Contains the full range of fragile immune modulating and regenerative protein components naturally present in fresh, raw milk from cows grass-fed year-round on natural pastures!
Vital Whey protein powder is a delicious, 100% natural nutritional protein supplement. It is perfect for adults and children. It can be taken before meals or between meals to help manage hunger and energy levels.*
Vital Whey protein powder is a proprietary, native, non-denatured whey protein produced to maintain the full range of all the fragile immune-modulating and regenerative components naturally present in fresh, raw milk! The milk for Vital Whey comes from cows that are grass-fed and graze year-round on natural pastures. Our whey does not contain genetically engineered materials. It is hormone-treatment-free, pesticide-free, chemical-free, and undergoes minimal processing. No wheat, gluten or preservatives.
Vital Whey protein powder is produced with a unique pasteurization method that does not use high heat and utilizes a proprietary filtration and drying method. It involves the minimum amount of processing required by law: single flash pasteurization for 15 seconds at 161 degrees F. The result is a microbial safe product that exceeds all standards. This non-denatured whey protein is not a by-product of cheese manufacture. We do not use cross-flow filtration, microfiltration, hydrolyzation or ion exchange because these methods denature the original protein components.
This superior whey protein powder contains the highest amounts of the glutathione precursor covalent bonded cysteine. Additionally, Vital Whey contains the full range and highest levels of the most important protein components: Lactoferrin, Immunoglobulins, Serum Albumin, Active Peptides and Growth Factors. Unlike isolated protein powders, whereby the proteins have been pulled away from their nutritional cofactors causing a possible depletion of Vitamin A, ours is a complete whey protein concentrate.
Vital Whey vs other whey protein products Vital Whey is made with Proserum, the finest native whey protein available. Proserum is the result of years of work to perfect a system that produces only the highest quality native whey protein*.
As a comparison, the following graph can be used to show the measurable difference between Proserum native whey protein and those of our competitors for three fragile protein components that are quickly damaged if over processed:
Even the most expensive whey products available (they can be concentrates, isolates, ion exchange and hydrolyzed) are commercial denatured by-products of cheese manufacture. The vast majority is from grain-fed cows and even ones that claim to be grass-fed are still fed grain or hay in the colder months. Organic is not a helpful standard to look for, as most all organic milk is from grain-fed cows. All commercial production dairy products have definite limitations in preserving the biological activity of the whey proteins. The vital immune and regenerative components are destroyed from the commercial processing they all undergo. The milk and whey goes through a high heat pasteurization process twice, chemical modification and pH regulation to produce cheese and whey. Each of these steps damages/ denatures** the whey proteins. The damaged proteins are then filtered out and what remains is a narrow range of "undenatured" proteins that have survived the cheese and whey manufacturing process. Additionally, the vital protein-bound fats have been removed. From this point on there is little heat added and some of these whey protein products are then referred to as undenatured/cold process. It is not possible to undenature or restore the full biological activity of a protein if it has been damaged.
Vital Whey is the made with the finest native whey protein available and stands in a class of its own. This whey protein powder is far more potent than any whey products available.***
The importance of Cysteine vs Cystine
Cysteine (covalent bonded cysteine) is naturally-occurring. There are exceptional levels of it contained in Vital Whey proteins. It is the optimal component for the intracellular production of glutathione (GSH). Cysteine is very scarce in our modern diet, thereby limiting glutathione production, making glutathione deficiency prevalent in those consuming the Standard American Diet. If cysteine undergoes any standard pasteurization heating or processing, as all conventional dairy and dairy by-products do, it is denatured and converted to cystine. Cystine is the form that is found in all of the commercial and claimed high-end whey proteins, as they are all by-products.
Vital Whey is unique as it is the only native whey product that contains naturally occurring cysteine (covalent bonded). Bonded cystine, very different than covalent bonded, has become a marketing term and it is misleading. Two cysteine molecules bonded together form cystine. It is created by denaturation (damage) to the milk and whey from induced heat and/ or pH stressors from the manufacture of cheese. This unbreakable bond forms a cystine molecule that is difficult for the body to utilize as a precursor for intracellular glutathione production.
Regarding Whey Protein Concentrate: The journal Immunology reports: The bioactivity occurs through the ability of the protein concentrate to help replenish Glutathione levels via continuous dietary provision of Glutathione precursors, especially cysteine, during lymphocyte proliferation, thus supporting an optimal immune response. This process seems to not only increase intercellular levels of Glutathione and precursors at the time of ingestion, but also builds up stores of these substances within the cells which lasts for a substantial post-ingestion time interval." Fidelus RK, Tsan MF. GSH and lymphocyte activation: a function of aging and autoimmune disease. Immunology 61: 503-508, 1987
* Native: a: Relating to the naturally occurring conformation of a macromolecule, such as a protein. Constituting the original substance or source, b: found in nature especially in an unadulterated form.
* Native Protein: The concept of a protein in its natural state, in the cell, unaltered by heat, chemicals, enzyme action, or the exigencies (distress) of extraction.
** Denature: To cause the tertiary structure of (a protein) to unfold, as with heat, alkali, or acid, so that some of its original properties, especially its biological activity, are diminished or eliminated.
***Based on analysis of protein as determined by an independent laboratory using the SDS PAGE Gel method. This is the industry accepted method to determine the actual biological activity of a milk protein.
