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Whey Protein: Concentrate Vs Isolate Vs Hydroslate

Whey Protein - Concentrate vs Isolate vs Hydroslate

by Yuan

There are three kinds of whey protein, so which one is better? Let’s take a look at the different kinds: Concentrate Vs Isolate Vs Hydroslate.

It completely depends on what your goals are. Let’s take a look at the differences and then match them to your possible goals.

Concentrates are 29-89% protein and it still contains bits of dairy such as lactase and fats.

Isolates are further processed to remove the sugars and fats, they are 90%+ protein. Even if you’re lactose intolerant, you should be able to drink this without problems (common sense still applies, if you’re really lactose intolerant, try a little first).

Hydrolysates are processed so they can be absorbed faster. They are less allergenic than other forms of whey. Whey protein is already quickly absorbed by your body. This cost more than the other forms of whey. This increased cost really doesn’t justify it. Whey protein is already quickly absorbed by the body and there is no real evidence that shows its superiority over isolate/concentrate.

The Real Showdown Is Between Concentrate and Isolate


For the 600 Club, I recommend whey protein concentrate. When you’re eating in a high excess to optimize growth as a beginner, there is no reason to make an attempt to cut out fats and natural sugars like lactase. In fact, this will be much better during a bulk.

However, I am not a fan of ‘weight gainers’. It’s simply whey protein with empty calories added. Get the vast majority of your calories from high quality food, it will give you better results.


Whey protein isolate has been further processed to remove more of the sugars and fat. This is a more pure form of protein. When you’re trying to cut down on calories, this is a better choice to keep around.

In Conclusion

If you’re bulking, whey protein concentrate is better.

If you’re doing a body recomposition or a gradual cut, whey protein isolate is better.

I do not recommend whey protein for a more aggressive cut. When you are eating at a high deficit, you want to chew ALL of your calories. The reason for this is that solid food provides satiety for a longer period of time and this will help tremendously in helping you keep on track.

The Most Important Factor

Whether you choose the isolate or concentrate, the most important factor is taste in my opinion. If you get one that tastes bad, you’re not going to want to drink it (especially if you purchase in large quantities). It’s as simple as that.

Before purchasing, always do your research. Check out a few reviews online first.

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