SEA81 wrote:What's the difference in whey vs. egg protein shakes? Aside from the obvious, I mean. Does it have different health benefits? Is it a taste preference? Is there a huge nutritional difference?
The biggest difference between whey and egg aside from them coming from different sources of course is:
One does have a higher bcaa profile (whey)
One does digest faster and get into the system quicker (whey)
One is a slower release and offers a sustained release of amino acids into the system (egg)
So what does one want to take or how to take, i always suggest to my clients to have a WHEY ISOLATE shake not concentrate, not whey peptides.. ISOLATE shake mixed with a bit of a slow release protein i.e. this can be EGG or Casien for best results .. as you do get a spike in amino acids with the whey which does digest quickly then the EGG protein kicks in and sustains the release of amino acids into the system for better results.
a whey and egg shake before bed is great... if you want to cut down on supplements used use pasteurized egg whites mixed with a whey shake before bed.
Casien is another great source of a slower release protein before bed but again i would mix it with half a scoop of whey isolate just to get that quick and sustained amino acid release. And to cut down on a bunch of the filler that will be in a casien shake.
Hopefully this helps!