Naturally Sourced and Minimally Processed
100% Natural Grass Fed Whey Protein Powder
How much time do you spend at the grocery store looking at the ingredients panel on a product before buying it? You want to make smart food choices. For optimal health, it is critically important to understand the ingredients in your food. You want to spend time choosing those with the highest quality and most natural ingredients. As you learn more about your food, as well as the farmers and companies that produce these foods, a sense of trust is created between quality brands and their well-informed customers….You.This trust is vital — it’s what enables you to be sure you have filled your fridge and pantry with products of the best quality for yourself and your family. Understanding the source, manufacturing process, and quality is even more important when looking for dietary supplements. You take dietary supplements to help you optimize your health and for a dose of high-quality nutrients. Because of this, you want to be sure that any supplement you are using is of the highest quality — and that it will remain that way.
High-Quality Protein Powder – Why We Need It
With our busy modern lives, we have less time for cooking at home and preparing healthy meals. However, our bodies still need high quality nutrition. Vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients keep our body well-fueled and ready to tackle the day.
Protein is of primary importance for human health. We can live without the other macronutrients, carbohydrates and fat, but cannot survive without protein. It is what drives us throughout our daily lives. It provides the building blocks for our muscles as we exercise. It is vital to a healthy, thriving immune system. Protein increases satiety, helping us feel satisfied with the amount of food we eat. A lot of high protein foods require cooking and preparation, which is fine for when you have time but you need some faster options as well. Whether its high protein snacks like nitrate-free jerky or any variety of protein supplements (like a high quality protein powder), these protein foods are vital fuel for your busy life. However you choose to get your protein, you need to be able to trust that it has the highest quality ingredients. This is the Well Wisdom quality guarantee.
Why Use Whey Protein?
When looking for a high quality protein powder for you and your family, it is always a good idea to look for those that can meet multiple nutrient needs at the same time. Native whey protein powder, when purchased from a high quality source, can cover the needs for anyone in your household:
Role #1 Fuel for a fit lifestyle
Whey is one of the best protein powders for an active lifestyle because of its complete amino acid profile and quick digestion. This makes a whey powder shake ideal for a pre- or post-workout boost to increase muscle strength and speed up recovery times.
- Role #2 Helps maintain a healthy weight
A high quality whey protein powder is one of the best weight loss supplements. It contains glycomacropeptides, which trigger a feeling of fullness, enabling you to avoid hunger pangs and keeping you satiated between meals. When designing protein shakes for weight loss, you can even include other supplements to make a full meal replacement shake (some examples HERE).* Eating enough protein can also slightly speed up metabolism, increasing your daily calorie burn. Whey even protects your muscle from catabolism (breakdown), a common side effect of weight loss, making it ideal for slimming down while maintaining a healthy metabolism.
- Role #3: Essential for a Healthy Immune System
High quality protein powder made from the milk of grass fed cows provides a full amino acid profile, as well as the fragile protein fractions used to make antibodies. The combination of the amino acids and protein fractions, all support a well-functioning immune system. The amino acids in whey also contains all of the building blocks for glutathione, one of the body’s most important antioxidants.
- Role #4: Stimulates muscle growth
Whey protein promotes anabolism (growth) of new muscle cells. This enables your body to repair muscle tissue damaged in your workout, enhancing post-workout recovery. It also allows your body to produce new or expand existing muscle tissue in order to accommodate the increased demand placed on your body via your workouts.
- Role #5: Improves Overall Health
Fueling your body with a high quality source of protein helps optimize your overall health. As mentioned, protein is the most important macronutrient for human life. Adding a high quality whey protein to your diet will provide all the essential amino acids your body needs to work at its highest level.
But how can you be sure you’re taking a protein powder that actually works, rather than an inefficient low-quality supplement? It’s all about taking the time to learn a little bit about how to determine the quality, and also understand the production process of the protein you are taking.
