Organic Whey Protein from Certified Grass Fed Midwest Dairy Cows - United States Cows Not China
Also Available in Creamy French Vanilla & Unflavored
Also Available in 6 lb Chocolate
An Unequaled Organic, Grass-Fed, Hormone Free, Pesticide Free, GMO-Free, Antibiotic Free, rBGH Free Whey Protein Concentrate.
Sweetened w/ Stevia, not Sucralose!
- Clean, Fresh & made every few weeks, not months in advance.
- Promotes your muscle strength, endurance, and recovery*
- Helps to preserve lean body tissue (particularly during exercise) as it delivers bioavailable amino acids and cysteine*
- Boosts your energy and supports your body’s optimal metabolic rate*
- Helps your insulin work more effectively… helps support blood sugar levels already within the normal range*
- Promotes optimal intake of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals needed for your body's optimal wellness*
- Boosts and Supports your immune system (as it contains immunoglobulins)*
- Helps maintain your blood pressure levels already within the normal range*
- Minimizes muscle tissue breakdown.*
- Boosts protein synthesis.*
- Improves glycogen replenishment and nitrogen retention.*
- Gives continuous gains in muscle growth and strength.*
- Improves anabolic and anti-catabolic mechanisms.*
- Advanced full-spectrum amino acid profile
- Our protein powder is bioabsorbable and effective, period!
- Contains BCAAs, which are metabolized directly and absorbed quickly into muscle tissue. Therefore providing the desired results quicker! Guaranteed.
- Easily uploaded to the bloodstream, unlike most Whey Protein.
- Cross-Flow Micro-Filtration Technology used in processing our Whey Protein Concentrate.
- Dried at Cold Temperatures, heat kills protein!
- Mixes Instantly, Tastes Amazing!
- Nature's Highest Quality Protein from grass-fed cows that are disease-free, pesticide-free, chemical-free, hormone-treatment-free and GMO-free.
- Undenatured Whey Micro-fractions.
Whey Protein Concentrate vs Isolate:
The Cross-Flow Micro-Filtration process used for the Concentrate also helps to retain a few of the peptides in their best forms when compared to isolates manufactured using the ion exchange method. It is an excellent choice if you are looking to build muscle or for repair and recovery without adding body fat. The low levels of lactose in the compounds make it an ideal choice for you in case you have lactose intolerance.
Even though whey protein concentrates have less protein per unit than whey protein isolates, it is interesting to note that many peptides beneficial to health are found in the concentrates. It is also important to note that these compounds have a beneficial effect only if they remain in their basic format. LifeSource Vitamins Whey Concentrates ensure these peptides remain for maximum benefits.
The Cows we have always chosen, it really matters!
We have a very select group of United States Midwest ranchers that we deal with and have for 25 plus years, that raise the cattle the way we feel they should be raised. They raise them humanely and with compassion. These ranchers do not use any hormones, chemicals, or GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms). They also must be grass fed which is what they should be ingesting for their long term health. With this process comes the most nutritiously rich, nutrient-packed milk which in turn means the best possible whey protein is produced from this milk. Over 95% of all ranchers in the United States cannot qualify for us to work with them for our whey protein due to what they feed these animals, the hormones, antibiotics, etc. These same cattle ranchers that we cannot use also add GMO Corn or food to cut their expenses; this is simply not acceptable for LifeSource Vitamins, so this really limits who we can work with.
I guess that TV commercial really is right, Happy Cows Make Happy Milk, or in our case, Whey Protein!
*** Do not be fooled by Low-Cost Protein Powders, Low-cost protein powders mean one of two things and most often both. They are using heat to process the protein and the protein powder is from China. Think of it this way: China has horrible standards, they pay their people $1.32 an hour on the avg and use heat and then they ship it over here on a barge that takes roughly 6 weeks, then it goes through customs. At this point it has to make it's way to the Vitamin company that bought it, then they bottle it, stick their label on it and sell it online or in a store for a lot less. Does something seem wrong here? Most whey proteins will flow right through you with very little or no actual benefit! This is due to the way the protein is processed and the diets of these cows as to how the human body will upload and utilize this protein. These proteins are considered Dead! This is why you don't see the gains that you should when taking Whey Protein.
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Our Whey Proteins are sweetened with Stevia, not Sucralose, Fructose or Maltodextrin.
