Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein
The Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein is a one-of-a-kind high performance functional protein that contains the Natural Health industry’s highest levels of the bioactive peptide Alpha-lactalbumin – nature’s most perfect form of protein. The exceptionally high levels of bioactive proteins, peptides and amino acids are obtained through an exclusive low-heat, cross flow micro-filtration method that filters out all impurities and guarantees a completely bioavailable, high performance functional protein coming from 100% whey isolate (no inexpensive, less bioavailable concentrate). The result is a protein that can actually impact the body’s biological systems, improve immunity, help lower stress hormones (cortisol), balance moods, reduce cravings, aid in deep restorative sleep and boost energy levels during the day.
Why Whey Protein?
Protein is second only to water as the most plentiful substance in the body. In fact, well over 50% of your body’s dry weight is protein. Unfortunately, many people – especially strict vegetarians and the elderly – do not consume enough high quality protein through their modern diet. Protein is essential for the body to maintain, repair and build body tissues including muscles, organs, skin and hair. The side effects of inadequate protein intake can include a loss of lean metabolically active muscle tissue, unwanted weight gain, bone loss, compromised skin integrity, lethargy and compromised immunity (becoming sick frequently) – all of which are hallmarks of premature aging. By supplementing the diet with Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein, you can insure that your body’s protein needs are being met.
Whey protein is an excellent choice for protein supplementation as it contains an excellent balance of all of the amino acids your body needs to stay healthy and strong. Furthermore, it contains higher amounts of these essential amino acids than do vegetable protein sources, and also contains more branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) – leucine, isoleucine, and valine, which are especially important for tissue growth and repair.
Additionally, whey protein has been clinically studied and has been shown to have a variety of beneficial effects on health extending beyond simply improving muscle repair and growth. Whey protein can also help to support weight management by reducing cravings and supporting the production of lean muscle mass. Even more impressively, whey protein has been shown to reduce the risk of metabolic diseases like diabetes by helping to manage blood glucose levels and insulin resistance. Finally, whey protein helps to improve immune function and gastrointestinal health.
Why is High-Alpha Whey Protein Superior?
Whey protein isolates are the purest form of whey protein, containing upwards of 95 percent protein with low (to undetectable) levels of lactose and fat. If the whey is damaged by excessive heat, chemicals or acids, it will be rendered “denatured,” and will therefore not be a viable protein source to the body as it will have few, if any, health benefits. High-Alpha Whey Protein contains 100% whey protein isolate, which is processed at a low temperature to prevent denaturation.
Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein is also guaranteed to contain a minimum of 33% Alpha-lactalbumin—nature’s most perfect protein! Alpha-lactalbumin has been shown to be responsible for many of the beneficial effects of whey protein including faster growth and repair of muscle tissue, enhanced immune function, stress reduction, mood enhancement and improved sleep.
FORMUL A MICRO MICROFRACTIONS :
Alpha lactalbumin ... 33%
Alpha lactalbumin is highly anabolic-preventing the breakdown of lean muscle tissue and slowing biological aging. It also helps the body deal with excess stress.
Beta-lactoglobulin ... 34-38%
Beta-lactoglobulin has the ability to: increase the absorptions of fat-soluble vitamins; prevent the breakdown of muscle tissue; and spare glycogen during exercise.
Glycomacropeptides (GMPs) ... 19-22%
Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein contains exceptionally high levels of this important fraction (up to 22% vs. low-trace amounts in other whey proteins) that has been shown in studies to effectively stimulate a hormone (cholecystokinin) that can control our hunger responses and reduce appetite. GMPs may also boost our immune system.
Albumin ... 0.8-1.6%
Large sized protein compound with immune boosting capabilities as well as fat binding properties.
Lactoferrin ... 1%
A powerful anti-oxidant that regulates iron absorption and bioavailability. Iron supports red-blood cell formation increasing oxygen and energy for the body.
Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) – leucine, isoleucine and valine:
Over 6.5 grams per serving. Energy levels, protein turnover, and recovery all depend upon the presence of adequate BCAAs. These amino acids also allow the body to burn fat instead of muscle.
If I am a vegetarian, how can taking your Ultimate Protein benefit me?
Both the High-Alpha Whey Protein and the Iso-Energy Whey Protein are great for any lacto-ovo vegetarians. These proteins can help regenerate the body's tissues more effectively, as many vegetarians do not consume enough high quality protein. Inadequate protein intake may appear as a loss of lean metabolically active muscle tissue, unwanted weight gain, bone loss, wrinkles, tiredness and a lowered immune system.
What are the actual grams of protein in each serving of your High Alpha and ISO Energy Ultimate proteins?
