Whirl, whiz, buzz…the all too familiar sound of your morning smoothie, complete with a full scoop of your favorite protein powder. Smoothies and protein shakes are an important part of how you stay healthy. Kudos to you… You’re getting it right! But wait, are you?
Many consumers are learning that not all protein powders are created equal. In fact, a recent study from the Clean Label Project reveals just how different the quality among various protein powders can be. More often than not, some highly touted powders are laced with noticeable levels of heavy metals, BPA, pesticides and other contaminates, which generally happen at the site of sourcing and manufacturing. This points to the fact that most proteins self-proclaiming to be the best whey protein, are in fact not of high-quality origins.
It’s important to choose a superior protein from a trusted, reputable manufacturer, like BalanceDiet® which is dedicated to sourcing quality ingredients from reputable sources. Your health depends on it. An informed consumer makes intelligent choices, in the grocery store and online. Learning about protein powders is a recipe that requires careful navigation.
Our top pick for high-quality protein powders is BalanceDiet’s new Ultra Whey Protein, offering a reliably clean solution with responsibly sourced, non-GMO, Kosher, chemical and gluten-free ingredients. This organic, grass-fed bovine whey protein is cold-processed; meaning it delivers crucial amino acids for supporting cellular repair and growth and offers a high absorption rate for enzymes, vitamins and minerals. It’s important to actually absorb all those healthy ingredients. Plus, it tastes great and mixes easily into either hot or cold beverages.
The Undenatured Whey Protein Difference
Now that you are sure your protein powder is responsibly sourced and manufactured, there is still one thing to consider. Let’s talk undenatured whey protein. It is widely considered to be the healthiest whey protein on the market, yet not a lot of protein powders are made in this way. Undenatured whey protein (meaning minimally processed, using low heat) has all the benefits of regular whey protein, plus it
- Includes easily digestible amino acids
- Contains all nine amino acids needed to produce new muscle fibers
- Increases muscular strength and size
- Enhances overall energy and health levels
- Boosts immunity to ward off disease and infection
All these wonderful attributes are due to the manner in which the undenatured whey protein is produced. When heat pasteurization and over processing are involved, the protein breaks down these all-important enzymes and weakens the fragile bonded cysteines that form glutathione, which is the source of all that is good about whey protein. Glutathione is often considered nature’s most powerful antioxidant. It is vital in tissue formation and repair, bolsters the immune system and makes chemicals and proteins every body needs to stay healthy.
Recommended Servings and Responsible Packaging
BalanceDiet® suggests mixing 1 scoop with 12 ounces of cold water or almond milk, 1-2 times daily. For best results, have one of those servings after exercising. Plus, enjoy the fact that even the package design is safely and responsibly made. Ultra Whey Protein comes in a resealable, air-tight, BPA-free zip lock foil pouch.