The Truth About Whey Protein


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Whey protein is an indispensable staple in an athlete’s nutritional regimen. They ingest whey protein shakes with hopes that it will help retain or build precious muscle. However, most never give a second thought to the health benefits – or drawbacks – of whey protein powders. This is a GRAVE mistake! What people don’t know about their whey protein powder can be quite harmful. This manual will blow the lid off the nutritional supplement industry, and the healthdeteriorating secrets they harbor.

FACT: Most protein powders on the market are poisoning you – and you don’t even realize it.
Perhaps you have experienced the following symptoms while on your whey protein regimen: • • • • • • Heartburn Nausea Bloating Fatigue Muscle waste Undesirable weight gain

Most people have experienced any or all of these symptoms at one time or another. However, if you’re ingesting a protein supplement, these are also symptoms of protein poisoning. Not only is this harmful to your health and well-being, it is also sabotaging your muscle gains. When you realize that your body falls out of shape for no reason, it’s extremely frustrating! And what’s more frustrating is the fact that you’ve done almost everything you were told to keep yourself in shape. You’ve been training hard, eating healthy and using whey protein once or a few times per day to support your body’s needs. Yet despite all this, your body suddenly fails to respond and then inexplicably your energy drops and your hard gains and strength seem to slip through your fingers! So what stops your body from being strong and healthy? What’s really going on in your body?


What’s going on in your body?
Your body is like a vehicle that’s built to drive on a certain fuel. Have you ever driven a vehicle that was put on the wrong fuel? If you did, the first thing you would noticed are the warning lights on the dashboard and the second thing you would notice is that the vehicle fails to respond. Your body is a lot like that vehicle. You’ve been putting the wrong fuel in your body, and it’s not your fault! The reason why you’ve been doing this is because you were told that’s the right thing to do. You were told that this fuel will nourish your body, build muscle, and boost your immuno defenses… That fuel is whey protein. In theory, it really works! Yes…but that’s only in theory... In reality what was once the healthiest food on earth turned to be one of the most degraded and polluted dietary products, almost devoid of any positive nutrition. So what’s the story behind whey protein? How has this superfood been rendered as junk?

The Truth About Whey Protein
What is Whey Protein?
Whey protein is a by-product of cheese manufacturing that was initially discarded as waste or used for animal feed but later on discovered by scientists as outstandingly beneficial and the most powerful immuno supportive food available. Whey protein has been classified as a super food. It has the perfect amino acid score and the fastest nutrient delivery. It’s naturally occurring in mammals’ breast milk designed to support newborn growth and provide protection against infections and disease. But to provide these benefits, the whey must be whole, unheated and non-denatured. And it should be derived from healthy pasture-fed cows. Unfortunately that’s not the case in reality. In reality most whey proteins available on the market are rendered useless. That’s due to five major problems in the sourcing and processing of the whey.


Problem 1: Most Whey Proteins Are Derived From Unhealthy Grain Fed Cows.
Most whey proteins are derived from grain-fed cows which, unlike grass fed cows, are commonly unhealthy and routinely treated with antibiotics and hormones, all of which accumulate in the milk and its derived whey. The result: The typical whey protein is drenched with drugs and hormones. And yes, this is the kind of stuff you may have been putting in your body… But that’s not all. You should be seriously concerned with the processing methods used to manufacturer this stuff.

Problem 2: Most Whey Products Are Over-Heated And Acid-Treated
Most whey protein powders are made from ultra pasteurized milk. Pasteurization destroys the most vital immuno components in the whey. Heat processing breaks down the fragile molecular bonds of key amino acids rendering the whey deficient and inferior. Furthermore, most whey products are acid treated in a process called acidification. Acid treatment is the cheapest way to separate the whey from the casein curd during cheese manufacturing. Acidification damages the whey similar to heat processing. In technical terms, heat and acid change the original water soluble configuration of the protein molecules rendering them denatured and insoluble…which then presents a serious problem to the supplement manufacturers: It is difficult to sell a non-soluble protein. So to resolve this problem, whey manufacturers use chemical detergents. Chemical detergents are as horrific as they sound, and it makes the already bad stuff even worse.

Problem 3: Most Whey Proteins Are Instantized With Chemical Detergents…
The cheapest way to turn an insoluble protein into a water soluble one is via chemical detergents. This is how the vast majority of whey proteins today are instantized so you can mix it up in your shaker bottle. They are treated with surfactants such as ethoxylated mono-diglycerides, propylene glycol and polyscorbate 80 all of which are used in soap and shampoo manufacturing.