No Maltodextrin. Why is this important: People with specific food allergies, such as those who suffer from Celiac disease or have other allergies to wheat, corn, potatoes or virtually any base starch from which maltodextrin is processed, might want to stay away from maltodextrin or maltodextrin-containing foods. A reaction to maltodextrin is often a reaction to the base starch from which maltodextrin is processed. If after consuming maltodextrin you have symptoms similar to allergies you have to wheat, corn or potatoes, it may be worth considering a potential allergy to maltodextrin. Symptoms may include hives and itching or eczema-like rashes, asthma or allergic rhinitis.*
More Benefits of LifeSource Vitamins Whey Protein Concentrate:
Most whey protein comes from milk that has been pasteurized, but what does pasteurization mean and why is it important? Pasteurization (heating the milk at very high temperatures) by definition means the complete destruction of all the enzymes in the milk. Milk is declared pasteurized when you don't find any enzymes left.
Pasteurization not only kills the enzymes and complex proteins which are critically important, it also:
- Alters the amino acids in the milk and destroys many, if not all of the important proteins.
- Destroys the unsaturated fatty acids
- Kills most if not all of the vitamins
- Greatly reduces the availability of the minerals
So after pasteurization, the milk is for all intense purposes not only essentially dead but puts a strain on your body because your pancreas needs to produce lots of digestive enzymes to digest and absorb the dead milk! Understanding how pasteurization affects the quality of the milk is incredibly important because the quality of the Whey protein powder, bars and drinks can only be as good as the milk it is coming from. Dead processed milk can only produce dead processed whey protein and that's not what you want to feed your body if you want to be healthy and excel on the sports field. So the second step in choosing a quality whey protein product is to make sure the milk used to produce the whey protein has not been pasteurized at high temperatures! You wonder why so many whey protein products on the market are cheap, it is simply because they are processed cheaply and simply don't work!
- Grass-fed cattle produce whey protein that contains significant health benefits over corn-fed beef & other conventional means of raising cattle.
- Grass-fed cows have higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. These are the healthy fats found in salmon, flax-seed, and walnuts. Studies indicate these help prevent heart disease and bolster the immune system.*
- Grass-fed cows also produce higher levels of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA’s) and vitamins A & E. Research indicates that these antioxidants and healthy acids help fight breast cancer, atherosclerosis, and type 2 diabetes.*
FACT: With proper management, animals raised on pastures rather than Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO’s) or factory farms represent a net benefit to the environment. Farming cattle on pasture contribute to a complete ecological cycle. Grazing cattle cyclically do their own harvesting and fertilizing, which create the next cycle of vegetation.
Grazing cattle is the most effective way to reduce erosion and water pollution. The grasses produce solid root structures that help avert erosion, allow for the soil to hold water, refill aquifers, and protect surface water. Conversely, managed pastureland's make virtually no contribution to soil erosion, groundwater loss, or water pollution.
Raising cattle exclusively on grass is the most energy efficient method whey cattle raising. Grazing cattle produce two calories of energy profit (food, fertilizer, and fiber) for every one calorie of fossil fuel used. By comparison, in order to raise cattle on grains, row crops are required. Cultivating row crops uses between five and ten calories of fossil fuel for each calorie of food harvested (machinery used for tilling, planting, and harvesting). Consequently, it is ten to twenty times more energy efficient to raise cattle wholly on grass than on grains.
Grass-fed meat and dairy products have less fat and more vitamin E, beta-carotene and cancer-fighting fatty acids than factory-farm products. All across the country, farmers and ranchers are returning to this ancient and healthier way of raising animals. Instead of sending them to feedlots to be fattened on grain, farmers are keeping animals home on the range. Cattle graze, lie down, chew their cud, graze—a soothing cycle, repeated day after day—and chickens hunt for seeds and bugs as their ancestors have for eons. Although raising livestock on pasture is viewed as a radical departure from modern ranching, it is simply a return to a more balanced system. Ranchers boycotting the feedlots are hardworking pioneers whose goal is to make a living selling their products directly to customers like LifeSource Vitamins, restaurants and natural food stores. By eliminating some of the middlemen they hope to accomplish what can seem like an impossible dream: making a decent living from a small, family farm.
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As we age we lose muscle, but also as we age we tend to eat less food, and protein in particular, so when you find yourself getting above 60 and see that your meat/ protein intake is lessening this is a great time to add Whey Protein to your diet. You will be amazed when your body has enough protein just what it can do well into your elderly years. Don't make the mistake of not feeding your body protein as you age! You can also try our Meal Replacements; they are the exact same protein but with added vitamins & minerals to ensure you are fueling your body's needs completely!
Who should take Whey Protein?
Everyone, quite simply. Why? Our bodies need more protein to properly function than we can actually consume through our food channels. And the older we get the less we can attain the benefits of eating lots of meat as our bodies cannot process the hard to digest fibers of meat in our later years.
