Do you know why people are interested in whey protein? It is an interesting supplement to include in your product mix. Below, we explain why.

Whey protein is found in the liquid by-product of cheese production, then, the fat is removed and processed for food and supplements. It is a source of protein that might improve the nutrient content of people’s diets. It is a very popular supplement within younger people, especially within the athletic male population, as a way to increase muscle mass and to improve the effects of their workouts and prevent age-related muscular atrophy.  It became popular within athletes due to its capacity to be digested pretty fast and bring the body to an anabolic, or muscle-building state and has anti-catabolic properties. Whey protein is a complete protein with the essential amino acids with a significant amount of L-leucine, which stimulates the target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway, regulating muscle protein synthesis, among other things.

 Although this appears to be the main reason whey protein supplements are sold, whey protein might also have effects on the immune system, and some research suggests it may have anti-inflamatory and anti-cancer properties, assist diabetes by boosting insulin sensitivity, and with heart disease. Thus, whey protein supplements are not just recommended for body-builders or athletes, but for vegetarians, recreational exercisers, or anyone who is looking for a simple way to enhance their protein intake in their diet.

Working with a private label manufacturer like NFI, you could offer a quality product to these markets. It’s an interesting opportunity. Let’s explore it together. Contact us today.