Yes, you may have been putting soap chemicals in your body!


The chemical industry tells us that low level exposure is “safe” but according to safety data sheets of chemical manufacturers, these chemicals may present a serious health risk with potential side effects on the liver and the central nervous system if sufficient amounts are absorbed. Think that is bad? Wait, there’s more!

Problem 4: Most Popular Whey Products Were Found To Contain Alarming Concentrations Of Heavy Metals.
A July 2010 article in Consumer Reports Magazine indicated that most whey products, including some of the most popular brands and biggest names in the US, were tested to contain alarmingly high concentrations of heavy metals…including lead, arsenic and cadmium. All of these are known to cause irreversible damage to the neural system and brain, damage the kidneys and promote cancer when accumulated in the body in high concentrations. Heavy metal contamination is not something you can afford to overlook. It may take twenty years or more to get rid of accumulated heavy metals such as cadmium in your body. Again, the industry denies the facts. They say that the lab results were misleading. They argue that heavy metals are “naturally occurring” and “normal.” So how does this affect you? Quite frankly, this is such a mess you don’t really know what to expect. You can only estimate how much damage these heavy metals may cause if accumulated overtime -- kidney damage or brain damage or both. Athletes by nature are very competitive. Do you really want to compete with kidney or brain damage? Do you really want to gamble with ingesting heavy metals? Sadly, there is but another issue with whey protein. Yes, another problem that is in addition to drugs and hormones, bad processing, chemical pollution and heavy metal contamination. And this issue may just infuriate you.


Problem 5: Whey Protein Isolate
All of the slick marketing and advertising for your favorite protein supplements tout the magic of whey protein isolate. It will help you build muscle better and faster than any other protein they claim. Here is the truth about whey protein isolates.

Whey protein isolates do not fit human biology. These proteins are over-processed, devoid of nutritional cofactors such as minerals, vitamins and lipids which are removed in the processing. They yield unnaturally high concentrations of protein to which the human body has never adapted. The human body can’t effectively utilize food with 90% protein. Here is why: Protein is an acid forming food so when it’s ingested in overly high concentrations without its alkalizing cofactors such as calcium, magnesium or potassium, it over-acidifies the body. Such is the case with whey protein isolates and the worst among them are those that were acid treated… So when protein intake is chronically high (such as with athletes and bodybuilders) whey isolate becomes a liability. If consumed chronically along with the typical diet that includes meats and other high-protein foods, it may overacidify the body and lead to a condition known as metabolic acidosis. The acidification of the body is detrimental. It may cause irreversible damage. Here are some of the consequences: The initial symptoms include heartburn, digestive disorders, urinary infections and fatigue. But as this condition progresses it literally destroys your body. Metabolic Acidosis Wastes your Muscle and Degrades your Bone Tissues. It Shuts your Metabolism Down and Makes you Prone to Degenerative Disease. Metabolic acidosis causes severe loss of muscle and bone tissue. It causes accumulation of toxic ammonia in the body which is then responsible for the typical funky body odor some people have when sweating in the gym. Accumulated ammonia presents a serious risk to your body -- it paralyzes your muscles and impairs normal brain function. Metabolic acidosis causes more damage than previously thought. It works like a vicious cycle. The acidifying effect on the body produces acid ash which disrupts the body’s natural acid/base balance. Desperate to fix this, the body digs into its own tissues pulling out vital alkalizing minerals for buffering the system.

www. And as the levels of protein and acid rise, cellular congestion occurs along with loss of bone and muscle mass – and the entire body begins to slow down getting prone to degenerative disease. So, while you’re being told that whey protein isolate is God’s gift to muscle building, the truth is a cold, hard slap in the face. The supplement manufacturers won’t tell you this. They cover it up in their marketing. But you are the one paying the price – with your wallet AND your health. How do you combat the damaging effects of whey protein isolate? Don’t use proteins which are isolated or acid treated! Your whey protein choice must be whole and non-acid treated. In its whole form, whey protein is naturally bound with alkalizing minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium. The body uses these alkalizing minerals to neutralize and eliminate the acidifying effect of the protein. So when you eat whole whey protein your body can easily maintain its acid/base equilibrium intact. There is no guesswork as to the ratios of minerals to protein – nature has done it for you. Remember, your whole whey protein must be non-acid treated. Stay away from all acid whey products derived from acid cheese or casein manufacturing. And don’t use whey products which are produced via ion exchange/low pH treatment. All these varieties are acid damaged and unhealthy. As the icing to the cake, damaged whey presents another problem – it has a typical funky aftertaste. Supplement manufacturers can’t sell protein with a funky aftertaste because you won’t buy it. This brings us to the last problem.


