Whey is probably one of the most overlooked tools you can use to improve and protect your health, including boosting your immune system function. Whey is the translucent liquid that separates from the curd when milk coagulates during the cheese-making process.
As fall approaches and we begin getting sick more frequently, whey protein can boost immunity.
Whey protein contains high amounts of the amino acids needed for the production of glutathione, arguably the most important antioxidant there is. At least one study has shown that whey protein elevates glutathione levels more than any other protein source.
Additionally, whey protein has been shown to help fight infections. In one study, animals fed whey protein showed increased immune system function in response to challenges such as salmonella and streptococcus pneumonia. While other protein sources were tested, this beneficial effect was unique to whey protein.
Whey protein is more than just amino acids – it is made up of numerous sub-fractions, including betalactoalbumins, alpha-lactalbumins, lactoferrin, and immunoglobulins – all of which possess immune system-boosting properties.
Each scoop of Advanced Gold Standard Whey Protein contains a whopping 26 grams of protein per serving, 2 grams of fiber and 100% of vitamins B,C, D and Niacin in just one serving.
It should be evident that whey protein-especially whey protein isolate, a purer form of this particular protein source than whey protein concentrate-is an important component in not only muscle tissue repair but immune system health as well. Before flu season begins, give your immune system the help it needs by including Advanced Gold Standard Whey Protein as part of your “immunity strengthening” arsenal.