Whether you have already bought your Whey Protein, or you are about to, one important thing that you must know is when to take whey protein. Then based on this guide and your requirement you will also know how much of it you will need over a specific period of time. So in the interests of getting the maximum return on your purchase lets look at what we need to do to get the best possible results.
When i started working out and i was introduced to the concept of Whey Proteins and what they could do for me, i still didn’t take enough, so i got online and asked around, did some research and eventually settled on what i am about to tell you as the best method of taking it. The great thing about Whey protein is the digestibility of it, that is shortly after you have taken it, its in your system.
After a fair amount of research and personal experience to see what works best. I have come to the conclusion that there are 3 times that would best represent the times you should be taking it:
1. In the morning : As soon as you wake up
2. 30-45 minutes Before your workout and Immediately after working out (yes take a premixed bottle with you) and 25 minutes after your workout
3. At night : just as you are about to sleep, preferably in a glass of milk and not water. The reason for taking it with milk is that milk is based on casein protein which is the kind which takes longer to digest, so while you sleep the protein from the whey will be absorbed very quickly and the protein from the milk will be absorbed later leading to much better intake of protein for when you need it the most, while you sleep.
Now remember that this is what works best for me, my protein intake is set to 2 servings per day but this will vary depending on your diet and body weight and how much protein you actually need aside from your meals. Ultimately when to take whey protein is up to you, but use these as a rough guideline and you should be fine.