Problem 7: To Mask the Nasty Aftertaste Of Damaged Whey Powders, Manufacturers Use Chemical Flavorings and Dangerous Additives.
Supplement companies use chemical additives without regard to their toxic effects. These include chemical flavoring and coloring, monosodium glutamate (MSG), artificial sweeteners, chemical detergents, chemical alkalies and chemical preservatives. Also added to the mix are the so-called “natural” but extremely harmful fructose and sugar, which are known for their devastating effects on insulin and blood sugar. And as for “low carb” products, they use sugar alcohols known for causing severe bloating, digestive disorders, ethanol toxicity and diarrhea.

If you’re a brave soul, find the nutritional label of your favorite whey protein powder and compare the ingredients to this list: MSG appears under different names such as hydrolyzed protein, calcium caseinate, maltodextrin and yeast extract. Artificial sweeteners include aspartame, asulfame K and sucralose. Fructose additives include crystalline fructose, high fructose corn syrup and corn syrup solids. Virtually all flavored whey products contain one or some of these dangerous ingredients. They’re so commonly found in protein products you’d think they’re “normal” and perhaps okay. But they’re not okay! None of these additives is okay. In fact some of these are known as extremely harmful and hazardous, so much so that they have been banned by some European countries. MSG has been linked to brain disease. Chemical sweeteners have been linked to metabolic toxicity and cancer. Fructose has been linked to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Now you know the truth. The covers have been taken off, and you see what’s really inside that container sitting on your shelf.

But now the question remains: If Protein Powder is This Harmful, Why is No One Doing Anything About It? The answer is politics and money. The nutritional supplement industry is a 200 billion dollar business annually. With this much money, they buy politicians…they lobby in high places… they can do virtually anything they want…


And they’re driven by one single motive: Profit! The lower the costs are in producing protein, the higher the profit is. That’s the motto of the whey protein industry -- using cheap processing, adding cheap chemicals & sugar ingredients and making huge profits. They don’t want you to know the difference between good and bad. They want you to believe that crap is quality. They create magical-sounding names to their proprietary blends of whey protein isolate and hydrolyzed whey. They want to continue making huge profits on your back. For the whey protein industry, false information and deceit are common means of doing business. For them, the truth presents a serious threat! If people knew how to choose quality whey, this industry would have utterly collapsed!

How Do You Find Quality Whey? How Do You Know Whether It’s Quality Whey or Not?
You can detect quality whey via Smell, Taste and Solubility. Yes, you’ll notice the taste difference immediately. Once you try an unheated non-acid whole whey from raw milk of pasture-fed cows, you’ll shake your head with disbelief because the difference is night and day. Quality whey protein doesn’t even resemble the typical manufactured whey protein. It tastes more like fresh dairy cream – clean taste, naturally sweet, no aftertaste. But the aroma, taste and solubility are only your initial indicators of quality. You still need to understand what quality whey means. You need to know the real criteria of quality whey. And you need to know how to find it.

To Be Classified As Quality Whey, the Product Has To Be: • • • Whole & Unheated Non-Acid Treated Derived From Raw Milk Of Pasture-fed Cows

That’s about the criteria which most whey products don’t fit. To start with, most whey proteins are byproducts of farm factory cows. Unlike pasture-fed cows which are free range, happily grazing and raised by small family farms that care about their animals’ health, the farm factory cows are inhumanely caged, overly crowded, overly stressed grain-fed and drugged with antibiotics and hormones. Think about that image for a second… on one hand, you have happy, cared-for cows that are free to roam the farm. On the other hand, you have cows in the equivalent of crack houses – shot up with drugs, caged up and cramped, wallowing in their own mess. From which type of cow would you rather get your protein?


The difference between these two types of cows is substantial and it’s manifested in their milk.

Family Farm Pasture-Fed Cows Yield A Healthier Milk Than Factory Farm Cows … And They Yield A Superior Whey Protein.
Pasture-fed cows’ milk is superior in every way. It has a better amino score, and it’s richer in immuno peptides, antioxidants and metabolic supportive lipids. Unfortunately, they’re not easy to find. Why is it so Difficult to Find Pasture-fed Cows’ Whey? Because pasture-fed cows’ whey production requires a special sourcing strategy involving segregation of milk, along with stringent quality controls and supreme manufacturing standards that most whey manufacturers are not capable of taking on themselves. The current whey industry is not geared towards quality whey production. And since most whey proteins today are inferior, they don’t possess real whey properties. Here are the properties you should expect to get from quality whey protein. Quality Whey Has A More Impressive Amino Acid Profile Than Any Food In The World. Quality pasture-fed cows’ whey provides the complete spectrum of essential and conditionally essential amino acids, and it’s remarkably high in the muscle-building branch chained amino acids (BCAA). Pound for pound, this type of whey protein provides 300% more of the anabolic amino acid leucine to trigger muscle protein synthesis than meat, chicken, fish or eggs! Pasture-fed cows’ whey protein has a similar composition to human breast milk. It provides exclusive immuno peptides and metabolic supportive nutrients to help support immunity and growth.


