As people are becoming increasingly health conscious, the use of protein powder is quite popular as a dietary supplement. It’s widely known that athletes and body builders use protein shakes as a nutritional supplement, but many other individuals are now using protein powder in popular smoothies that they often make at home.

Protein powder¬†comes in various forms. According to Peter Horvath, PhD, associate professor in the department of nutrition exercises and sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo, “Whey is the most commonly used, because it’s a water-soluble milk protein.” He goes on to say, “It’s also a complete protein, so it’s got all those advantages.” The advantages he speaks of are that complete proteins contain all nine of the amino acids necessary for human dietary needs.

Have you ever wondered how protein powder is made? We will take a look at the process all the way from the cow to the consumer, and I think you will find it interesting.