When it comes to improving our immune system, Vitamin C is usually what comes to our minds.
But did you know that protein is just as important when it comes to supporting our immune system? This is because our immune system consists of components that are built from a complex of proteins.
Proteins are commonly known as the building blocks of life because without them, our body cannot function properly. Building and keeping muscle mass aside, proteins are also used to rejuvenate and repair your cells and tissues.
This includes supporting our immune system by creating white blood cells, antibodies and antioxidants – which is why protein is a macronutrient, a type of nutrient required by the human body in larger quantities every day.
How much protein do we need?
According to RNI (Recommended Nutrient Intake of Malaysia), a healthy adult ideally needs 1 gram of protein daily for every kilogram of body weight. This means that if you weigh 55kg, you should be taking 55 grams of protein every day.
Most Malaysians, however, may not realise they do not consume enough protein daily, especially if their diets consist mainly of carbohydrates. This is very common because rice and noodles are main staples in Asia.
Senior citizens, pregnant ladies, breastfeeding mothers and patients on recovery or going through certain medical treatment also need a much higher daily protein intake for their health maintenance.
This is where high quality protein supplements like Myotein High Whey Protein come in handy.
What is whey protein?
Whey protein is a source of high quality Complete Protein, which consists of all 9 essential amino acids required by our body. These amino acids cannot be made by the body and must be taken from food sources. Amino acids such as Cysteine, Glycine and Glutamate are essential in producing important antioxidants like Glutathione.
Compared to Casein protein (also derived from cow’s milk), Whey is soluble and does not form curds in the stomach when it interacts with acids, which makes it easily digested and absorbed by the body, and causing less digestive issues.
What can Myotein do for you?
Imported from New Zealand, Myotein High Whey Protein is a bioactive whey protein concentrate freshly derived from cow’s milk. It is 100% purely fresh whey, free from flavouring, preservatives, added sugar or carbs.
It is also rich in natural bioactive properties1 such as Immunoglobulins and Lactoferrin, which help to strengthen the immune system. Below are some of the immune system powerhouses found in it:
- Immunoglobulins: supports the immune system
- Lactoferrin: antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant and antifungal
- Lactoperoxidase: inhibits growth of bacteria
- Proteose peptone: enhances antibody production
- Beta-Lactoglobulin: regulates lymphatic response
- Alpha-Lactalbumin: enhances antibody response
Designed to complement your daily diet, Myotein is free from flavouring and can be easily added into mostly any kind of beverages – such as coffee, tea, cocoa, milk, smoothies and cereals – without altering the taste. Simply add 2 scoops of Myotein into a drink of your choice, twice a day, in order to get some high quality proteins and enjoy its health benefits.
Myotein’s whey protein concentrate is also very low in lactose, which is good news for those who are lactose intolerant.
Diabetics, who are more prone to a decrease in muscle mass, will also benefit greatly as Myotein High Whey Protein contains no added sugar.
Valens collaborates closely with leading medical and nutrition experts in developing and distributing all of its products. Valens products are also widely used in hospitals and long-term care facilities for oncology, surgery, wound care, ICU, pediatrics, geriatrics, dialysis and more.
For more information on Myotein High Whey Protein, visit their website here.
1. Geoffrey al. JACN 2007 Vol 26, No.6 Emerging Health Properties of Whey Protein and their Clinical Implications