WHEY PROTEIN POWDER
Whey protein provides a complete profile of one of the key nutrients necessary for maintaining health. Available in 3 flavours ( chocolate, vanilla and strawberry).
Whey is a by-product of cheese manufacturing which contains carbohydrates including lactose; minerals including calcium, sodium, phosphorus, and potassium, proteins including alpha-lactalbumin, beta-lactoglobulin, lactoferrin, serum albumin, lysozyme, and immunoglobulins A, G, and M and cysteine. Whey protein generally contains a higher concentration of essential amina acids than other protein sources.
Whey protein may vary in the amount and activity of immunoglobulins and other proteins present, depending on the production methods used. Whey protein typically contains 24% branched chain amino acids which are readily oxidized as an energy source during stress. Whey protein is also a source of gamma-glutamylcysteine, a precursor of glutathione (GSH), which acts as an intracellular antioxidant. GSH is depleted by oxidative stress, which occurs during infections, trauma, or major surgery. Low levels of GSH in patients with HIV have been associated with impaired T-cell function . A specific whey protein formulation (Immunocal) might enhance the reduced-to-oxidized glutathione ratio (GSH/GSSG) in lymphocytes, a marker of oxidative stress in reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated diseases, including AIDS-related wasting . Whey products also has anti-HIV and anti-apoptotic effects in vitro.
In patients with HIV infection, whey protein increases body weight , elevates GSH in mononuclear cells, increases albumin, increases CD4 and CD8 counts , and reduces diarrhea .