Much has been written about the benefits of whey protein for athletes, bodybuilders and gym enthusiasts to help their muscles recover…BUT, what about its overall health-enhancing benefits for immunity and healthy aging?
The most resistance to whey is from individuals allergic or sensitive to dairy because what is not universally understood is that whey is technically NOT dairy. Whey protein is a mixture of proteins isolated from whey – the liquid part of milk that separates during cheese production. Milk actually contains two main types of protein: casein (80%) and whey (20%).
Whey is found in the watery portion of milk. When cheese is produced, the fatty parts of the milk coagulate and the whey is separated from it as a byproduct. An example is a yogurt container – usually liquid is floating on top — that’s whey. Cheese makers used to discard it before they discovered its health benefits and commercial value.
After being separated during cheese production, whey goes through various processing steps to become what people generally recognize as whey protein — a powder that is added to shakes, smoothies, meal replacements and protein bars. That said, it’s important the processing is a cold-process like the Premium Whey Protein in Beyond Health’s Natural Muscle Builder, so that none of the nutrients are depleted with heat. (Product coming soon)
It’s important to read the ingredient list, some products have unhealthy additives like refined sugar, synthetic additives, artificial flavors, stabilizers, and heat processing. The whey should be ideally sweetened with Stevia, a totally neutral zero calorie zero sugar sweetener. Our Premium Whey Protein is ultra-filtered Non-GMO whey, providing the highest biological value of any protein source … AND … that’s not all. Premium Whey Protein contains both Papain and Protease, enzymes for protein digestion and absorption … as well as Whey Isolate for protein synthesis – the simple definition of protein synthesis is the process in which cells make proteins.
Whey protein is a convenient way to add protein on top of your daily intake, as a high protein meal replacement for those choosing to lose weight, and especially for the elderly or those in care facilities who often lose their appetite and are very deficient in protein.
Whey is generally well tolerated, though people with lactose intolerance need to begin with small amounts to find their tolerance level.
Protein is essential to good health. The very origin of the word — from the Greek protos, meaning "first" — reflects protein’s premier status in human nutrition. Protein is required to put “meat” on your bones, produce healthy hair-skin-nails, blood, connective tissue, antibodies, enzymes, and more.
SO … how much protein do adults really need to be healthy? The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is a modest 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. The RDA is the amount of a nutrient you need to meet your basic nutritional requirements. In a sense, it’s the minimum amount you need to keep your immune responses healthy, adding “life to your years” through support of the muscle integrity for strength as we age.
To determine your daily protein intake, multiply your weight in pounds by 0.36. For a 50-year-old woman who weighs 140 pounds and is sedentary (doesn’t exercise), that translates into approximately 50 grams of protein per day – formula: 0.36 x 140 = 50.4 gr.
Whey is the ideal protein source to help you achieve your recommended daily intake because it’s absorbed immediately – flooding your muscles with key amino acids.
Most individuals hear the words, “amino acids” yet have not been educated as to what their actual role is in human health, unless they are a health professional.
Amino acids are molecules that combine to form proteins – the building blocks of life.
According to research from MedLinePlus, as proteins are digested or broken down, amino acids are left. The human body uses them to make proteins to help the body break down food for better digestion and absorption, growth, repair of body tissues, and a source of energy.
Amino acids are classified into three groups: Essential amino acids, Non-essential amino acids, Conditional amino acids.
Essential amino acids cannot be made by the body. As a result, they must come from food.
The 9 essential amino acids are: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.
Natural Premium Whey Protein contains not only 9 essential amino acids but also an additional 9 for a total of 18…a mega “Whey” to boost overall health and longevity. In addition, it provides 24 gr. of protein to help maintain adequate levels of energy, stamina, recovery and immunity.
The body needs quality protein for the following functions, as cited by 10 Science-based reviews:
Reduces Appetite & Hunger Levels
Increases Muscle Mass & Strength
Good for Your Bones
Reduces Cravings & Desire for Late-Night Snacking
Boosts Metabolism & Increases Fat Burning
Lowers Your Blood Pressure
Helps Maintain Weight Loss
Does Not Harm Healthy Kidneys
Coming Soon - Premium Whey Protein in Beyond Health’s new Natural Muscle Builder in two delectable flavors—Caramel Salt and Chocolate Milkshake—supports you on your “Whey” to achieving wellness by adding “life to your years” not simply “more years to your life”, Naturally.
- Department of Dairy Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt