100% Pure Whey Isolate With 4 Grams Of Leucine!
- 100% Whey Isolate
- 26 Grams of Protein
- 4 Grams of Leucine
- No Artificial Sweeteners
When it comes to protein powders, Whey Protein is the supplement in virtually every bodybuilder and athletes’ program and for good reason: it’s the highest quality protein on the market; it’s a fast digesting protein, making it ideal for those times when you need protein quickly as in post workout and when you first wake up. Additionally it has an excellent amino acid profile that’s naturally high in leucine, one of the 3 BCAAs and research proven to be directly involved in protein synthesis, which leads to new muscle growth.
While there are several types of whey protein to choose from, anything less than whey isolate and you’re taking a chance in terms of quality – the protein content by weight can vary greatly among lower quality types of whey. When you buy whey isolate you’re getting a premium whey protein that’s at least 90% protein by weight. Another advantage to whey isolate is that it contains virtually zero lactose which means improved digestibility. This makes it an excellent choice for those people that have lactose intolerance.
It should come as no surprise then that Legion uses only 100% whey isolate, with added leucine to further stimulate muscle growth. Legion is the only company that uses real research proven ingredients and dosages without using hype, we don’t use overblown claims, just science backed products with claims research can support.
But, you’ve heard this before and there are a lot of 100% isolates on the market - so what makes WHEY+ different?
- Legion only uses milk from hormone-free cows to manufacture WHEY+
Unfortunately, in order to increase milk production, it’s a common practice to inject dairy cows with growth hormones like rBGH and rBST. The consumption of milk from hormone treated cows may lead to disease; therefore, for the safety of our customers Legion uses only hormone free milk.
- Legion only uses Cold Micro & Ultra-Filtration which results in a superior quality protein.
One of the more widely used processing methods utilizes what is referred to as “ion exchange”. Here’s how it works: whey concentrate is put through a process that creates an “ion exchange whey isolate.” This process has several drawbacks. Whey protein is actually a complicated molecule that consists of several smaller molecules known as subfractions; these are referred to as lactoferrin, beta-lactoglobulin, immuno-globulins, lactoperoxidases and lysozyme. These subfractions each have exclusive functions in the body and their own unique characteristics. The process of ion exchange weakens these subfractions, which reduces the effectiveness of the protein. This is referred to as “denaturing” the protein – a denatured protein is a lower quality protein. There is a superior method of processing that uses low temperatures and low acid conditions to ensure the integrity of the protein source. This is a costly method but it results in a protein powder that has superior quality over competing brands.
- 4 Full Grams of Extra Leucine
Leucine is one of the 3 BCAAs and has been research proven to be the primary amino acid directly involved in the stimulation of protein synthesis. This means more muscle growth and there is research to back this up. As an example, in one study that was conducted by Maastricht University using 8 male test subjects, results indicated that 8 grams of leucine consumed with whey protein and carbohydrates after intense exercise activated greater muscle growth than just the use of whey protein and carbohydrates alone.
So why didn’t we didn’t include 8 grams of leucine per serving? The reason is that the average user actually takes in closer to two servings post workout - this would equal the needed 8 grams of leucine.
- No Artificial Sweeteners or Junk Fillers
WHEY+ tastes delicious – we’ve chosen to sweeten it with Stevia – a natural herbal extract that’s twice as sweet as sugar on a per serving basis. We’ve done this because research indicates most artificial sweeteners may pose a health risk and Legion Supplements has chosen not to risk the safety of our customers. Stevia also offers health benefits, such as blood glucose regulation, decreased blood pressure and lowered cholesterol, to name a few.
You won’t find anything unnecessary in WHEY+ - only natural, premium ingredients. We have chosen to provide a simple yet exceptionally effective whey isolate that provides 26 grams of protein and 4 grams of leucine per serving – and 1 scoop is 1 serving, unlike some powders where you need two huge scoops to get a single serving.