Each 33 gram serving of both our Ultimate High Alpha Whey and ISO Energy provides 25 grams of the highest quality whey protein.
I hear a lot of conflicting information about whey proteins, especially the source of the cows. Should I be worried?
Studies have shown that many commerically-available whey protein powders are nutritionally deficient due to over-processing and because the original source of the whey could be comprimised. You should look for whey protein powder that is sourced from all-natural grass fed cows that are not injected with the hormone rBGH (a hormone injected into dairy cows to increase milk production). The Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein, and the Ultimate ISO Energy protein both fit these specifications.
Why does your High-Alpha Whey Protein no longer show "lactose-free" on the label?
There is actually no such thing as 0% lactose in any whey protein. To be considered "lactose-free", the product must be under 1% lactose - which is where the High-Alpha falls. By law, whey proteins are no longer allowed to place "lactose-free" on the bottle.
Is your Iso-Energy Whey Protein lactose-free? Some labels show that it is, and some don't.
The same information applies to our Iso-Energy protein as to our High Alpha Whey proteins. To be considered "lactose-free", the product must be under 1% lactose - which is also where the Iso-Energy protein falls. By law, whey proteins are no longer allowed to place "lactose-free" on the bottle. There is a .5% (1/2%) maximum of lactose in the Iso-Energy proteins. Going forward, all new lots will not specifiy "lactose-free" on the label.
Are Isolate proteins inferior to whey proteins? I understand they don't absorb as well and are stripped of their nutritional values?
Contrary to some reports, the body does in fact absorb Isolate proteins quickly and our Ultimate ISO Energy proteins are not exposed to acid processing (which would denature the amino acid profiles) - they are in fact microfiltered to eliminate excess milk fat and unhealthy unnecessary milk sugar.
Aren't Isolate proteins deficient in key amino acids and nutritional values?
The Ultimate ISO Energy proteins all contain very high values of all amino acids and especially high amounts of the most important Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). These, along with co-factors like GMPs, lactoferrin and lactoperoxidasse ensure the highest levels of all the amino acids and co-factors available.
Do your Ultimate Proteins no longer have an inner seal?
No, we no longer have an inner seal on our protein powders. All bottles have a tear-away outer seal and unless this seal has been damaged, broken or tampered with, the product will be fine.
Your protein powders are "cold processed". What does this mean for me?
Cold processing ensures that the protein is in its most viable form, meaning that the delicate protein structures are not damaged or denatured in any way (which is almost always the case with excess heat production).
What is "Alpha-lactalbumin"?
Alpha-lactalbumin comprises over 30% of the protein fraction found in human breast milk. It is the fastest and most absorbable of any protein source. In research, it has been found to have a digestibility even higher than that of human milk. Studies on alpha-lactalbumin indicate that it is one of the most (if not the most) effective forms of nutrition required for overall growth and development. Alpha-lactalbumin also contains nature’s highest levels of the essential and often missing amino acid, tryptophan. Tryptophan is essential to the manufacture of one of our most important brain chemicals called serotonin. Benefits include appetite control, sleep regulation and mood improvement – especially under stress.
What is the difference between your High-Alpha Whey Protein and the Iso-Energy Whey Protein?
Both of these proteins are specially designed to maximize the body's ability to rebuild, repair and replace its worn or damaged cells. By using either the High-Alpha Whey or the Iso-Energy Whey on a regular basis you will ensure that your body has optimal levels of bioactive functional proteins for strengthened immunity, overall health, efficient metabolism and regeneration, stress-reduction, enhanced mood, reduced cravings and better sleep.
Our feature benefits of the Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein include:
*anti-carcinogenic and anti-microbial
*can selectively inhibit the growth of human cancer cells
*highly effective at reducing stress
*effectively lowers cortisol
*aids in efficient sleep
Our feature benefits of the Ultimate Iso-Energy Whey Protein include:
*helps build and repair muscle, skin and bones
*delivers specialized peptides that reduce appetite and cravings
*hydrates the body at the cellular level
I have purchased a powdered product, but it went very hard on me. Do you know how I can make it soft again? Is this common?
This is common especially if the lid is not tightly secured after each use since there is then the possibilty of moisture getting into the container. Moisture in the container causes the product to clump and/or go hard. Try using a spoon to help break up the product and make sure you secure the lid tightly after each use. There are also dessicants in the product that are supposed to help with this issue as well.
Why do you no longer supply shaker cups for your protein drinks?
We made the decision not to print any more shaker cups because they stain easily and more importantly, they are not environmentally friendly.
Where do you source your products from?
