You get a lot with whey!
- Beta Lactoglobulin (50-55% of whey protein) provides an excellent source of essential and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). It also helps make fat soluble vitamins more available to the body.
- Alpha-lactalbumin (20-25% of whey protein) is the primary protein found in human breast milk. It is high in tryptophan, an essential amino acid, as well as other essential amino acids and BCAAs.
- Immunoglobulins (10-15% of the whey protein) provide some immune enhancing benefits. It is the predominant whey protein component found in colostrum.
- Bovine serum albumin (5-10% of the whey protein) is a larger, slower digested protein t. with a good essential amino acid profile and fat binding properties helpful in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.
- Lactoferrin ( 1-2% of the whey protein) inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria due to its ability to bind iron while at the same time promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria such as bifidobacteria. It also exerts some anti-inflammatory effects.