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The unique levels of bioactive proteins, peptides and amino acids within Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein play a number of significant health enhancing roles in the body, some of which include (but are not limited to):
The Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein is a one-of-a-kind high performance functional protein that contains the Natural Health industry’s highest levels of the bioactive peptide Alpha-lactalbumin – nature’s most perfect form of protein. The exceptionally high levels of bioactive proteins, peptides and amino acids are obtained through an exclusive low-heat, cross flow micro-filtration method that filters out all impurities and guarantees a completely bioavailable, high performance functional protein coming from 100% whey isolate (no inexpensive, less bioavailable concentrate). The result is a protein that can actually impact the body’s biological systems, improve immunity, help lower stress hormones (cortisol), balance moods, reduce cravings, aid in deep restorative sleep and boost energy levels during the day.1,2
Why Whey Protein?
Protein is second only to water as the most plentiful substance in the body. In fact, well over 50% of your body’s dry weight is protein. Unfortunately, many people – especially strict vegetarians and the elderly – do not consume enough high quality protein through their modern diet. Protein is essential for the body to maintain, repair and build body tissues including muscles, organs, skin and hair. The side effects of inadequate protein intake can include a loss of lean metabolically active muscle tissue, unwanted weight gain, bone loss, compromised skin integrity, lethargy and compromised immunity (becoming sick frequently) – all of which are hallmarks of premature aging. By supplementing the diet with Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein, you can insure that your body’s protein needs are being met.
Whey protein is an excellent choice for protein supplementation as it contains an excellent balance of all of the amino acids your body needs to stay healthy and strong. Furthermore, it contains higher amounts of these essential amino acids than do vegetable protein sources, and also contains more branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) – leucine, isoleucine, and valine, which are especially important for tissue growth and repair.3
Additionally, whey protein has been clinically studied and has been shown to have a variety of beneficial effects on health extending beyond simply improving muscle repair and growth. Whey protein can also help to support weight management by reducing cravings and supporting the production of lean muscle mass. Even more impressively, whey protein has been shown to reduce the risk of metabolic diseases like diabetes by helping to manage blood glucose levels and insulin resistance.4 Finally, whey protein helps to improve immune function and gastrointestinal health.1
Why is High-Alpha Whey Protein Superior?
Whey protein isolates are the purest form of whey protein, containing upwards of 95 percent protein with low (to undetectable) levels of lactose and fat. If the whey is damaged by excessive heat, chemicals or acids, it will be rendered “denatured,” and will therefore not be a viable protein source to the body as it will have few, if any, health benefits. High-Alpha Whey Protein contains 100% whey protein isolate, which is processed at a low temperature to prevent denaturation.
Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein is also guaranteed to contain a minimum of 33% Alpha-lactalbumin—nature’s most perfect protein! Alpha-lactalbumin has been shown to be responsible for many of the beneficial effects of whey protein including faster growth and repair of muscle tissue, enhanced immune function, stress reduction, mood enhancement and improved sleep.1,2
Alpha lactalbumin ... 33%Alpha lactalbumin is highly anabolic-preventing the breakdown of lean muscle tissue and slowing biological aging. It also helps the body deal with excess stress.
Beta-lactoglobulin ... 34-38%Beta-lactoglobulin has the ability to: increase the absorptions of fat-soluble vitamins; prevent the breakdown of muscle tissue; and spare glycogen during exercise.
Glycomacropeptides (GMPs) ... 19-22%Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein contains exceptionally high levels of this important fraction (up to 22% vs. low-trace amounts in other whey proteins) that has been shown in studies to effectively stimulate a hormone (cholecystokinin) that can control our hunger responses and reduce appetite. GMPs may also boost our immune system.
Albumin ... 0.8-1.6%Large sized protein compound with immune boosting capabilities as well as fat binding properties.
Lactoferrin ... 1%A powerful anti-oxidant that regulates iron absorption and bioavailability. Iron supports red-blood cell formation increasing oxygen and energy for the body.
Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) – leucine, isoleucine and valine:Over 6.5 grams per serving. Energy levels, protein turnover, and recovery all depend upon the presence of adequate BCAAs. These amino acids also allow the body to burn fat instead of muscle.
Mix an Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein shake anytime you require a superior source of protein. The Ultimate plan calls for five hormonally balanced meals each day consisting of three solid ones and two liquid (protein shake) ones. The Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein is a perfect choice of protein for those two liquid meals. It is also well advised to consume the Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein as close to finishing a workout as possible (within 60 minutes for best results). The unsurpassed protein quality – with exceptionally high levels of alpha-lactalbumin, BCAAs and GMPs – goes to work immediately to enhance the rate of repair of your muscle tissue.
I have noticed that the bottle size of my Ultimate High Alpha protein is smaller as well as the scoop size and serving sizes have changed. Why?
