Did You Know…that many popular protein supplements can degrade your muscles, and can even have a toxic effect in your body?
Most people are aware that protein is crucial to a balanced diet and optimal health. Your body needs protein to repair cells and make new ones. Whether you’re an athlete…trying to drop pounds…or simply interested in achieving ideal health, it’s important to monitor your protein intake.
Protein supplements are a quick and easy way to get a concentrated serving of protein and therefore can be an appealing option. However, many popular protein powders, bars, and drinks contain industrial casein.
According to experts, industrial casein poses health risks that far outweigh any benefits you might gain from extra protein.
Whole Milk Casein Vs. Industrial Casein
Whole milk casein is the main protein in raw milk. But there are many kinds of casein, and this causes confusion and controversy.
Whole milk caseins are some of the best natural proteins for your body. They provide a very effective nutrient delivery with a steady, long-lasting anabolic effect on your muscles. The anabolic state is that in which your muscles build tissue and gain strength.
However, the casein in protein supplements is, as mentioned, industrial casein—a deficient protein that lacks two amino acids, methionine and cysteine. Both of these amino acids contain sulfur, and play key roles in regulating your immune system. Unfortunately, they are stripped from the casein when it’s extracted with acid heat processing. Acid heat processing usually involves chemicals that destabilize casein protein in a way that renders it of limited use to your body.
Have You Had Your Daily Dose of Toxins?
Processed casein will not help build muscle, speed your metabolism, or strengthen your immunity—and it’s often loaded with dangerous chemicals.
For example, experts say you should avoid any product that lists casein hydrolystate on its label. Casein hydrolystate is almost always polluted with monosodium glutamate (MSG)—a dangerous additive proven to be a serious health hazard.
Casein hydrolystate is commonly found in:
- Sports drinks
- Ready-made protein drinks
- Protein powders
- Protein bars
Why Whey Protein and Cheese Casein are Superior
Quality whey proteins is a fantastic choice for muscle nourishment and post-exercise recovery, because it is…
- Targets protein deposits toward recovery and growth
- Counteracts the catabolic effects of daily stressors and exercise
This last point is critical, because in a catabolic state the body breaks tissue down…while in an anabolic state, it builds tissue up.
Cheese casein offers benefits similar to whey proteins, because although it is slower to assimilate into the body, it can help you maintain an anabolic state while sleeping.
Cheese casein is the purest and most biologically available form of casein. It offers essential nutrients with no added toxins.
Raw, aged cheeses are especially good choices, including:
Because cheese tends to be calorie-laden and high in saturated fat, eating considerable amounts might be counterproductive to those who are attempting to shed weight and fat. A low-calorie, low-fat choice would then be fresh, organic cottage cheese from pasture-fed cows, which is also a rich source of natural casein.