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Whey Protein – The best protein for your body

Whey protein is a by-product of cheese manufacturing. It was once discarded as waste or used for animal feed, but later on was “re-discovered” by researchers and has been since regarded as one of the greatest medicinal foods for humans. The nutritional properties of whey are outstanding, but you need to be careful when choosing a whey powder. In reality, many whey products today are damaged and nutritionally deficient due to over processing and should be avoided. Let’s review this further.

Fast nutrient delivery

Whey has 100 biological value, meaning your body utilizes it 100% and efficiently.

What is protein?

After water protein is the most plentiful component in our body and is the building blocks of all body cells. The body manufactures proteins for growth and repair of body tissue and to make up hair, muscles, nails, tendons, ligaments, neurotransmitters and other body structures.  Protein also functions as enzymes, hormones and important components of other cells, such as our genes.  The building block of all proteins are amino acids.

There are some amino acids that our body can not make on it’s own called essential amino acids.

Essential Amino Acids are

Arginine*     Histidine*     Isoleucine     Leucine     Lysine     Methionine     Phenylalanine     Threonine     Tryptophan     Valine

*Essential during growth

Lil’ Peeps Protein™ Grass Fed Cow’s Whey Amino Acid Profile

Arginine 2.4                Threonine   6.9            Tryptophan   2.3          Valine   5.7

Glycine 1.8                  Alanine 5.0                 Tyrosine   3.0              Proline   5.9

Cysteine   2.9              Histidine 1.8               Isoleucine 6.2             Leucine 10.3

Lysine 8.6                   Methionine 2.5            Phenylalanine 3.4       Serine 5.0

Aspartic Acid 13.5      Glutamic Acid 18.3

Protein is an essential nutrient that is necessary for the growth of body tissues, building delicate neurotransmitters,  regulating metabolism, and much more.  All children are growing, and cannot be shorted on this nutrient during the adolescent years because that makes them prone to shortcomings later on in life!  Protein supplements are suggested if a child isn’t getting enough protein through foods and beverages, if you are choosing whey to be your protein source, or simply choosing to alternating proteins.  It would not be suggested to consume whey with another protein for that may be too much protein at one time.  (whey and eggs together are an exception to the rule) Whey and eggs have the highest biological value, meaning your body utilizes them 100%, where as meat may only have 70 to 80 %  biological value.

Undigested, poor quality protein poses it’s own health risk.  Take into consideration that Meat is acidic and hard to digest so you are putting stress on the body just to consume and if you are not eating three times the amount of meat in vegetables then you are creating acidic environment that is cancer causing.

Besides being the building blocks of our tissues, Cold processed, grass fed cows whey supports the immune system and detoxification system. Cancer is an epidemic, and being that it is an immune dysfunction due to an overloaded system, eating foods that boost the immune system is key!

How much do you need?

According to Murray, N.D

Children need .8g of protein per body weight.  .8g x 25lbs = 20grams of protein a day.

According to Bauman College

0-6 mos    2.2/kg (kilogram of body weight.     A 25lb 3yr old..25 / 2.2 = 11.36kg.    11.36×1.8 = 24.45 grams of protein a day

6 mos-1yr  2.0g/kg

1-3 yrs    1.8g/kg

4-6 yrs    1.5g/kg

7-10 yrs   1.2g/kg

11-14 yrs   1.0g/kg

15-18 yrs  0.9g/kg

19 and up 0.8g/kg

What is Whey

Whey protein is a by-product of cheese manufacturing. The nutritional properties of whey are outstanding.

What makes it Non-Denatured Whey?

Our whey comes from the process of raw milk cheese making. The nutrients in milk are very heat sensitive and easily destroyed. Cold processing of our whey leaves all the beneficial micro-nutrients intact!

Why Grass Fed Cows?

It has been widely established that dairy products from grass fed animals are nutritionally superior to conventional dairy products. The advantage of dairy products, raw milk, cheese, yogurt, butter and whey from grass fed animals is most notable in their impressive amino acids and immuno supportive nutrient profiles as well as their unique fat composition.  The reason being is that they are eating their natural diet.  Grains make cows milk acidic which leaves it vulnerable to bacteria and makes the meat higher in saturated fat.

Grass fed animal food is known for its healthy fat content naturally rich in immuno supportive and anti-cancerous compounds such as lipolic acid and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), respectively. And this nutritional advantage is outstandingly manifested in Lil’ Peeps Nutrtion’s Grass Fed Cows’ Whey.