6 Factors to Determine High Quality Whey Protein
If you are looking for the best quality whey protein powder, it can be hard to evaluate all the options. With so many products on the market, you may have no idea what makes one supplement better or worse than the others.
Here are a few aspects to help your evaluation when looking for a high quality protein powder:
- Grass-fed whey protein free of GMOs
With regular cow’s milk, there is always the risk that the cows will have been given nutritionally deficient GMO feed. Natural whey protein that is sourced exclusively from grass fed cows adheres to the cow’s natural diet, thereby producing the highest quality raw milk. Grass-fed cows produce whey that has a superior nutritional profile even to those who consume organic grain. There are more amino acids, health fats and immune-boosting nutrients in whey from grass-fed sources. If you are going to spend your money on a product, why not make it the most nutritionally dense option?
There is also a key difference between “grass-fed” and “pasture fed” whey protein. A grass fed source of whey comes from cows that are fed exclusively on grass. On the other hand, to qualify as pasture fed the cows only need access to pasture for a portion of their day and can still have their feed contain grains and other fillers.
Bovine growth hormones (rBST and rBSG) are given to cows as a means of stimulating metabolic function and increasing the growth of the cow–leading to an increase in meat and milk production. However, these hormones may have detrimental effects on human and bovine health, particularly in the progression of certain types of cancer. In fact, these hormones have been banned since 2000 in Europe, Japan, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand.
To be safe, it is best to choose a protein supplement that is effective at building muscle and enhancing recovery WITHOUT unwanted side effects.
- Minimally Processed and undenatured
The beneficial components of whey protein are easily degraded by too much processing. If too much heat, filtration or even acid exposure is used, it can break down or denature the fragile nutrients.
Many of the immune supporting benefits of whey protein powder are lost from over-processing. The more the whey is processed, the more the nutrients (amino acids, glutathione, calcium, etc.) are degraded and depleted.
Because of this, Well Wisdom whey has only been pasteurized once (the minimum FDA requirement) and is free of any additional treatments like acid exposure, microfiltration, or ion exchange. These additional steps are used to produce whey faster or to artificially bump up the protein percentage, but all of them decrease the quality of the finished product.
While highly processed whey may have a nutrient profile similar to native whey protein in its original form, it is much less bioavailable–meaning your body has a harder time absorbing and using it.
- Protein concentrate; not protein isolate
Thisdifference in protein supplements is important!
Whey protein concentrate is a dried powder ranging from 30-80% protein content, the naturally occurring protein rangefrom cow’s milk whey. Isolates,on the other hand, are more processed than concentrates to artificially increase their protein content to the 90% protein range. This process breaks down the quality of the protein, healthy fats, and fragile immune modulating nutrients.
For this reason, the nutritional profile and bioavailability of protein concentrate is far better than protein isolate.
- No Unnecessary Added Ingredients
The best protein powderwill be able to stand on its own. It won’t need extra artificial sweeteners or flavors to do the job. Look for a natural protein powder that only includes a few other all-natural ingredients–better yet, NO other ingredients! This way you have the peace of mind knowing exactly what your product contains.
- Individual Batch Tested for Heavy Metals
For all supplements–and protein supplements in particular–it’s vital to ensure they have been tested for heavy metals and meet the strictest of standards. These hazardous compounds can build up in your tissues and cause lasting damage down the road if consumed.* A surprising number of leading U.S. supplement brands contain too-high levels of heavy metals like lead, arsenic, and mercury, beyond the USP’s recommended safety limits. Always read the label to ensure the products are free of toxic heavy metalsand won’t pose a health risk.
Each of these steps is vital to make sure that protein powder you choose is the best and highest quality for you and your family. It is often difficult, however, to find all of this information in one place and even harder to separate the marketing from the actual claims. For this reason, we would like to introduce you to our own grass-fed high quality whey protein, which was specifically designed with these 6 qualities in mind.