There are a couple of reasons for these changes. Firstly, the price of raw materials (whey) had increased in 2012 and although an option was to leave the bottle and serving size as it was and increase the price accordingly, Preferred Nutrition instead chose to make them both a bit smaller to avoid raising the price. This does not affect in any way the effectiveness of the product. Secondly, there are many aspects when it comes to considering a protein supplement, however the most important one is the quality of the product and making sure what you are consuming is completely viable. Due to the exceptional quality of our proteins, most people will only need a 20 gram serving as opposed to the 25 grams (or higher) from many other protein supplements. In other words - the great majority of our High Alpha protein is easily assimilated by the body and is NOT wasted.
What are the actual grams of protein in each serving of your High Alpha proteins?
Each 26-29 gram (2 scoop) serving of our Ultimate High Alpha provides 20 grams of the highest quality whey protein.
How much Stevia is in a serving of your Ultimate High Alpha Proteins?A 28g (2 scoop) serving of High Alpha Tropical Vanilla protein contains 57.960mg of Stevia. A 26g (2 scoop) serving of High Alpha Chocolate protein contains 43.862mg of Stevia. The High Alpha Unflavoured protein contains NO Stevia at all.
If I am a vegetarian, how can taking your Ultimate Protein benefit me?The High Alpha Whey Proteins are great for any lacto-ovo vegetarians. These proteins can help regenerate the body's tissues more effectively, as many vegetarians do not consume enough high quality protein. Inadequate protein intake may appear as a loss of lean metabolically active muscle tissue, unwanted weight gain, bone loss, wrinkles, tiredness and a lowered immune system.
Can children benefit from taking Brad King's Ultimate proteins?
Ultimate High Alpha proteins are phenomenal for children for a few specific reasons: 1/ they contain exceptionally high grade amino acids that aid in brain function - including concentration, focus and mood 2/ they contain peptides that are able to help balance blood sugar levels (great for those experiencing mood and/or attention issues) 3/ they are verified clean proteins in that they are extensively tested and 100% free of BSE, MSG, artificial sweeteners and wheat, plus they taste awesome!
I hear a lot of conflicting information about whey proteins, especially the source of the cows. Should I be worried?Studies have shown that many commercially-available whey protein powders are nutritionally deficient due to over-processing and because the original source of the whey could be compromised. You should look for whey protein powder that is sourced from cows that are not injected with the hormone rBGH (a hormone injected into dairy cows to increase milk production). The Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein fits this criteria.Why does your High Alpha Whey Protein no longer show "lactose-free" on the label?There is actually no such thing as 0% lactose in any whey protein. To be considered "lactose-free", the product must be under 1% lactose - which is where the High-Alpha falls. By law, whey proteins are no longer allowed to place "lactose-free" on the bottle.
Does your High Alpha protein contain casein?
Yes, there are trace amounts of casein in our whey isolates, however they are in much lower quantities than other whey protein formulas that are on the market.Is it possible to get a whey protein formula without casein in it?
No, as casein is an integral part of all whey protein formulas. Ours is in very small quantities and the entire formula is non-denatured - resulting in most individuals responding in a very positive manner to our formulas.
Is the Ultimate High Alpha protein gluten free?
Yes, we do have confirmation on file that there is no gluten added and no gluten present in our Ultimate Protein powders. However, our manufacturing facility is NOT a gluten free facility, and as we do process products that contain gluten we are unable to confirm 100% that there is no possibility of cross contamination.
Does your High Alpha protein contain caffeine? I seem to have a lot more energy after consuming it and am not sure why?
Our High Alpha Protein has NO caffeine! If someone is feeling an energetic response from the formula it is most probably due to its research-proven effect on helping to breakdown excess body fat and lower cortisol, all of which play a role in feeling more energetic.
Do your Ultimate Proteins no longer have an inner seal?No, we no longer have an inner seal on our protein powders. All bottles have a tear-away outer seal and unless this seal has been damaged, broken or tampered with, the product will be fine.Your protein powders are "cold processed". What does this mean for me?Cold processing ensures that the protein is in its most viable form, meaning that the delicate protein structures are not damaged or denatured in any way (which is almost always the case with excess heat production).
What is the source of the Lecithin in your High Alpha proteins?
The lecithin that is used in all of our Brad King Ultimate proteins is sourced from non-GMO sunflower. Please note that this ingredient gives the finished product a darker appearance.What is "Alpha-lactalbumin"?Alpha-lactalbumin comprises over 30% of the protein fraction found in human breast milk. It is the fastest and most absorbable of any protein source. In research, it has been found to have a digestibility even higher than that of human milk. Studies on alpha-lactalbumin indicate that it is one of the most (if not the most) effective forms of nutrition required for overall growth and development. Alpha-lactalbumin also contains nature’s highest levels of the essential and often missing amino acid, tryptophan. Tryptophan is essential to the manufacture of one of our most important brain chemicals called serotonin. Benefits include appetite control, sleep regulation and mood improvement – especially under stress. Can you give me more information about your High-Alpha Whey Protein?
