There’s a lot of misinformation out there about milk proteins. So, what’s the truth—what does the science say about whether milk proteins are good or bad for your health?
A recent review of scientific evidence from multiple medical studies and controlled trials dispels common myths about milk proteins, and shows that they are both great for you AND the best quality proteins.
|Milk increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.||Milk is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, especially stroke.||☺|
|Milk increases the risk of diabetes.||Milk is associated with neutral or lowered risk of type 2 diabetes.||☺|
|Milk increases the risk of cancer.||Milk is associated with reduced risk of colorectal, bladder, gastric and breast cancer, and is not related to risk of pancreatic, ovarian or lung cancer.||☺|
|Milk is a pro-inflammatory food.||Milk has no impact on biomarkers of inflammation, and thus does not cause inflammation.||☺|
|Milk triggers mucus production.||The ‘mucus effect’ of cow’s milk vs. soy milk (placebo) was measured and sensory responses were indistinguishable.||☺|
|Protein in meat is better than milk protein.||The Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) for milk is higher than it is for meat and plant proteins, confirming the protein quality is better.||☺|
|Plant protein is better for you.||The plant protein vendors are the biggest sources of this myth. Plant protein can be fairly good, but it isn’t close to the milk protein isolate and whey protein isolate used by UNJURY.||☺|
And what are the health benefits of drinking milk? Numerous studies have shown that milk and dairy products are associated with:
- Lower risk of obesity in children
- Improved body composition and weight loss in adults
- Beneficial impact on bone mineral density
In fact, unless you have an unusual dairy allergy, milk is the BEST Possible protein choice for you.
As you may know, the protein used in UNJURY® powders is a very high-quality Whey Protein Isolate, which comes from milk. And our Ready-To-Drink (RTD) protein contains the highest quality Milk Protein Isolate. So, the protein in UNJURY is as safe as milk, and both have essentially zero lactose so they are perfect even if you are extremely lactose intolerant.
Choose dairy proteins, and choose the best. Choose UNJURY® Protein.