The Well Wisdom Story: Why We Know It Works
Well Wisdom was founded by Michael Keenan, who, after being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, was determined to find a healthy solution to combat his autoimmune disorder. After extensive research, he encountered a German physician familiar with the role glutathione and protein play in chronic illness.
Within weeks of taking glutathione derived from powdered raw milk protein, the improvements were visible–including improved sleep, reduced fatigue, and enhanced mental function. Since that day, Michael Keenan dedicated himself to producing high quality products to treat chronic illness and autoimmune disorders the natural way. All of the Well Wisdom glutathione-rich ImmunoPro and Vital Whey supplements are designed to boost immune function, provide a balance of bioavailable nutrients, and address health problems the natural way.
Proserum® The Finest Grass Fed Whey Protein® Concentrate
Here at Well Wisdom, we have sourced our raw materials from the highest quality dairies to produce what we believe is the best protein available. The protein has been branded under the name Proserum®, and is used to produce all of our high quality protein powder, ImmunoPro and Vital Whey. We want to make it easier for you as the consumer. You can trust that any product with Proserum® listed in the ingredients section contains protein that meets our quality standards.
Our ImmunoPro® and Vital Whey® protein lines are produced exclusively with Proserum® ingredient and contain all of the following benefits (these should sound familiar by now):
- Concentrate; not isolate.
- Grass fed whey protein sourced from cows that graze year round to ensure the highest quality.
- GMO and antibiotic free
- Contains Immunoglobulins, Lactoferrin and Serum Albumin – all of the fragile protein fractions that boost antibody and glutathione production.
- Contains a full amino acid profile more complete than most other high protein products.
- Is minimally processed using a single pasteurization and never undergoes acid treatment, micro-filtration or ion exchange. This provides you with undenatred protein loaded with amino acids and bio-available protein fractions.
- Contains Glycomacropeptides make it an ideal protein powder for weight loss.
- Tested for and free of heavy metals
Both ImmunoPro and Vital Whey are all made with Proserum® . The key differences between these products are the suggested serving size and the addition of flavoring to Vital Whey (Cocoa and Vanilla).
ImmunoPro has a smaller 5g serving size to provide tighter control of protein intake for chronically ill individuals. Vital Whey comes in a larger 20g serving size and is designed as a bulk version of the same high quality Proserum. It is better suited for healthy, active individuals and their protein needs.
Vital Whey Natural Cocoa and Natural Vanilla use stevia and natural vanilla or cocoa flavoring. They also contain gum acacia, a natural plant extract used to add texture.
As you can see, Well Wisdom’s Proserum® products have been intentionally designed to produce the finest grass-fed whey protein available on the market today. We understand that it is becoming harder every day to find supplements you can trust to keep standards high. Since its creation in 1999, ImmunoPro, and then later Vital Whey, have always been produced with Proserum® which maintains the highest standard.
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“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
HOMEMADE PROTEIN BAR RECIPES
We’ve scoured the internet for tasty treats, and we’ve even spent time in our own kitchen mixing up a few ingredients ourselves. We’ve made sure to invest plenty of time and work into finding the VERY BEST protein bar recipes around.
Here for you, are the greatest protein bar recipes we could find to help you enjoy our high quality whey protein:
Coco-Vanilla Protein Bars
This is a treat made with toasted coconut and vanilla-flavored whey protein powder, and you’ll find that the simple flavors of this bar make it a delight for every occasion.
Whether you’re off to the gym, in need of a quick snack, or looking for a sweet treat at night, this is the protein bar for you!
- 1/2 cup of Vanilla Whey
- 1/4 cup of Flaked Coconut
- 1/4 cup of Coconut Flour
- 1/4 cup of Milk
- 30 grams 85% Dark Chocolate
Directions1. To begin, place a skillet on the stove to heat. Once it is sufficiently heated, add in the flaked coconut. Toast until it is lightly browned, and remove from the heat.