Vital Whey Natural is 100% Proserum without any added sweeteners or flavoring.
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (20 g)
Servings per Container: 21 ozabout 30
Servings per Container: 2.5 lbabout 56
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Calories from Fat||10|
|Total Fat||1 g||2%|
|Saturated Fat||0.5 g||3%|
|Total Carbohydrate||2 g||1%|
|Serum Albumin**||900 mg|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet.
Daily Value Not Established
**Naturally occurring; therefore amount may vary.
Other Ingredients: Proserum¨ native whey protein concentrate.
Allergen Statement: Contains Milk.
No wheat, gluten or preservatives.
Directions: Mix one scoop into 4 to 8 oz of water, milk or dairy substitute. For best results mix in a blender or shaker. Store in a cool, dry place.
Shake jar before opening to ensure proper serving size. This is a natural product and may exhibit density, color and taste variations.
Caution: Consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product if you are pregnant, nursing or under medical supervision.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does our pure whey protein powder compare to others on the market?
A: Vital Whey is produced as the finest native whey protein on the market. Vital Whey is 100% Proserum. It is minimally processed to best maintain the full range of biologically active, non-denatured, native whey protein components naturally present in raw milk from cows year-round grass-fed on natural pastures.
Q: Is the whey a raw product?
A. Per the FDA, all powdered dairy products in commerce are legally required to undergo heat pasteurization (161 degrees F for 15 seconds) in order to be sold. The Proserum in our products is minimally processed using a single pasteurization and is dried using ambient air temperature. However, because we use the highest quality milk from grass-fed year-round cows and minimal heat, our Proserum is able to maintain best maintain the full range of biologically active protein components in their native forms.
Q: Is our whey organic?
A: While not certified organic, Proserum has all the advantages of 100% natural pastures. The milk for Proserum is derived from cows that are grass-fed and graze year-round on natural pastures. It is GMO-free, hormone-treatment-free, pesticide and chemical-free and undergoes minimal processing.
Q: Is our whey cold-processed?
A: Yes, our products can use the claim "cold processed", but more importantly, it is minimally processed to best maintain the full range of biologically active, non-denatured, native whey protein components.
Q: Can liquid nitrogen be used to pasteurize milk?
A: The following is the response of the National Dairy Council on liquid nitrogen pasteurization: "Liquid nitrogen cannot be used to pasteurize milk. Liquid nitrogen would freeze the milk but freezing does not destroy bacteria. The bacteria would be viable when the milk was thawed."
Q: What is the lactose content in the whey? What is the casein content?
A: Lactose content for the Proserum is 1 g per 10 gram serving, which is considered below the level for people who are lactose intolerant. All whey protein and colostrum products contain varying amounts of casein. Lab analysis of our native whey protein verifies that our whey contains less than 1% non-denatured casein.
Q: Does Vital Whey Protein Powder contain gluten?
A: Vital Whey Protein Powder is gluten free.
Q: What is the best storage method? (Refrigerator vs. not, etc.) What is the shelf life?
A: The best method of storage is in a cool (less than 80°F), dry location with the cap on the jar. Refrigeration is not recommended as it will add moisture to the product. Vital Whey has a 2 year shelf life from date of manufacture, which is clearly listed on the container.
Q: How should each product be taken and how many servings per day?
A: For optimal uptake it is recommended that Vital Whey protein is taken at least 15 minutes before consuming solid foods.
Q: How much should I take?
A: Serving Suggestions:
Vital Whey may be placed directly in the mouth in small amounts (e.g. 1/2 teaspoon) as often as desired. Chew slowly. It may also be hand mixed into liquids by adding the powder slowly to the liquid as you are stirring with a fork. You may use in water or raw milk in an amount to satisfy your taste. A shaker jar is recommended. Use of an electric blender is acceptable on low speed. If possible drink slowly and circulate in the mouth before swallowing. This insures the uptake of the native protein peptides.
Q: Can I add Vital Whey to hot liquids?
A: Liquids should be cold or room temperature. Do not use hot liquids because high temperature will denature* (damage) the fragile proteins. pH change is also damaging. Mixing the whey protein with any other types of food can induce a pH change and slow the transit time in the stomach through its digestive response to the solid food. Liquids that are not neutral in their pH can denature the proteins, so avoid mixing with fruit juices, coffee, and tea. By following the above guide the uptake of the proteins in their native form in the upper small intestine is optimized. The addition of a sweetener or flavoring for palatability with Vital Whey is acceptable. Vital Whey is exceptionally potent in immune and regenerative components and will greatly enhance any protein supplement one is already consuming.
Q: What if I am allergic to milk?
A: Regarding allergies and sensitivities: If one has a true milk allergy, all dairy products need to be avoided. People with this condition should be aware of it. Intolerance to milk products and dairy proteins that are damaged from pasteurization and processing is far more common. Vital Whey protein powder is not subject to any production methods that would damage the full range of proteins. Lactose content is 0.5g per 5 grams which is well below the level for intolerance. If bloating occurs, it can be helpful to place 1/2 teaspoon of whey powder in the mouth and let it dissolve by chewing slowly. Alternating days of use for sensitive individuals and consulting with your health care professional regarding serving size can also be helpful.