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Why Whey?

December 08, 2020 4 min read

Why Whey?

Always popular with athletes and the physically active for its ability to help build muscle mass and recover from workouts, new studies have shown that whey protein also has impressive longevity benefits that can mimic those of calorie restriction. Not to mention Whey has the ability to optimize immunity factors as well as maximize glutathione.
Whey protein isn’t just a supplement only used by athletes wanting to increase their muscle mass. Now evolving research suggests that the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine, and valine and other fractions found in whey can mimic the longevity benefits of calorie restriction!                                      
Caloric restriction (CR), i.e., reducing calorie availability by ~20–50%, is one of the few known strategies that can extend lifespan. In short-lived species such as rodents, caloric restriction can increase maximal lifespan up to 50% while improving general health and decreasing aging-associated diseases
Scientists recently investigated the life span effects of a balanced amino acid mixture high in the branched chain amino acids (BCAA’s) found in Whey Protein. As in earlier studies on other organisms they found branched chain amino acids significantly increased life span in mice.
Amino acids are proven to help produce serotonin, the neurotransmitter related to mood (happiness/depression), and assists you in achieving REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep.
Another benefit to amino acids is they help lesson fatigue and assist in muscle recovery immediately after exercise. On the other hand, they prevent muscle loss and work to preserve lean body mass.
Finally, BCAAs in the proper amount will help you lose unhealthy body fat. Whey protein, to this result, fortunately, contains all these naturally occurring amino acids to stand up to this claim. Centenarius Grass fed whey carriers up to 20% more BCAA’s than cattle fed grain or even organic grain diets!                                            
Centenarius Whey Isolate is a great “superfood” providing all 18 amino acids, naturally occurring bioactive components such as immunoglobulins and lactoferrin, and a cysteine concentration over 4-fold higher than other proteins—all in a highly absorbable form! And whey is one of the greatest foods for maximizing glutathione, the endogenous antioxidant that quenches oxidative stress to inhibit diseases of aging.
In addition to extending life span, whey has been found to reduce muscle wasting as we age, reduce the risk of diabetes, inhibit cancer development, and defend against cognitive decline.
Another key benefit of our Grass fed whey Isolate is the fact it is also beneficial for anybody looking to burn body fat whilst simultaneously preserving and building lean muscle mass. Protein is thermogenic, which means that the body struggles to digest it and break it down, even in supplement form, meaning that it has to work harder and therefore burns off more calories just by digesting the protein. It helps keep you feeling full longer, so you’re less likely to overeat and consume more calories than necessary, and as if that wasn’t enough, there is also the added benefit of the fact lean muscle requires more calories to maintain than body fat, so the more muscle you build, the faster your metabolism becomes by simply maintaining your body in its current state.
Finally, the last reason why you should seriously consider supplementing with Centenarius Grass fed whey protein, is down to the fact that it’s incredibly convenient and delicious. It has been recommended to aim for between 1g and 1.5g of protein per pound of bodyweight, and so that is a lot of protein to aim for, especially if you only consume whole foods.
Our protein supplement however, can simply be mixed with milk or water, is given a quick shake, and can then be consumed immediately, providing nearly 30g of protein per serving. For times when you are in a rush, or for when you need protein right away I.E after a workout, our whey protein shake just cannot be beaten. When you factor in the fact that they have a full spectrum amino acid profile as well, and it’s no wonder why whey protein is the most popular supplement in the entire world. Given all these benefits, whey has now been substantiated by significant science as a powerful super food in the quest for healthy longevity!
At Centenarius our Whey is of the highest purity both in its essence and its filtration. We start with certified Grass fed cattle pasture raised on virgin grass in Ireland. Our ice cold cross flow micro-filtration system removes all fat, carbs and lactose ensuring a pure, non bloating and easily digestible Whey protein Isolate that doesn’t get any cleaner.
Why are Irish Grass-Fed Dairy Products the absolute best?
In 2019  Ireland became the first and only country in the world to nationalize a grass-fed dairy product standard that enforces all grass-fed claims made on dairy products, including whey protein. To satisfy the national Irish Food Board (Bord Bia) and claim "grass-fed" on a product, a 90% verified grass-fed diet is the land's current criteria, which is law.
Irish grass-fed dairy intrinsically sets itself apart from all countries; when a dairy product is exported from Ireland that claims to be grass-fed, rest assured it is. In the United States, "grass-fed" claims on dairy products is the equivalent to the terms "premium," "NaTuRal," and "Wholesome".