Welcome to more Merica Labz Patriot's Whey! Per each product we review, I feel that doing just the one article is a bit of a scapegoat. There is so much information that has to get condensed down in one article, otherwise it would be far too long to enjoy reading. After all, we don't want you guys to feel like you're at university reading a book they made you buy just to read one chapter (I never got the point of that, especially since these books are expensive!). So let's do some GCSE Bitesize, supplement style from now on!
Today we are looking at Cold-Processed Micro-Filtered Whey.
Whey protein is made from raw milk and in the dairy industry there is a standard filtration process called Cold-Filtered, which is where in the supplement industry the Cold-Processed word stems from. Cold-Processed means two things;
Firstly mechanical separation using mesh size and screens or membranes to further isolate unwanted simple sugars such as lactose, fats, and any impurities that hold a larger volume than the chosen mesh size. This is where the Micro-Filtered part of the name comes into play.
Secondly, it refers to the whey protein being undenatured/non-denatured. Denatured protein renders the nutritional composition of the powder ineffective. Cold-Processed whey protein powder is never exposed to high enough temperatures that can alter or damage the fragile nutrient micros (vitamins & minerals) & macros (protein fractions) in the protein. This makes it healthy for you as all the good stuff that boosts your gains, your immune system and so on is left intact to work its magic.
For those wondering won't this cold-process leave bacteria intact that is killed off at higher temperatures (which is why a lot of milk is pasteurisation before sold), you have nothing to worry about. The micro-filtration process removes more bacteria than pasteurisation itself.
How It's Made has a great video showing you this membrane filtration process as similarly used in Merica Labz Patriot's Whey. Check it out below.