Forget everything you thought you knew about whey protein.
For athletes it's all about muscle building and performance. Our whey formula will help you to achieve your goals. The perfect combination of whey concentrate and isolate is designed for demanding athletes and will open you up to a whole new world of possibilities. With milk from grazing cows. Natural power and health.
- Ideal for strength and endurance athletes
- Fur sustainable muscle maintenance and growth
- Excellent amino acid profile
Our best values.
Made with milk from grazing cows.
To guarantee that our protein is of the highest quality, the whey is sourced exclusively from free-range grazing cow's milk. Many other cows receive supplementary feed, so-called BST, to make them produce unnaturally large quantities of milk. We insist on purity. And we do not support this kind of animal husbandry. That's why: Milk from pasture-raised cows. For more sustainability in husbandry. And the healthiest and most efficient proteins for you.
The new sweetness.
Sweet and no calories - steviol glycosides, purified extracts of the stevia plant, are the perfect sugar substitutes. The challenge: Their extreme sweetness. After a lot of trial and error we created the formula for a perfect, toned down sweetness.
- No calories
- Pleasantly sweet taste
- No bitterness factor
Not just any protein.
Whey from green pastures.
- Predominantly grass-fed
- Feed supplemented with genetically modified soya
- Vast pastures
- Feed supplements
fatty acid ratio
A whole new level of solubility.
No more problems with lumpy powder. We have taken the solubility of protein shakes to a whole new level. Our Whey Protein now displays perfect solubility with no more lumps and no more powder residue in your cup.
Whey protein concentrate instant (contains the emulgator sunflower lecithin), Whey Protein isolate instant (contains the emulgator soy lecithin), flavour, acidifier (citric acid), sweetener (steviol glycosides, sucralose).Info
Protein concentrate and isolate in whey protein for the preparation of a protein drink. Contains sweetening agents.
|Nutritional values||per 100 g1||per 30 g1|
|Energy||1593 kJ / 376 kcal||478 kJ / 113 kcal|
|Fat||4.5 g||1.4 g|
|of which are saturated fats||3.2 g||0.9 g|
|Carbohydrates||5.7 g||1.7 g|
|of which are sugar||5.7 g||1.7 g|
|Protein||78.2 g||23.5 g|
|Salt||0.60 g||0.18 g|
|Amino acids||per 100 g1||per 30 g1|
|Alanine||4084 mg||1225 mg|
|Arginine||1693 mg||508 mg|
|Aspartic acid||8652 mg||2596 mg|
|Cysteine||1827 mg||548 mg|
|Glutamine acid||14910 mg||4473 mg|
|Glycine||1450 mg||435 mg|
|Histidine||1531 mg||460 mg|
|Isoleucine2||4837 mg||1451 mg|
|Leucine2||8651 mg||2595 mg|
|Lysine2||7523 mg||2257 mg|
|Methionine2||1666 mg||500 mg|
|Phenylalanine2||2257 mg||677 mg|
|Proline||4165 mg||1250 mg|
|Serine||4190 mg||1257 mg|
|Threonine2||5561 mg||1668 mg|
|Tryptophan2||1343 mg||403 mg|
|Tyrosine||4219 mg||806 mg|
|Valine2||2532 mg||1266 mg|
1 Calorific and nutritional values will differ where a base other than water is used.
2 Essential amino acid.
A varied and well-balanced diet in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle is important.
The protein elements in whey are metabolised very quickly, which is why you should drink a shake right after exercising. If you are interested in a complete muscle care package, you can also take 3K Protein in addition to your whey protein supplement. The advantage of this is that you can take whey protein in the morning or after exercising for a quick supply of nutrients. And you can take 3K Protein after an evening workout or before going to bed. The protein is released to your muscles more slowly thanks to the casein content. This ensures that your muscles are supplied with nutrients and can undergo repairs throughout the night, which in turn prevents the muscles from being broken down.
- After training
Table of content Whey Protein
General information about Whey Protein
Whey protein is one of the most popular and effective protein supplements used by power athletes. It is known for its biological quality, its high content of essential amino acids, and for the speed with which the body absorbs it.
Whey protein is particularly suitable for muscle building, but can also be used for muscle definition in reduction diets. Its high biological value of 104 and the complete amino acid profile, as well as the high protein content per 100 g make Whey Protein a favourite among protein shakes.
A protein shake from the Whey Protein concentrate and isolate formula provides the body with 20-25 g high quality protein elements.
Whey Protein is extracted from milk using a filtration process. The purity and quality of a protein powder is directly related to the quality of the manufacturing process and the raw materials used. A high quality whey protein is characterised by a low carbohydrate and fat content.
Moreover, it should be easily soluble in water or in milk. A high content of essential amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, valine) is needed for best effects as part of a protein biosynthesis.
Many whey proteins additionally differ in terms of their raw material origins. Whey Protein by foodspring is made of the milk produced by free range cows which mostly graze. That is how we are able to offer an exceptionally untainted and premium quality product.
High-quality whey proteins don’t need any artificial sweeteners like aspartame or acesulfame-K. Steviol glycosides, purified extracts of the stevia plant, make the foodspring Whey Protein so delicately sweet.
