Discover the delicious, life-enhancing benefits of the world's finest non-denatured, low-temperature- processed whey concentrate, made exclusively from pasture-raised organic milk!
When it’s low-temperature-processed and contains all its fragile immune factors and nutrients, nothing tops the superfood power of pasture-raised whey concentrate—it’s one of nature’s most perfect foods. Loaded with the ideal blend of nutrients — easily-absorbed amino acids, anti- inflammatory immune factors and metabolism-boosting peptides, along with potent antioxidants and alkaline minerals — this delicious, creamy whey protein is ideal for muscle nourishment, immune support, exercise recovery and body rejuvenation.
Typical whey powders are high-heat-treated, acid-flushed, and stripped of vital nutrients, creating an imbalanced, acidic "whey isolate" that's frequently contaminated with synthetic additives, chemical detergents, and heavy metals. It's no wonder that other whey products are hard to digest and have to cover up their acidic aftertaste with unhealthy sweeteners and artificial flavors.
But this whey is totally unique: carefully produced at the lowest-possible temperatures from the finest nutrient-rich organic milk of pasture-raised cows, with NOTHING added or taken away. It's a perfect food, very close to mother’s milk: naturally sweet and creamy, with all its vital nutrients intact. It’s a difference you will taste...and feel.
The Essential Living Foods Difference
Our whey is the purest, most nutritionally-complete and ethical whey available. You can feel good about your health and about the cows that produced this powerful superfood.
Our product comes from small free-range pasture dairies. Typical whey products are a big-business by-product of massive factory farming operations, using hormones, antibiotics, and chemicals from start to finish. Because of this, they are frequently contaminated, often with heavy metals.
Even organic whey powders are not as complete. They're ususally high-temperature-processed and isolated, so they lack our whey’s alkalinizing minerals and immune co-factor proteins.
What about "grass-fed" whey? Grass-fed cows are on restricted feed diets and produce very little milk, so they often end up going to slaughter after leading stressful lives. "Grass-fed" does not specify whether the animals are free-range or not, and they can be kept in confined conditions. Our cows are Pasture-Raised outdoors. The main difference is they can be supplemented with other feeds when necessary, so they have a more consistent diet, are better milk producers, and live longer, healthier lives.
Processing of Organic Pasture-Raised Whey Protein Powder
Why is our whey so nutritionally complete and delicious?
Because we start with pure, organic-certified, pasture-raised whey, and we use a low-temperature process that doesn't involve any acid-treatment, additives, or mineral-stripping.
Because our whey is derived from raw milk used in making raw cheeses, it requires thorough monitoring to meet stringent state-mandated purity levels. Small, artisinal dairy farmers follow a pristine process in which the raw milk is kept in stainless steel containers and never exposed to open air.
The milk used to make organic aged cheese must still heated, but far cooler and faster than in typical cheese-making or milk-pasteurization. To start the curdling process, the milk is heated to 72 ̊C for a brief 15 seconds and then cooled down to 5 ̊C. The thick, fatty casein proteins (which become cheese) separate from the water-soluble whey proteins. The whey is then forced through ceramic micro-filters that trap virtually all microbial elements, yielding a pure, clean product. The final liquid whey is dried to create a powder, and no fillers or chemical treatments are used.
This pure powdered whey concentrate (not an isolate) is a real food, complete with all whey immune factors and bioactive peptides, along with nutritional co-factors like vitamins, alkaline-minerals, and healthy non-homogenized fats.
Nutrition: Contents & Benefits of Pasture-Raised Whey Protein Powder
WHAT EXACTLY IS IN OUR WHEY CONCENTRATE?
Our whey concentrate is lab-verified to contain the highest levels of naturally-occurring immune factors (verified by Kendrick Lab, Madison WI, 2011). The same tests also showed our whey had all of its fragile amino acids and peptides intact, including the muscle-building amino acids Glutamic Acid and Leucine (along with other Branched Chain Amino Acids).
All Essential Amino Acids
Pound-for-pound, our low-temperature-processed whey is more impressive than any other single protein food. It provides all essential and conditionally essential amino acids, including the muscle- building glutamic acid, branch-chain amino acids, leucine, and cysteine, which play key roles in energy production, immune support and muscular development. It also contains bio-active cysteine (glutamylcysteine), which is missing in the typical diet and yet required by the body for vital metabolic and immune functions.
The Richest Source of Naturally-Occuring Immune Factors
Our whey has been lab-verified as containing all naturally-occurring immune factors intact, including serum albumin, immunoglobulins, alpha lactoglobulins, beta lactoglobulins, glucomacropeptides, glutamylcysteine and lactoferrin — virtually the same immune compounds that are found in human breast milk, responsible for providing the newborn with immune defenses against infections and disease. It contains two times more immunoglobulin G and three times more Lactoferrin than the average whey. The immunological properties of pasture-raised whey have been widely documented as beneficial for people of all ages, particularly people under increased metabolic stress such as athletes, people after injury, and the elderly.
Lactoferrin: a multi-functional peptide with several physiological roles, including -Defense against microbial infections
-Regulation of iron transfer and metabolism
-Regulation of cellular growth
-Protection against cancer development and metastasis
Glycomacropeptides (GMP): a casein-derived peptide found in whey protein with beneficial functions including
-Stimulation of cholecystokin (CKK) and Glucagon Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1), the peptide hormones that regulate satiety, food intake, and energy. The stimulation of CKK and GLP-1 has been linked to early satiety from meals, reduced food intake, increased insulin sensitivity, and weight loss. -Inhibition of platelet aggregation, a cardiovascular protective property
-Support of beneficial gut bacteria (bifido bacterium)
-A good source of branch chain amino acids (BCAA), which increases muscle energy, promote muscle buildup and prevent muscle wasting.
Alpha Lactalbumin: the most abundant protein in mother’s milk, it plays a key biological role in the production of the sugar lactose, essential for growth and brain development of the newborn. Alpha lactalbumin is believed to possess antibacterial and anti-cancerous activities. A folding variant of alpha lactalbumin has shown to kill tumor and immature cells but spare mature healthy cells. Alpha lactalbumin is generally low in bovine whey products but appear in higher concentrations in goat and sheep milk products as well as in pasture fed cows' whey.
Beta Lactalbumin: the most abundant protein in bovine whey, it is not an inherent part of human breast milk. Beta lactalbumin's main biological function is being a carrier of retinol (a pro-vitamin A) and a nutrient source for the amino acid cysteine.
Lacto Peroxidase: a peroxidase enzyme found in raw milk whey, known for its antioxidant and anti- microbial properties. Lacto peroxidase is fairly heat resistant and can survive low-heat whey processing, but is generally destroyed by ultra-pasteurization or acid-processing.
Immunoglobulins G (IgGs): the most abundant immunoglobulins in the body, with a distinct biological role of providing protection against pathogens. IgGs can bind to bacteria, viruses and fungi and protect the body by agglutination, immobilization and neutralization of their toxins. IgGs play an important role in the antibody response system. There are 4 IgG subclasses (IgG 1, 2, 3, 4), IgG1 being the most abundant. Each of the 4 IgGs has its unique biological role in the immune/antibody response to pathogens.
Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA): an important source of glutamylcysteine – the most bio-active precursor for the body's master antioxidant, glutathione. Glutathione plays essential roles in virtually every immune-enhancing, anti-aging, and anti-cancer activity in the body.