Our High Alpha proteins are specially designed to maximize the body's ability to rebuild, repair and replace its worn or damaged cells. By using the High Alpha whey protein on a regular basis you will ensure that your body has optimal levels of bio-active functional proteins for strengthened immunity, overall health, efficient metabolism and regeneration, stress-reduction, enhanced mood, reduced cravings and better sleep.Our feature benefits of the Ultimate High-Alpha Whey Protein include: *anti-carcinogenic and anti-microbial*can selectively inhibit the growth of human cancer cells*highly effective at reducing stress*enhances serotonin*effectively lowers cortisol*aids in efficient sleep*enhances immunity
Are Brad King's products WADA certified?
No, we do not have an official WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) designation or release on our Ultimate products by Brad King.
Can I add my powdered product to hot water in order to help it dissolve better?
Adding your powdered product to room temperature or slightly warmer water to dissolve it before adding it to juice or cold water should be fine, however we do not recommend adding it to boiling or very hot water because by doing so will likely affect its efficacy.
I have purchased a powdered product, but it went very hard on me. Do you know how I can make it soft again? Is this common?This is common especially if the lid is not tightly secured after each use since there is then the possibility of moisture getting into the container. Moisture in the container causes the product to clump and/or go hard. Try using a spoon to help break up the product and make sure you secure the lid tightly after each use. There are desiccants in the product that are intended to help with this issue as well.
Why isn't my container of powdered product full? Am I being ripped off?
When the containers are initially filled they are actually full, however once the product has been sealed and shipped out, the contents of the container (the powder in this case) will begin to settle and become more compressed and then, upon opening, it will appear that the powder is no longer filling the whole container or that the containers we are using are too big. This is not the case, and it is quite normal for any powdered product to settle during shipping. You can rest assured that each scoop of powder will still contain the nutritional information, exactly as indicated on the label.
Why do you no longer supply shaker cups for your protein drinks?We made the decision not to print any more shaker cups because they stain easily and more importantly, they are not environmentally friendly.
Do all of your products have an NPN?
Yes, all of our products have been issued a Natural Product Number (NPN) by Health Canada – these numbers do appear on our labels. Further Natural Health Product criteria and information can be found on the Health Canada website www.hc-sc.gc.ca Under the Food and Drugs Act items that are considered a food – for example, our protein powders and herbal teas – do not require an NPN. Are your products GMO free?
Preferred Nutrition is currently in the process of testing all of our products so that we can advise the public if any of them contain ingredients that come from genetically modified organisms or not. Once the testing is complete we will indicate on our website, as well as on our product information sheets and on our labels. This will be done as quickly as possible and on a product-by-product basis.Why have your cautions and your recommended/suggested usages changed so dramatically on many of your labels?
The changes you are noticing to our suggested usage and cautionary statements have been at the directive of Health Canada. There have been many regulatory changes with regards to Natural Health Products causing companies to change their labels accordingly. We update our website, product information sheets and labels on the actual products to reflect these regulations as quickly as we possibly can. Health Canada and the industry representing natural health products act according to the interest of consumers and their safety. As a result, if there is any concern with an existing condition, a caution is added to advise the consumer to seek out feedback from their Health Care professional. Will this product help me lose weight?
There is no such thing as a "magic" pill or product - the only way to succeed (and maintain) true weight loss is by adopting a healthy lifestyle combining adequate exercise and proper nutrition. If you are concerned about poor eating habits or cravings, then we recommend you seek advice from a Nutritionist or Naturopath to obtain some guidance on healthy eating, as well as to investigate possible underlying (or undiagnosed) hormonal imbalances, which can make it harder to lose weight. You might also want to consider speaking with a personal trainer to help you discover a fun fitness program that you enjoy - because, no matter what, in order to achieve and maintain any type of weight loss, exercise is required. Our vitamins and supplements are designed to help you in your quest to a daily, healthy lifestyle, however it also requires effort on your part.Where do you source your products from?
Please be advised that all of our ingredients, including flavourings, are derived from natural ingredients and are ISURA tested & certified (in order to ensure the absence of GMOs, contaminants, heavy metals and adulteration). All of our products are manufactured at a GMP facility certified by Health Canada. All raw materials come in and are tested for purity, safety and potency. If they do not meet our standards they are rejected and sent back or destroyed. We use the highest quality ingredients available, and choose organic whenever we can. Many of our products contain proprietary patented ingredients that have been clinically researched to help deliver optimal results and outstanding quality.Are your products peanut free?
