There are a couple of reasons for these changes. Firstly, the price of raw materials (whey) had increased in 2012 and although an option was to leave the bottle and serving size as it was and increase the price accordingly, our distributer, Preferred Nutrition, instead chose to make them both a bit smaller to avoid raising the price. This does not affect in any way the effectiveness of the product.
Secondly, there are many aspects when it comes to considering a protein supplement, however the most important one is the quality of the product and making sure what you are consuming is completely viable. Due to the exceptional quality of our grass-fed proteins, most people will only need a 20-gram serving as opposed to the 25 grams (or higher) from some other protein supplements. In other words - the great majority of our Ultimate ISO Energy and High Alpha protein is easily assimilated by the body and is not wasted.
Each 26-29 gram (2 scoop) serving of both our Ultimate High Alpha Whey and ISO Energy provides 20 grams of the highest quality whey protein.
A 29g (2 scoop) serving of ISO Energy Tropical Vanilla protein contains 60.030mg of Stevia. A 29g (2 scoop) serving of ISO Energy Chocolate protein contains 48.923mg of Stevia. A 28g (2 scoop) serving of High Alpha Tropical Vanilla protein contains 57.960mg of Stevia. A 26g (2 scoop) serving of High Alpha Chocolate protein contains 43.862mg of Stevia. A 29g (2 scoop) serving of High Alpha Strawberry protein contains 52.718mg of Stevia. The High Alpha Unflavoured protein contains NO Stevia at all.
Both the High-Alpha Whey Protein and the ISO-Energy Whey Protein are great for any lacto-ovo vegetarians. These proteins can help regenerate the body's tissues more effectively, as many vegetarians do not consume enough high quality protein. Inadequate protein intake may appear as a loss of lean metabolically active muscle tissue, unwanted weight gain, bone loss, wrinkles, tiredness and a lowered immune system.
Our High-Alpha & ISO-Energy Protein have no caffeine! If someone is feeling an energetic response from the formula it is most probably due to its research-proven effect on helping to breakdown excess body fat and lower cortisol, all of which play a role in feeling more energetic.
Yes, there are trace amounts of casein in our whey isolates, however they are in much lower quantities than other whey protein formulas that are on the market.
No, as casein is an integral part of all whey protein formulas. Ours is in very small quantities and the entire formula is non-denatured - resulting in most individuals responding in a very positive manner to our formulas.
Yes, we do have confirmation on file that there is no gluten added and no gluten present in both our High Alpha and ISO Energy proteins. However, our manufacturing facility is not a gluten free facility, and as such we are unable to confirm 100% that there is no possibility of cross contamination.
Studies have shown that many commercially-available whey protein powders are nutritionally deficient due to over-processing and because the original source of the whey could be compromised. You should look for whey protein powder that is sourced from all-natural grass-fed or pasture-raised cows that are not injected with the hormone rBGH (a hormone injected into dairy cows to increase milk production). The Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein, and the Ultimate ISO Energy protein both fit these specifications.
There is actually no such thing as 0% lactose in any whey protein. To be considered lactose-free", the product must be under 1% lactose - which is where the High-Alpha falls. By law, whey proteins are no longer allowed to place "lactose-free" on the bottle.
Some labels show that it is, and some don't. The same information applies to our ISO-Energy protein as to our High Alpha Whey proteins. To be considered "lactose-free", the product must be under 1% lactose - which is also where the ISO-Energy protein falls. By law, whey proteins are no longer allowed to place "lactose-free" on the bottle. There is a .5% (1/2%) maximum of lactose in the ISO-Energy proteins. Going forward, all new lots will not specify "lactose-free" on the label.
Contrary to some reports, the body does in fact absorb Isolate proteins quickly and our Ultimate Proteins are not exposed to acid processing (which would denature the amino acid profiles) - they are in fact micro filtered and cross-flow membrane extracted to eliminate excess milk fat and unhealthy unnecessary milk sugar.
The Ultimate ISO Energy proteins all contain very high values of all amino acids and especially high amounts of the most important Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). These, along with co-factors like GMPs, lactoferrin and lactoperoxidasse ensure the highest levels of all the amino acids and co-factors available.
No, we no longer have an inner seal on our protein powders. All bottles have a tear-away outer seal and unless this seal has been damaged, broken or tampered with, the product will be fine.
Cold processing ensures that the protein is in its most viable form, meaning that the delicate protein structures are not damaged or denatured in any way (which is almost always the case with excess heat production).
The lecithin that is used in all of our Ultimate Proteins is sourced from non-GMO sunflower. Please note that this ingredient gives the finished product a darker appearance.
Alpha-lactalbumin comprises over 30% of the protein fraction found in human breast milk. It is the fastest and most absorbable of any protein source. In research, it has been found to have a digestibility even higher than that of human milk. Studies on alpha-lactalbumin indicate that it is one of the most (if not the most) effective forms of nutrition required for overall growth and development. Alpha-lactalbumin also contains nature’s highest levels of the essential and often missing amino acid, tryptophan. Tryptophan is essential to the manufacture of one of our most important brain chemicals called serotonin. Benefits include appetite control, sleep regulation and mood improvement – especially under stress.
Both of these proteins are specially designed to maximize the body's ability to rebuild, repair and replace its worn or damaged cells. By using either the High-Alpha Whey or the ISO Energy Whey on a regular basis you will ensure that your body has optimal levels of bioactive functional proteins (amino acids) for strengthened immunity, overall health, efficient metabolism and regeneration, stress reduction, enhanced mood, reduced cravings and better sleep.
Feature benefits of alpha-lactalbumin include:
Feature benefits of the Ultimate ISO Energy Whey Protein include:
This is common especially if the lid is not tightly secured after each use since there is then the possibility of moisture getting into the container. Moisture in the container causes the product to clump and/or go hard. Try using a spoon to help break up the product and make sure you secure the lid tightly after each use. There are also desiccants in the product that are supposed to help with this issue as well.
We made the decision not to print any more shaker cups because they are not environmentally friendly.