When you think of protein powder, chances are you think of whey. But what is whey? Whey protein is the bi-product that separates from milk during cheese production. It’s an awesome source of high-quality protein, containing all nine essential amino acids that our bodies need to thrive. Not to mention naturally occurring bioactive compounds, like immunoglobulins and lactoferrin, which can help to support a healthy immune system.
With more people looking for ways to boost their daily intake of high-quality protein, we’re always striving for ways (wheys?!) to deliver the best quality protein products. One of which is using whey from grass-fed cows. Regular whey protein typically comes from grain-fed cows that are sometimes raised in confined conditions. But we only use grass-fed whey from cows that graze the lush pastures of the rolling Lake District hillsides - as nature intended.
Because of their diet, grass-fed cows produce whey that’s higher in omega-3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), beta carotene, and other vitamins and minerals than regular whey. Plus, grass-fed whey generally contains more branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), which are super-important for muscle growth and repair.
In other words, grass-fed whey is more nutritionally dense than regular whey protein. So it’s a better choice if you want to maximise your health and fitness goals. In this blog, we’ll be exploring the difference between grass-fed whey protein and regular whey protein. Keep reading to find out why grass-fed protein is a cut above!
HOW GRASS-FED WHEY PROTEIN IS PRODUCED
Grass-fed whey protein is produced differently than regular whey. The grass-fed whey production process starts with the milk from grass-fed cows being cold-processed and ultra-filtered to separate the fat, cholesterol, lactose and other non-protein elements. This leaves behind pure concentrated whey protein that’s high in vitamins, minerals and all those essential amino acids.
Our grass-fed whey is then blended with top-quality ingredients, like clean natural vanilla or luxurious chocolate and a dash of stevia extract, to create the award-winning HERMOSA whey you know and love.
BENEFITS OF GRASS-FED WHEY PROTEIN
Grass-fed whey offers a whole range of benefits compared to regular whey protein, including:
- Higher levels of essential amino acids that are vital for muscle health and development.
- Improved absorption rates thanks to higher levels of healthy fats and omega-3s.
- It’s more bioavailable than regular whey protein, meaning more of it’s absorbed by the body.
- Contains higher levels of vitamins and minerals, including calcium, zinc and magnesium.
- Contains higher amounts of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and other healthy fatty acids.
TASTE AND TEXTURE OF GRASS-FED WHEY
In terms of taste and texture, grass-fed whey protein is typically smoother and creamier than regular whey – a fact not lost on all you HERMOSA fans out there! This makes it easier to mix into shakes or smoothies without leaving behind any of those nasty clumps or lumps. The taste of grass-fed whey can be described as mild and slightly sweet, which makes it a great option if you don't necessarily like the taste of regular whey proteins.
CAN VEGETARIANS AND VEGANS CONSUME WHEY PROTEIN?
If you're a vegetarian who’s looking for better-quality protein options and are open to consuming dairy products, then grass-fed whey could be the perfect choice for you. However, if you're a vegan, grass-fed or not, whey is still a dairy product and comes from animal sources. In this case, you're going to want to use a vegan protein powder, like our high-quality vegan options. Either way, HERMOSA’s got you covered with the best of both worlds.
IS GRASS-FED WHEY WORTH THE EXTRA COST?
There’s no question that grass-fed whey protein is slightly more expensive than regular whey. But when you consider all the benefits of grass-fed protein over regular whey – increased nutrient absorption, higher levels of vitamins and minerals, improved bioavailability – the question is more why wouldn’t you spend a little extra to put a better quality product into your body? It’s true what they say: you get what you pay for!
CAN I FIND GRASS-FED PROTEIN POWDER IN MY LOCAL STORES OR ONLINE?
Both! You can pick up our award-winning grass-fed whey protein right here at our online store as well as offline at Barry’s UK studios and a hand-picked selection of studios and select health food stores. We’re confident that you’ll love our grass-fed whey protein and that it’ll quickly become a staple of your routine. Give it a try today and experience the difference for yourself! Check out this blog for a full rundown of where to buy HERMOSA.
TRY A DIFFERENT WHEY WITH HERMOSA
When it comes to choosing the best protein powder for your needs, HERMOSA grass-fed whey is naturally an excellent choice. Not only does it provide more nutrition than regular whey, but it also has a better taste and texture. Plus, it's all-natural and comes from happy, healthy cows that are free to roam the Lake District hills.
So, whether you're an avid athlete or just looking to improve your overall health, grass-fed whey protein from the HERMOSA collection is the one if you’re looking to refuel in style.
So what are you waiting for? Try our grass-fed whey protein today and taste the difference!