Following compliance with food regulations, in order to make a negative claim such as "peanut free", it would be necessary to insure a zero tolerance of any peanut traces, including the possibility of cross contamination. Although our manufacturing facility has a policy in place for allergen control, there is no specific policy for peanuts, nor is there a specific "no peanut agreement" with our raw material suppliers.Can your products be used after the expiry date has passed?Supplements generally keep their potency long after the expiry date. There is certainly no safety issues with consuming after the expiry date has passed however the potency degrades over longer periods of time.Are any of your products "vegan-friendly"?
Yes, AdrenaSense, EstroSense, MenoSense, BioSil, Medi-C Plus, Magnesium and MagSense (from our WomenSense and Preferred Nutrition product lines), the Healing Teas, our Ultimate Maca Energy products and the Ultimate VEGAN line are all vegan friendly.
Why can't I find any prices on your website?
Preferred Nutrition is the wholesale distribution company for the products on this website. However we sell exclusively to Health Food stores & selected Natural Pharmacies across Canada, not directly to the general public. Because the prices of our products can vary from store-to-store, we are unable to list our suggested prices on our website. We recommend you contact your local retailer and inquire about prices directly with them. Can I purchase products directly from you? I went to a health food store and the prices seem very expensive.
We distribute our products in Canada only and we sell directly to Health Food stores - since they have a personal commitment to the natural health lifestyle. Consumers are then able to buy our products from knowledgeable staff that are genuinely interested in helping people be well - people who care! Always be sure to look for in store promotions or coupons when you are making your purchases as this can help alleviate your cost concerns.Do all health food stores carry all of your products?
To find Health Food stores in your area that carry our products, please click on "Store Locator" at the top of this screen. All you have to do is enter your postal code and you will be given a list of retailers in the radius that you choose. We do recommend calling ahead to see if they stock the item you are looking for and in most cases if a store does not normally carry something, they will offer to do a special order for you.Are any of your products tested on animals?
No, there is no animal testing on any of our products.Should your supplements be taken with or without food?
Most of our products will specify directly on the bottle whether they should be taken with a meal or not. If nothing is stated, then the choice is yours as to when the best time is for you to take them. In general, however, most vitamin supplements should be taken with food because once eating starts the digestive process, enzymes and gastric juices are generated and usually the nutrients will be absorbed and assimilated better.I like the sound of many of your products. Am I able to take different formulas at the same time?
Yes, it's safe to combine various WomenSense products to help support the body in achieving optimal health. The same applies to the Preferred Nutrition line, Dr. Whitaker's formulas and Brad King's. If you are unsure of any combination, then please consult your Health Care Practitioner.I have heard that drinking green tea along with my supplements will end up flushing out all the nutrients? Is this true?
No, you are fine taking your supplements with green tea. Coffee inhibits the absorption of nutrients, but the caffeine in green tea will not pose the same problem.Can you tell me if I can combine any of your supplements with the medication(s) I am on, as prescribed by my doctor?
It is best to consult your Doctor or alternative Health Practitioner before taking any new supplements while on prescribed medication. If you have been approved to add our supplement(s) to your daily regime, then we do recommend that you space the medication and the supplements out by at least one hour.Can I take your products when I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
We are not able to make any recommendations with any of our products when it comes to pregnancy or while nursing. You must contact your Health Practitioner, Naturopath or Pharmacist.I understand that you put a recommended dosage on your labels, but I can take more or less than that, right? And, really, do I have to take the product every day?
With regards to the recommended dosage, we would suggest you speak to your Doctor or Health Care Practitioner before increasing any amounts. As with any supplement you can determine your amount based on your personal preference - if you find that a product works for you immediately then you should be fine to take it just on the days you feel you need it, but again we suggest you discuss this with you MD or HP. Some consumers find that a product needs to be in their system for a few days to a few weeks before they notice results and/or feel the full benefits. I don't understand why when I purchase your product and open the bottle, the contents don't even fill 1/2 of the packaging that is being used?
The containers we use are determined based on product fill and required label information, as well as capsule count when/where applicable. Sometimes we do have to use a larger bottle than seems necessary because of the information required on the labels - requirements both from Health Canada and in order for the label to be clear and legible to our consumers. Also, in a case where we are offering larger volume (ie/ 400g versus 200g or 180 capsules versus 90 capsules), then we have to put the contents in a bigger container in order for there to be differentiation on the shelf.
What is your 100% money-back (customer satisfaction) guarantee?
Our 100% money-back/customer satisfaction guarantee ensures that if a customer is not completely satisfied with their purchase, they can return the unused portion of the product (in its original packaging) back to their point of purchase and we will credit the Health Food store 100% of their purchase price from us. We cannot dictate if a store will give cash back or an in-store credit, nor can we override store policies already in place ~ but we do promise to credit them, regardless of the reason for the return.
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