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"This stuff is great! It’s the best tasting whey I’ve ever used, and my girlfriend loves it too. This is my third order, and it’s been working great for us."

—Anthony P., Montgomery, AL

All Natural Whey Protein


The Why Behind Whey


What makes 100% Whey Protein Isolate so powerful?

  • Unmatched effectiveness in building lean muscle - multiple clinical studies have proven it superior to all other proteins due to several factors noted below.
  • Easily digested and quickly absorbed, it supplies amino acids essential to stimulate muscle protein synthesis, repair and growth during the time-sensitive recovery period. Rapid delivery of amino acids translates into greater muscle gains and post-exercise recovery - timing is critical.
  • Superior amino acid profile. No other protein can match its complete, balanced array of all amino acids - it has the highest biologic value of any protein.
  • Provides an abundant supply of branched-chain amino acids that help reduce post-exercise muscle soreness-it's the perfect supplement for everyone who wants to maintain and build lean muscle, every-day exercisers and serious endurance athletes.
  • Pr+ naturally contains about 4 grams of glutamine per serving, a great contributor to immune health, and is a rich source of cysteine, an amino acid important for our antioxidant defenses that is scarce in most food
  • Cross-flow filtered, cold processed (undenatured) 100% whey protein isolate contains 10 - 15% more protein by weight than whey concentrates, and is virtually lactose and fat-free.
  • Contains additional nutrients contributing to immune and vascular health including alpha-lactalbumins, beta-lactoglobulins, and lactoferrin.
  • Avoids saturated fats associated with most other complete protein sources.

Start Your Engines
with LeucineSmart™ Protein


LeucineSmart™ Protein is our proprietary blend of Leucine and 100% Whey Protein Isolate.

Why is this so significant?

  • No other amino acid has the power of Leucine to activate muscle protein synthesis - it turns on the cellular machinery that repairs and builds muscle.
  • As we age, our Leucine requirement for optimal muscle synthesis increases. While Leucine naturally occurs in all whey, our muscles require more Leucine than a serving of whey can provide for best results. A larger dose of whey is not the answer, as our ability to process whey protein is limited. By fortifying whey with the right amount of added Leucine, you can be assured of getting the support you need for maximal gains in lean muscle mass.
  • Every serving of Pr+ with LeucineSmart™ Protein provides you with 26 grams of 100% Whey Protein Isolate, right in the sweet spot for optimal promotion of muscle protein synthesis. Lesser amounts are not as effective, and higher amounts are not digested and absorbed efficiently. With age, these affects are more pronounced.

No Wasted Protein.
Make Every Gram Count!


With the higher bioavailability of Pr+ more of what you eat is absorbed and delivered to your hungry muscles, contributing to improved results.

How does Pr+ feed your muscles more effectively?

  • Only premium quality, all-natural ingredients are used.
  • Every serving includes 250 mg of Aminogen®†, a patented natural protease enzyme system to aid digestion and increase the delivery of amino acids to your muscles, ensuring you get benefit and build muscle from every gram of protein. Research has demonstrated an increase of over 100% in amino acid levels, 250% increase in BCAA levels, and more than 32% increase in nitrogen retention when Aminogen® was added to whey protein compared with whey alone*.
  • Better digestion - Without added proteases, we can only digest about 15 - 20 grams of whey protein per serving, less than the 25 - 30 grams we need for optimal muscle development, and is likely diminished further with age. The rest is wasted, and may cause side-effects like abdominal gas and bloating. Many competitors don't provide any protease, use a clinically unproven protease, or use less than an optimal dose of Aminogen.



AMINOGEN® Is a Registered Trademark of Triarco Industries,
protected by U.S. Patent No. 5,387,422.
*Research supplied by Triarco Industries.


All this Good Tastes Great


We understand that for you to stay committed, Pr+ has to be delicious. All without a load of calories, while conforming to a heart healthy diet to be the best protein powder.

