All Natural Whey Protein Isolate
- No Whey Concentrate
- No Cholesterol (0mg per serving)
- No Ion-Exchange Whey
- 99% Undenatured (Non-Hydrolyzed)
- No Artificial Flavors or Sweeteners
- Lactose Free
- Gluten Free
- OU Kosher Certified
Integrated Supplements 100% Natural CFM Whey Isolate is the highest-quality whey protein supplement available today. The patented ceramic filtration system used to produce CFM whey protein yields whey protein with the highest level of native, undenatured protein, and the lowest levels of lactose and cholesterol.*
This great-tasting, easy-mixing whey protein is also naturally-flavored and naturally-sweetened, and is made with the highest-quality real food ingredients like dutch cocoa, strawberry pieces and real vanilla. We spared no expense to formulate our flavors with the highest quality ingredients money can buy.
The Integrated Supplements commitment to quality ensures that we produce our products without the use of FD&C colors, Aspartame, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, or Neotame. In fact, you can rest assured that all of our products are all natural, and we use absolutely no artificial flavors or sweeteners in any of our formulations.
Buyer Beware – All Whey Protein is NOT Created Equal
In recent years, as whey protein's popularity has skyrocketed, the price of many whey protein raw materials has increased as well. As a result, many companies have altered their whey protein formulas to include the cheapest types of whey protein they can find, including ion-exchange whey isolate and whey concentrate. At Integrated Supplements, however, we're still committed to providing you with only the highest-quality USA-sourced CFM whey isolate.
Whey Isolate Versus Whey Concentrate
It's generally accepted that whey protein isolate is the highest-quality type of whey protein available. But, to cut costs, many whey protein supplements are formulated with a type of whey protein called whey protein concentrate.
Whey protein concentrate contains between 34% and 80% protein, and contains relatively high levels of lactose, fat, and cholesterol. Whey protein isolate, on the other hand, contains 90% or greater protein by weight, and negligible levels of lactose, fat, and cholesterol.
Because of the cholesterol and denatured proteins it contains, we feel that whey protein concentrate should be avoided.
What's so bad about the cholesterol in whey protein concentrate?
Because of their long shelf life and greater surface area, powdered foods are susceptible to oxidation. When a cholesterol molecule interacts with oxygen, oxidized cholesterol may be formed. While unoxidized, or native cholesterol is an important substance needed for the building of cellular structure and hormone synthesis, oxidized cholesterol is metabolized differently, and may be a unique contributor to heart disease and other types of metabolic and hormonal disruption.
Oxidized cholesterol, for example, has been implicated in the development of atherogenesis – the thickening of the arterial wall due to the build-up of fatty material – in other words, the beginning of the clogged arteries of heart disease.
While fresh cholesterol-containing foods, cooked normally, contain relatively low levels of oxidized cholesterol, cholesterol-containing dried, powdered, and “shelf-stable” foods are apt to contain relatively high levels of oxidized cholesterol. This includes foods such as powdered eggs, powdered milk, powdered cheese, and whey protein concentrate. We tell our customers to always check the cholesterol content of the whey protein they're thinking of purchasing – many so-called protein “blends” actually contain almost exclusively whey protein concentrate, and thus contain relatively high amounts of cholesterol.
Because whey protein concentrates are often used as filler ingredients in animal feed, baked goods, and processed dairy products, great care is often not taken to protect the delicate whey protein structures in the production of whey protein concentrate. As a result, high levels of denatured and glycated proteins are often formed when whey protein concentrate is produced.
These denatured and glycated proteins (i.e., altered protein structures, and altered protein structures formed when proteins interact with sugars and lipids) greatly compromise the nutritional quality of whey protein concentrate, and may even prove harmful.
Properly-prepared whey protein isolates, on the other hand, are produced using selective filters which rid the product of essentially all denatured and glycated proteins (as well as lactose, fat, and cholesterol). These are just some of the reasons why, we feel, a properly-prepared whey protein isolate is the only intelligent option for use in whey protein nutritional supplements.*
Unlike most other proteins, the benefits of whey protein are largely dependent upon intact protein structures called microfractions. For this reason we feel that whey proteins which are denatured in processing, and whey proteins which are hydrolyzed (i.e., broken down with enzymes) are best avoided.
CFM Contains the Full Gamut of Whey's Microfractions
- Beta-Lactoglobulin 54%
- Alpha-Lactalbumin 22%
- Glycomacropeptide 21%
- Immunoglobulins 2%
- Bovine Serum Albumin 1%
- Lactoferrin 0.5%
Whey's microfractions work synergistically to support muscle growth and recovery, immune function, digestive health, and appetite reduction.*
Whey Protein's Amino Acid Profile
Whey protein is among nature's richest sources of growth-promoting branched-chain amino acids such as leucine. Whey also contains important sulfur-containing amino acids needed for tissue repair and recovery.*
Remember: The amino acid profile of a protein doesn't tell you whether the protein was denatured in processing, or, in the case of whey, whether all important microfractions are present. Integrated Supplements CFM Whey Isolate not only contains an unsurpassed amino acid profile, but also contains the full array of undenatured whey microfractions.*