If you use a whey supplement it’s really important that you use a good quality one otherwise you’ll waste your time, money and quiet possibly damage your health.
I have used protein for years either for breakfast or after a workout. Really, I’m not exaggerating. I’m talking over 15 years! Honestly, it wasn’t until a few years ago that I considered the quality because I assumed they were all basically the same. The label says WHEY and I got it at GNC, must be good. Wrong! I didn’t even realize that it matter if the whey was concentrate or isolate. Then let’s not forget we need to see if it is GMO free, from grass fed cows and if it contains artificial sweeteners.
It’s a no brainer these days to look for GMO free and grass fed but there is much debate over isolate vs concentrate. Depending on who you listen to you may get a different answer. I’ve decided to go with 3 of the most reputable health resources on the web to determine what form of whey I will use. Dr. Mercola, Dr. Axe and FoodMatters.com all recommend Whey Concentrate.
According to FoodMatters.com whey concentrate has been found to have a variety of health benefits, including:
- Helping your insulin work more effectively, which helps maintain your blood sugar level after a meal — This is important as research suggests lowering your blood sugar levels after meals may be more beneficial for your health than lowering fasting blood sugars.
- Promoting healthy insulin secretion, which is imperative for optimal health. This is one of the foremost reasons for avoiding sugars and grains, as overconsumption of grains and sugary foods has a negative impact on both, and is a prime factor in developing type 2 diabetes.
- Helping to promote your optimal intake of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals needed for your overall wellness
- Supporting your immune system, as it contains immunoglobulins
- Helping you preserve lean body tissue (particularly during exercise) as it delivers bioavailable amino acids and cysteine
- Maintaining blood pressure levels that are already within the normal range
Prior to finding my current whey I used Jay Robb or Natural Whey Factor. Once I learned what to look for I realized both of these whey supplements have whey isolate so even though they are GMO free and have no artificial sweeteners they aren’t the highest quality.
In May 2013 my business partner introduced me to IsaPro by Isagenix and at first I was skeptical. I immediately analyzed it to make sure it met all the criteria I had learned about. After looking over the details about it, the switch was easy. The prices are comparable to what you find at your local health store, but the quality is way better.
Isagenix whey contains an ideal amino acid profile (high in branched-chain amino acids) and comes from dairy cows that are pasture-fed on small New Zealand farms, milked according to season, and not treated with hormones or antibiotics. In fact, New Zealand standards exceed USDA organic regulations.
Utilizing a low-heat process, this ultra-filtered whey protein maintains its undenatured state, providing protein that is as clean as possible from impurities such as lactose, promoting easy digestibility. In addition, IsaPro contains exclusive, proprietary Ionic Alfalfa minerals, that contains over 70 minerals and trace minerals!
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Below is the exact label from the jar. The “natural vanilla flavor” is from vanilla bean extract. Ionic Alfalfa is a unique blend of alfalfa concentrate that contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.