Through the constant development of technologies and research in the field of sports, today's consumption of supplements has been brought to a much higher level. Today we know a lot more about protein, the action and intake of creatine, beta alanine, arginine and so on than it was in the time of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
An increasingly popular and increasingly used protein is beef protein, which has led to the question of which is actually better, whey protein, which is well known to all, or beef protein.
To answer this question, we will discuss the basic characteristics of a good protein and finally use these characteristics to compare Whey protein with Beef protein.
1 gram of protein always has a caloric value of 4 calories no matter which source of protein is involved. The body is not able in all cases to 100% use the protein in building muscle mass. Biological value is a measure by which we determine the percentage of effective utilization of protein in the body. The protein with the highest biological value is egg protein, because the body is able to use 94% of the amino acids contained in it. The most interesting aspect of beef protein, under ideal conditions, is that it has biological value as egg protein. On the other hand, milk protein has an average biological value of 60%.
Whey protein can have a purity of 100% depending on the method by which they are obtained. The best-selling whey protein on the market has about 5 grams of sugar per 100 grams which is very impressive. Beef protein for example MuscleTech Platinum Beef Protein in 0 grams has 0 grams of sugar.
If we look at the saturated fats that can be found in proteins, whey protein in most cases has between 2 to 4 grams of this macronutrient, while MuscleTech Platinum Beef Protein has 0 saturated fats.
If we take into account the previous items, sugars and fats slow down the absorption of protein in the body due to the fact that digestive enzymes have to work twice as hard to break down protein into its simpler form - amino acids. There is another fact about sugar that we can find in whey protein, and that is that these sugars are in most cases from lactose, a type of sugar that is very difficult or impossible for a person to digest. It is also important to note that the absorption of whey protein takes place in the intestines, and beef protein is digested in the stomach, which largely solves the problem of bloating that can occur from the use of whey protein.
Taking into account all the above facts, beef protein is in most cases enriched with vitamins and minerals.
WHICH IS BETTER
If we take into account all the above criteria, beef protein can actually be better than the very popular whey protein in order to increase muscle mass and recovery.The problem with beef proteins is their price because the raw material to obtain is much more expensive than whey and therefore the finished product is much more expensive.