How do Vital Whey® and ImmunoPro® compare to other whey protein concentrate products?
Proserum® is the most potent native whey protein® available:
- Contains the original full range of biological activity
- Minimally processed to best maintain the fragile immune-modulating and regenerative components naturally present in fresh raw milk
- The result of years of work to perfect a system that produces only the highest quality natural whey protein®
- The milk is derived from cows that are grass fed and graze year-round on natural pastures. It is GMO free, hormone treatment free, pesticide and chemical free and undergoes minimal processing.
- The highest quality whey protein concentrate
The Highest Quality Whey Protein Concentrate
The vast majority of whey protein is from grain fed cows, which has been shown to have an inferior fatty acid profile quality when compared to grass fed cows. Grass fed cows have higher levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids that reduce inflammation and risk for disease. Milk from grass fed cows have up to 3 times the amount of omega 3 fatty acids when compared to grain fed cows, and it is also a rich source of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA). When cows are allowed to graze on fresh pastures alone their milk contains over twice more CLA than products from cows fed grain. Proserum whey protein is derived from cows that graze year-round on chemical and pesticide free natural pastures.
Proserum® Nondenatured Whey Protein
Proserum® utilizes a proprietary filtration and drying method that involves a minimal amount of processing. The result is a microbial safe product that exceeds all standards and makes it the optimum nutrition whey protein powder. We DO NOT use cross-flow filtration, microfiltration, isolate filtration, hydrolyzation or ion exchange because these methods denature (damage) the original protein components. After use of these commercial methods, the damaged proteins are then filtered out and what remains is a narrow range of “undenatured” proteins that have survived the whey manufacturing process. Additionally the vital protein-bound fats have been removed. Some of these whey protein products are then referred to as undenatured/cold processed. It is not possible to undenature or restore the full biological activity of a protein after it has been damaged.
When considering a whey product ask for a lab analysis of the whey showing actual percentages of components present from the distributor/manufacturer. You should not receive a range of percentages as that denotes it is not from an actual test. Test results on our products are from an independent lab that performs SDS PAGE Gel method testing. Here are test results for our Proserum whey protein concentrate.
The Importance of Cysteine
Proserum whey protein contains exceptional levels of naturally occurring Cysteine (covalent bonded Cysteine). It is the main precursor for the intracellular production of glutathione (GSH). Glutathione has several roles within the body including antioxidant activity, supporting metabolism, and contributing to the regulation of cell production.
Cysteine is found in lean protein, eggs, nuts, legumes, flax seeds, cruciferous vegetables and whey. The highest concentrations are found in raw or rare meat, unprocessed dairy, and fresh fruits and vegetables. However, because cooking and pasteurization is so common in today’s world, this processing significantly depletes the amount of cysteine present in food.
This limited availability of cysteine in our foods can contribute to the depletion of glutathione in our bodies. Glutathione can also be depleted in the body by a number of other lifestyle factors, including poor nutrition, environmental pollution and toxin exposure, aging, insomnia, and stress. Glutathione deficiency is associated with decreased immunity, increased susceptibility to cancer and a number of chronic diseases affecting all systems of the body.
Because our methods limit the amount of processing done to our Proserum whey protein concentrate, it is able to retain its high concentration of cysteine. This makes Proserum one of the best whey protein products available on the market today.
The Case For Whey Protein Isolate vs Concentrate: The Journal Immunology Reports
A report published in the Journal of Immunology on the importance of glutathione for the immune system reports:
“The bioactive components of whey protein concentrate help replenish glutathione levels within the cell, thus supporting an optimal immune response. It is accomplished via continuous provision of glutathione precursors, especially cysteine, during splenic lymphocyte proliferation. These precursors allow for intracellular concentrations of glutathione to be increased, especially within the mitochondria, which in turn increase lymphocyte activation and proliferation. The effects of glutathione precursor supplementation can be seen for significant lengths of time after introduction to the cells. This can be helpful in chronic inflammatory conditions or aging that tend to deplete levels of intracellular glutathione and reduce immune function.”
This research indicates that taking whey protein concentrate can increase glutathione levels in the blood, particularly impacting the immune system.
Whey Protein Isolate vs. Concentrate for Weight Loss
Glutathione may also play a role in weight management. A 2018 study found that for obese participants on a weight loss diet, those with higher GSH levels at the start of the diet lost significantly more weight and body fat over a 6-month period. Knowing the glutathione levels of those that desire weight loss may help tailor individualized plans to help them achieve their goals. Whey protein concentrate due to the high cysteine levels may help people achieve weight loss with less effort.
Which is Better Whey Protein Isolate or Concentrate?
Our product is a whey protein concentrate, since the concentrate form has been shown to retain components that strengthen the immune system when compared to whey protein isolate. Specifically, it contains the full range and highest levels of the most important protein components: Lactoferrin, Immunoglobulins, Serum Albumin, Active Peptides and Growth Factors, making it the optimum nutrition protein powder to support proper immune function. So, when you perform a whey protein comparison, there are good reasons to select Well Wisdom’s Vital Whey® and ImmunoPro® products.