Upgraded™ Whey Protein Review

Bag of Upgraded Whey Protein 2.0We all need protein in our diets to be able to sustain our bodies daily needs. The reason it is vital is the main nutrient that is found in protein, something called amino acids. Our body needs 20 amino acids in total and more specifically 9 amino acids called, Essential Amino Acids or Indispensable Amino Acids1.  We get these special ones from our diets, particularly from animal sources. This is where the convenient, highly effective and easy to use Upgraded™ Whey protein powder comes into your life.

Whey is classed as only one of three dietary proteins that are complete and have the highest score of 1.0 on the Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Scoring (PDCAAS)2. This means it helps to provide you those 9 amino acids that are essential to your life which are: Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, & Valine. You get these and more health boosting benefits in a bag of Bulletproof whey.

What Are The Benefits of Whey Powder?

  • Helps to build muscle
  • Helps to increase strength
  • Helps to lose excess body fat3
  • Helps to boost the immune system
  • Can act as an antioxidant, antihypertensive, antitumor, hypolipidemic, antiviral, antibacterial, and chelating agent4
  • It is even thought to be linked to the anti-aging benefits of calorie restriction through the release of hormones that give you a sense of satiety which leads to a reduction in hunger and searching for more food5
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Contains branched-chain amino acids (BCAA’s)
  • Contains Bioactive Milk Peptides6 that aid in reducing stress and improving sleep

Taking whey protein is really good stuff for us in numerous ways. Is it no wonder why Dave has been searching for the best stuff available on the market to give him the best results he can get from his supplemental protein powder.

Upgraded™ Whey vs Others

You get different forms of whey in all the available brands in a health food store or body building shops. The three most common varieties you will read on a nutrition label are the concentrate, isolate and hydrolysate forms. The Bulletproof choice is the whey protein concentrate form. However, that is just one factor Dave has looked into here are some more:

Unique Factors of Upgraded Whey 2.0

Sourced from grass-fed cows NOT grain fed cowsYes
Blended with 5% MCT oil to help assist your liver to break the proteins down and boost your glutathione levelsYes
Low temperature processedYes
NOT a byproduct of cheese manufacturingYes
Great amino acid balance to help reduce inflammationYes
Blended with 20% colostrum for improved immune function stimulationYes
Made from the finest concentrate to avoid any bloating or gasYes
Tastes good without artificial flavorants or sweetenersYes
Non-hydrolyzed to make the amino acids more bioavailable and easily absorbedYes
rBGH, Antibiotic and Pesticide Free Yes
NOT micro-filtered, cross-flow filtered, hydrolyzed, or ion exchanged because those methods denature the original proteins.Yes

In the video you would have heard Dave explain how he has found in the past that some whey supplements would leave you bloated and inflamed afterwards. This is due to the food processing methods used and the source of the milk, being either grain-fed or grass-fed cows.

grass fed cowsThe two proteins in milk are casein, which makes up 80%, and the remaining 20% being made up of whey. You don’t want lots of the inflammatory casein portion. That is another reason why butter and ghee are the approved healthy dairy fats for making Bulletproof® Coffee and to be used in the Bulletproof® Diet. As Dave says, dairy can be an amazing food for someone or their kryptonite food.

Whey is the liquid that you see floating on top of yoghurt. It is a natural waste product during the making of cheese, so it was thrown away until its health benefits were discovered7. Now it is used to help boost the nutritional values of many food products.

Upgraded Whey 2.0 is different. It is made using proprietary methods to create the highest quality protein available. It is first heated to 161˚F for 15 seconds, so it is flash pasteurized. Flash pasteurization is the coolest, gentlest, and shortest pasteurization treatment allowed by law and therefore it is not raw whey. The next step is an ambient-air drying technique. This is used to ensure that the whey protein contains the highest levels of proteins in their natural forms6.

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Suggested Usage and One Warning

Did you know that one pound of Whey 2.0 has the equivalent protein as 8 pounds of pasture-raised steak? That is a whole lot of good protein for you in a condensed form that you can easily keep and add to most dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

To help get you started on your journey here is an official Bulletproof® Diet recipe that Dave shared on FaceBook. You’ve got to try it out next time in your kitchen.

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bulletproof protein bites recipe

• 2 Scoops Bulletproof® Whey Protein Powder • 2 Tablespoons Bulletproof® Hot Chocolate Powder • ¾ Cup Organic Almond Meal • ¼ Cup Bulletproof® Cacoa Butter (cut with a fork or pastry cutter)
• 4 Tablespoons Organic Almond Butter • 2 Tablespoons Raw Honey • 4 Tablespoons Organic Cacao Tea
• Pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt

Instructions: Place the protein powder, hot chocolate powder and almond meal in a bowl and blend… Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well until the texture feels like cookie dough…

And you’re done: Simply scoop out tablespoon-sized portions of the dough… roll them into balls… and enjoy! No refrigeration needed so easy to take as snacks for kids school boxes, in a car, plane or train.

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bulletproof whey smoothie kit bundleYou can also make a tasty ketogenic diet protein smoothie with the Bulletproof® Whey Smoothie Kit that contains:

  • 1 bottle of Upgraded XCT Oil (32 fl oz)
  • 1 bag of Upgraded Chocolate Powder (16 oz)
  • 1 bag of Upgraded Vanilla (2 oz)
  • 1 bag of Upgraded Whey Protein (16 oz)

Now here is the warning: PLEASE DON’T PUT WHEY PROTEIN IN YOUR BULLETPROOF® COFFEE. You can put collagen protein in your coffee, but not the whey.

Aim to use only 2 – 4 tablespoons per day as there are some amino acids in whey that can cause inflammation when taken in excess. The 4 tablespoons is for workout days otherwise for most people stick to the 2 tablespoons tip.

Sleep Hacking Tip

In the Bulletproof Diet book Dave tells you how to make a No-Coffee Vanilla Latte. Helping to raise your glutathione levels to remove excess toxins that could be causing sleeping difficulties. Adding 1 -2 tablespoons of Bulletproof approved whey to your No-Coffee Latte with all the other healthy fats ingredients is a great way to get a better nights sleep. Try it out and some of the other recommended sleep biohacking tricks in his book!

Ingredients List

Ingredients: Proserum whey protein concentrate, bovine colostrum,medium chain triglycerides, tapioca dextrin, tapioca Contains: Milk
Product Shelf Life: 18 months

nutritional label

Amino Acid profile of Whey 2.0

Alanine2.829%
Arginine1.477%
Aspartic Acid6.521%
Cysteine1.165%
Glutamic Acid10.364%
Glycine1.108%
Histidine1.071%
Isoleucine3.656%
Leucine6.271%
Lysine5.450%
Methionine1.092%
Phenylalanine1.867%
Proline3.375%
Serine2.980%
Threonine4.295%
Tryptophan0.910%
Tyrosine1.685%
Valine3.474%
Transferrins15.720%
Lactoferrin3.220%
Immunoglobulins19.260%
IGM1.250%

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