***At LifeSource Vitamins, we do not mass-produce our protein as most other companies do, we make small batches every couple of weeks to ensure that your body receives the freshest protein and utilizes the protein as it is intended to through a fresh protein base. Bodies cannot upload or utilize dead proteins. Ours most assuredly is Alive!
How much protein you need to consume depends on many factors. The WHO (World Health Organization) set the minimum protein intake at about 1/3 of a gram of protein per pound of body weight. The first column in the chart below reflects this. Protein requirements for most people should fall between the Medium and Typical columns.
Studies show normal weight lifters might need .72g/lb. of body weight; highly trained cyclists might need .8g/lb. of body weight; rigorous exercise training might require 1.3g/lb, and world-class lifters may use upwards of 1.6g/lb. A good rule of thumb is to eat protein (grams) to match your ideal body weight.
LifeSource Vitamins Whey Proteins are Perfect for Low Carb Diets!
Protein is the major source of building materials for muscles, hair, nails, skin and internal organs. With so much at stake, attention must be focused on sufficient intake of protein in our diets. And even greater demands for protein are placed on athletes with rigorous training schedules. An accurate evaluation of protein consumption is warranted in order to make any necessary changes in diet or supplementation.*
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
Q: Why do I need protein?
A: Protein is an important nutrient needed by everyone on a daily basis. It is made up of essential and non-essential amino acids, which are the "building blocks" for healthy bodies. Protein has a number of different roles in the body including the following:
- Build and repair muscles and bones*
- Repair body cells*
- Provide a source of energy*
- Control many of the important processes in the body related to metabolism*
Q: How are the essential and non-essential amino acids different?
A: The body is able to make non-essential amino acids from other amino acids in the body. However, the body is not able to make essential amino acids and the only way to get them is by eating high-quality protein foods. Protein sources that contain all of the essential amino acids are called complete proteins. Our Whey Proteins are a naturally complete protein, a great way to supplement your protein intake.*
Q: Is Whey Protein good for athletes and people who exercise?
A: "Critical" would be a word I would use here! Whey protein is a high quality, complete protein, with all the essential amino acids. Whey protein is also the richest known source of naturally occurring branched chain amino acids (Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine). These are important for active individuals, individuals who exercise and professional athletes. The body requires higher amounts of branched chain amino acids during and following exercise as they are taken up directly by the skeletal muscles versus first being metabolized through the liver, like other amino acids. Low BCAA levels contribute to fatigue and they should be replaced in one-hour or less following exercise or participation in a competitive event. It should also be taken by anyone; age doesn’t really matter here as we all need protein intake young and old as protein helps keep muscle tone. Our mistake as adults is that we think we are just getting old and losing muscle tone when what we are really doing is not feeding enough protein to our bodies which would help us keep the muscle tone, and thus we don't retain muscles that we should through everyday life.*
Q: Is Whey Protein compatible with a low-carbohydrate diet?
A: Yes. Whey protein is not only compatible with low-carbohydrate diets it is an ideal choice. Be sure to select whey protein concentrate which provides high quality clean and alive protein without the carbohydrates and fat often limited in low carbohydrate diets. LifeSource Vitamins Whey Proteins are a great low carb nutrient.*
Q: Will Whey Protein help me lose weight?
A: Adding our Whey Protein to your diet is a great way to jump-start a weight loss program. Whey protein is a key ingredient in numerous weight loss and meal replacement products and whey protein (with no fat or carbohydrates) is often the preferred choice. Studies have found that individuals who combine diets with leucine rich protein foods, like whey protein, and exercise have more lean muscle tissue and they lose more body fat. As they lose fat their metabolic rate increases and they naturally burn more calories each day. Another way that whey protein helps manage weight is by promoting satiety, or a feeling of fullness. One recent study showed that whey protein was superior to casein, the other protein in cow's milk, in promoting satiety.*
Q: Is whey protein a good protein choice following bariatric weight loss surgery?
A: Following bariatric surgery, it is important to follow a special diet designed by a physician and/or nutrition professional. Protein plays an essential role in diets, as it is the primary food source following surgery. Inadequate amounts may contribute to hair loss, muscle loss, and poor skin tone. LifeSource Vitamins Whey Proteins are an excellent protein choice post-surgery as it is very easy to digest and efficiently absorbed into the body. It doesn't sit in the stomach for long periods of time like beef and other protein foods that may upset the system.*
Q: How does whey protein compare to other types of proteins?
A: Protein foods are not equal and can vary in a number of ways including the following:
- Number and quantity of essential amino acids
- Digestion and absorption rates
- Fat content
- Whey protein is a very high-quality complete protein with rich amounts of all the essential amino acids.
