Detoxing the body from heavy metals and other everyday toxins can be a challenge. As such, it is important to find simple routines and nutrients to incorporate into your daily rituals to enhance health. (Read My Secrets to Regaining Health) Ingesting whey protein may be worth adding to your list.
Whey Protein Powder
Whey is formed as a byproduct of cheese production. It is a complete and balanced protein because it contains all the “essential” amino acids (as well as additional amino acids). It supplies the purest form of these crucial nutrients and cofactors for cellular repair and growth.
More importantly, it increases the body's level of glutathione (our master antioxidant). Glutathione level is an excellent indicator of overall health and the ability of our immune system to support detoxification and a healthy aging process. Whey has a very high content of sulfur-containing amino acids (such as cysteine) that are necessary for the biosynthesis of glutathione. And studies have shown that you can effectively raise your glutathione levels through the consumption of whey protein.
Glutathione is different from other antioxidants in that it is intracellular (produced within the cell and not transported between cells). It has the unique ability of maximizing the activity of all the other antioxidants present, including vitamins C and E, CoQ10 and alpha lipoic acid. It assists in removing toxins from your cells and protects you from the damaging effects of radiation, chemicals, and environmental pollutants.
Several components of whey also known as cofactors, include the immunoglobulins, lactoferrin (anti-inflammatory, improves bone density), lactoferricin (antimicrobial and anti-tumor), sphingolipids (allows for proper communication between cells), lactoperoxidase (anti-bacterial agent), and glycomacropeptides. All of these cofactors have been shown to support the body’s ability to inhibit the growth of a wide range of bacteria, fungi, yeast, and protozoa. The regular use of whey protein can help keep your body prepared to ward off everything from the common cold and beyond.
Basic health benefits include:
• Antiviral and antibacterial effects
• Strengthening immune system
• Lowering blood pressure through vascular relaxation
• Improved bone density
• Prebiotic benefits enhancing intestinal health
• Appetite suppression and weight control
If you want to supplement your diet with whey protein products, you have to be careful because not all whey protein products are created equal. Most conventional and vitamin stores sell whey protein powders which are loaded with sugar and chemicals that don’t support good health or detoxification.
If you’re going to supplement, you should only use a high quality whey protein that provides all the necessary nutritional elements for naturally boosting glutathione.
Be sure that your whey protein supplement has the following features:
1. Certified Organic Grass-Fed, hormone free, unflavored, 100% pure, non-GMO
2. Cold processed from raw milk
3. Whey protein concentrate, not protein isolates
4. Sweetened naturally or not at all
Personally, I really enjoy the flavor of whey protein as it adds a creamy texture to my green smoothies. I also notice that I am mentally more alert and physically energized after drinking it. No need for caffeine when you supplement with whey.
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