Whey-Pro 5 - Key Ingredients

Key Ingredients

Bovine Colostrum

From ancient Chinese medicine to the people of Kenya and Tanzania to Britain, bovine colostrum has been highly valued for centuries across several cultures for its powerful health benefits. In modern times, bovine colostrum has gained popularity for its athletic benefits and has been used by top-level athletes to improve recovery after strenuous workouts and competitive events, including Britain’s Olympic team. Bovine colostrum is the early milk produced by cows during the first days after giving birth. This early milk has a nutrient profile and immunological composition substantially different from mature milk that is sold in stores and is used for whey protein. Bovine colostrum is rich in anti-oxidants, IGF-1 and proteins. Colostrum has been studied for its ability to improve athletic performance; its effects on body composition and its ability to supply body building nutrients are widely acknowledged.

Whey Protein

Like many great things, whey protein was discovered by accident around 6,000 B.C. and later recognized for its immune system-boosting value by Greek physician and “Founder of Medicine”, Hippocrates. Today, whey protein has become a staple in sports nutrition and for good reason. There are three main reasons why we selected whey protein over other forms of protein for Whey-Pro 5. First whey protein is a higher quality complete protein that delivers a higher yield of amino acids than regular whey, milk, egg, soy, hemp or other plant based proteins. By delivering a higher yield of protein gram for gram, whey protein helps to preserve, repair and build lean muscle tissue more effectively than other protein sources can. Second, whey protein is low in carbohydrates, fat and calories, which make it perfect for athletes who are watching their weight or cutting weight for competition. Third, whey protein digests easier and faster than other protein sources. Whey-Pro 5 contains whey protein hydrolysate, whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate. All three forms of protein digest at different rates from each other, but all digest quickly.

Digestive Enzymes
Digestive enzymes are a critical part of the absorption process for any food, including protein. Without the correct enzymes, the digestive tract wouldn’t be able to convert protein into amino acids, which is the body’s only usable form of protein. The pancreas releases digestive enzymes into the small intestine, which convert protein into peptides and then into amino acids to be used by the body. Naturally, the body has the ability to absorb 8g to 10g of whey protein per hour, which allows the body to absorb roughly 15g or whey protein before it exits the digestive tract. However, the amount of protein the body can utilize within the hour and a half time frame can be influenced by the level of digestive enzymes in the digestive tract. Consuming digestive enzymes like protease and lactase with whey protein has been showed to provide a higher absorption rate of whey protein compared to consuming whey protein without digestive enzymes. This is why Whey-Pro 5 is formulated with both protease and lactase to help the body utilize more protein per serving.