Naturally, AGN Roots Grass Grassfed Whey would only be satisfied with the highest quality lecithin available. Without a doubt, the healthiest lecithin comes from sunflower seeds. Our Sunflower Lecithin is Non-GMO and naturally extracted (mechanically) from sunflower seeds in a 100% chemical-free process. Being Non-GMO lecithin is in stark contrast to many other lecithin sources, including the more commonly used soy-lecithin, which requires chemical use (alcohols and petroleum-based) to extract from their respective sources. Soy lecithin is often associated negatively with the common allergen (Soy Allergy). Also, it carries within its properties that may impact your hormones (estrogen levels). However, at these quantities, that is highly unlikely and was massively hyperbolized years ago by the weight lifting supplement side of the industry.
More Details – When a single-ingredient whey protein requires a blender to go into solution, the mechanical energy applied to the protein structures forces a change in shape, by definition denaturing the protein. As a dehydrated powder, whey protein structures and the macro-nutrients within are very fragile and require a soft hand for water phase reconstitution.
- Heart Health – Lecithin has a natural propensity to help balance the fat levels in your bloodstream. In theory, this has the potential to reduce risks around cardiac issues such as atherosclerosis.
- Brain Protection – Phospholipids (the building blocks of lecithin) are crucial for brain health and the repair processes utilized by neural cells. *Lipid substances that contain choline, like lecithin, may improve the brain’s functional pathways. Conflicting data exist on whether lecithin benefits populations that suffer from neurological & nervous system conditions, but research into this benefit of lecithin is promising and moving forward. One day soon, regular use of a lecithin supplement may be proven to result in faster neural regeneration, thus protecting the nervous system.
- Connected to battling Dementia Symptoms – Lecithin contains choline (precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine), which is a chemical your brain uses to communicate. **Clinical Research suggests that a diet rich in choline may support memory function, thus benefit those battling Alzheimer’s disease.
- Liver Integrity – Lecithin supports the liver’s fat-processing functions. If you’ve ever stepped outside your regular diet and indulged in a very fatty meal, Lecithin can significantly reduce the amount of work your liver needs to do to handle the excess fat.
- Blood Pressure – You’ve probably noticed a theme, but when it comes to excess fat in your bloodstream, there is no shortage of potential health risks. Less fat in your blood, the less likely your blood pressure puts a strain on your cardiovascular system.
- Boost the Immune System – Research has found that this phospholipid substance speeds the healing process and stimulates the immune system. Mainly due to its antioxidant effects, thanks to phosphatidylinositol and phosphatidylethanolamine.
As a standalone supplement, Lecithin is available at your local pharmacy. While soybean lecithin tends to come in granulated capsule form, you can buy sunflower lecithin in both powder and liquid form as well. Sunflower lecithin isn’t as standard, but many prefer it, especially if trying to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as mentioned earlier.
Quick Answer – No. The value of authentic grassfed whey is within the maco-nutrients. Among others, these consist of β-lactoglobulin, α-lactalbumin, bovine-serum-albumin, immunoglobulins, Glutathione, & Lactoferrin. Having an emulsifier is like finding that puzzle piece connecting to halves of the puzzle together. Lecithin allows for the smooth connection that fits both the water-side and the protein-side without forcing the link mechanically.
In closing, we strive for pure transparency and hope we’ve provided you enough information to be comfortable with our decision to include ingredient Sunflower Lecithin in our Grass-fed Whey. The small (
If the first thing you can do after opening a milk carton is to skim the cream and fat off the top, chances are your milk has NOT undergone a homogenization process (emulsification). This process involves flowing high quantities of pasteurized milk through a tiny area that is no wider than the width of a hair. The pressures and velocities of this process disrupt the fat globules within the milk, forcing them to disperse into much smaller ones. This emulsion method is considered mechanical and has an expiration date; looking at curdled-milk, this is the emulsion breaking down over time and the fats rejoining other fats and floating to the surface.
We don’t have a stance on whether there is an advantageous recovery window to consume protein throughout your day to optimize recovery benefits (our product as excellent as it is, does not quite have the consciousness to form an opinion). When presented with the opportunity to afford our consumers the convenience of a superior Grassfed whey product that was also available for immediate consumption at any time while maintaining the absolute integrity of our goals, we seized it.
To learn more about pasteurization and the terms cold processed and cold filtered and how they are used correctly in the grassfed whey and dairy industries, you can visit our “What Does Cold-Processed, Cold-Filtred, Cold-Pressed Mean” blog.
The very small amount of non-GMO Sunflower Lecithin within AGN Roots Grass-fed Whey allows our community of health enthusiasts access to nutrition-on-the-go without the clumps and chunks associated with mixing protein in a water-based solution without electric agitation. With this said, What is Sunflower Lecithin?
Lecithin describes a substance that’s naturally found in the tissues of your body. It’s made up of fatty acids, and it has a variety of commercial and medical uses.
The most well-known benefit of lecithin is its ability to lower cholesterol. Researchers have discovered that soybean lecithin can contribute to raising HDL (good) cholesterol and lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol in blood profiles.
Lecithin has been tested in people with ulcerative colitis to improve their digestion. Lecithin’s emulsifying qualities contribute to a chain reaction that improves the mucus in your intestine, making the digestive process easier and protecting the delicate lining of your digestive system.
- application of warm compresses
- extra pumping, if needed
- draining the breast well
- asking a lactation consultant for more suggestions
Lecithin supplements are usually derived from sunflower seeds, eggs, or soybeans. Soy is by far the ingredient most commonly used to create lecithin supplements. Animal fats, fish, and corn are also sometimes used.
Lecithin supplements can be purchased to help treat high cholesterol, as a breastfeeding aid, and to treat ulcerative colitis, among other things.
Lecithin that comes from soy can improve cardiovascular health, especially if you’re already at risk of developing high blood pressure or heart disease. This is according to a small study in which participants were given soy products including lecithin additives.
Some breastfeeding experts recommend lecithin as a solution for preventing recurrent plugged ducts. The Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation recommends a dose of 1,200 milligrams, four times per day, to experience this benefit.
This isn’t meant to be a treatment for plugged ducts, however. Treat ducts with:
Learn about lecithin, including its potential health benefits.