Considered the "gold standard" for athletes and the physically fit, it is well-known that whey protein has the highest biological value, a measurement of how well a protein retains nitrogen, or how usable it is to the body. High nitrogen absorption enhances muscle gain.
The most well researched aspect of whey is its benefit to the immune system. High in the amino acid, cysteine, Whey Factors enhances the immune system by raising levels of the important antioxidant glutathione; critical to proper immune functioning. Compromised immunity is associated with a long list of diseases. Glutathione stimulates antibody production and phagocytosis, increases beneficial enzyme production, and has antitumour activity. Also involved in detoxification, glutathione binds to fat-soluble toxins, such as heavy metals, solvents, and pesticides, transforming them into a water-soluble form, allowing for excretion via the kidneys.
Whey Factors also enhances intestinal immunity by resisting pathogens. Certain parts of whey act as prebiotics, substances that promote the growth of beneficial bifidobacteria and lactobacilli.
Whey Factors is also an effective weight loss aid. Protein generally increases satiety (the sense of fullness) more than fat, thereby decreasing total calorie intake. The body requires more energy to digest protein, so it burns more calories after a high-protein meal. Whey is also rich in leucine, an essential amino acid that may preserve lean muscle mass while promoting fat loss.
Unlike red meat, Whey Factors provides high quality protein concentrate without the cholesterol-raising saturated fats. As well, bioactive components in Whey Factors help balance cholesterol levels, protect against hypertension by inhibiting platelet aggregation and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE).
Excellent source of easy to digest protein
Aids in weight loss
May benefit those with borderline hypertension
Helps to balance cholesterol levels
Ideal for added nutrition for infants and toddlers
Helps maintain strong muscles and bone density
Supports lean muscle mass while promoting fat loss
Adults: Add 1 scoop (25 g) to 180 ml of water and shake in a shaker cup. Use 1-3 scoops daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Children: Generally considered safe for use by children. If concerned, speak with a health care practitioner prior to use.
Pregnancy and Nursing: Whey is ideal for the pregnant woman as pregnancy increases the body's need for protein. If concerned, speak with your health care practitioner prior to use.
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