If you’ve never heard of alpha-Lactalbumin before, it’s about time you learned about the most important protein the human body could ever hope to receive. Alpha-lactalbumin is the primary protein in human milk—comprising up to 33 percent of the proteins transferred to a newborn when breastfeeding. The amazing reality is, you don’t have to be a breast-fed infant to experience the many benefits of this one-of-a-kind protein, as it is also available to you in a specialized properly prepared high-alpha whey protein isolate.
There is a lot of confusion regarding whey concentrates and isolates these days, as many believe that concentrates are more natural as they contain the natural fats, sugars and proteins found in whey. I can’t speak for other manufacturers, other than to say many isolates are prepared using damaging acids in an ion-exchange process, but I can assure you that my high-alpha whey isolate uses a microfiltration process that does not contain any acids whatsoever and is designed to only separate the fats and sugars from the protein in a gentle low-heat manner. This way we can assure a completely undenatured and highly viable protein with perfect levels (33%) of nature’s most important protein – alpha-lactalbumin.
Aside from being an important transporter of calcium, alpha-lactalbumin also provides powerful antioxidants to the body for better immunity, and is responsible for a number of neurobehavioral effects such as mood, anxiety, appetite, and even stress control.
Since alpha is normally present in human milk, infants have no problem getting their daily dose of it – as long as they are breast fed of course. However, this is not the case for adults. Unless you plan to store human milk, you have to find a way to get more alpha-lactalbumin into your system.
Fortunately, some nutritional experts who understand the fractions of whey protein that matter most to the human body, have found a way to maintain higher levels in certain whey formulas (i.e. my High-Alpha Whey Protein). This is because whey protein naturally contains alpha-lactalbumin—albeit in relatively small quantities. This is why you normally see alpha levels in almost all other whey proteins at less than half the levels found in ours.
It’s high time that people begin to realize that properly processed high-alpha whey protein is not just for fitness buffs and body builders but for any ordinary person who wants to reach his or her full performance potential. Numerous medical doctors are starting to acknowledge that alpha-lactalbumin could even be suitable to give to premature infants.
If a protein is gentle enough yet powerfully sufficient at helping us when we are at our most vulnerable point (don’t forget how quickly newborns develop within the breastfeeding period), what do you think it would be capable of helping you with? Time to stop thinking about it and try it for yourself and see?!