Best Grass Fed Whey Protein

Grass Fed Whey Protein: Many of the mainstream brands use whey derived from the milk of grain fed cows. These cows tend to be unhealthier than grass fed cows and fall victim to infections that need treating with antibiotics that find their way into the products designed for human consumption. These cows also tend to to be pumped full of hormones to make them produce more milk. To avoid a product full of hormones and drugs you need to choose carefully – here is a selection of some of the best formulas of grass fed whey available: Reserveage Organics – Whey Protein Grass-Fed Vanilla 12.7 ozCheck PriceReserveage Whey Protein, Chocolate, 12.7 OunceCheck PriceBodylogix Natural Whey Protein Nutrition Shake, Vanilla, 1.85 PoundCheck PriceBodylogix Natural Whey Protein Nutrition Shake, Natural Dark Chocolate, 1.85 PoundCheck PriceNAKED WHEY – 100% Grass-Fed Whey Protein Powder – 5lb BulkCheck PriceTera’s Whey Grass Fed Organic Whey Protein, Plain, 12 OunceCheck PriceRaw Organic Whey – USDA Certified Organic Whey Protein, 12ozCheck PriceGrass-Fed Whey Protein Unsweetened 12.7 oz PwdrCheck PriceSource Organic Whey Protein, Non-GMO, AHA, 2 PoundCheck PriceDefense Nutrition – Warrior Whey – ChocolateCheck PriceDefense Nutrition – One Month Supply ( 3 units) – Warrior Whey CHOCOLATE ProteinCheck PriceDefense Nutrition – Warrior Whey Protein (vanilla)Check PriceDefense Nutrition – Warrior Whey Protein (Chocolate Vanilla Combo)Check PriceDr. Mercola: Miracle Whey Chocolate Protein Powder 1 lbCheck PriceStrawberry Miracle Whey 2 PackCheck PriceDefense Nutrition – Warrior Whey Protein (BANANA)Check...

BioTrust Low Carb Review: Whey Protein with a Year’s Guarantee?

If you are a regular visitor to this website you will be no doubt be aware that I like to investigate and test health products and the benefits derived from taking and eating various supplements and foods.  The supplement I am always keenest to test is whey protein; for the reason that I use it most days to keep me going, when I’m either teaching classes or training and the other reason is because I like to try things out myself, before I recommend them to my clients. Guys, please go hormone free… Since many of the whey protein powders on the market these days are so freely available, it doesn’t take long to notice that they are often stuffed with artificial sweeteners and flavourings. Please read this information on whey protein as although the premium brands tend to be quite pricey, in the long run they are worth investing in over the cheaper more abundant ones. Primarily because they usually contain whey made from the milk of hormone free cows. (Gynecomastia (“moobs“) sufferers take note). You can usually tell if the protein is low-grade as it will not mix very easily and will have an unpleasant aftertaste.  These whey protein powders tend to have delicious sounding names such as French Chocolate and Banoffee, but it’s all used to mask the nasty flavour of the poor quality whey. In the UK it can be more expensive to get hold of the premium whey protein powders as they tend to be imported from the US. Protein powders such as Vital Whey, Warrior Whey, Dr Mercola’s Miracle Whey for instance.  Ordering directly from the US can be fraught with anxiety since customs can and do seize them and return them to the sender, leaving you out of pocket with the shipping costs. However, I was informed about BioTrust Low Carb –...

Whey Protein- Some facts

Whey protein – also known as lactalbumin –  has been a bodybuilding and strength-training staple for two decades now but what exactly is it, and why is it the best choice for our muscle growth and recovery? Whey protein is in fact a mixture of lactoglobulin, immunoglobulin, and albumin proteins with various vitamins and minerals also present. One of the reasons it is prized by athletes and exercisers alike is that it represents a balanced source of all twenty three amino acids– which are the building blocks of protein molecules. Whey is also more utilisable for the body when compared with soy protein its ingestion leads to greater concentrations of amino acids in peripheral tissues. Whey protein also has a relatively high BV (or Biological Value) of up to 180 which means it is very quickly absorbed in the intestine unlike other proteins such as casein (a milk protein) or egg-white, which has a BV of only 100. Branch-chain Amino Acids. Of interest to exercisers and sportspeople is the fact that whey is the best known source of the three branched-chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, valine) which play an important role in muscle composition. Not only are these the only amino acids to be used directly in muscle growth and repair, they are also the first to be broken down as the body exercises intensely. Glutamine. Whey protein is relatively high in the amino acid glutamine which plays a strong role in muscle repair and growth. What is more, glutamine aids immune system functioning and is thought to improve erectile performance in men, serving as an aphrodisiac. Anti-oxidation. The amino acids present in why protein play an antioxidant role. For example, Lactoferrin and lactoferricin (two minor whey proteins) function as antioxidants via their iron binding capacity, which inhibits bacterial growth and oxidative reactions. Amino acids such as Cysteine control...

