December 16, 2008
1 Scoop contains: 22g Protein, 2g Carbohydrate, 2g Fat
Cold Processed Whey protein powder is an excellent source of protein, even surpassing whole egg, soy, beef, casein or milk in its biological activity in the body and its ability to deposit nitrogen in the muscles. Whey is the only protein source that contains immunoglobulins, which are essential in maintaining immune system function. Cold Processed Whey is processed without heat as to not denature the protein. Undenatured whey protein builds high cellular glutathione levels. Glutathione is an essential water-soluble antioxidant that protects cells and neutralizes free radicals and toxins such as peroxides, heavy metals, carcinogens, and many others.
Glutathione is a substance, the levels of which in our cells are predictive of how long we will live. There are very few other factors which are as predictive of our life expectancy as is our level of cellular glutathione. Glutathione has been called the “master antioxidant”, and regulates the actions of lesser antioxidants such as vitamin C, and vitamin E within the body. “We literally cannot survive without this antioxidant,” Earl Mindell, Ph.D. Without glutathione, other important antioxidants such as vitamins C and E cannot do their job adequately to protect your body against disease.”
“No other antioxidant is as important to overall health as glutathione. It is the regulator and regenerator of immune cells and the most valuable detoxifying agent in the human body. Low levels are associated with hepatic dysfunction, immune dysfunction, cardiac disease, premature aging, and death.” The Immune System Cure, Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe & Patrick J.D. Bouic, Ph.D.
Health-conscious individuals around the world use cold-processed whey protein as a daily part of an anti-aging or health program. Just 35-40 grams of Cold Processed Whey is an adequate dose to produce glutathione, with the dose doubling or tripling in illness. Undenatured whey produces an alkalizing rather than an acidifying effect that is attributed to most proteins; it also requires the least digestion of any protein, which makes it an excellent protein choice for those whose digestion is impaired, and for the very young, especially formula-fed babies.
Higher Glutathione Levels
Whey protein concentrate dramatically raises glutathione levels. Glutathione is an essential water-soluble antioxidant in the body that protects cells and serves as a primary detoxifier of harmful compounds such as peroxides, heavy metals, carcinogens and other toxins.
Glutathione is so necessary to a healthy immune system that it appears immunity itself can be modulated by glutathione levels.
Reduced glutathione levels have been associated with disease such as AIDS, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, to name only a few. Manipulating glutathione levels appear to be one way of modulating immunity.
Whey protein concentrate was found to consistently raise this extremely important immune stimulating antioxidant beyond that of any protein studied (including soy) to higher than normal levels in multiple animal studies. (Bounous G. and Gold P., Clin. Invest. Med. 1991)
A small pilot study with HIV-positive men who were fed whey protein concentrate found dramatic increases in glutathione levels of all the study participants, with two out of three men reaching their ideal body weight. In fact, there have been several U.S. and international patents granted for the treatment of AIDS and improving immunity with whey protein concentrates.
Studies have been done on animals regarding cancer-causing chemicals to see what effects whey protein concentrate would have on cancer prevention or treatment. Rats fed whey protein concentrate showed fewer tumors and a reduced tumor mass index. The researchers found whey protein offered “considerable protection to the host” over that of other proteins, including soy.
In vivo research showed whey protein concentrate inhibited the growth of breast cancer cells at low concentrations.
A recent clinical study with cancer patients showed a regression in some patient’s tumors when fed whey protein concentrate at 30 grams per day. (Kennedy R.S., Anti Cancer Research, 1995)
Animals fed whey protein concentrate had a substantial reduction in colon cancer compared with animals fed any other type of protein. Tumors in whey protein concentrate-fed animals were smaller than in animals fed other proteins. In young and old mice on a whey protein concentrate diet, colon cancer was reduced by 50 percent, compared with the effects of other proteins. Finally, mice fed whey protein concentrate showed much greater excretion of cancer-causing chemicals than did animals fed a meat-based diet.
Animals directly injected with cancer cells had greatly reduced tumor growth when fed whey, and that this effect was dose-dependent…that is, a 40 percent whey protein concentrate diet was more effective than a 30 percent diet, and so on. Although surgeons can remove the bulk of the tumor, some tumor cells are always left behind and it is the job of the immune system to mop up the remaining cancer cells.
Can help manage body weight by providing satiety (fullness) signals that regulate food intake.
Whey protein improves immune function and fights infections. Animals fed whey protein concentrate consistently showed dramatic enhancement of both the humoral and cellular immune response to a variety of immune challenges, such as salmonella, streptococcus pneumonia and extreme cancer-causing chemicals. This effect on immunity was not seen with other proteins.
Case reports show clinical improvements in viral infections, CD4 numbers, and overall well-being among people treated with whey protein.
A recent pilot study found whey protein isolate corrected the immune suppression often seen in athletes suffering from over-training.
There is a substantial reduction in virus activity in cells with an improved glutathione status after the ingestion of whey protein concentrate.
The more glutathione found in the lymphocytes (immune cells) of people with HIV, the longer they were likely to survive.
Lactoferrin, a protein in whey, inhibits the growth of many pathogenic bacteria and yeast. In the digestive tract, lactoferrin can stimulate intestinal cell growth, and enhance the growth of “good” intestinal micro flora.
Researchers found that rats fed whey protein concentrate showed increased bone strength and bone protein such as collagen. Whey protein was found to stimulate total protein synthesis, DNA content, and increased hydroxyproline contents of bone cells.
Helps maintain your blood sugar level after a meal by promoting a healthy insulin secretion.
Other proteins in whey include; alpha-lactalbumin which supports your immune system and improve morning alertness, immunoglobulins which help the immune system and detoxification processes, lactoperoxidase which has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, and natural growth factors which aids the body in cell rejuvenation, muscle recovery after exercise, and energy function.
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