ObiWhey is a delicious and easy way to get the protein needed in the diet. Taking in adequate protein on a daily basis is essential to health and longevity. Unfortunately many people are protein deficient due to poor eating habits, improper food combining, calorie restricted diets, etc. Ample and easily utilized protein is essential for not only athletes and exercise enthusiasts, but also all other people. People of all ages including and especially children and older people tend to be protein deficient which affects both physical and mental health.
ObiWhey has a high biological value that is superior in essential amino acids compared to most other protein sources. ObiWhey is easily digested and assimilated. The whey protein in ObiWhey is an excellent source of branched chain amino acids (BCAA’s). BCAA’s supply a large portion of the nitrogen muscles take in to build muscle tissue, and are invaluable for maintaining and even increasing muscle mass during calorie restricted diets. In addition, whey protein contains several naturally occurring fractions that support healthy immunity.
There are countless positive scientific validations (related to whey protein in general) in making a case for the value of including whey protein in the daily diet. Some of these include:
“Consumption of whey protein seems to play an anti-obesity and muscle-protective role during dieting by increasing thermogenesis and maintaining lean mass.…whey protein may have beneficial effects on some symptoms of the metabolic syndrome as well as a reduction in cardiovascular risk factors.”
Obes Rev. 2013 Apr;14(4):324-43. doi: 10.1111/obr.12005. Epub 2012 Nov 20. The effects of whey protein on cardiometabolic risk factors. Pal S1, Radavelli-Bagatini S
“The consumption of unhydrolyzed milk proteins (56 g/d) for 8 wk improved vascular reactivity, biomarkers of endothelial function, and lipid risk factors. Whey-protein supplementation also lowered 24-h ambulatory SBP (systolic blood pressure) and DBP (diastolic blood pressure)”
Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Dec;104(6):1534-1544. Epub 2016 Oct 26. Whey protein lowers blood pressure and improves endothelial function and lipid biomarkers in adults with prehypertension and mild hypertension: results from the chronic Whey2Go randomized controlled trial. Fekete ÁA1,2, Giromini C3, Chatzidiakou Y1, Givens DI2, Lovegrove JA
“The meta-analysis showed a significant reduction in long term appetite” (with whey protein supplementation)
Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2017 Aug;20:34-40. doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2017.04.002. Epub 2017 May 8. Effect of whey protein supplementation on long and short term appetite: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Mollahosseini M1, Shab-Bidar S1, Rahimi MH1, Djafarian K
“We conclude that whey protein …………………… may be of importance in the preservation of lean mass during longer-term weight loss interventions.”
J Nutr. 2015 Feb;145(2):246-52. doi: 10.3945/jn.114.200832. Epub 2014 Dec 17. Whey protein supplementation preserves postprandial myofibrillar protein synthesis during short-term energy restriction in overweight and obese adults. Hector AJ1, Marcotte GR1, Churchward-Venne TA1, Murphy CH1, Breen L2, von Allmen M1, Baker SK3, Phillips SM
“Whey protein supplementation during resistance training augments lean body mass.”
J Am Coll Nutr. 2013;32(2):122-35. doi: 10.1080/07315724.2013.793580. Whey protein supplementation during resistance training augments lean body mass. Volek JS1, Volk BM, Gómez AL, Kunces LJ, Kupchak BR, Freidenreich DJ, Aristizabal JC, Saenz C, Dunn-Lewis C, Ballard KD, Quann EE, Kawiecki DL, Flanagan SD, Comstock BA, Fragala MS, Earp JE, Fernandez ML, Bruno RS, Ptolemy AS, Kellogg MD, Maresh CM, Kraemer WJ.
“Supplementation of leucine and whey protein immediately after heavy resistance exercise increases anabolic signaling in human skeletal muscle.”
Biol Sport. 2017 Jun;34(2):197-203. doi: 10.5114/biolsport.2017.65339. Epub 2017 Jan 20. Endocrine responses and acute mTOR pathway phosphorylation to resistance exercise with leucine and whey.
Eur J Appl Physiol. 2014 Apr;114(4):735-42. doi: 10.1007/s00421-013-2812-7. Epub 2014 Jan 3. Whey protein intake after resistance exercise activates mTOR signaling in a dose-dependent manner in human skeletal muscle. Kakigi R1, Yoshihara T, Ozaki H, Ogura Y, Ichinoseki-Sekine N, Kobayashi H, Naito H
“WHEY supplementation compared with carbohydrate supplementation, during a caloric-restricted “cut” diet can assist in maintaining LBM(lean body mass) while allowing for the loss of FM (fat mass)”.