What Is Whey Protein?

What is Whey Protein? Whey protein is essentially a by product of cheese making.  It’s the clear liquid that remains after the milk has been curdled and strained; it was a waste product often fed to pigs, but since its composition is very beneficial to humans, we know it now as quite a different thing altogether. Complete proteins such as beta-lactoglobulin, alpha-lactalbumin, and serum albumin are all part of whey’s complete protein make-up, these are essential amino acids that assist muscle growth and protein synthesis.  Essential amino acids are gained only from our diet, therefore as whey fits these requirements it is an ideal source of protein from body builders to older people. The lactose that kicks off the sensitive stomachs of the intolerant is found in trace quantities, so it may be suitable for anyone but the most extreme cases of lactose intolerance sufferers. The different types of whey It may be noted that I am an advocate of whey protein concentrate.  It does contain a certain amount of fat, but since the fat globule in whey protein concentrate binds to great sources of cysteine and glutamine in the form of IgG immunoglobulins, the fat element comes with health benefits.  Unpasteurised whey from hormone free, grass fed cows, is a better option as the heat treatment of pasteurisation can destroy the fragile, beneficial components. Whey protein isolate is extremely high in protein, but this comes at a price.  The refining of whey protein isolate involves heat and acid treatments, any friendly bugs that would be great for your gut are killed and many of the fragile milk proteins are destroyed.  This treatment process makes it putrid and hard to dissolve, therefore it is necessary for the manufacturers to add other ingredients to make it easy to mix.  I’m sure you have tried to quickly whip up a shake...

Dr Mercola’s Pro Optimal Whey Protein Review: How It Compares To Other Whey Formulas

Dr Mercola promotes a whole line of Whey protein shakes, of which I have tried two, Miracle Whey and Pro Optimal Whey.  The latter is a general multipurpose protein powder that contains vitamins and minerals, plus enzymes to help digestion such as amylase and protease. We all know by now that it is widely advised that we should be buying whey protein concentrate, from the hormone free, raw milk of grass fed cows.  With Pro Optimal Whey, there are added extras: According to the website, the processing is unique and maintains the beneficial components of raw milk.  This results in “Proserum Whey” which by its nature is non-denatured. I bought a pack of three flavours: Strawberry, Vanilla and Chocolate, the strawberry was the best but the vanilla had a nice taste too.  I wasn’t keen on the chocolate but I don’t usually buy chocolate anyway as I don’t really like it (unless it’s a bar of that Green & Black’s…)  I bought the three pack to test out the flavours from Evolution Organics and with shipping it came to £87.39. Each tub yields 540g. It was easy to digest and I had a lot of energy with it; there is no doubt that it is a superior product.  I didn’t feel bloated and it kept me going through a couple of classes with no problem.  Well Wisdom are the creators of it and are a very reputable company. Another stockist in the UK is Red23, at £29.99 per tub. Alternatives to Pro Optimal Whey in the UK: If you look on Defence Nutrition’s website (Ori Hofmekler’s company) you will see that under Private Label/Wholesale, that Defence Nutrition makes whey protein products for Dr Mercola.  Now if you have tried Dr Mercola’s Miracle Whey, you will know that it has all the benefits of a beneficial grass fed whey protein, but...

Swanson Ultra Whey Protein Review

It’s easy to read the nutrition profile on whey protein and if it ticks all the boxes health wise, come up with great reasons as to why it should be the whey of choice.  But if it tastes awful, even though it’s doing you good, chances are you will be tempted by that great tasting chocolate orange creme flavour…  You will find many reviews but some can be biased, I suspect some are fake, so in that respect I believe many whey protein reviews should be generally taken with a pinch of salt, as there is nothing like doing your own research. Mainstream brands can contain dangerous concentrations of metals Looking at this recent Consumer Reports study, it seems that samples taken from Muscle Milk Chocolate and Vanilla Creme powder contained four heavy metals, including arsenic, cadmium, mercury and lead.  Take this product or AS Myoplex Original Rich Dark Chocolate Shake product the recommended three times a day (more if you are pulse feeding) and you will reach inadvisable levels of these metals in your body.  (Cadmium is a known carcinogen and the body finds it difficult to eliminate, taking up to 20 years to get rid of only half of it). Safe Protein When the health scares came out I looked for alternatives.  My first whey protein review is Swanson Health Products Ultra Whey Protein. [easyazon_image align=”right” height=”110″ identifier=”B002AU3SRU” locale=”US” src=”http://www.motivatingmax.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/31nT1ZNnLkL.SL110.jpg” tag=”mmxaz-20″ width=”91″]Having used inferior whey products before for more years than I care to mention, most of the mainstream brands tend to be made with whey protein isolate.   This is not the kind of whey we should be ingesting.  Instead we should be looking to whole food whey protein concentrate. Why is Whey Protein Concentrate preferable to Whey Protein Isolate? Whole foods are minimally processed, in the case of whey, concentrates are whole protein products with...
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