Q: How does whey protein compare to soy protein?
A: Here are some of the differences between whey protein and soy protein.
- Whey protein is a nutritionally complete protein. It contains bioactive ingredients, like immunoglobulin's and lactoferrin that help supports the immune system.*
- Athletes prefer whey protein to soy protein due to its rich abundance of branched chain amino acids and its quick absorption rate. These are important to help repair and rebuild muscles after a workout or competitive event.*
- Whey protein has a fresh, neutral taste compared to soy protein and will not change the taste of foods you add it to.
- Whey protein does not contain isoflavones or any other components with potential hormonal effects.
Q : I eat a lot of fish, chicken, eggs, soy, and beef. Why do I still need whey protein?
A: Healthy diets should regularly include high quality, low-fat sources of protein, like whey protein. Calories do count and you want to make sure that you are getting the most benefit from the calories you consume. Compared to other proteins, on a gram-to-gram basis, our Whey Protein delivers more essential amino acids to the body but without the fat or cholesterol. Nutritional experts around the world recommend a diet with a variety of protein foods but for optimal results make sure that the main consumption is whey protein and from a company you trust!
Q: Can I get enough whey protein by drinking milk?
A: Milk is a highly nutritious beverage however; it only contains about 1% of whey protein. In order to get all the benefits of whey protein, you need to take a concentrated whey protein powder.
Q: Are all Whey Proteins the same?
A: No. There may be a major difference in the quality of whey protein based upon the following factors:
- Source of milk the cows are producing. We know our cows, they are healthy and happy!
- Production Method
- Type of Cheese Produced
- Individual Manufacturer Specifications
- Added Ingredients
Q: Is Whey Protein easy to digest?
A: Whey protein is soluble; a very easily digestible protein. It quickly enters the body to provide the important essential amino acids needed to nourish muscles and other body tissues. This is one of the reasons it is a common ingredient in infant formula and protein supplements for medical use.*
Q: If I'm lactose intolerant should I avoid Whey Protein?
A: Individuals with lactose intolerance should select a pure whey protein isolate, which has less than 0.1 gram of lactose per tablespoon (20 grams). This is less lactose than the amount found in a cup of yogurt and research has shown that most people with lactose intolerance have no trouble taking this very small amount of lactose. Individuals with lactose intolerance should avoid whey protein concentrates as they usually contain lactose and the amount can vary greatly from product to product.
Q: Is Whey Protein a good choice for vegetarians?
A: Yes, LifeSource Vitamins Whey Proteins are an excellent choice for vegetarians who include dairy products in their diet.
Q: Does LifeSource Vitamins Whey Protein contain gluten or wheat protein?
A: Ours does not contain any gluten or wheat.
Q: What are the side effects of taking Whey Protein?
A: There are no documented side effects provided a person does not have an allergy to dairy proteins or does not need to restrict dairy products for medical reasons. If you are allergic to dairy proteins please consult with a physician prior to consuming any type of whey protein.
Q: Is Whey Protein's safe for pregnant women and children?
A: Whey protein is a complete high-quality protein and should be an acceptable protein source for healthy pregnant women and children, provided they are not allergic to dairy proteins. The second most abundant component in whey protein is alpha-lactalbumin, which is one of the main whey proteins in human breast milk. Infant formulas often contain whey protein, including special formulas for premature infants. Prior to taking any whey protein, both pregnant women and parents of young children should consult a physician to be sure whey protein is right for them.
LifeSource Vitamins: A truly unique and advanced Grass Fed, Hormone Free, Pesticide Free, GMO-Free, Antibiotic Free Whey Protein Concentrate you can find anywhere at any price! 23 grams of protein per scoop, dried at cold temperatures. Loaded with BCAA's and L-Glutamine. Chocolate.*
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+ By comparison, grass-fed cows produce whey that is lower in saturated fat than corn fed, due to the fact that grass is high in protein and fiber while being low in starch. For example, according to the “Food Revolution”, a sirloin steak from corn-fed feedlot cows has more than double the total fat of a similar cut from grass-fed cows. So we all know what this means as far as Whey Protein, simply a far superior protein, better for your body and absorption which means better results.*
*** The Whey Protein we use is Kosher Certified as the farmers that we procure this from have farms that are Kosher Certified. The process we use once we get it to our manufacturing is not Kosher because we go beyond Kosher at our facilities. To get Kosher Certified it costs too much money and we are not interested in spending it quite frankly. Our standards are the highest possible on this product and all of the products we produce! Trust is earned each and every day by us at LifeSource Vitamins!
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