The Benefits of Whey

Begins with the Milk

During the cheese making process, special enzymes are added to milk to form the curds, leaving behind liquid whey. The liquid whey is then pasteurized, filtered and then dried into a powder to be sold in its purest form or to be added as an ingredient many foods like drink mixes, energy bars, and yogurt.

Maintain a Healthy Weight
Whey protein, as part of a reduced-calorie, higher protein diet, may improve the quality of weight loss by helping people lose more fat and/or maintain more lean muscle.

Curb Hunger
Calorie for calorie, whey protein can help people feel fuller longer than carbohydrates or fats.

Get Lean
Consuming whey protein and performing regular resistance exercise can help build more lean muscle compared to resistance training alone, or resistance training combined with carbohydrate consumption.

Enhance Exercise Recovery
Consuming whey protein after exercise helps to build and repair muscle.

Reduce Muscle Loss with Aging
Emerging research shows older Americans may be able to reduce the age-related decline of muscle mass by engaging in resistance training and consuming higher than the RDA for protein.

Recipes and Whey Pairings
Whey protein is a high-quality, complete protein naturally found in dairy. Tips for adding whey protein powder to everyday foods.