Posted on 20 May 2014 13:46
And, I've got some ocean-front property in Arizona to sell you. I have been coming across comments about protein powders being "synthetic" and "made from chemicals," etc. in many different venues on the web. If anything shows the rampant ignorance spawned by the information age, this definitely does. The word synthetic is bandied about with such abandon. Do you know what synthetic means?
Any statement that whey proteins like these are synthetic is completely inaccurate. Whey protein powders, and other protein powders are in no way synthetic.
Synthetic, in regards to any sort of chemical substance, would refer to something that was made by chemical or biological synthesis. So, for protein powders to be "synthetic" it would mean that they were manufactured, or assembled, in a lab, or lab-like conditions, from single aminos, di- and tri-peptides. Can you imagine how difficult this would be? How expensive? How impossible?! Whey protein comes from milk. It is a naturally occurring protein. It is processed in various ways to make different whey protein powders, but it is still whey. It is not artificial or synthetic. You can read all about whey protein processing here.
Casein protein is the other protein in milk and is sometimes found in powder supplements. Soy protein comes from soybeans. Pea protein comes from peas. Rice protein comes from rice. All of these may be processed in different ways for different functional characteristics, but there is no made scientists making soybeans in big vat full of mysterious ingredients and injecting it with electricity to breath the spark of life into the little beans, only to then isolate the protein from the beans and "fill it full of chemicals."
For more on proteins, including protein digestion, protein supplements like whey, soy, and more see the GUS protein category. Yes, there may be some ingredients in protein powder supplements that you would wish not to consume. Therefore, check the ingredients listing before purchasing.
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