August 22, 2017 2 min read
By Ana Reisdorf, MS, RD
There’s no shortage of whey products on the market, but unfortunately most of them will not give you the health benefits associated with high-quality grass-fed whey. Grass-fed whey is superior to the protein isolates used in most nutritional shakes.
Since grass-fed whey contains more than just protein, it contributes more health benefits and immune-boosting effects, whereas isolate provides no health benefits and fails to boost your immunity. Whey protein isolate is often subject to processing, which may involve micro-filtration, irradiation and even acid treatment, reducing many of the known health benefits of whey protein.
Processed whey protein isolates are missing some important nutritional co-factors, including naturally occurring vitamins, lipids and alkalizing minerals. Grass-fed whey proteins contain alkalizing minerals, while whey protein isolates are acidifying.
Consuming whey protein isolates without alkalizing food can cause metabolic acidosis, wasting of muscle and bone tissues, and ultimately metabolic shutdown, and is associated with an increased risk of degenerative diseases.
Many cheap whey protein isolates are produced from acid cheese (a byproduct of acid processing), which is an inexpensive way to separate the whey from the curd. Most of these whey products contain inferior quality proteins, which are actually nitrogen waste.
Once the fat has been removed from whey protein isolate, it loses some of the most important components of its immunological properties, such as CLA, phospholipids, and phosphatidylserine. IgG immunoglobulins, which are an excellent source of glutamine and glutamylcysteine, are also bound to the fat globule, and therefore lost in the processing of whey isolates.
To be fully utilized by the body, whey protein should be consumed in its whole form as grass-fed whey, which is an important ingredient found in our INVIGOR8 shakes. We do not spare the cost when sourcing the highest-quality ingredients.
Our weight-loss products all work great on their own, but they work even better together! Try our Superfood Shake in combination with our Collagen Peptides or Fat Burner.
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