the Simply Whey Protein. The Simply Whey Protein is most noticeably higher in the B Vitamins, Choline, Calcium and Potassium (3).

Lactose –

Our Premium Whey Protein has a lower lactose content than our Simply Whey Protein. This makes it the perfect choice for those with lactose intolerances (4). It also has a cleaner, less creamy or milky taste.


Still not sure which whey is for you?

It really depends what you’re using the powder to achieve.

Our Simply Whey Protein is a good quality protein, great value and perfect for those who exercise and want to consume an optimal amount of protein (20-25 g) post exercise. The extra vitamins and minerals may improve recovery, and the extra fat and carbohydrate make it a creamier tasting complete protein powder to have after exercise.

In comparison, our Premium Whey Protein is also a good quality protein powder but is lower in calories. Ideal for those trying to lose fat whilst preserving lean body mass, using smaller servings throughout the day to increase dairy protein content. The lower lactose content also makes it ideal for those who are sensitive to the effects of lactose.

So which whey will you go for? Let us know on social media using the hashtag #whichwhey Don’t forget if you are looking for an Organic alternative, we have a fantastic Organic Whey Protein too!

Comment(s)

  1. Mrs E Robinson - Posted

    I am interested in the whey concentrate. I have not bought your whey products in the past because they contained emulsifiers or stabilisers. Are these new whey products without these additives?

    Thank you

  2. Pulsin HQ - Posted

    Hi Mrs Robinson,

    Thanks so much for your query. Our new Whey Concentrate is made in the same way as our Whey Isolate (although with a shorter filtration process) so it does still contain emulsifiers and stabilisers. However our Organic Whey Concentrate does not, so if this is something you are worried about this is the one we would suggest for you.

    Please do let us know if you have any other queries.

    Kind regards,
    Pulsin HQ

  3. Cor - Posted

    Hi, can you provide a list of ingredients for you whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate as well as the organic versions please? This would be helpful. I can’t seem to find it on your site. Thanks you

  4. Pulsin HQ - Posted

    Hi Cor,

    Thank you for your query. The ingredients list for each of the protein powders is available on the individual product pages, but is as follows:
    Whey Protein Concentrate – Whey Protein Concentrate (99.5%), soya lecithin (0.5%)
    Whey Protein Isolate – Whey Protein Isolate (99.5%), soya lecithin (0.5%)
    Organic Whey Protein Concentrate – Organic Whey Protein Concentrate

    There are no further ingredients in these products. But please let us know if you need any further help.

    Kind regards,
    Pulsin HQ

  5. Cor - Posted

    Hi, what are the emulsifiers and stabilisers used? I can’t see them on the ingredients list. Thanks for your help.

  6. Pulsin HQ - Posted

    Hi Cor,

    Thank you for your query. We try and keep these products as natural as possible and free from fillers, sugars and sweeteners, so they only contain the following ingredients:
    Whey Protein Concentrate – Whey Protein Concentrate (99.5%), soya lecithin (0.5%)
    Whey Protein Isolate – Whey Protein Isolate (99.5%), soya lecithin (0.5%)
    Organic Whey Protein Concentrate – Organic Whey Protein Concentrate

    Please let us know if you need any further help.

    Kind regards,
    Pulsin HQ

  7. Pulsin HQ - Posted

    Hi Yaseen,

    Thank you for your query. All of our seed protein powders are cold-pressed, for example our Hemp and Organic Sunflower Protein Powders.

    Our Whey Protein Powders are cold-processed. The micro-filtration of our whey powder is done at low temperature – around or below 20 degrees Celsius. There is a short, 75 degree Celsius pasteurisation phase, although this process has been developed in order to not denature the protein. Testing shows that beta-lactoglobulin and alpha-lactalbumin (the main two proteins in whey), and many other of the smaller protein fractions, are not denatured.

    I hope this helps to answer your query, but please do let us know if you need any further information.

    Kind regards,
    Pulsin HQ

  8. s - Posted

    Hi! I just read your answer: “Our Whey Protein Powders are cold-processed. The micro-filtration of our whey powder is done at low temperature – around or below 20 degrees Celsius. There is a short, 75 degree Celsius pasteurisation phase, although this process has been developed in order to not denature the protein. Testing shows that beta-lactoglobulin and alpha-lactalbumin (the main two proteins in whey), and many other of the smaller protein fractions, are not denatured. ”

    I wonder, is this true for your whey isolate as well? Or is it only true for the concentrate?

    Thanks

  9. Pulsin HQ - Posted

    Hi Senna,

    Yes, this is true of both our Whey Isolate and Concentrate. The only difference is that the Isolate goes through an extra element of filtration, but this is still cold-processed.

    Do let us know if you have any other questions. We’re more than happy to help.

    Pulsin HQ

  10. Pulsin HQ - Posted

    Hi Jayna,

    Thanks for your query. We’d recommend making a shake or smoothie with almond or coconut milk and fruits and adding your whey protein to this. But you could also use your whey protein to make your own protein bar to snack on after your workout.

    Check out our blog section for some smoothie and bar recipes to try out!

    Kind regards,
    Pulsin HQ

  11. glycomacropeptides
    olivier - Posted

    Hi,
    Could you tell me please if there are any GMP or glycomacropeptides in your 3 different wheys ?
    Thank you very much
    Best wishes

  12. Pulsin HQ - Posted

    Hi Oliver,

    Thank you for your query.

    Glycomacropeptide (or GMP) is present where the whey is produced using rennet to separate the whey from the curds in cheese making. GMP is the only casein fraction present in whey protein when manufactured this way. As a result in our Whey Isolate and Whey Concentrate, which both use vegetarian rennet as the first stage in their production, around 15-20% of the protein content is made up of GMP.

    As our Organic Whey is produced from skimmed milk there would not be any GMP present, as the necessary enzymes provided by the rennet are not present in the process.

    We hope this helps, but please do email us directly on orders@pulsin.co.uk if you have any further queries.

    Kind regards,
    Pulsin HQ

  13. hormones and taste?
    bongles - Posted

    are the concentrate and isolate whey made from cows milk which does not have hormones? which whey powders have no noticeable taste and which ones do? which 2 out of your all proteins have the least noticeable taste? i dont know much about pea protein, i just dont want to buy something that messes the taste buds up. thanks

  14. Pulsin HQ - Posted

    Hi,

    Thank you for your queries.

    Yes, the milk we use for all of our Whey Proteins is from UK or EU hormone free cows.

    The Premium Whey (isolate) is less strong tasting than our Simply Whey (concentrate). The Premium Whey (isolate), and potentially the Pea Protein (when mixed with other flavours such as cacao) have the least notable taste. The Pea Protein has a mild pea flavour and a smooth texture compared to other plant proteins.

    We hope this helps to answer your queries, but don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Service team on orders@pulsin.co.uk if you have any further questions.

    Kind regards,
    Pulsin HQ

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