It’s mid January and we’re at the height of cold and flu season, how would you like it if you could permanently banish these common ailments from your life? Contrary to what you might hear, it can be done, and there are many people who never get stricken by them. That means no more “head” or “chest” colds, no more sneezing, congestion, aches and pains and profound fatigue; with a simple, easy to administer protocol you can be permanently done with them.
The answer lies in your body’s natural immunity, your own true suit of armor. Without your body’s myriad systems for fighting off the continuous onslaught from the environment you would have succumbed within hours of birth. We are constantly battling a host of attackers, the greater your defense the healthier you will be. Furthermore, you have a great ability to modulate the body’s ability to mount this defense.
We’ve all heard the common recommendations for strengthing our immunity: proper diet, exercise, flu shots, all the typical stuff. But I’d like to give you one that is quick, painless, (even enjoyable) and can provide even more impressive results. Have you ever used Whey Protein?
That’s the stuff that body builders use to “bulk out”. It’s available at GNC and most pharmacies, but the benefits of whey go “way” beyond simply building muscle mass. True students of the pastime understand that it also provides great benefit to the immune system. A hard workout breaks down the muscles and depletes the body of various vitamins and minerals while also causing profound drain on the immunity. Many athletes report frequent colds and flues after extreme events. I used to get colds all the time, nearly once a month back years ago. Since I started taking whey daily I have not had a cold or flu, and that was back in 2000.
How does whey work? Whey protein is one of the best documented ways to boost the body’s levels of glutathione, an essential anti oxidant and element of the immune system; it is involved in general cellular free radical control, and also in the livers detoxification system. It is a crucial factor. More glutathione = less sickness. Whey protein benefits you in other ways. It contains Beta-Lactoglobulin which aids in vitamin absorption. It also contains lactoferrin and various immunoglobulins (anti-bodies) that all are anti-virus and anti-bacterial. These all serve to build a very effective wall of defense from all of those nasty critters out to get ya.
Of course whey protein is the most complete protein available; in certain forms it is a great way to enhance protein synthesis, something that declines in sickness and aging. It is also a great source of glutamine, essential to the immunity and the GI system health.
When is the best time to take it? I drink a small glass mixed with milk every morning. I also have a glass after a hard workout, that is when your muscles and immune system are starving for it. I also take a bit more if I feel sniffles coming on. Though the science on it is flimsy at this date, I feel that whey is the closest thing we have to a cure for the common cold.
Why not give it a chance? Try an experiment with it. Use is over a winter and I bet you will experience NO COLD SYMPTOMS. You can always figure out later why you didn’t get sick! It’s the whey to go!