J Strength Cond Res. 2017 May;31(5):1353-1361. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001196. Effect of Whey Protein in Conjunction With a Caloric-Restricted Diet and Resistance Training. Dudgeon WD1, Kelley EP, Scheett TP Lane MT1, Herda TJ2, Fry AC2, Cooper MA2, Andre MJ3, Gallagher PM
A second unique component of ObiWhey is the inclusion of whole food form complex carbohydrates. There is ample research that demonstrate the beneficial effect of complex carbohydrates taken concurrently with protein. These complex carbohydrates also provide fiber, protein, and multiple beneficial naturally occurring nutrients. Taking good carbohydrates simultaneously with protein allows for a protein sparing effect, thereby allowing the user to get the most benefit from the ingested protein. Studies have found that:
Ingestion of protein and carbohydrates both cause an insulin response, however other metabolic responses differ in relation to both of these foodstuffs.
From a natural and whole food perspective, protein is almost always ingested with complementary macronutrients to effect the best outcome. The key is ingesting complex, non-refined carbohydrates. This is exactly what ObiWhey delivers.*
Ingestion of whey can cause a rapid insulin response, which may lower blood sugar rapidly. This effect is great for diabetics, but may be problematic for people with normal blood sugar levels. Too fast a lowering of blood sugar may cause fatigue, and a desire to eat, especially simple sugars.
ObiWhey provides complex carbohydrates that digest slowly and evenly. The insulin response is more even this way, but these longer lasting energy sources help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels while exercising thereby reducing the chance of encountering fatigue and hunger from pure whey.
“Protein co-ingestion with carbohydrates stimulates whole body and muscle protein synthesis rates during resistance-type exercise”
“Protein co-ingestion with carbohydrates optimizes whole body protein balance”.
“Co-ingesting protein and carbohydrates, in conjunction with resistance exercise, may stimulate an anabolic response”.
“An increase in dietary protein from 15% to 30% of energy at a constant carbohydrate intake produces a sustained decrease in ad libitum caloric intake” – “ and results in significant weight loss”.
“Body-weight loss and weight-maintenance depends on the high-protein, but not on the ‘low-carb’ component of the diet, while it is unrelated to the concomitant fat-content of the diet”.
PLoS One. 2017 Mar 15;12(3):e0173809. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173809. eCollection 2017. Co-ingestion of carbohydrate and whey protein increases fasted rates of muscle protein synthesis immediately after resistance exercise in rats. Wang W1, Ding Z1, Solares GJ1, Choi SM2, Wang B3, Yoon A1, Farrar RP4, Ivy JL
J Physiol. 2011 Aug 15;589(Pt 16):4011-25. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2011.211888. Epub 2011 Jul 11. The influence of carbohydrate-protein co-ingestion following endurance exercise on myofibrillar and mitochondrial protein synthesis. Breen L1, Philp A, Witard OC, Jackman SR, Selby A, Smith K, Baar K, Tipton KD
Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Jul;295(1):E70-7. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00774.2007. Epub 2008 Apr 22. Protein coingestion stimulates muscle protein synthesis during resistance-type exercise, Beelen M1, Koopman R, Gijsen AP, Vandereyt H, Kies AK, Kuipers H, Saris WH, van Loon LJ.
Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Apr;288(4):E645-53. Epub 2004 Nov 23., Combined ingestion of protein and free leucine with carbohydrate increases postexercise muscle protein synthesis in vivo in male subjects. Koopman R1, Wagenmakers AJ, Manders RJ, Zorenc AH, Senden JM, Gorselink M, Keizer HA, van Loon LJ.
Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2004 Jun;14(3):255-71., Effect of an amino acid, protein, and carbohydrate mixture on net muscle protein balance after resistance exercise. Borsheim E1, Aarsland A, Wolfe RR.
Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Jul;82(1):41-8. A high-protein diet induces sustained reductions in appetite, ad libitum caloric intake, and body weight despite compensatory changes in diurnal plasma leptin and ghrelin concentrations. Weigle DS1, Breen PA, Matthys CC, Callahan HS, Meeuws KE, Burden VR, Purnell JQ
Physiol Behav. 2012 Oct 10;107(3):374-80. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2012.08.004. Epub 2012 Aug 19. Relatively high-protein or ‘low-carb’ energy-restricted diets for body weight loss and body weight maintenance? Soenen S1, Bonomi AG, Lemmens SG, Scholte J, Thijssen MA, van Berkum F, Westerterp-Plantenga MS.