  • Only 130 - 135 calories, so you can easily add protein any time of day, not just after workouts. By using non-caloric natural sweeteners, we only needed 3 grams of organic cane sugar for a balanced taste. Reb A is a natural sweetener derived from Stevia, and doesn't have the typical stevia aftertaste.
  • No fat in whey protein isolate. We added 1 gram of MCT (medium-chain triglycerides); just enough for a smooth texture, and is one of the "good fats".
  • Low in sodium, naturally.
  • Lactose free, gluten free. Whey concentrates contain around 2% lactose, not so with whey protein isolates, with levels < 0.5%.
Chocolate
chocolate

Other ingredients: Erythritol, organic cocoa (processed with alkali), organic cane sugar, natural flavor, medium chain triglycerides, maltodextrin, xanthan gum, soy lecithin, Rebaudioside A (stevia leaf extract).


Vanilla Creme
vanilla-creme

Other ingredients: Erythritol, natural flavor, organic cane sugar, medium chain triglycerides, maltodextrin, xanthan gum, soy lecithin, Rebaudioside A (stevia leaf extract).


Cappuccino (Decaf.)
cappuccino

Other ingredients: Erythritol, organic cane sugar, decaffeinated coffee, natural flavor, medium chain triglycerides, maltodextrin, xanthan gum, soy lecithin, Rebaudioside A (stevia leaf extract).

How To Use
Mix one level scoop (serving) in 6 – 8 oz. of cold water or alkaline beverage such as milk. Use more liquid for a milder taste, or thinner consistency. Take one serving daily, or more if your daily protein requirements aren't met by your diet.

For Recovery:
Take one serving immediately (within 30 minutes) after exercise.  Combine with additional carbohydrates if possible.  Adding carbs enhances replenishment of muscle glycogen stores as well as muscle protein synthesis.

Combine Pr+ with fruit (e.g. 1 banana and 1 cup of berries) and 1 cup of milk or soy milk in a "smoothie" for a well-balanced recovery drink. Alternatively, consume fruit or fruit juice in addition to Pr+. The ideal amount of carbohydrate depends on the length and intensity of your workout, and body size.  In general, this will be about 60 – 120 grams of carbs initially.  You may need to continue eating more carbohydrates for an extended period if you have had a glycogen depleting training session.  See our section on Nutrient Timing for more information.

For Protein Supplementation:
Good health ideally begins with a well-balanced diet. However, you may find a protein supplement is a convenient and healthy way to get the protein you need to augment your normal diet.  

First, you need to discover how much protein you need every day. Our protein calculator makes this step easy by doing the math for you and adjusting for your activity level. Active lifestyles, which we recommend for everyone, endurance athletes, and those over 40 require more protein.  

Next, estimate how much protein you are currently getting in your diet. This table will help you make an estimate:

how-to-use
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 23 (2010)


Finally, determine how much additional protein you need to meet your daily requirements after a healthy diet and your recovery drink with Pr+. If you need more than you'll get from a single serving of Pr+, add more servings to meet your needs or increase your dietary protein.  Some individuals find that substituting Pr+ for some of their fat-heavy dietary proteins results in a healthier overall diet.

When Do I Take Pr+?:

  • Recovery.  Within 30 minutes after exercise.
  • Bedtime.  Your body has higher growth hormone levels during sleep, you are technically "fasting" and benefit from added protein as an extra feeding usually well after your evening meal. Many people report sleeping better without hunger cravings.
  • Breakfast.  You are replenishing your body after the overnight "fast".  With minimal fat and calories, Pr+ allows you to add a significant dose of protein to your healthy breakfast without penalty.  Skip the foods with saturated animal fats.
  • Daytime snack.  Pr+ allows you to enjoy a healthy snack and stay within your calorie requirements for the day. The satisfying fullness can help curb your appetite for less healthy "empty" calories.  Pr+ is not a weight loss supplement, but it can be a significant part of an overall weight reduction strategy by helping you meet protein and calorie requirements, within a normal, well-balanced diet.
If you're like us, you place greater value on facts versus promises. We know people who are serious about their health and performance are also serious about ingredients. We invite you to see how we stack up next to the competition.

