Boost Immune Health with Grass Fed Whey Protein
Immune Boosting Bovine Immunoglobulins in Whey Protein
Bovine immunoglobulins are present in whey protein. Among their many functions include: transportation of antibodies to fight bacteria and viruses. For this reason, Bovine immunoglobulins have revolutionized the treatment of diseases and conditions such as: hepatitis A, multiple sclerosis (MS), chickenpox, rheumatoid arthritis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
If you have ever wondered how a child is born with passive immunity, you can attribute this to the presence of Bovine immunoglobulins which is passed down from mother to child. Without these immunoglobulins in the body, we would not be able to fight off bacteria and viruses which are becoming more resistant and prevalent.
How Does the Body Utilize Bovine Immunoglobulins?
Bovine immunoglobulins work by increasing the immune system activity level. The first line of the body’s immune defense is the intestinal tract which is loaded with digestive enzymes to break down compounds. These immunoglobulins are made up of trypsin inhibitors and glycoproteins which help them resist the intestinal breakdown. This means that the immunoglobulins get absorbed into the intestinal tract while they are still fully intact. Once absorbed, the immunoglobulins restore damaged intestinal tissues and prevent absorption of foreign and potentially harmful proteins. The healthiest whey protein is one that is rich in Bovine immunoglobulins.
The Downside of Whey Protein Isolates for Immune Health
Whey protein isolate is obtained from ultra-pasteurized milk and is also exposed to acid processing. This kind of heat and acid damages the protein components making it insoluble in water. Whey protein isolates are stripped of important nutritional co-factors such as: naturally occurring vitamins, alkalizing minerals and healthy lipids. This makes the isolate too acidic. When consumed in abundant amounts or over extended periods, whey protein isolate can cause metabolic acidosis. This will consequently lead to reduced muscle and bone tissues, metabolic shutdown and vulnerability to degenerative conditions.
Because whey protein isolate lacks fats, its most important components such as CLA and phospholipids are no longer present. They are also responsible for production of the toxic D-optical isomers forms of protein that we will discuss in the next section of this article. Simply put, the protein found in whey isolates is more of a toxic nitrogen waste without any beneficial importance to the body. The best whey protein powder is grass fed whey concentrate. Avoid whey protein isolates as they will cause more harm than good to your body.
The Downside of Hydrolyzed Whey Protein for Immune Health
When proteins are broken down by hydrochloric acid in a healthy body, it leads to the release of nontoxic L-glutamic acid. On the other hand, when whey proteins are hydrolyzed in a food manufacturing plant, it often leads to excess production of the toxic D-glutamic acid.
The processed nature of nearly all whey protein powders available in the market today renders them useless in terms of health benefits.
Un-denatured Grass-Fed Whey Is a Good Source of Immune Boosting Immunoglobulins (IgG)
The process of producing undenatured whey protein powder is pretty straight forward. It involves sourcing the whey from Non-GMO grass-fed cows, flash pasteurization to minimize exposure to heat, cold- filtering for impurities and then drying it. This type of processing leaves the amino acids, immunoglobulins and essential fatty acids in their natural un-denatured state.
Undenatured grass-fed whey is rich in immunoglobulin antibodies. These antibodies are preserved and monitored under controlled temperature and pH so that their integrity is not compromised. Immunoglobulins help the body by boosting its natural immunity. Undenaturing, therefore, ensures production of the best grass-fed whey protein with the highest biological value.
If you want to get more from your of your protein powder, choosing a brand that is sourced and produced correctly is essential. Read the labels….look for cold-filtered whey protein that is sourced from grass fed cows to boost your immune health and perform your best in 2019!
About the Author
Joanne Tull, former Fitness America, Fitness Canada and Fitness Universe finalist. Joanne is a Co-Founder of Nutrology, the naturally based sports nutrition company that has innovated clean label nutritional products used by thousands of athletes, including elites in the NFL, MLB, NHL and Professional Boxing. Having appeared on ESPN, Fox Sports and TSN after finishing a storied athletic career as a state champion, collegiate and national level gymnast. Joanne’s common sense approach to nutrition will educate and motivate people on how to live a healthy lifestyle while balancing career, kids and fitness goals.