2. Place a saucepan on the stove, filled about half-way with water. Place a glass bowl to float inside the water, and bring the water to a boil. Add the dark chocolate into the bowl, and let the double-boiler slowly melt the chocolate. Remove the bowl once the chocolate is properly melted.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the vanilla whey, coconut flour, and flaked coconut. Once the dry ingredients are mixed, add in the milk, stirring to ensure there are no lumps. Finish off by drizzling in the dark chocolate.
4. Use your hands to form the bars, put them in the freezer, and let them sit for at least 30 minutes.
DAS CHOCOLATE PROTEIN BAR
This protein bar is made with all the rich flavor of German chocolate, and the addition of chocolate-flavored protein powder only makes it all the more chocolate-y.
For those with a bit of a sweet tooth, this is the best option. It may be a little bit high in sugar, but it’s a protein-heavy recipe that is a huge success!
- 1 cup Oats
- 1/2 cup cocoa-flavored whey protein powder
- 2/3 cup dates, pitted
- 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp pecans
- 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
- 6 tbsp brown rice syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 salt
Directions1. Run the oats through a food processor, grinding them to produce a fine oat flour. Use a scoop to measure in the right amounts of cocoa powder and protein powder, and blend once more.
2. Drain the liquid from the dates before adding them into the food processor, and pour in the pecans, coconut, salt, and vanilla. Blend again. Pour this mixture into a bowl and add in the rice syrup. Stir well, then form into bars using your hands.
3. Transfer the bars to a greased cookie sheet, and slide the tray into the fridge. Let them sit for about 3 hours before eating, and store in the freezer for up to a month!
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The Healthy Dream Bar
These protein bars are made with very little sugar and all gluten-free ingredients. They are a good choice if you’re on a strict diet, yet need to get in your protein.
- 128g (1/2 cup) Natural Peanut Butter
- 1 cup + 2 tbs Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 10 packets Truvia
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Stevia Extract
- 80g (2/3 cup) Oat Flour
- 168g (8 scoops) Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
- 3/4-1 cup Chopped Pretzels
- 45g (1/4 cup) Mini Dark Chocolate Chips
1.Mix the peanut butter, milk, stevia, salt, and Truvia in a bowl. Combine the protein powder and oat flour in a separate bowl.
2. Pour the contents of the dry bowl into the wet bowl, and mix well. Add in the pretzels and chocolate chips, mix, and roll into bars.
Freeze for 30 minutes before eating!
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Fruity Tooty Protein Bars
These bars are made with REAL pieces of dried fruit, giving them that hint of sweetness you can’t help but love. Plus, with the vanilla-flavored protein powder, they’ve got a great taste!
- 1 cup Dried Fruits
- 1 cup Warm Water
- 1 1⁄2 cups Rolled Oats
- 1 cup Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
- 3 tbsp Low-fat Milk
- 2 tsp finely grated Lemon or Orange Zest
1. Mix the water and fruit in one bowl, letting it sit until the fruit is soft.
2. Grind the oats into flour using a food processor, and add the rest of the ingredients.
3. Use your hands to roll the mixture into bars, refrigerate for half an hour, and enjoy.
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Velvety Peanut Bars
These bars look like “pink velvet”, mixed with pumpkin seeds for added flavor and nutritional value. You’ll love the color and find that they’re absolutely delicious as your perfect post-gym snack.
- 2 small cooked Beets
- 1/2 cup Vanilla Whey
- 1/4 cup of Coconut Flour
- 1/4 cup of Milk
- 3 tbsp low-fat milk1 tbsp Organic Pumpkin Peanut Butter
- 40 grams melted 85% Dark Chocolate
1. Mix the vanilla whey and coconut flour together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, stir the milk and peanut butter together.
2. Run the beets through a food processor, and pour the mixture into the wet bowl. Add in the dry ingredients, stir well, and set in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes.
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Try these five recipes, and you’ll always have delicious protein bars on hand for when you need a quick snack!