FEB 14, 2019
Everything You Need To Know About Undenatured Whey Protein
PROMiXX protein shaker bottles were designed for mixing powdered supplements, specifically whey protein shakes. In more recent years, the sports nutrition community has seen a surge in new and varied users of whey protein.
FACT: ‘Undenatured Whey Protein’ refers to whey proteins that are processed directly from milk and NOT from whey that derives from the by-product of the cheese-making process.
Unfortunately, many brands falsely claim that their products are made with native whey because it has come directly from the milk of cows. That does not mean that it is ‘undenatured’. Although the whey derives directly from cows, commercial manufacturing processes and heat treatments damage the delicate structure of the whey protein and cause irrevocable damage. This leads to empty promises from insipid products.
With an increasing number of people developing a better understanding of how whey protein can benefit them, PROMiXX are here to help you get well and truly clued up with a lesson in undenatured whey
History and Evolution
The medicinal properties of undenatured whey have been recognised for centuries. Here at PROMiXX, we are keen to inform that whey protein carries a multitude of significant health benefits and should be a staple of a healthy diet for everyone.
The rigid and common misconception that whey is something used only for the purpose of athletic development or for bodybuilders to build muscle is slipping away. More and more people are adding a daily whey protein into their diets and are reaping the health enhancing benefits.
Native Whey and Commercial Whey - An Introduction
Whey protein is no new-fangled product. The dairy protein has been used for hundreds of years to promote health and physical wellbeing. Here at PROMiXX, we know that there are several misconceptions when it comes to whey. Whey is considered, by most, to be no more than an ergogenic aid and something used for muscle recovery and lean tissue synthesis. While this is somewhat true, the health benefits of whey protein go far above and beyond that. When the delicate structure of whey is upheld during the manufacturing process, its full potential is unlocked.
The vast majority of whey proteins on supermarket shelves are commercially manufactured. Essentially, this means that commercial whey protein is the byproduct of the cheesemaking process.
Undenatured Whey vs Commercial Whey
When it comes to educating yourself on the benefits of whey protein, the first thing you should aim to do is understand the differences between commercial whey and native whey. These differences all stem from the manufacturing process:
Commercial Whey Protein Manufacturing Process:
- Milk is collected, often from cows that have been fed on hormone-treated animal feed.
- The milk is processed at a cheese plant where it is pasteurised. This involves heat treatments and exposure to additives.
- The byproduct of the cheesemaking process is put through a high-temperature heat process. This process damages the delicate structure of the protein removing some of the most nutritional properties.
- The Whey is then dried at high temperatures to become powder form.
Native Whey Protein Manufacturing Process:
- Milk is sourced directly from grass-fed, non-hormone treated cows.
- The protein is carefully extracted directly from the milk and is treated at a lower temperature preserving the nutritious properties.
- The latest filtration techniques are used to remove unwanted fat and lactose while maintaining the protein’s delicate structure.
- The protein is gently dried without using chemicals ensuring that the end product is an ‘intact’ whey protein.
Protein shaker bottles are essential when using whey protein shakes. Whey protein comes in the form of a powder to be mixed with water or a milk substitute. Conventional shaker bottles were designed (as the name suggests) to be shaken. They are straightforward products to use, simply add the powder and the liquid to the bottle, put on the lid and shake vigorously. Although these products serve their purpose, they aren’t overly effective. Often, a conventional shaker bottle will leave the user with a lumpy shake and an inconvenient mess from leaks.
PROMiXX - The Importance of Vortex Mixing
PROMiXX Electric Shaker Bottles were created with a view to providing a solution to the problems posed by cheap shaker bottles. If you are to add a whey protein shake into your diet or fitness regime, a PROMiXX electric shaker bottle is the best, even the only choice! A quality product with a carefully considered design. PROMiXX mixers are the evolution of the traditional plastic shaker bottle, utilising vortex mixing to create a smooth, creamy and overall, better tasting shake.
Part of what makes the PROMiXX electric shaker bottles so revolutionary is the patented X-Blade designed to preserve the micronutrient integrity of whey protein.
PROMiXX bridges the gap between a traditional shaker bottle and a conventional kitchen blender. A blender will undoubtedly leave you with a smooth, lump free shake but, the problem with a blender is the metal blades. Metal blades cut through the delicate sub proteins within any high-quality, undenatured whey and cause irreversible damage. This damage will deprive you of some of the most nutritious and health enhancing properties of whey. Not only that, but home/kitchen blenders are not usually portable.
PROMiXX Electric Shaker Bottles will keep your whey protein in tact and you can have a smooth, lump-free shake in seconds and on-the-go!
REGENATIVE Undenatured Whey Protein
RENGENATIVE, supported and approved by PROMiXX, is 100% natural and derives directly from the milk of grass-fed, non-hormone-treated cows.
A daily dietary whey protein shake, REGENATIVE contains the purest ingredients and boasts a wealth of health enhancing benefits for all. REGENATIVE contains 16 times the lactoferrin content of most commercial whey protein holding disease-fighting and immune-modulating abilities. Lactoferrin uses its affinity with iron to deny harmful bacteria and pathogens that they need to thrive. It is this that limits their chance of survival within our bodies. When lactoferrin binds with iron, preventing bacteria, yeast cells and parasites from it, the growth or reproduction of these microbes is constrained. In addition to this, lactoferrin and it’s immune enhancing properties work to prevent age-associated tissue damage and promote bone health.
REGENATIVE has been scientifically proven to provide the body with precisely what it needs to unlock the power of the most powerful antioxidant, Glutathione. The whey protein shake is a safe and effective source of potent, natural Glutathione precursors. It is not merely enough to take a glutathione supplement. Glutathione status must be improved at a cellular level to have positive effects on health.
The Science of REGENATIVE
Elite athletes and fitness professionals will benefit from enhanced Glutathione levels as strenuous exercise can cause Glutathione depletion. The support of REGENATIVE in the production of intracellular Glutathione can increase strength and endurance and even shift metabolism from fat production to muscular development.
Oxidative Stress - Oxidative stress happens when the production of free radicals is out of balance with the antioxidants in our bodies. The free radicals (a molecule with an impaired electron) cause damage and stress to our cells. Oxidation can become worse if and when we are dealing with physical or emotional stress. It is the crucial role of antioxidants to protect our bodies from such pressure.
Vitamin C and Glutathione - Antioxidants are the answer to oxidative stress. The role of an antioxidant is to provide the free radical with one of its spare electrons. One of the most commonly known antioxidants is Vitamin C. We are all aware of Vitamin C, and yet the majority have never heard of Glutathione. Interestingly, Vitamin C has just five spare electrons to satisfy the free radical whereas Glutathione has 1 MILLION extra electrons, making it 200,000 times more effective!
Glutathione and Vitality - Glutathione levels diminish with age, and our bodies find it more difficult to cope with environmental stressors. Promoting glutathione levels is one of the best ways to protect ourselves from disease and support healthy ageing. Glutathione precursors within the REGENATIVE formula give your cells what they need to increase levels of Glutathione offering several healthy ageing benefits including a boost in energy and immunity.
Whether you are planning on taking pre and post workout shakes to help improve performance and improve recovery, or you plan to add undenatured whey protein into your healthy diet, it is important that you opt for a PROMiXX Electric Shaker Bottle. The World’s most advanced protein shaker bottle with no shaking required.
Written by Matthew Stogdon
Matt has been writing for two decades, across print and digital media. He is also an accomplished filmmaker, with several accolades under his belt.