- 23 grams of highly bioactive whey protein concentrate per serving.
- Purified under controlled temperatures for maximum potency.
- Perfect for pre-workout routines or everyday nutritional purposes.
- Immunoglobulin content supports and bolsters the immune system.
- Cysteine content may aid in the formation of glutathione and other antioxidant activity.
- A total of 15 complete servings per container.
With how popular whey protein has become in recent years, it’s all too easy to forget that whey is actually just a byproduct of cheese making. When milk curdles to form a piece of cheese, it leaves behind a thin fluid known as whey.
At some points in history, whey has been consumed raw or made into alcoholic beverages. At other points, whey has been thrown out all-together. The latter point is a shame due to the valuable nutritional content which can be harnessed from this so-called ‘waste product’ of the dairy industry.
While you might be hard-pressed to find a bottle of pure whey (or better yet, ‘wine whey’) at your local grocer, you’re almost certain to find a container of whey protein powder. This is because, thankfully, nutritional experts of all stripes (body builders in particular) have discovered the potential uses of whey as a supplemental ingredient. Many of these uses revolve around the formation of muscle mass, but the benefits of whey actually run much deeper.1
Overview of the Roles & Benefits of Protein
It’s important not to limit your understanding of the role that protein plays in the human body. Many people are stuck with the mistaken impression that protein is just “the stuff that builds muscle”. Others simply understand the correlation between the protein content of their meals, and their energy levels throughout the day. While both of these impressions are generally accurate, they can also lead people to the wrong view of protein as a whole.
Protein, along with fats and carbohydrates, is one of three ‘macronutrients’. Unlike vitamin C or zinc, which would both be classified as ‘micronutrients’ with their own distinct functions and benefits, protein constitutes an entire category of nutrient. Not only does this mean that protein has more roles to fill in the human body, it also means there are many different types of proteins to fill these roles.
One such protein-type is immunoglobulins, also known as antibodies. These proteins can be found in the blood where they aid the immune system in the elimination of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other potential infections.2 Metagenics BioPure Whey Protein is rich in these immunoglobulins. Most people don’t think of their protein powder as having benefits for the immune system, but those people would be surprised.
Whey is also a rich source of cysteine. This amino acid (a molecular building block of protein formation) is used as a key ingredient in the synthesis of glutathione. For the uninitiated: glutathione is sometimes known as the ‘master antioxidant’ due to its unique efficacy at neutralizing free radicals which would otherwise cause damage and imbalance to the body at a molecular level. While it is most commonly labeled as simply an ‘antioxidant’, glutathione is actually just a smaller type of a protein known as a tripeptide.3
All of these components, the immunoglobulins, cysteine, and much more, are known as the bioactive compounds of whey protein. Metagenic BioPure Protein is designed to maintain these bioactive compounds by utilizing a selective transfer membrane process at controlled temperatures and pH. This careful process helps to prevent the common problem of protein denaturing (becoming inactive).
Storage: Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
Notice: Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction.
- If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease