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The Organic Whey

July 19th, 2010 3 comments
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The Organic Whey

Then this is what you need.

All Organic

This is a new entry into the organic whey protein class. If you don’t know much about organic whey, you can assume a few things:

It’s going to come from healthier cows.
It’s going to be rBST and BGH free.
It’s going to be very healthy for you.

The Organic Whey delivers on all three.

This isn’t a cheaply made protein, and it has a price point to match. But few other companies care about the cows from whey comes from of the sustainability of their product. Most people who shop organic care about this.

What’s In It?

The protein is a whey protein concentrate. They have managed to remove the fat totally and it has 8mg of cholesterol per 15g of protein per serving.

The amino acid profile looks good on it too: high amounts of glutamic acid and lysine.

Other than that – it’s whey. No flavors or added sweetners here. This is always an added plus since you can manage your own GI load with a whey like this, or throw in extra fats like flax oil or peanut butter to get a good fat/protein macro ratio.

Drinkability

Like most other unflavored, minimally processed wheys you need to mix this in well. It works fine in every liquid we threw at it (dairy, soy milk, and good ole H2O) with a blender or shaker.

Digestion is fine, aftertaste is fine. You can drink it unflavored if you want or mix in whatever you want. It’s a good base.

The Bottom Line

If you looking for a good organic whey protein powder, this is it.★★★★½

The Truth About Organic Whey

February 11th, 2009 1 comment

Whey protein has been a staple of bodybuilding supplements ever since I can remember. It’s one of the fastest digesting proteins found in nature. It is also one of the most efficient protein sources in terms of building muscle mass, and I recommend it to any bodybuilder.

But can it get any better?

We’re seeing many more healthy and organic options appearing across the board for all food choices. I know it’s a matter of some debate if all these products are better, but I think it’s safe to say the organic whey proteins appearing on the market can be a valuable supplement.

Does organic whey protein cut down on the junk found in your protein? Also, is it actually worth the price premium? The answer may surprise you.

To start let’s break down the main unwanted chemicals that most organic dairy products try and eliminate.

Steroid hormones are only capable of being stored in fat, so can only be found in the fatty portion of a whey protein powder. Depending on the mixture and preparation method this fatty portion could be between .001% to almost 50% of the total mass.

Lucky for us the vast majority of consumer whey powders fall on the very low end of the spectrum of fat content.

Bovine somatotropin (BST) is a cow’s equivalent to Human Growth Hormone. BST and IGF-1 will always be found in extremely minute quantities in whey – we’re talking millionths of a gram here – simply because whey is a animal product.

This is where the main benefits of organic whey protein step in.

1. Organic whey must come from organic milk. This cuts out on an entire possible source of external growth hormones (rBST) or antibiotics. As a nice side bonus, organically raised milk cows produce milk that is higher in protein than other cows.

2. Organic whey usually contains less additives and fillers than non-organic whey powders. Extra sugars and colorants can be found in some whey formulas, but rarely in organic whey ones.

3. Look away from the cow pasture and into the goat field. Growth hormones are not used in goat milk production at all. Any goat whey protein will be sourced with a very clean method, and is often organic.

If you’re looking for maximum purity or want to be environmentally conscious, organic whey is a good choice.

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