Whey Protein Fattening?

Expert answer:

Whey Protein can gain weight if in its composition there is a high value of calories and fats. Since a wide variety of products with this name and different formulations are available for purchase, some of them may contain a greater amount of calories and fats, which would lead to a gain in weight. Ingestion at higher doses than those recommended may also lead to weight gain.

Due to its low molecular weight and high biological value, which provides a rapid absorption capacity by the body, this protein is also used as a food supplement to stimulate the increase of muscle mass, especially after performing physical activity.

Some actions of Whey Protein have been studied and are not yet fully completed as its use in preventing allergies, reducing hunger and assisting in weight loss.

The use of dietary supplements should be advised by a nutritionist or endocrinologist.