There are so many different proteins out on the market, pea, rice and hemp proteins are popular with vegans and some vegetarians, but individually they do not provide a complete amino acid profile like whey protein. (Looking for a complete plant protein? Check out our NEW IN.POWER Organic Plant Protein. While soy protein does have a complete amino acid profile it is often derived from GMO soy (91% of all soy is GMO) and is not recommended by most health professionals for several reasons. First, soy contains a class of compounds called isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens and have been shown to mimic the effects of the female hormone estrogen. High levels of estrogen have been associated with increased risk of certain cancers in both men and women. Additionally, increased estrogen levels in men can lead to sexual dysfunction, reduced body hair, and even the development of gynecomastia (female breasts). And lastly, soy contains goitrogens, substances that suppress the function of the thyroid gland and can interfere with the absorption of iodine which can result in lower metabolism and weight gain.(2)
Many people believe protein isolates are inferior to concentrates in several ways. First, protein isolates go through extra processing, which often use acids and/or heat to strip the protein away from its nutritional cofactors, and this creates a less natural product. Second, some experts believe that your body has a harder time assimilating proteins in their isolated form. And Third, by removing the fat from the whey, protein isolates have also eliminated many key components with beneficial immunological properties, such as phospholipids, and phosphatidylserine. Additionally, all of the igG immunoglobulins, which are an excellent source of glutamine and cysteine, are also bound to the naturally occurring fat. The bottom line is, IN.POWER whey concentrate is superior to whey isolates in its ability to enhance overall health.
Glutathione is your body’s most powerful antioxidant and one of the greatest predictors of overall health. Meaning that when the Lancet, the top British medical journal, studied the relationship between glutathione levels and overall health the individuals with the highest levels of glutathione were the healthiest and those with the lowest levels were the sickest and often hospitalized.(7) In fact, there are nearly 90,000 medical articles written about this one disease preventing micronutrient alone because it is so important to your ability to achieve optimal health.
Glutathione protects your cells from oxidative damage and helps to:
With glutathione being so powerful it would make sense to take a glutathione supplement to increase your levels, right?
Well, yes, except for the fact that glutathione doesn’t appear to be as effective in supplement form as it is in real food. It turns out that most oral glutathione supplements are relatively poorly absorbed and are often a waste of your hard- earned money. In fact, supplemental glutathione may actually interfere with your body’s ability to naturally produce glutathione over time. So in this particular case it is crucial to get glutathione from your food.While including sulfur rich foods such as onions, garlic and the cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts into your diet can be a beneficial way to increase your levels naturally – the absolute best food for truly maximizing your glutathione levels is organic whey protein concentrate.
Just like everything else in life, quality matters when it comes to choosing the best whey. Look for a high- quality, pasture raised, organic, cold processed, non-denatured whey protein concentrate free of GMOs ingredients like soy, corn and wheat as well as chemicals, artificial colors, sweeteners and of course sugar. And choosing a concentrate over an isolate is key because it ensures that critical bioactive cofactors such as Bovine Serum Albumin which contains glutamylcysteine a rare molecule that is known for its affinity for converting to glutathione, as well as other glutathione boosting health promoting co-factors such as immunoglobulins, lactoferrin and alpha lactalbumin.