WHY IS ANTLER FARMS® GRASS FED WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE BETTER THAN THE REST?
(1) 100% Grass Fed
(2) Pasture Raised
(3) High Protein Content
(4) Natural Ingredients
(5) Pure, Clean Protein
Antler Farms® Grass Fed Whey Protein Isolate comes from naturally robust and healthy grass fed cows. Most commercial whey protein products are derived from milk of grain fed, factory farmed cows. There are no health benefits to a cow when it is fed grain or corn.
Our whey protein isolate is produced from high grade dairy by cows raised in the beautiful Canterbury Plains of New Zealand, where they feed on green pasture year round. Our cows live outdoors, where they should be. They are never confined to crowded, dirty feed lots.
Each serving has 26g of high quality whey protein isolate with high bioavailability and rapid absorption. Our advanced cold processing technology preserves the biological nature of protein (undenatured), increases the protein concentration, and removes lactose and fat.
Our great tasting whey protein isolate uses only the best source of 100% grass fed whey protein isolate and other all natural ingredients. It is available in vanilla, chocolate flavor or unflavored. There are absolutely no fillers, artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners.
Antler Farms® Grass Fed Whey Protein Isolate a light, ultra clean protein powder. There are no growth hormones, antibiotics, chemical residues or GMOs. It is gluten free and soy free, and screened for biological impurities such as E.coli, yeast, mold and salmonella.
Why is Grass Fed Protein Better?
It starts with the cows.
Antler Farms® Grass Fed Whey Protein Isolate is a premium quality whey protein derived from the milk of naturally healthy, grass fed New Zealand cows.
Antler Farms® Grass Fed Whey Protein Isolate begins with high grade dairy from grass fed cows. Our cows are raised in the Canterbury region of beautiful New Zealand. They roam outdoors, exposed to fresh air and sunlight, and feed on green pasture year round. These ideal living conditions for cows are the cornerstone for raising cows that are naturally robust and healthy.
Cows are ruminants, a type of animal with multiple stomachs. Their digestive system is specifically designed to absorb nutrients from fresh grass. When a cow eats an appropriate diet of green grass, they maintain an ideal body composition and stay in optimal health.
It is well known that beef and dairy products sourced from grass fed cows are significantly higher in nutritional value than grain fed cows. Our grass fed whey protein, derived from grass fed cow’s milk, is loaded with protein,
amino acids, immune factors, peptides, antioxidants and minerals.
Most whey protein powders are made from milk from factory farmed cows.
In the United States, factory farming accounts for 99% of all farmed animals and 80% of cows. Factory farmed cows are confined to feed lots (called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs) where they are fed corn and meat byproducts. Corn and meat are very different from grass, and getting nutrients from them requires a different digestive system than what cows have.
There are no health benefits to a cow when it is fed grain or corn. In fact, the body composition of a healthy cow becomes unhealthy when its diet is switched from grass to grain. Studies show that cows fed high-grain diets have a higher incidence of metabolic disorders than grass fed cows. This is caused by the build-up of toxic, inflammatory and unnatural compounds in the cow’s rumen.
Furthermore, factory farmed cows are pumped full of growth hormones and antibiotics. Most cows in the USA are injected with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), also known as recombinant bovine somatropin (rBST). rBGH is a genetically engineered hormone developed by Monsanto to stimulate growth and milk production. Antibiotics are needed to keep factory farmed cows from getting sick in a CAFO's crowded, filthy living conditions.
Factory farming is the result of a corporation's desire to lower costs and increase profits - not to make better products. Fortunately, as consumers become more aware of factory farming practices, more and more people are avoiding food from factory farms in order to protect their health.
New Zealand is the most advanced dairy producer in the world, operating under strict guidelines for the husbandry and general care of its livestock. The use of rBGH is completely banned in New Zealand. In fact, all dairy products from New Zealand are legally required to be free of hormones. No antibiotics, hyper-immunizations, or any other types of chemicals are used to raise our cows.
What Makes Antler Farms® Grass Fed Whey Protein Isolate a Clean Protein?
Our goal was to create the highest quality whey protein isolate using only the best source of grass fed protein and other natural ingredients.
Antler Farms® Grass Fed Whey Protein Isolate contains only simple, natural ingredients. It is available unflavored, or lightly flavored and sweetened with organic vanilla or cacao and organic stevia leaf extract. Trace amounts of sunflower lecithin were added only to improve mixability and to eliminate clumping.
Antler Farms® Grass Fed Whey Protein Isolate is hormone free, antibiotic free and chemical free. There are no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. It is gluten free,
soy free and GMO free.
