High quality protein is lacking in most American diets. This leads to easy fatigue, excessive food cravings, unfit muscles, weight gain, and reduced ability for the body to repair. A high protein breakfast can increase metabolism by 30% for as long as 12 hours, providing a helpful boost to get through a busy day.
Wellness Resources® Daily Protein PlusTM utilizes revolutionary ceramic protein filtration technology producing an unparalleled protein powder.* This new technology is definitely not in widespread use in the industry.
It is the first technology to offer whey protein in its natural undamaged condition, setting a new gold standard for the industry.* This allows for a pleasant tasting whey protein that is virtually free of all fat, cholesterol, and lactose.
All other protein technology damages the protein to a greater or lesser extent. Think of it this way -- if you put a load of dishes through the dishwasher (filtration), what good is it if they are clean yet half the plates are broken? Plus, when protein is damaged it becomes bitter tasting. This is why most protein powders contain a high amount of sweeteners and flavorings.
Another benefit of our new protein filtration is that it leaves in place a high amount of glycomacropeptides that support digestive health as well as a concentration of special immune boosting nutrients.* Now it is possible to get sulfur-containing and branch-chain amino acids to build muscle and replenish the glutathione antioxidant system, vital to health and immunity.*
Daily Protein PlusTM is a great way to start your day. Now you can get your protein, NutrimTM oat bran fiber, and whole mangosteen fruit extract all in one convenient serving. Just mix with your favorite beverage for a delicious smoothie and a well-rounded breakfast!
In Daily Protein PlusTM Original, NutrimTM oat bran is added to provide a serving of fiber and the cardiovascular benefit of oat beta glucans.* This product contains 25% of the daily fiber needed for the heart healthy claim (see ingredients).
In comparison, one heaping tablespoon of Fiber HelperTM provides 75% of the fiber needed for the heart healthy claim. Both products may be used together, as desired, to bolster dietary fiber. In this case, 1/2 serving of Fiber HelperTM could be added to one serving of Daily Protein PlusTM, and then another 1/2-1 serving of Fiber HelperTM could be taken before dinner to help reduce the urge to overeat at the dinner meal.*
Extra dietary fiber is a great way to enhance intestinal detoxification, as fiber tends to absorb waste products and help in their elimination.*
Daily Protein PlusTM Original also includes the whole fruit of mangosteen, a potent antioxidant*. Each serving of Daily Protein PlusTM provides 930 mg of this fine quality mangosteen, which is standardized for 5.5% xanthones.*
Daily Protein PlusTM Chocolate and Daily Protein PlusTM Vanilla
We have expanded our popular line of Daily Protein powders with two more versions of Daily Protein Plus, chocolate and vanilla. In the chocolate version we use 100% pure unsweetened organic cocoa. In the vanilla version we use 100% pure organic ground vanilla. Both cocoa and vanilla are high in polyphenols, making them excellent antioxidants. Both have also been used historically for their aphrodisiac properties.*
Using cocoa and vanilla in unprocessed organic forms leaves a higher amount of active polyphenols in tact (these antioxidants are reduced by processing).
We also add soluble fiber in the form of a unique guar gum. Not only does this fiber help you feel full longer, it readily disperses in water and is tasteless. This enables the pleasant cocoa and vanilla flavors to have a smooth mouth feel and very clean taste combining for a beverage that is not only good for your health and metabolism but great tasting!
All of our Daily Protein Plus formulas make a great breakfast, as they contain the finest quality protein available on the market today, a serving of health-promoting fiber, and a serving of fine quality antioxidants.*
All Protein is Not Created Equal - Know the Quality Difference!
The issue of quality regarding protein powders is huge. While whey protein is superior to other types of protein powders, there is also a significant difference between available whey proteins on the market, a difference that is sometimes difficult to understand or even detect. At Wellness Resources we use the finest whey protein that is available today, a much higher quality form of food than most whey protein on the market.
The Benefits section of this page helps explain the importance of whey protein and the basic quality differences. The bottom-line difference is an extreme quality difference in the protein itself, once the production process is finished.
Care in Production is Vital
During the production of whey protein the goal is to concentrate the active components that support metabolism, muscle health, and immunity. However, extreme care must be taken not to damage these components meaning the protein must be left in a virtually undenatured state to have proper biological activity. At the same time, undesirable components such as lactose, fat, and cholesterol need to be separated and removed. Phenomenal technological improvements in recent years have enabled the production of whey super foods, a truly superior form of whey protein.
Consumers should know that many manufacturing facilities have millions of dollars invested in equipment for the production of whey protein products that are in essence obsolete - producing substandard protein which of course is less expensive. One example is ion exchange technology, which concentrates high levels of protein. However, protein molecules are damaged by the use of chemicals during production and many important health-promoting proteins are missing altogether. Ten years ago ion exchange was state-of-the-art, now it is obsolete. Yet, it is still in widespread use due to the investment by various companies in equipment to produce it.
Newer filtration technologies have undergone extensive improvements. Once again, there is considerable money invested in production equipment that by todays standards uses inferior filters. While these may remove cholesterol, lactose, and fat the resulting protein is inferior to newer filtration technology.
The other primary factor of concern is the quality of whey used in the production process. Whey protein derived from poor quality dairy will be low grade regardless of what production process is used. Most whey on the market today comes from the same junk dairy sitting in the cartons of milk lining supermarket store shelves.
State-of-the-art Whey Protein
Extremely high-grade ceramic filters are now available. These enable low-temperature processing and the ability to remove undesirable components (fat, cholesterol, and lactose) while enhancing the amount of desirable components to produce a true super food. Our protein is produced using a combination of microfiltration and ultrafiltration, yielding a superior product with no undenatured proteins (damaged proteins). This means the protein contains truly useful components in their highest quality and most biologically active condition. This is far different than the great majority of filtered or ion-exchange proteins in the general market place.
The whey protein itself comes from American cows not fed any animal by-products or synthetic growth hormone (BSE-free). The whey protein is certified GMO-free. This is by far the highest quality whey protein currently available. There are currently no organic whey protein production facilities capable of making a quality product, and there is no commercial source of high quality whey for protein powder production. Should this situation change in the future we will consider using such a product if it is true quality.
The Taste Test
Wellness Resources is the only company we know of that sells protein powder unflavored, with absolutely nothing else added. The reason is simple, true quality undenatured protein is not bitter tasting. The pleasant taste of our protein, even though the lactose (sugar) is removed, is a testament to its true quality. We also offer this unflavored protein with a unique oat fiber and the fruit mangosteen for a well-rounded meal (Daily Protein Plus). And of course we use natural flavoring systems for our Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry which are low in carbohydrate calories.
Most companies add excessive amounts of sweeteners to hide the horrid flavors of their proteins. If they are trying to keep the calories down they use artificial sweeteners, which are so toxic that when they are produced all manufacturing personnel must wear special breathing masks to not be poisoned from inhaling the vapors. At Wellness Resources we would never dream of using any kind of artificial sweetener. Our product tastes great unflavored. We use small amounts of natural flavors to offer a variety of choices.
Wellness Resources Daily Protein products, like our entire line of nutritional supplements, set a quality standard for the industry that few companies ever attempt to match. Your health matters.