March 5, 2010

Whey it ain’t so! The Health Benefits of Whey Protein Powder

Anti-aging research is always looking for the fountain of youth. Although they may never find the actual fountain there has been some pretty interesting research published recently.

A lot of the new research focuses on telomeres. Bundles of DNA found in every cell, telomeres are like very long ribbons that shorten naturally with age. Similar to biological clocks, the longer your telomeres are, the longer you will potentially live!

As of now, there is no way to slow the shortening of these telomeres (whey it ain’t so!), but you can avoid accelerating their shortening. Living an unhealthy lifestyle, eating processed foods, having chronic mental stress and not exercising are all examples of things that could possibly shorten your telomeres. 

Another way to prevent the acceleration of your biological clock is to consume more glutathione. Found in whey protein, GSH increases the integrity of telomeres and protects them from stressors like free radicals. Not only is whey protein a source of GSH but it’s also one of the most potent sources known!

Dr. Mercola named whey protein one of the Top 7 Foods That Slow Your Aging. To learn more about telomeres and life span, watch this 10 minute video.

Kehres Health & Chiropractic in Saginaw carries high quality whey protein available in vanilla, chocolate and unflavored. To order contact us at 989.607.4322 or

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