As you can see, Pr+ LeucineSmart™ Protein delivers the greatest amount of 100% whey protein isolate, the highest quality complete whey protein available. Leucine fortification overcomes the blunted anabolic response of aging muscles. By adding Aminogen® natural protease enzymes, we ensure improved digestion and absorption; getting every gram of protein where it needs to go - your muscles - not wasted down the hatch. We stand alone as the only leucine-fortified, physician-formulated protein powder optimized for those over 40.

Because our products are made with premium all-natural ingredients, we believe you'll find we are a good value when you consider the differences that really matter. For less than the cost of a latte, you can boost the results of your hard-earned efforts in a tasty, all-natural way. Not the cheapest, just the best...Pr+ LeucineSmart™ All-Natural Whey Protein really is "A Smarter Whey"!

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HORMONE-FREE WHEY

 

What is “rBGH-free”, “rBST-free”, or “Hormone-Free” Whey?

In the 1980’s, drug companies began selling “recombinant bovine growth hormone”, or rBGH, to dairy farmers for injection into their dairy cattle to stimulate increased milk production. This hormone is also called recombinant bovine somatotropin, or rBST.  Milk sourced from untreated dairy herds is used in producing rBGH-free whey, as part of the cheese-making process.  Since milk from many farmers is pooled in whey production, getting entire lots from untreated cows can be difficult. 

 

Why do we choose rBGH-free whey for our products?

After considerable research regarding safety, the FDA approved its use in 1993. Several professional and regulatory bodies independently determined there was no significant human health risk.  While very little of the hormone transfers from the cow into its milk, other potential hazards for human health may exist. In contrast to the United States, all 27 countries of the European Union, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand have banned its use in dairy herds. However, their primary objection is the harmful impact on animal health; notably, an increase in mastitis by 25%, lameness by 55%, infertility by 40%, and reduced lifespan of treated cows from “culling”. Although it remains in common use in the United States, market pressures are resulting in more farmers reducing or eliminating this practice.  Hormone-free whey typically commands a premium price and often is in short supply. 

 

What Are the Potential Human Health Risks from rBGH Dairy Products?

Chronic IGF-1 Exposure:
The hormone, insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1), is increased in treated cows. IGF-1 is transferred into milk, and thus into the human food supply.  Bovine IGF-1 is identical to human IGF-1; thus, unlike rBGH, it will have physiologic effects if absorbed after ingestion.  In treated herds, the levels of IGF-1 are increased between 25 – 70% overall, and 2- to 5-fold in individual animals. Because cows are typically treated with rBGH during the mid- and late-lactation cycle, the final concentration varies widely depending on the blend from various cows and herds. While the levels found in dairy milk from treated herds are generally in the same range found in human breast milk, variability of milk levels can far exceed that. In the case of bovine colostrum, IGF-1 can reach levels 100 times greater than the average; in addition, bovine colostrum contains a shortened form of IGF-1 that has 10 times the biologic potency.  Even though it comprises only about 3% of the total in milk on average, the increased bioactivity of this IGF-1 variant may play a role in unwanted physiologic effects such as tumor development.

 

Some have argued that the relatively poor bioavailability (9.3%) precludes it having biologic effects in humans.  Yet, in the presence of casein, its absorption is increased by 67% in rats, and physiologic effects are observed. There is good evidence that IGF-1 reaches receptors throughout the human gut in biologically active form where it plays an important developmental role in neonates during exposure to high levels in breast milk during early lactation.  However, later in life chronic exposure to IGF-1 may contribute to tumor development. It promotes growth in cancer cells, specifically for human breast, prostate, and colon cancer, which have also been confirmed in epidemiologic studies. Due to the diverse biological effects attributable to IGF-1, defining a dose-effect relationship is virtually impossible, and thus establishing what may be considered a “safe” level for chronic human consumption. What was good for the baby isn’t necessarily good for the adult. 

 

Potentially Increased Antibiotic Exposure: The increased incidence of mastitis in treated cows results in increased use of antibiotic treatment. Many antibiotics are secreted into milk, resulting in human consumption, albeit at low levels.  Chronic exposure to antibiotics can contribute to subsequent selection of resistant bacteria and thereby increased human health risks.  There is also some risk of development of allergies and allergic reactions to antibiotic exposure. 

