Why Un-Denatured Whey protein may be the one of the most effective foods you can employ to support your immune system.
Here is what the scientists say about the incredible immune system support and detoxifying properties of using undenatured whey protein as part of your daily life.
There is compelling scientific evidence in a Review Article titled.
“Peptides and proteins in whey and their benefits to human health.”
The researchers have pointed out the significant benefits of the elements contained in un-denatured whey protein.
The Review Article stated the following:
“In addition to vitamin-binding proteins and several enzymes, whey protein contains a number of bioactive components including beta-lactoglobulin, alpha-lactalbumin, serum albumin, immunoglobulin, and lactoferrin.
These components demonstrate a range of immune enhancing and antioxidant properties that result in effects on hypertension, cancer, hyperlipidemia, and virus infections.
The conversion of the amino acids cysteine, glutamate and glycine to glutathione can partially explain these effects.”
They go on to say.
“Whey protein is rich in cysteine, glutamate, and glycine which is essential for glutathione (GSH) production in our cells. GSH is a small molecule found in almost every cell, but it cannot enter the cells directly, and therefore, must be made inside the cell from its three constituent amino acids: glycine, glutathione, and cysteine. The three amino acids are relatively scarce in regular foodstuffs.
GSH is a major antioxidant produced by the cell, protecting it from “free radicals,” and it is also known as an especially important detoxifying agent, enabling the body to get rid of undesirable toxins and pollutants. GSH is required in many intricate steps needed to carry out an immune response.”
The research is clearly saying that un-denatured whey protein (non-pasteurized, “without high heat processing”) is one of the highest concentrations of cysteine, glycine, and glutamate of any food source and that are so critical for immune system support.
It seems logical that you would want to adopt the use of undenatured whey protein shakes as part of your food intake everyday and not just when we are facing the threat of these new viruses or the common flu.
This could change everything you thought you knew about food, diets, nutrition, and exercise.
- This article is for educational purposed only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any diseases. It also is not intended to be a substitute or replacement for traditional medical advice.
- None of these statements have been evaluated by the FDA.
- It is always recommended that you check with your health care professional before embarking on any diet, nutrition, or exercise program.