So What Makes "Grassfed" Whey the BEST?
We believe our planet’s architect got it right the first time; cows were never meant to eat grain as they are ruminants by design.
Feeding Dairy Cattle for Quantity NOT Quality
The Reality is, our creator made ruminant digestive systems to literally convert organic plant life into milk that's rich in fat and protein. Ruminant stomach chambers represent one of Mother Nature's greatest engineering feats and reside with these beautiful creatures.
- Uniformity - By mixing all the components into a uniform solution, the freedom of the animal to listen to it's body for direction as to what in a pasture should be selectively ate is now stripped. All cows are the same apparently.
- Reduced Labor Costs - because all animals eat when told, on a schedule, not when they are hungry.
- Inventory Management - The ability to exhaust a variety of different feeds that may be economical over the others at any given time. Feeds that a cow might never have an affinity towards if it weren't grouped into a one size fits all mix. The "Sloppy Joe" of the farm world.
- Milk Production Increase - like concentrates, these feed mixtures are rich in nutrient density designed to over stimulate the animals reproductive glands. The cows needs to eat a lot less, for a shorter time, to spend more time (up to 4 times daily) at the milking parlor. This is compared to spending all day on pasture and being milked at most 2 times per day.
- Reproductive efficiency - Everything is predictable and cheaper when diet is standardized and all animals are treated like machines.
What are the Benefits of Grassfed Whey -
Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)in Grassfed Whey -
Grass-fed milk from humanely treated livestock will contain a higher concentration of BCAAs compared to any other dairy farming practices/diets. The difference can be as much as 3 Grams per serving. To learn more about BCAA concentrations in whey protein as these densities relate to diet, please see our Blog - Grassfed Whey Contains More BCAAs
Conjugated Linoleic Acids (CLAS) in Grassfed Whey -
CLA naturally occurs in milk; however, milk derived from grassfed cows has twice the level compared to grain fed.
Omega Fatty Acids in Grassfed Whey-
Grass-fed milk has a more optimal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids. Milk from grassfed systems has a higher proportion of omega-3 fatty acids and a lower ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, which is favorable when compared with milk from grain-fed systems.
Beta Carotene in Grassfed Whey-
You can thank beta carotene for the rich golden hue often associated with products derived from grass-fed milk. For much more information on why Grassfed whey is typically more of an off-white versus pearly white in color please visit our Blog - Why is my Grassfed Whey Slightly Yellow in Color?
You can find more information on here on the micro-nutrients endemic to Truly Grassfed Whey here:
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