Quality Whey is an Exclusive Source Of The Immuno Boosting Peptide Glutamylcysteine Glutamylcysteine is the most bioactive form of the fragile amino acid cysteine. Cysteine is destroyed in most protein foods due to cooking and processing. But the body needs cysteine to produce its own antioxidant peptide glutathione, the most important immuno-molecule in the body. That’s where glutamylcysteine comes into play – it instantly converts to glutathione which then participates in all major immuno activities, protecting your tissues from oxidative damage caused by toxicity, radiation disease and aging. To keeps your body healthy and strong, you need high levels of glutathione. It allows you fast recovery from training or injury. It protects you from infections, chemical toxicity, radioactive fallout and disease.

The point is: Quality Whey Is Your Best Means to Keep Your Glutathione Level High Whole unheated pasture-fed cows’ whey protein is the most proven effective glutathione boosting food on earth. It contains the highest levels of glutathione precursors as naturally occurring in its immuno peptides which include immunoglobulins, alpha lactalbumin, beta lactoglobulin, serum albumin and lactoferrin. The immuno boosting healing effects of whey protein and glutathione have been widely documented -- proven to benefit athletes as well as people who suffer from immuno deficiencies or age-related metabolic decline. Quality Whey Protein Yields the Fastest Anabolic Impact on the Muscle One unmatched property of quality whey protein over damaged protein is fast nutrient delivery. This makes quality whey protein the most effective for muscle recovery and building. That is due to its high solubility and high protein bioavailability. Fast nutrient delivery allows fast muscle nourishment during the post exercise “window of opportunity.” After exercise, there is a short period in which the muscle is at peak capacity to assimilate protein and nutrients towards growth, so it needs to be fed with fast assimilating protein. Quality whey protein can perfectly accommodate this window of opportunity. It yields the fastest anabolic impact on the muscle. But that’s not the case with inferior whey. Inferior insoluble and degraded whey cannot adequately nourish the muscle after exercise and it fails to promote recovery and growth.

www. Where Do You Find Pasture-fed Cows’ Whey? There are a few companies that claim to sell grass fed cows’ whey, but you need to be careful with your choice. Beware Of Companies That Use The Term “Grass Fed” Or “Native Whey” But Provide No Proof Of Pasture Feeding! A true pasture-fed cows’ whey product must be supported by pasture-fed certification. Quality whey protein production involves a tight quality control protocol which requires massive lab testing. The lab reports serve to guarantee the protein matrix integrity, proving the viability of the amino acids and immuno components along with nutritional cofactors such as lipids, minerals, trace elements and naturally occurring vitamins. If you find a product that claims to be grass fed cows’ or native whey but does not taste clean and isn’t pasture-fed certified or supported by reliable lab reports, most likely this is not quality whey. What About New Zealand Whey? New Zealand whey is grass-fed certified but its quality is questionable. The reason: All New Zealand and Australian whey are byproducts of pasteurized milk. Pasteurization is mandatory in Australia. Consequently, the typical New Zealand whey is nonsoluble in its non-instantized form and usually has a notable acid aftertaste, which indicates degradation and denaturing of the protein matrix. Most New Zealand whey companies fail to provide reliable lab reports of their immuno components. A recent review of New Zealand lab reports showed extremely low levels of lactoferrin, which again indicates that the whey is deficient and inferior. So Where Do You Get Quality Whey? Does It Even Exist? Quality pasture-fed cows’ whey, which is certified and supported by reliable lab reports, was not available until recently. Defense Nutrition was created with the mission to offer people all-natural nutritional products of the highest quality, which was not widely available before. That includes pasture-fed, certified grass fed cows’ whey. Defense Nutrition fills the void left by the nutritional supplement industry, shunning the politics and harmful products that are so prevalent on the market today. In collaboration with the top whey protein experts around the world, a quality whey protein product was introduced. As a result, top-quality whey is finally available to everyone.


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