Our pure whey protein isolate (WPI) is a high-quality pharmaceutical grade protein supplement that is derived from milk. It is a complete protein source that contains all essential amino acids necessary for the growth and maintenance of the human body. Whey protein is known to have many benefits, including increasing muscle mass, aiding in weight loss, and improving immunity. Some studies have also suggested that consuming whey protein may increase milk production in breastfeeding mothers.
Breast milk production is regulated by a complex interplay of hormones, including prolactin, oxytocin, and estrogen. Prolactin is the primary hormone responsible for milk production, while oxytocin helps to release milk from the breast. Both hormones are stimulated by the baby’s suckling and the mother’s response to the baby’s needs.
Studies have suggested that consuming whey protein may increase the levels of prolactin in breastfeeding mothers, which in turn can lead to increased milk production. A study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology in 2000 found that consuming whey protein increased the levels of prolactin in healthy women. Another study published in the Journal of Nutrition in 2011 found that consuming whey protein increased the levels of prolactin in lactating rats.
Nuvita Whey Isolate contains 87% protein, and 1% lactose, making it highly absorbable and easily digestible for persons who are lactose intolerant.
Why choose Whey Isolate?
There are several reasons why someone might choose to buy whey isolate over whey concentrate.
Whey isolate tends to be more expensive than whey concentrate, but it is also a more pure form and contains a higher percentage of protein per serving. This makes it a good choice for people who are looking to maximize their protein intake without consuming a lot of calories or fat.
- Higher protein content: Whey isolate typically contains a higher percentage of protein than whey concentrate, often around 90% or more. This can make it a better choice for those looking to maximize their protein intake without consuming a lot of other nutrients.
- Lower in lactose: Whey isolate is typically lower in lactose than whey concentrate, which makes it a better choice for those who are lactose intolerant or sensitive.
- Faster absorption: Whey isolate is typically absorbed more quickly by the body than whey concentrate, which can make it a good choice for those looking for a fast-acting protein source after a workout or to support muscle growth.
Whey concentrate, on the other hand, is typically less expensive than whey isolate, but it may also contain more lactose and other impurities. This can make it a better choice for people who are less concerned about protein purity and are looking for a more cost-effective option.
In general, whey isolate is a better choice for people who are looking for a high-quality, pure source of protein and are willing to pay a premium for it. Whey concentrate is a better choice for people who are looking for a more affordable protein supplement and are less concerned about purity.
Pharmacological Action of Whey
The two main functions of whey protein are to stimulate protein synthesis and to stimulate the immune system (e.g. in cancer patients). For older people, aging causes a decline in protein synthesis that inevitably leads to disability and death (” cachexia”). Recent studies have shown that amino acids derived from high quality proteins such as whey protein, are able to stimulate regeneration of lost proteins (J Clin Invest, May, 1998). Apart from being a source of dietary amino acids, whey has numerous other benefits which
Persons with severe kidney failure should not be taken whey unless under the supervision of a medical practitioner.
Take 1 tablespoon 2-3 times per day, dissolved in water or fresh fruit juice.