Biological value in comparison
Highlights of Whey Protein by foodspring
- Milk from pasture-raised cows
- Instant solubility quality in water, milk or milk alternatives (rice water, almond milk, soy milk, etc.)
- Steviol glycosides in combination with sucralose as sweetener
- Whey protein with isolate for maximised protein content
- Contains all essential amino acids for muscle building
Whey Protein for muscle building
Aside from carbohydrates and fats, proteins are the most important essential macro nutrients in our food. Proteins are responsible for muscle building and maintenance of muscle mass in the body. Protein elements are furthermore responsible for the function and maintenance of your skin, hair and nails. Proteins are made up of amino acids, some of which the body can produce autonomously (non-essential amino acids).
There are 22 amino acids in total of which 8 are so-called essential amino acids. These have to be introduced via food, as the body is unable to produce them autonomously. These include leucine, isoleucine and valine – the so-called BCAAs (branched chain amino acids).
Whey Protein contains very many of these essential amino acids. L-arginine, glutamine and other agents complement the so-called amino acid spectrum of Whey Protein. This optimised combination ensures that Whey Protein is particularly well suited to aid muscle building processes.
Why is our Whey Protein a popular shake choice right after training? The supply of nutrients is hugely important for muscle building and in particular right after training. Experts talk about a 60-90 minute anabolic (muscle building) window during which the body absorbs nutrients like a sponge and then converts them for regeneration and repair processes in the muscles.
The supply of essential amino acids during this anabolic window directly after training supports the protein synthesis and provides an important basis for muscle building. The stimulated protein synthesis controls processes in our organism. Supplying the body with Whey Protein directly after physical stress can therefore foster muscle building processes and deliver all necessary nutrients to the musculature quickly and precisely.
Whey Protein for muscle definition
Whey Protein also supports muscle definition because it contributes toward muscle maintenance and can be used as part of a high protein diet. A sufficient supply of protein is particularly important during a phase of body fat reduction.
Protein is essential for a balanced diet, and protects against loss of muscle mass (catabolism).
The elementary objective of a muscle definition phase – maximised protection against loss of muscle mass while at the same time reducing body fat – can therefore be supported. A study published by the American College of Nutrition confirms that Whey Protein in conjunction with sports activity reduces body fat and encourages anabolic processes in musculature.
The effects of Whey Protein
Building additional muscle mass is an absolute luxury for our body. The new muscle mass must be continuously supplied with nutrients to allow such luxury.
Only then can it remain efficient & powerful. Should the protein supply fail, then the body begins to gradually break down the additional muscle mass as it is not essential for the body’s survival.
Whey Protein contains essential amino acids, the so-called BCAAs, which are a basic necessity for muscle building.
The magic formula for muscle building is a favourable nitrogen balance. As part of the nitrogen balance, the constantly running building and deconstruction processes in the body are brought together by proteins. Anyone wanting to build muscles will have to ensure a beneficial nitrogen balance.
Who should use Whey Protein?
Because of its high protein content, Whey Protein is a popular favourite among athletes, who want to build and maintain muscle mass – for example in the areas of weight lifting and fitness. It is suitable for use by amateur as well as professional athletes. Most athletes prefer Whey Protein in shake form.
Whey Protein is easy to include in your everyday routine. A protein pancake in the morning or Whey Protein mixed with some fresh berries and milk can be a wonderful breakfast shake. Best of all: The start of your day is quick and easy.
The correct dosage of Whey Protein
The German Society for Nutrition (DGE) recommends a daily intake of around 0.9 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. Regular sports activities or intensive physical training will quickly increase the body’s protein needs to at least 1.5 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight.
Whey Protein is metabolised very quickly and should therefore be taken directly after physical training. Muscles are then supplied with easily absorbed protein at the best possible time. A portion of Whey Protein can also be taken on non-training days, e.g. right after getting up in the morning. Our body is particularly susceptible to nutrients in the morning, when it can process these to optimised effect. A supply of essential amino acids early in the day means a great start for your muscles from an anabolic perspective.
It is important to provide the fundamental basics within the scope of a structured and balanced diet for optimised results in muscle building or muscle definition. Surplus calories (muscle building) or a calorie deficit (body fat reduction) are basic requirements here.
The diet should include complex carbohydrates and healthy fats, primarily high protein foods like low fat meat (beef, chicken, turkey), fish (salmon, mackerel, herring) or plant protein sources in beans, red lentils or quinoa. Only then can a comprehensive supply of all required micro nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates and fat) and micro nutrients (vitamins, minerals, trace elements) be ensured.
Possible side effects of Whey Protein
A Whey Protein shake is generally beneficial and easy to digest. Anyone suffering from a lactose intolerance should prepare the Whey Protein shake with water to reduce the lactose content.
In case of a severe lactose intolerance, we recommend switching to a plant-based protein powder (soy protein or pea protein). You should also make sure to drink plenty of water when taking Whey Protein on a regular basis in connection with a high protein diet.
As a rule of thumb: an intake of more than 1.5 g of protein per kilogram bodyweight per day will need an intake of at least 2-3 litres of water per day.
Anyone experiencing kidney problems should consult their physician before taking Whey Protein. A high intake of protein powders in conjunction with a low water intake can be very stressful for the kidneys.