Is Whey the same as Milk?
No, both are natural dairy products, but milk contains 6.25% protein that is comprised of 80% casein protein and 20% whey protein. Also, milk contains lactose and fat (removed in skim milk). Whey protein is extracted from milk, removing the lesser protein- casein- and eliminating most of the lactose and fat. Biologically Active Whey Protein such as what is in ManaWhey™ contains the same basic proteins found in mother’s breast milk.
What is the difference between Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) and Whey Protein Isolate(WPI)?
A WPC is 80% protein, with approx. 6% fat. A WPI is 90% protein, with approx. 1% fat. ManaWhey™ is a whey protein concentrate and it still contains the vital protein bound fats native in non-denatured milk.
Is it better to buy a Whey Isolate since it has a higher protein content than the Whey Concentrate?
The filtering process required to make the isolate increases the protein content over whey concentrate, but it also destroys the sub-fractions such as lactoferrins, beta-lactoglobulins, immuno-globulins and other antioxidants and amino acids that can help promote recovery and immune function (these remain intact in a high quality Whey Concentrate such as ManaWhey™. The filtering process also makes the Whey Isolates considerably more expensive than the Whey Concentrates.
Currently even the most expensive dietary supplement whey products available, which are isolates, ion exchange, concentrates and hydrolyzed forms, are denatured by-products of cheese manufacture. They have definite limitations in preserving the biological activity of the whey proteins. The milk goes through a heating process (approx. 163° F), chemical modification and pH regulation to produce cheese. Each of these steps denatures the whey proteins. The damaged proteins are then filtered out and what remains is a narrow range of proteins that have survived the cheese manufacturing process. Additionally the vital protein bound fats have been removed. From this point on there is little heat added and some of these whey proteins products are then referred to as undenatured/ cold process. It is not possible for a protein to be undenatured.
I am a lacto-vegetarian and while I do eat dairy products I will not eat animal products. Is there animal rennet in ManaWhey™?
Animal Rennet is obtained from the stomach lining of young cud-chewing animals: kids (young goats), lambs, and, veal calves. It is a source for the cheese making enzyme rennin. To make cheese, milk is curdled using rennin. Most whey proteins on the market are a by product of cheese and therefore contain rennet.
There is no cheese produced in any part of the manufacturing process of ManaWhey™, therefore it does not contain animal rennet.
Can I mix ManaWhey™ in a blender?
The whey proteins are easily denatured through heat and pH change.Though you may use an electric blender on low speed for a short duration and there will be no damage to the proteins. Note: It takes great mixed with non sweetened Almond Milk. If mixing in fruit or Ice, be sure to blend that first then add the whey and make sure to blend for only a few seconds so as not to heat up the whey protein which can denature the protein.
What is the difference between ManaWhey™ and other less expensive whey protein concentrates?
ManaWhey™ contains Native Whey Proteins. They are Full Range, Biologically Active, Non-denatured Whey Proteins. They are not by-products of cheese manufacture. All other whey products are by-products of cheese and denature the vital immune and regenerative components. They are destroyed from the commercial processing.
What is a “Native Protein”?
It is the naturally occurring conformation of a protein. Unaltered by heat, chemicals, enzyme action or processing.
What does “denature” mean?
Denature is to cause the tertiary structure of (a protein) to unfold, as with heat, alkali, or acid, so that some of its original properties, especially its biological activity, are diminished or eliminated.
Note: It is not possible for a protein to be undenatured.
Why does ManaWhey™ advanced non-denatured whey protein contain only 15 grams of protein?
“High protein shakes are not the answer… better protein is”
~ David Allen, PhD.
“Americans consume between 1.5 to 2 times the daily recommended intake of protein”
~Journal of Nutrition
ManaWhey™‘s non-denatured whey protein is a divergence away from high protein meal replacements. It is designed to help rebalance the S.A.D. nutritional status of most Americans. ManaWhey™ goes beyond other meal replacements by providing a protein source that has not been denatured through refining and outdated processing methods. ManaWhey™‘s formulation was developed by David Allen over the course of nearly two years of diligent research and trial formulations.
ManaWhey™ is also a good source of protein for people who wish to decrease their meat consumption because of its cholesterol and fat content or vegetarians who wish to eliminate meat from their diet. The fact that it contains little to no lactose makes it tolerable to most people that are lactose-intolerant. Most people with allergies to dairy protein (typically casein) are not usually allergic to whey protein (remember the casein has been removed). Additionally, children, picky eaters or people who may not be getting adequate amounts of protein in their daily diet have a easy way to get protein with ManaWhey™ protein shakes since it can easily be mixed into smoothies or other food items.
Is ManaWhey™ Good for Athletes and People Who Exercise?
Whey protein is a high quality, complete protein and a rich source of branched chain amino acids and essential amino acids. These are important for individuals who are involved in sports, exercise, or do resistance training. The requirement for branched chain amino acids increases during exercise as they are taken up directly by the skeletal muscles versus first being metabolized through the liver, like other amino acids. Low levels of branched chain amino acids may contribute to fatigue and they should be replaced within 2 hours or less following exercise. Many athletes often take one-half of their whey protein drink before exercise to help optimize their workout. Whey protein also helps to repair and rebuild lean muscle tissue that is broken down by exercise.
Will Whey Protein Help Me Lose Weight?
Whey protein is a high quality, low fat protein and is used successfully in many diet programs. Low-fat dairy products in general, have been shown to have a positive effect in helping people achieve a healthy weight. In addition, studies have found whey protein promotes fat loss, while helping to maintain lean muscle mass. Increasing muscle is a very effective way to maintain weight loss. Components in whey protein help promote satiety by increasing the level of CCK in the GI tract. CCK is an appetite-suppressing hormone. Calories do count so be sure to match your protein intake to your weight and activity level. Substituting whey protein for other protein sources may be a good way to jump-start your weight management program.
Is Whey Protein Safe for Pregnant Women and Children?
Whey protein is a complete high quality protein and should be an acceptable protein source for healthy pregnant women and children provided they are not allergic to dairy proteins. The second most abundant component in whey protein is alpha-lactalbumin, which is one of the main whey proteins in human breast milk. Infant formulas, including those for premature infants, often include whey protein. If you are pregnant, please check with your physician to be sure that whey protein is right for you.
Does Whey Protein Help Balance Body Chemistry?
Whey protein contains high levels of two very valuable minerals and electrolytes, bio-organic (food potassium) potassium and bio-organic (food sodium). Electrolytes are required to keep our bodies pH balance nearly constant. Sodium and potassium are the primary electrolytes responsible for maintaining a specific pH. Second only to breathing and keeping a heart rhythm, the most important metabolic function our bodies perform is maintaining its acid/alkaline balance. Potassium aids in muscle integrity, protein metabolism, kidney function, water retention, heart irregularity and calcium deposition. Research has shown that potassium may help lower blood pressure.