Whey Protein with Probiotics
| What is whey?
There are two types of proteins found in dairy milk, and those are casein and whey. Whey makes up around 20% of the protein found in bovine milk while the other 80% is from casein.
Whey, in it’s purest form, is a sustainable by-product of the cheese making process. The general term refers to the translucent liquid part of milk that remains after creating cheese- coagulation, curdling, and separation. Whey hasn’t always been seen as valuable, in fact, it used to be dumped into rivers as waste or mixed in with feed for livestock. Nowadays we know how valuable and nutrient dense it is. You can find whey in protein powders, supplements, and even dressings, baked goods, and baby formulas, among other food products.
Whey, with its highly sought-after amino acid profile, is considered one of the best sources of protein. With one of the highest protein digestibility-corrected amino acid scores, whey’s digestibility is high and can be broken down and utilized more rapidly than other proteins, such as casein. That’s why whey is so popular in the fitness and active communities- after an intense training session the demands to refuel and feed muscles are supposed to be met within a certain time frame, about 20 minutes to one-hour post-exercise.
Whey protein is more than just food for your muscles, it provides many additional benefits to enhance the optimal function of the human body. Of all the amino acids provided, whey offers high amounts of cysteine. Cysteine helps to support glutathione levels, and glutathione is a powerful antioxidant. It has been found to assist the body in combating various free-radicals.
Remember little Miss Muffet, eating her curds and whey? She understood the value of high-quality protein. Be like little Miss Muffet.
There is more than one type of whey, you can have whey concentrates and whey isolates. While the words “concentrate” and “isolate” might scare you, rest assured they are just fine. Whey concentrates and isolates have been filtered, microfiltered, and cross filtered to remove water, lactose, and ash (non cholonic materials such as minerals or fiber). Concentrates are made up of anywhere between 25–80% filtered whey protein where isolates are made up of around 90%. Many of those who suffer from lactose sensitivity are able to enjoy whey protein concentrates and isolates. This is due to the fact that a significant amount of lactose and fat are removed in the micro-filtration processes.
It is common to have some of the whey protein become denatured due to different processing methods. One of these methods is known as “ion exchange filtration”.
This type of filtration is much harsher on the protein as it uses a pH gradient to induce separation and produces a more acidic tasting protein.
Temperatures being too hot during the filtration processes can also cause the protein to become denatured. Whey concentrates contain more biologically active components and proteins and thus are often more favored in the athletic community.
| What are probiotics?
Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria that live in your gut.
Yes, you read that right, beneficial bacteria.
Whether you know it or not, there are billions upon billions of different strains of bacteria living just in your G.I. Tract, not to mention everywhere else throughout the body- even on your skin! There are more bacteria inside your gut than anywhere else in, or on, your body. Probiotics decrease the growth of bad bacteria, such as pathogens, harmful yeasts, candida, E. Coli, salmonella, etc. The “good guys” decrease the growth of the “bad guys” by outgrowing them- they literally take over the landscape, as it were, and produce bacteriocins that are toxic to the bad bacteria and change the gut environment in a beneficial way. This environment change makes it particularly difficult for pathogenic bacteria to live and thrive.
The health of our gut affects the health of our entire body. If the bad bacteria in your gut outweigh the good, there’s a chance you could suffer from a condition called “dysbiosis”, or commonly known as “Leaky Gut”. Dysbiosis can lead to inflammation, which can compromise the gut barrier properties- meaning your barrier is weak enough to let unwanted compounds creep in. This can cause discomfort ranging from pain and bloating all the way to headaches, fatigue, and even serve illness in individuals who don’t address the problem for long periods of time.
Normal, healthy microflora in the gut has been linked to improved digestion and regularity, enhanced gastrointestinal immune function, improved lactose tolerance, and a reduced risk of developing allergies.
Can you see the pros in probiotics? 😉
| What’s makes MRM Whey Protein different?
MRM whey protein is 100% sourced only from USA farms that NEVER use growth hormones or antibiotics. Our protein is of the highest quality. We never use ion exchange filtration as it produces low-acid whey, can easily become denatured and has raised eyebrows due to its stress on the environment. Instead, we combine low-temperature, ultrafiltered whey concentrate with cross-flow microfiltered whey isolate to produce a premium source of non-denatured protein. The combination of these premium sources gives our proteins High Biological Value (HBV), just as they occur in nature in their biologically active state.
The addition of Digest-ALL AP, our custom blend of four protein-digesting enzymes, helps break down the protein into short-chain peptides and amino acids. This makes the protein much easier to digest, absorb, utilize, and retain. We also added kefir, a fermented dairy product that is one of most probiotic-rich foods. “Fermented” products are pre-digested, making it much easier on the body to absorb all the good stuff. Digest-ALL AP, along with kefir and its beneficial probiotic metabolites and enzymes, helps to soothe and aid digestion while combating gas and bloating.