All of our products are manufactured at a GMP facility certified by Health Canada. All raw materials come in and are tested for purity, safety and potency. If they do not meet our standards they are rejected and sent back or destroyed. We use the highest quality ingredients available. Many of our products contain proprietary patented ingredients that have been clinically researched. We also use organic whenever we can.
Are your products gluten free?
All of our products are manufactured in a facility that is not dedicated to be gluten free. Therefore we cannot guarantee that any of our products are gluten free since there is always a possibility of cross-contamination.
Are your products peanut free?
Following compliance with food regulations, in order to make a negative claim such as "peanut free", it would be necessary to insure a zero tolerance of any peanut traces, including the possibilty of cross contamination. Although our manufacturing facility has a policy in place for allergen control, there is no specific policy for peanuts, nor is there a specific "no peanut agreement" with our raw material suppliers.
Can your products be used after the expiry date has passed?
Supplements generally keep their potency long after the expiry date. There is certainly no safety issues with consuming after the expiry date has passed however the potency degrades over longer periods of time.
Do all of your products have NPN numbers?
Some of our products have received NPN numbers. Others are in the application process or are waiting to be reviewed by Health Canada.
Are any of your products "vegan-friendly"?
Yes, AdrenaSense, BioSil, EstroSense and MenoSense (from our Preferred Nutrition and WomenSense lines), our MacaPunch Products and the Ultimate Anti-Stress Vegan formula are all vegan friendly.
Can I purchase products directly from you? I went to a health food store and the prices seem very expensive.
We only sell to Health Food stores since they have a personal commitment to the natural health lifestyle. Consumers are then able to buy our products from knowledgeable staff that are genuinely interested in helping people be well - people who care! Always be sure to look for in store promotions or coupons when you are making your purchases as this can help alleviate your cost concerns.
Do all health food stores carry all of your products?
To find Health Food stores in your area that carry our products, please click on "Store Locator" at the top of this screen. All you have to do is enter your postal code and you will be given a list of retailers in the radius that you choose. We do recommend calling ahead to see if they stock the item you are looking for and in most cases if a store does not normally carry something, they will offer to do a special order for you.
Are any of your products tested on animals?
No, there is no animal testing on any of our products.
Should your supplements be taken with or without food?
Most of our products will specify directly on the bottle whether they should be taken with a meal or not. If nothing is stated, then the choice is yours as to when the best time is for you to take them.
I like the sound of many of your products. Am I able to take different formulas at the same time?
Yes, it's safe to combine various WomenSense products to help support the body in achieving optimal health. The same applies to the Balanced Planet products, Dr. Whitaker's formulas and to Brad King's. If you are unsure of any combination, then please consult your Health Care Practitioner.
I have heard that drinking green tea along with my supplements will end up flushing out all the nutrients? Is this true?
No, you are fine taking your supplements with green tea. Coffee inhibits the absorption of nutritients, but the caffeine in green tea will not pose the same problem.
Can you tell me if I can combine any of your supplements with the medication(s) I am on, as prescribed by my doctor?
It is best to consult your Doctor or alternative Health Practitioner before taking any new supplements while on medication.
Can I take your products when I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
We are not able to make any recommendations with any of our products when it comes to pregnancy or while nursing. You must contact your Health Practitioner, Naturopath or Pharmacist.
I understand that you put a recommended dosage on your labels, but I can take more or less than that, right? And, really, do I have to take the product every day?
With regards to the recommended dosage, we would suggest you speak to your Doctor or Health Care Practitioner before increasing any amounts. As with any supplement you can determine your amount based on your personal preference - if you find that a product works for you immediately then you should be fine to take it just on the days you feel you need it, but again we suggest you discuss this with you MD or HP. Some consumers find that a product needs to be in their system for a few days to a few weeks before they notice results and/or feel the full benefits.
I don't understand why when I purchase your product and open the bottle, the contents don't even fill 1/2 of the packaging that is being used?
The containers we use are determined based on product fill and required label information, as well as capsule count when/where applicable. Sometimes we do have to use a larger bottle than seems necessary because of the information required on the labels - requirements both from Health Canada and in order for the label to be clear and legible to our consumers. Also, in a case where we are offering larger volume (ie/ 400g versus 200g or 180 capsules versus 90 capsules), then we have to put the contents in a bigger container in order for there to be differentiation on the shelf.
What is your 100% money-back guarantee?
Our 100% money back guarantee ensures that if a customer is not completely satisfied with their purchase, they can return it to their point of purchase and we will credit the Health Food store 100% of their purchase price from us. We cannot dictate if a store will give cash back or an in-store credit ~ but we do promise to credit them, regardless of the reason for the return.