 

Other Unknowns

There are other changes in milk protein composition resulting from rBGH treatment that may favor human allergic reactions.  We also don’t know the potential biologic activity and possible risks associated with rBGH that is ingested and hydrolyzed in our stomachs. Even though rBGH will not make its way into our bodies intact, we don’t yet know the potential effects the cleavage products of digestion may ultimately have on us. 

 

SUMMARY

The effects of rBGH/rBST injections on dairy cattle clearly increase their health risk and form the basis for a ban on its use in a significant portion of the Western world. While there appears to be little risk from rBGH itself, increased levels of IGF-I with its potential effects on tumor development, increased exposure to antibiotic residues in milk, and potential development of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains raise sufficient concerns for human health.

 

We have chosen to obtain rBGH-free whey for our products, which can be challenging given its continued use in the United States and the relative short supply of whey protein in the world market.  Although significantly more expensive, we consider rBGH-free whey a worthwhile value for animal protection and lowered risk for human health. As the public becomes more aware of these risks, we believe they will request products that are rBGH-free. We hope you will join us by only purchasing rBGH-free products. 

 

References:
Juskevich JC, Guyer CG. Bovine growth hormone: human food safety evaluation. Science 1990;249(4971):875-84.  (Source: Food and Drug Administration, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation, Rockville, MD 20857.)

EUROPA, European Commission (Directorate General for Health and Consumer Protection). Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health: Report on Public Health Aspects of the Use of Bovine Somatotrophin – 15-16 March 1999.

Hammond BG, Collier RJ, Miller MA, McGrath M, Hartzell DL, Kotts C, Vandaele W. Food Safety and pharmacokinetic studies which support a zero (0) meat and milk withdrawal time for use of sometribove in dairy cows. Ann Rech Vet. 1990;21 Suppl 1:107S-120S.  (Source: Monsanto Agricultural Company, Animal Sciences Division, St Louis, MO 63167.)

Dohoo IR, Leslie K, DesCôteaux L, et al. A meta-analysis review of the effects of recombinant bovine somatotropin 1. Methodology and effects on production. The Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research. 2003;67:241–251.

Dohoo IR, DesCôteaux L, Leslie K, et al. A meta-analysis review of the effects of recombinant bovine somatotropin 2. Effects on animal health, reproductive performance, and culling. The Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research. 2003;67:252–264.

Mepham TB. Bovine somatotrophin and public health: Need for further independent and more extensive investigation. BMJ 1991;302:483-84.

National Institutes of Health. Technology assessment conference statement: bovine somatotropin. Bethesda, Md: NIH, 1990.

Baer RJ, Tieszen KM, Schingoethe DJ, et al. Composition and flavor of milk produced by cows injected with recombinant bovine somatotropin. J Dairy Sci 1989;72:1424-34.

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—Michelle B., Tacoma, WA

"This stuff is great! It’s the best tasting whey I’ve ever used, and my girlfriend loves it too. This is my third order, and it’s been working great for us."

—Anthony P., Montgomery, AL

"After two weeks of using Pr+ for a recovery drink, I had more energy and was riding much stronger than I had a right to. Great product!"

—Tyler C., Seattle, WA

"I love this product! It's amazing and helping me with recovery by fulfilling my daily protein intake as I go through a series of surgeries for my Breast Cancer! Wait til I am training again:) Yay!"

—Alex H., Seattle, WA

"I just have to tell you, your Chocolate flavor is FANTASTIC! Unlike any other whey protein I’ve tried, it tastes great by itself, just mixing with water. All the others I’ve tried have an unpleasant “whey” taste.  Thanks for a great tasting product!"

—Stuart M., Boca Raton, FL

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—Shirley C., Talahassee, FL

"I’ve been using Pr+ since January, and have had terrific gains in muscle – I’ll be telling others.  Thanks for a great product!"

—David S., Midwest City, OK
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