Feeling down in the midst of the challenging year we’ve had? Whey protein may be able to give you a little pick-me-up.
Whey protein is known to be a supplement for physical workouts to promote muscle growth and the cultivation of lean mass. Now, consider it as a supplement for your mental health as well.
According to a recent study, whey protein’s active ingredient, alpha-lactalbumin, has the ability to lower cortisol – the “fight or flight” hormone – while increasing your serotonin, the hormone that stabilizes our mood and feelings of happiness. In the experiment, the related amino acids in the group given a whey protein-heavy diet, the amino acids related to the control of the aforementioned hormones were 48% higher than the non-whey protein group.
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