Most commercially available protein powders on the market today are full of artificial ingredients. Nearly every product contains an artificial sweetener like Sucralose or Aspartame. Xantham gum, a polymer secreted by micro-organisms, is a common ingredient that is used as a thickening agent. And soy lecithin, a food additive made from genetically modified soy, is used as a standard emulsifier. Whey protein powders may also be contaminated with synthetic additives, chemical detergents, and heavy metals.
Studies suggest that every single one of the above ingredients may cause serious health risks. So why do people willingly consume them? And why are these harmful ingredients in products in the first place? While it might be reasonable to assume that these additives are necessary to make protein powder, we assure you they are not.
How is Antler Farms® Grass Fed Whey Protein Isolate Processed?
Antler Farms® Grass Fed Whey Protein Isolate has high protein content with high bioavailability. Our protein is cold processed to preserve the biological nature of protein.
Our whey protein isolate is cold processed using a technologically advanced ion exchange and ultra-filtration technique. Unlike traditional methods of ion exchange, our state of the art processing does not use heat, chemicals or acid.
Whey protein is a complex protein made up of many smaller protein subfractions such as alpha-lactalbumin, beta-lactoglobulin, glycomacropeptides, immunoglobulins (IgGs), bovine serum albumin (BSA) and proteose peptone 5. There are also minor peptides such as lactoperoxidases, lysozyme and lactoferrin. Each of the sub fractions found in whey protein has its own unique biological properties.
Our process isolates and purifies protein subfractions and peptides while preserving the biological nature of the protein. It increases the protein concentration to 93% and removes almost all lactose and fat.
Most commercial whey protein powders are heat-treated, bleached, acid-flushed, and thus, become stripped of its biological activity.
Processing whey protein without losing its biological activity takes special care and knowledge. Methods that use heat or acid can cause
denaturation – a process in which protein loses its molecular structure. Denaturation destroys the protein’s biological nature, degrades the protein quality, and reduces the protein content. Antler Farms® Grass Fed Whey Protein Isolate retains its protein's biological nature (undenatured protein).
Additionally, Antler Farms® Grass Fed Whey Protein Isolate is screened for biological impurities such as E.coli, yeast, mold and salmonella, and tested for allergens such as gluten and soy.
Why is Protein Important for Health?
The importance of protein in human nutrition has been known for a very long time. Protein comprises about 12-15% of our body’s mass. Protein molecules make up much of the fabric in our bodies, including bone, muscle, cartilage, ligaments, skin and blood. They are present in every living cell, and required for almost every cellular function our bodies perform. Thus, proteins are one of the most important nutrients required by your body.
Protein is a "macronutrient," meaning that the body needs relatively large amounts of it to function properly.
When we eat protein, our bodies digest protein by breaking it into simpler amino acid components and then reassemble them into our body, a process called protein synthesis. Athletes, in particular, need more protein because the body uses it to build, maintain and repair muscle fibers that are broken down during exercise.
How Much Protein Do I Need?
The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein for the average adult is 0.36 grams per pound of body weight per day. However, this is based upon the minimum protein intake required to avoid progressive loss of lean body mass for an average person. In other words, it is the amount of protein needed to avoid a protein deficiency for a sedentary individual.
For active individuals, many factors need to be considered to determine the optimal amount of protein one should consume, including: protein quality, energy intake, carbohydrate intake, mode and intensity of exercise, and the timing of the protein intake.
In addition to active individuals, others who are at risk for protein deficiency include the elderly, people who have an injury, people who are under a lot of stress, and those who are on a restricted calorie diet.
Some signs of protein deficiency include: excessive joint and muscle soreness; slow recovery from injuries; unhealthy hair, skin and nails; frequent sickness due to poor immune system; constant food cravings; inability to think clearly for long periods of time; and fluid retention.
Whey protein is one of the most popular nutrition supplements. Whey protein has the highest biological value of any protein source and is rapidly absorbed. It also contains the highest percentage of essential amino acids. In hospital studies, whey outperformed all other protein sources, including eggs, meats, fish, soy, nut, pea, rice, and other plant proteins, in producing lean mass in athletes.
In its original form, whey is a mixture of water, protein, fat, carbohydrates and lactose. It is processed to remove excess fat, lactose and carbohydrates to create whey protein concentrate, which is approximately 80% protein.
Further steps are required to remove more fat, lactose and carbohydrates to create our pure whey protein isolate, which is 93% protein, prior to adding organic vanilla or cacao, natural flavor elements, and organic stevia extract, a natural sweetener.
Antler Farms® Grass Fed Whey Protein Isolate an effective supplement for people who want to increase their protein intake with a high quality, highly bioavailable source without ingesting additional fat, lactose and carbohydrates.