Athletes know the importance of protein. It provides the building blocks for their muscles, and it’s an absolute must when trying to grow bigger, faster, and stronger.
To ensure optimal daily protein intake, athletes often turn to protein powders, due to their convenience and high protein content, and more often than not these protein powders are made from whey protein.
Derived from cow’s milk, whey protein has been a staple of bodybuilders, athletes, and weekend warriors for decades for a host of reasons:
But, in recent years, protein powders have suffered in terms of quality, taste, and affordability. In an effort to cut costs, manufacturers have opted for lower quality proteins and less-satisfying flavoring technologies. This has left consumers thirsting for a protein that mixes easily, tastes great, doesn’t upset their stomach, and doesn’t break the bank.
The team at Primeval Labs has surveyed the sad state of protein powders in the industry and heard your cries and sought to develop a protein that was not only of superior quality, but also tasted better than anything ever tasted before.
ISOLIT is a 100% pure whey protein isolate protein powder that mixes easily and tastes absolutely delicious. ISOLIT is derived from exceptionally high-quality milk, and by using only whey protein isolate, we’ve maximized protein content per scoop while limiting carbohydrates and fat.
ISOLIT is an easily digestible pure whey protein isolate that contains a 100% pure, Triple Cold-Filtered processed whey protein isolate (4x smaller than micro filtered!), giving you a protein with unparalleled absorption and bioavailability!
By using a cold-filtered purification process, ISOLIT is able to retain a higher concentration of the bioactive fractions naturally occurring in whey protein including:
Cold Pressed Cross Flow Microfiltration is a natural non-chemical manufacturing process which uses high-tech ceramic filters to remove the vast majority of carbohydrates, lactose, and fat from milk. Unlike ion exchange, which involves the use of harsh chemicals such as hydrochloric acid that degrade the bioactive whey fractions, cold-pressed cross-flow microfiltered whey uses no harsh chemicals or high temperatures, resulting in a whey protein isolate that retains all of the beneficial bioactive fractions of whey while at the same time delivering a powder that is incredibly high in protein and essential minerals, but low in carbs, fat, and lactose.
Hard training athletes know the value of a calorie, and if you’re anything like us, you hate wasting calories on unnecessary carbohydrates and fats lurking in your protein powder. For this exact reason, we’ve selected whey protein isolate.
Whey protein isolate contains a minimum 90% protein by mass, which means there’s virtually no room left for carbohydrates, lactose, or fat. Typical bargain bin protein powders you’ll find on the market use the cheaper, less refined whey protein concentrate, which is rich in various immunoglobulins and lactoferrins, but suffers from a lack of standardization in quality.
You see, whey protein concentrate can range anywhere from 35-80% protein by weight depending on what quality a particular manufacturer ends up using. Even worse, companies aren’t required to list which grade of whey protein concentrate they use in their protein, which means you could only be getting about 35% protein by weight in your powder. This also means you’re “economy” protein powder could contain as much as 65% carbohydrates and fats. That’s hardly a “protein powder” in our book.
ISOLIT utilizes whey protein isolate, the purest form of whey protein on the market. Whey Isolate is processed one degree further than whey concentrate to remove fat and lactose, which delivers high protein, low carbohydrate and fat, and no GI upset. In other words, each serving of Isolit is basically pure protein. We’ve gone the extra mile to source a higher quality whey protein isolate so you can rest assured that you get what you pay for, and don’t waste money (and calories) on extraneous carbohydrates, fats, and fillers like maltodextrin and flour.
Whey protein really is the “perfect protein”. It touts a biological value of 104 -- that’s even higher than egg protein, the “ideal” human protein.[3,4] Essentially what this means, is that whey protein is readily absorbed and used by your body. Other proteins with low biological values (i.e. most plant proteins) are not efficiently used by the body, which means the valuable essential amino acids making up the protein aren’t readily used by the body and are thus eliminated.
By offering a high biological value, whey protein is the perfect protein for athletes looking to improve body composition, recovery, and performance. Best of all, research backs this up to!
Numerous studies have shown that supplementing with whey protein enhances muscle building and body composition.
Well, whey protein is a complete protein, meaning it supplies all of the essential amino acids (EAAs) required for protein synthesis, and it’s also rich in the mTOR-stimulating branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), leucine in particular.
But there’s more to the power of whey than just a stellar amino acid profile.
Researchers believe whey protein’s body recomposition properties may be due to whey protein improving the way your muscles use amino acids, essentially making them more anabolic. Furthermore, other studies using whey protein supplementation have documented improved body composition and strength as a result of using with whey protein.[6,7,8]
Not only is whey protein great for packing on slabs of lean muscle mass, it’s also beneficial for those looking to lose fat. Research conducted in 2015 compared the effects of whey protein with or without carbohydrates on training adaptations in 86 recreationally-active men.
During the course of a 12 week resistance training program, subjects consumed either:
[...immediately following a total body training session.]
All groups experienced similar gains in strength, muscle size, and fat-free mass, but here’s the really cool thing about the group using whey protein -- they lost abdominal fat! Surprised by the results, researchers noted:
“whey proteins may increase abdominal fat loss and relative fat-free mass adaptations in response to resistance training when compared to fast-acting carbohydrates.”
Basically, if you’re a hard training athlete looking to improve lean mass gains, decrease body fat, and have an ideal body composition, you want to use whey protein.
Whey protein isolate on its own is easy on the digestive system and readily absorbed, but to further improve the quality and superiority of Isolit, we’ve added a full complement of digestive enzymes to further enhance nutrient absorption and obliterate the “heavy” feeling that plagues other whey protein powders.
ISOLIT includes EIGHT different digestive enzymes, featuring HemiSEB® -- a unique enzyme complex that enhances digestibility, reduces bloating, and improves overall nutrition. HemiSEB contains a special combination of cellulose, xylanase B, glucosidase, pectinase, and phytase specifically formulated to improve digestibility of a broad range of foods (especially dairy) into nutrients your body can easily use.
Also included in our patented DigeSEB Plus blend are: