Studies comparing high-quality whey protein to other sources of protein (egg, milk and plant-based) have found that whey always comes out in front. In fact, whey is a better source of protein than whole egg, which is quite amazing considering that whole egg happens to be the standard by which all other proteins are measured. The reason whey is such a superior form of protein is that it contains a perfect combination of the right concentrations of amino acids required for optimal regeneration and performance.
Benefits of Whey Protein
Whey protein isolates (meaning these proteins isolate out any fat and sugars and should only contain trace amounts of lactose) deliver incredible health benefits to your body. Aside from whey proteins ability to help us achieve and maintain a strong metabolism, other benefits include:
Two Options to Meet your Needs
Depending on your needs there are two superior protein options for you to pick from:
1. Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein
2. Ultimate ISO-Energy Whey Protein
Both proteins contain 100 percent clean, grass-fed superior quality whey protein isolate. The main difference is that Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein contains high levels of alpha-lactalbumin (see The Best Protein for the Human Body below), while Ultimate ISO-Energy Whey Protein provides an extraordinary, affordable all-around clean whey protein isolate.
What You Should Know about Your Whey Protein
The highest quality clean whey proteins are those that start out with grass-fed milk and undergo the greatest degree of gentle filtration and have been cross-flow microfiltered using low heat, making them 100 percent true whey isolates. Properly microfiltered clean whey protein isolates are the purest form of whey protein, containing upwards of 95 percent protein with low (to undetectable) levels of lactose and fat. If the whey is damaged by excessive heat, chemicals or acids it will be rendered “denatured,” or damaged and will therefore not be a viable protein source to the body as it will have few, if any, health benefits.
It is important to note that the majority of whey protein supplements available today are not considered clean proteins. Many of these proteins are also delivered as concentrates, as these are the least expensive to produce.
Concentrates consist of approximately 70-80 percent protein content and contain high levels of lactose, fat and casein. Very few are considered true clean proteins, are not derived from grass-fed cows, have very low levels of alpha-lactalbumin (nature’s most perfect source of protein) and are denatured or damaged by less effective isolation practices. True clean whey protein isolates are also much more expensive to produce and many companies want to make as much profit as possible, so they cut their whey with concentrates or use cheaper processing methods. Research shows that only un-denatured whey protein has disease-fighting/health-enhancing benefits!
Brad King's Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein
Unlike any other protein formula available today, Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein is a bio-active functional protein made for the human body (see below). Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein is a 100 percent clean whey isolate that is manufactured using the strictest of controls in the cleanest of environments with ceramic filtration methods, no solvents, acids or harsh chemicals.
We ensure exceptionally high levels of nature’s most perfect form of protein, alpha-lactalbumin (see below). This key protein fraction is proven to offer superior health benefits, including faster growth and repair of muscle tissue, immune support, stress reduction, fat loss, quality of sleep, cell repair and brain function support.
Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein is derived from grass-fed cattle, is free of all impurities and does not contain any antibiotics, BSE, BGH, MSG, wheat, artificial sweeteners or artificial flavoring agents. It is completely undenatured, is virtually lactose free and contains exceptionally low levels of casein. The result is a protein that is exceptionally clean and most compatible with our human biochemistry!
Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein
The Best Protein for the Human Body
Alpha-lactalbumin constitutes approximately 30 percent of the protein found in mother’s breast milk, making it the most important protein structure for a newborn baby’s health. In order for a human baby to grow and repair its body, it requires all the essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein) in optimal proportions. If even one essential amino acid is in limited quantity, the baby’s growth rate and development can become compromised. Nature’s most perfect protein—alpha-lactalbumin—not only contains all the essential (and non-essential) amino acids in their optimal ratios, but it also contains the highest levels of two specific amino acids that are essential to brain health; tryptophan and cysteine. In fact, alpha-lactalbumin contains twice as many of these amino acids as one of the next best sources – cow’s milk.
Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein is easily the highest quality high-alpha protein isolate available today (containing a minimum of 30 percent alpha-lactalbumin – guaranteed)! It is specially designed to maximize anabolism – the body’s ability to rebuild, repair and replace its worn or damaged cells. It is the best choice for those looking for the supreme of supreme protein formulas and those who workout/train on a regular basis or require a high performance protein.
Brad King’s ISO Energy Whey Protein
Ultimate ISO Energy Whey Protein is a 100 percent clean whey isolate that is manufactured using the strictest of controls in the cleanest of environments with ceramic filtration methods, no solvents, acids or harsh chemicals. We ensure exceptionally high levels of glycomacropeptides or GMPs, a group of peptides that help control cravings and ensure a robust immune system (see below). This key protein fraction is proven to offer superior health benefits, including reduced cravings and hunger pangs, increased cellular hydration, as well as supreme immune support and cell repair.
Ultimate ISO Energy Whey Protein is derived from grass-fed cattle, is free of all impurities and does not contain any antibiotics, BSE, BGH, MSG, wheat, artificial sweeteners or artificial flavoring agents. It is completely undenatured, is virtually lactose free and contains exceptionally low levels of casein. The result is a protein that is exceptionally clean and the next highest quality to Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein!Ultimate ISO Energy Whey Protein
GMPs are low molecular-weight protein peptides that have the ability to stimulate the hormone that controls our hunger responses—cholecystokinin (CCK). Aside from stimulating the release of enzymes from the pancreas and increasing gall bladder function, CCK can also regulate our food intake by sending satiation (fullness) signals to the brain, making it a potential diet aid. In animal studies, a rise in CCK is always followed by a large reduction in food intake. In human studies, GMPs have been shown to increase CCK production by 415 percent within 20 minutes after ingestion. Aside from its appetite reducing qualities, GMPs are also very powerful immune allies.
Ultimate ISO Energy Whey Protein is the second highest quality clean whey protein isolate available on the market (the first is Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein). It is specially designed to maximize recovery and aid in the body’s ability to reduce fat from excess cravings and hunger, as well as support greater immunity and cellular hydration. It is the best choice for those looking for an exceptionally high quality clean whey protein isolate at a great price.