Functions

What It Does

Quick Digestion

Whey Protein Isolate in IMMUPLEX is digested quickly when compared to other proteins such as concentrates or Casein from milk protein. WPI spikes amino acid levels in about an hour after ingestion. So this makes it the perfect protein in many situations.

 


IMMUPLEX Promotes Lean Muscle Growth

IMMUPLEX is rich in amino acids that are critical to developing and sustaining new muscle mass. Amino acids are chains of nitrogen containing sub-units that make up a protein. Whey Protein Isolate in IMMUPLEX has a superior amino acid profile with the following characteristics:

 

1. A Naturally Complete Protein

Whey Protein Isolate in IMMUPLEX is a naturally complete protein-meaning that it contains all of the Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) required in the daily diet. It has the ideal combination of amino acids to help improve body composition and enhance athletic performance.

 

2. High in Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)

Whey Protein Isolate in IMMUPLEX is a rich source of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), containing the highest known levels of any natural food source. BCAAs are important for building muscle mass since unlike the other essential amino acids, they are metabolized directly into muscle tissue and are the first ones used during periods of exercise and resistance training. IMMUPLEX provides the body with BCAAs to replenish depleted levels and start repairing and rebuilding lean muscle tissue.

 

3. Rich in Leucine

Whey Protein Isolate in IMMUPLEX is an excellent source of the essential amino acid Leucine that plays key role in promoting muscle protein synthesis and muscle growth. Research has shown that individuals who exercise benefit from diets high in Leucine and have more lean muscle tissue and less body fat compared to individuals whose diet contains lower levels of Leucine.

 

4. High Biological Value (BV)

IMMUPLEX contains Whey protein Isolate that is easily digested and utilized by the body. Biological Value (BV) is a term you will see used oftem with regards to protein powders.

BV is a measure of the efficiency with which protein can be absorbed and utilized by the body for tissue growth - the higher the value the greater the efficiency.

 

Here is a snapshot of the Biological Values of Protein sources from other food sources that confirm nothing is better than Whey Protein Isolate- 

Food Source   Biological Value
Egg   100
Milk (casein & whey)   85
Beef proteins   approx 75
Whey Protein Concentrate   approx 104
Whey Protein Isolate   approx 170

 

 

IMMUPLEX is High in Immune Boosting Protein Fractions

 

Glutathione
Whey Protein Isolate in IMMUPLEX provides the raw materials from which your body manufactures glutathione, an antioxidant your liver uses in its detoxification pathways. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that helps detoxify cancer-causing chemicals. The white blood cells also use glutathione for its detoxifying ability.


Immunoglobulin
Whey Protein Isolate in IMMUPLEX also contains a globular protein called Immunoglobulin (Ig). Immunoglobulins are proteins found in whey protein powder that help the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects such as bacteria and viruses.


Lactoferrin
Lactoferrin is one of the components of the immune system of the body and is part of the innate defense, mainly at mucoses. Apart from its main biological function, namely binding and transport of iron ions, lactoferrin also has antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, catalytic, anti-cancer, anti-allergic and radio- protecting functions and properties.

 

 


The Role of Glutathione and Whey Proteins in Immunity


Glutathione (or GSH) is the body's own master antioxidant discovered way back in 1889. However, it was only about 30 years ago that the scientists began to understand its functions and discovered how to raise its levels.

GSH is a small protein molecule composed of 3 amino acids: cysteine, glutamate, and glycine called GSH precursors or building blocks. GSH is produced out of these three precursors in every cell of the human body and performs many important roles.

 

Antioxidant - GSH is the body's master antioxidant, our bodies depend on GSH for the removal of toxins and GSH is at the heart of all immune functions. Other antioxidants in our body depend on GSH to function properly.


Detoxification - GSH detoxifies a large number of pollutants by binding to carcinogens, heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides and radiation by forming a soluble compound with the toxin that can then be excreted through the urine or bile.


Increased Energy - Our energy levels are a result of many factors (everything from the biochemical reactions taking place within our cells, to muscle function and even your sense of well-being).


Repair - Our body is constantly under attack from free radicals, some from external sources and some generated in our own body. GSH performs a vital role in repairing the damaged DNA, keeps the repair of our cells at a maximum and reduces the number of cell mutations that would occur otherwise.

 


GSH is at the heart of all immune functions and low GSH levels are seen in many diseases such as AIDS, advanced diabetes, and cancers. Raising and maintaining GSH levels can help minimize the risk of diseases.

Glutathione exists in reduced (GSH) and oxidized (GSSG) states. In healthy cells and tissue, more than 90% of the total Glutathione is in the reduced form (GSH) and less than 10% exists in the oxidized form (GSSG). An increased GSSG-to-GSH ratio is considered indicative of oxidative stress.

GSH has been clinically researched and proven to optimize your immune system, maximize the function of antioxidants, support your detoxification process at the cellular level, increase your energy levels and increase your strength and endurance.

 

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