Is whey protein the best protein for muscle recovery?

November 27, 2014


Got any questions about Raiseys products? 

Here are a few FAQs answered for you. If you want to know anything else, just email us and ask!

Q. Are Raiseys Original products NZ MADE?

A. Yes, we make our own products to our own recipe in our own custom built facility here in Napier. We always manufacture in smaller batches to make sure you are getting a fresh product that hasn't been sitting on a boat or in a warehouse for months.

Q. Are Raiseys Original products BANNED SUBSTANCE FREE? 

A. Yes, all our products are suitable for any athlete at any level. After all it's our name on the bag. We take that seriously.

Q. Do you deliver overnight?

A. We try our very best to get every order out the day it comes in and we use an overnight service so if everything goes to plan, you should see your order the very next day. (rural deliveries may take a day or two longer though.)

Q. Can I buy larger bags of Raiseys Original products than listed on your website?  

A. Yes, we can do any of our products in larger bags up to 20kg. Email us for a price if it's not on the website already.

Q. Whats so special about your HONEY & GINGER product? 

A. There is nothing in the supplement world like these super-food rich products. We use NZ honey from and mix it with Fonterra Whey Protein. By adding Cinnamon and Ginger we achieve a unique Protein Supplement with the following benefits:

    a) help extend your anabolic muscle recovery window by keeping blood sugar levels more stable (honey + cinnamon) 

    b) provide a supplement with antioxidant and muscle/joint soothing anti-inflammatory benefits (cinnamon + ginger)

    c) boost your metabolic rate and increase your bodies thermogenic (fat burning) process. (ginger + cinnamon)

Q. Does Raiseys Original HYDRATE-X really work?

A. Cramp effects different people in different ways. We get so much good feedback from our customers on this product. We estimate that HYDRATE-X works for at least 90% of our customers.

Q. What are Raiseys Originals best selling products?

A. HYDRATE, HYDRATE-X and HONEY & GINGER are our most popular products.

Q. How do you develop your products?

A. We take responsibility for our own product development. We research, formulate and test new products with the help of a mix of local elite athletes and food industry experts as well as our everyday customers. If you come into our shop here in Onekawa, you may well be asked to give your opinion on something we have bubbling away. (and our customers know we ALWAYS have something bubbling away!)

With so many protein products on the market, practically all of which are touted as the best of the bunch, it can be difficult to make sense of the options we’re presented with.

However, of all the protein products on the market, whey protein stands out head and shoulders above the rest with regard to muscle recovery, because unlike most other protein products, whey is a complete protein and contains all nine essential amino acids.

What is a complete protein?

A complete protein is a protein that contains all nine essential amino acids - histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine, with isoleucine, leucine and valine being the three branch-chain amino acids which play an important role in the muscle repair process.

These nine essential amino acids are the ‘building blocks of protein’ and as they’re not produced by the body they must come from the food we eat.
Eggs and meat are complete proteins, but as we can’t rely exclusively on eggs and meat for our protein intake needs, we need to get protein from other sources as well, and this is one of many reasons why whey protein proves so invaluable.

What is whey protein?

Whey protein is derived from milk and can be produced using either of two methods; as a by-product of cheese making, or separated from the other protein in milk, casein.

There are three primary types of whey protein products to choose from - whey protein concentrate, isolate and hydrosolate, all of which contain alpha-lactalbumin, beta-lactoglobulin, bovine serum albumin and immunoglobins.

How does whey protein stimulate muscle repair?

Whether you’ve just completed a long ride or workout in the gym, your muscles are going to be tired, stressed, and in need of repair.

Because muscle tissues are predominantly made of protein, you need to consume protein immediately after your ride or workout to start the muscle recovery process. This involves increasing the bulk of existing muscle fibres with the integration of newly synthesised muscle fibres.  
Whey protein, which is rich in essential amino acids, is the best source of protein you can consume to aid the recovery process because it provides your muscles with the nutrients they need.

However, whilst whey is the best protein product to aid muscle recovery, you also need carbohydrates to spike your insulin levels, so consider making a protein shake with high-carb fruits like bananas, mangos and pears.

Kane Raisey
Kane Raisey


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