"The Wellness Shake"
Quest Protein Ingredients
- Ionized, cold-filtered whey protein isolate.
- 21 grams of protein per serving (high quality whey proteins,
lactalbumin and alphalactoglobulin, and to a lesser degree, bovine serum
albumin and immunoglobulins).
- Provides a full spectrum of nonessential, semi-essential, and essential amino acids.
- Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana bartoni leaf extract), a potent, noncaloric sweetener used worldwide (no aspartame, no lactose).
- Low glycemic fruit extract
- Hypoallergenic - Casein, the most allergenic of milk proteins, not
included. Also, no wheat, egg, soy, yeast, or chemical additives.
- Tasty, easy to mix. Choice of Vanilla, Chocolate, Banana, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Cinnabun.
- One ounce (102 calories) per serving.
- Convenient scoop with handle included.
- Net weight = 2 lbs (908g), 32 servings per container
What Is Cold Filtered, Ionized Whey Protein?
- Whey protein, along with casein, one of the 2 major proteins in
milk, is derived from purified cow's (or goat's) milk cheese - a complex
process which includes defatting, precipitation, washing,
solubilization, concentration and purification steps. Commercial ion
exchange resins are also used as part of the purification process.
- Whey "isolate" is a standardized, higher concentrated form of protein than whey "concentrate".
- The cold filtered ion exchange process allows the whey protein to
maintain its purest natural composition without the protein denaturation
Benefits of Whey Protein Isolate Include the Following
More easily and efficiently digested form of protein than food.
Curbs appetite for sweets and other carbohydrates.
Acts as an antioxident, preventing peroxidation of fats.
Improves the viability of the probiotic bifidobacteria.
Increases endurance and muscle recovery from physical
activity (especially effective within 30 minutes immediately following
Improves resynthesis of the body's high energy store, glycogen, by 20% or more following an intense workout.
Increases metabolism (helps speed weight loss).
With resistance training, results in significant weight
loss, fat loss, lean body weight increase, and increased muscle
Improves immune function. Protects against immune
function disturbance caused by oxidized cholesterol (animal study). May
assist human white blood cells in fighting off certain bacterial
Twice as effective as highly touted soy protein anti-aging/rejuvenation benefits.
Increases bone growth, density and strength.
Helps prevent oxidation of the "bad" LDL cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein).
When added to lactobacillus casei- and streptococcus
thermophilus-enriched milk, raises "good" HDL cholesterol, lowers serum
triglycerides and lowers systolic blood pressure.
Lactokinins from whey protein may have blood pressure-lowering benefits
Contains Essential and Conditionally Essential Amino Acids, Including the Following
- Branch-chained amino acids valine, leucine, and isoleucine.
- Sulfur-containing amino acids cysteine, taurine, and methionine
- And others....
Why the Sweetner, Stevia?
"Stevioside (an extract of Stevia leaves) is
reportedly 250-300 times sweeter than sugar and contributes no calories
to the diet." - FDA, 1995
- Non-caloric sweetener with a mild licorice-like taste that is at least 250-300% sweeter than table sugar (sucrose).
- Is totally safe and nontoxic (the Japanese government approved
Stevioside as a sweetener and flavor enhancer for food use in Japan in
1970 after many years of intensive study. Today it is used in many
countries including Japan, Israel, Brazil, China, Taiwan and Korea. In
fact, Stevia and its extracts have reportedly captured over 50% of the
Japanese market. Major multinational food companies convinced of its
safety, use Stevia extracts to sweeten foods for sale in Japan, Brazil
and other countries where it is approved.
- Ideal for children in that it does not contribute to dental caries.
- Unlike sugar, Stevia does not trigger a rise in blood sugar so
often resulting in fatigue and need for another "sugar fix" later on.
- Unlike sugar, Stevia does not feed intestinal yeast; does not create an unhealthy imbalance of intestinal microorganisms.
- Due to Stevias potent glycoside sweeteners, Stevia has become an
extremely popular table-top sweetening alternative in foods and
beverages for diabetics and obese people.
- Benefits attributed by folklore to Stevia: stimulates alertness and
counters fatigue; facilitates digestion and gastrointestinal functions;
regulates blood glucose levels; nourishes the liver, pancreas and
spleen; helps the body sustain a feeling of vitality and well-being and
can be used as an external application for blemishes. It has been shown
in studies to inhibit the growth and reproduction of some bacteria that
are responsible for tooth decay. Some users report a decrease in
desire for sweets and fatty foods. Additionally, some users have
reported that drinking Stevia tea or Stevia enhanced teas helped to
reduce their desire for tobacco and alcoholic beverages.
- The other non-caloric sweetener, Aspartame is reported to have
undesirable side-effects, including seizures and brain tumors (animal