Whey protein is an important way to stimulate the way cells build proteins as you age.
According to the American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology and Metabolism (Feb., 2012), whey protein helps increase muscle mass after exercise, but it also helps with sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is the decrease in muscle mass that comes with age. This process can create a decrease in quality of life, and even premature death. Whey protein stimulates the protein synthesis that helps to preserve muscle mass. According to the study, daily consumption of at least 35-50 grams of whey protein will prevent muscle loss. Continue reading