We also added 1gram of fermented L-Glutamine for every serving. Along with naturally occurring glutamic acid, L-Glutamine has been shown to stimulate the release of growth hormones and act as a building block for glutathione- one of the bodies most important antioxidants.
MRM Natural Whey Protein can help meet the protein needs of a wide variety of individuals regardless of age or health. It’s superior to other protein powders in terms of digestion, absorption, retention, and utilization.
| What’s makes MRM Probiotics different?
MRM Probiotics were formulated using 16 diverse, highly researched, and carefully selected probiotic strains. Our probiotics are sourced from Italy, where they’ve perfected probiotics after using them in wine and cheese for decades upon decades. The probiotics are made from non-animal sources, are completely vegan, and are commonly found in healthy gut flora in the human body.
We didn’t just choose 16 random probiotic strains- they were each chosen because they specifically support a balanced and healthy human gut microbiome and work in both the upper and lower G.I. tracts.
What REALLY sets us apart: Using probiotics with the patented MICROBAC live transport delivery system. This system increases the stability and delivery of our probiotics 5-fold. It does so by keeping our probiotics protected from stomach acid until delivered into the large intestine, where they are then released to safely colonize and flourish with 5x the cell activity of what you’re consuming. This means that 2 billion cells are able to colonize and act with the power of 10 billion cells!
| The MRM Whey: Why we put whey and probiotics together.
While our Natural Whey Protein contains some digestive enzymes, we just knew we could offer something even better to provide a balanced and well-rounded product you can continue to trust and love. We pride ourselves on providing products the resemble their natural origins- we get them as close to biologically natural as possible.
All dairy products are required by law to be pasteurized, no ifs, ands, or buts! The only way you could get around this is by milking a cow yourself or getting a fresh glass from your local dairy farmer. This law is in place for your safety as unpasteurized dairy can contain listeria, among other non-desirable and potentially life-threatening bacteria.
Many think pasteurized products are bad for you, but that isn’t the case for MRM Natural Whey Protein- all thanks to the addition of probiotics, kefir, and digestive enzymes. These additions bring pasteurized whey as close as possible to it’s natural and raw form. They also support your microbiome helping to build and maintain an ample amount of healthy microflora that, in turn, make digestion easier all across the board- not just for whey protein. These probiotics in the whey protein are so plentiful and great for your body, you don’t even need to take additional probiotic supplements! In addition to easing digestions and enhancing absorption, all of these prebiotics (good “food” source for good bacteria), Probiotics (good bacteria), postbiotics (good bacteria produced beneficial products- like vitamins, bacteriocins, proteins, peptides, etc.), and digestive enzymes support a healthy immune system.
Seems like the MRM Whey is the whey to go!
| Who is Whey Protein with Probiotics for?
MRM Natural Whey with probiotics is a great product for a huge variety of individuals. Almost anyone can benefit from it- from those who suffer from low energy and low digestibility to the elderly to young children, all the way to those who struggle with absorbing enough protein due to compromised digestive systems. This product is also safe and great for both pregnant and nursing mothers. The only people we wouldn’t recommend this to is those who have severe allergies to dairy-based products.
You can use MRM Natural Whey Protein whenever you like. While it’s popular to use right after a training session whey makes a great snack in between meals, can drink before and during your workouts to continually fuel muscles, can be sipped on to help curb cravings, and even used for cooking!
Protein pancakes, anyone?
As always we recommend everyone check with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement routine.
•Whey is a sustainable, translucent bi-product of cheese manufacturing.
•Whey is considered one of the best sources of protein thanks to its amino acid profile and high bioavailability.
•Whey protein is more than fuel for supporting muscle growth and strength, it helps support the immune system and enhance the levels of one of the most important antioxidants, glutathione.
•Most people with lactose sensitivities can safely enjoy whey protein as almost ass lactose is removed during the filtration processes.
•Probiotics are good bacteria that support a healthy G.I. tract and immune system.
•MRM Natural Whey Protein is:
-100% sourced from USA farms that never use antibiotics or hormones.
-Free from denatured protein thanks to our low-temperature microfiltration process.
-Enhanced with fermented glutamine to help stimulate growth hormones and glutathione antioxidant production.
•MRM Probiotics are:
-Made with 16 specific strains selected to support a balanced and healthy gut microbiome.
-Patented MICROBAC delivery system increase stability and delivery of probiotics 5-fold resulting in 2 billion cells providing the colonization and activity of 10 billion cells.
•MRM Natural Whey Protein With Probiotics:
-As close to raw whey as you can get with the addition of Digest-ALL AP, kefir, and probiotics.
-Probiotics are so plentiful the average person doesn’t need to take additional probiotic supplements.
•Safe for almost anyone to use MRM Natural Whey Protein with Probiotics- those with severe sensitivities to lactose should consult with their doctor.
•Always check with your doctor before starting a new supplement routine, or when adding new supplements to your existing routine.