Grass fed cows’ whey contains a complete spectrum of immuno-supportive, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancerous compounds. The same immuno compounds that are found naturally in human breast milk- responsible for providing the newborn with a complete immuno defense against bacterial and viral infections. The immuno-boosting properties of whey protein from grass fed cows have been widely documented.

Provides missing amino acids

The protein profile in Grass Fed Cows’ Whey is pound-for-pound more impressive than any other single protein food on the planet. It provides not just all essential amino acids, but also a complete spectrum of conditionally essential amino acids — glutamic acid, leusine, branch-chain amino acid and cysteine — all of which are critically required for energy production, immune actions and protein buildup in the muscle.

Children are developing and it is crucial for them to get proper protein so that they can thrive as an adult.  Every bite children take are applying positives or negatives in their “foundation.” With aging, the body gradually loses its ability to produce these amino acids. Therefore, the need for these amino acids increases as we get older and it increases even more in times of a high physical stress, such as after a workout, or injury or disease.

Deficiencies of essential and conditionally essential amino acids are very common today. One of the most deficient amino acids in today’s diet is L. cysteine, which is easily damaged by heat and processing.

Cysteine is the precursor of glutathione peroxidase, the body’s most powerful antioxidant enzyme, needed for cellular protection against oxidative damage in all tissues; it also contributes to muscle energy production and durability. Cysteine deficiencies are linked to low glutathione levels, which indicated a diminishing state of health with increased vulnerability to disease, including tissue degradation, muscle wasting and accelerated aging.

Lil Peeps Nutrition’s Cold Processed Grass Fed Cows’ Whey protein concentrate is an exclusive viable source of cysteine as well as other key amino acids commonly missing in our diet — which makes it a most effective protein supplement for preventing amino acid deficiencies.

Complete immuno support

Lil Peeps Nutrition’s Cold Processed Grass Fed Cows’ Whey contains a complete spectrum of immuno supportive anti- inflammatory and anti-cancerous compounds including alpha lactoglobulins, glucomacropeptides, glutamylcysteine and lactoferrin — the same immuno compounds that are found naturally in human breast milk — responsible for providing the newborn with a complete immuno defense against bacterial and viral infections. The immuno- boosting properties of whey protein from grass fed cows have been widely documented — proving to benefit athletes as well as individuals with a compromised immunity, people after injury, and the elderly.

Highest levels of natural CLA. There is growing evidence to the immuno protective anti-cancerous properties of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) which occurs in highest concentrations in dairy from grass fed cows. CLA is found exclusively in the dairy fat and thus do NOT exist in fat free dairy proteins such as whey protein isolate, skim milk or casein.

Naturally rich in glutamate. A high concentration of muscle glutamate was found to correlate with elevation of muscle glutathione. Serum and tissue level of glutathione (the body’s endogenous antioxidant) are markers of immunity and vitality. Stress from environmental toxins, aging and over-training lower glutathione levels — leaving the body vulnerable to oxidative damage, infections, disease and waste of muscle tissue. Cold processed whey protein concentrate from grass fed cows can help counteract this phenomenon.

When choosing whey protein, check the following guidelines:

Ideally, the whey should be derived from grass-fed cows that were not hormonally treated. It should be pesticide free and chemical free.  One of the most important qualities of undenatured whey protein is its fast nutrient delivery. For the purpose of nourishment, the capacity to digest and assimilate nutrients is of utmost importance. The more digestible and fast assimilating the protein food is, the more it will be capable of nourishing and supporting the muscle.

Unlike all of the hype you hear today, STAY AWAY from whey protein isolate! Most  isolated proteins are exposed to acid processing, and most have a funky taste. The human body has never adapted to consume protein in an isolated form, devoid of its nutritional cofactors. There are reports that raise concerns regarding their toxic effects on the body. Due to over-processing, protein isolates are rendered deficient in key amino acids and nutritional cofactors.

Your best choice is cold processed whey protein concentrate which has NOT been subjected to acid damage through ion exchange processing. Whey protein concentrate is less processed than whey protein isolate.

However, most whey concentrate products today are acid treated through ion exchange processing, which damage critical immuno supportive compounds and amino acids rendering the whey acidic, nutritionally deficient and inadequate for human consumption.

When adequately processed, Grass Fed Cows’ Whey protein concentrate is low in fat, low in lactose and it certainly has a richer creamier taste than whey protein isolate.

The information provided on Lil’ Peeps Nutrition’s website is for information purposes only. The contents of this website are not intended to offer personal medical advice. You should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.