Liked on YouTube: Grass Fed VS Grain Fed Whey youtu.be/l7dmnNloJB8 For More Information About XP Labs Visit www.xplabs.net What is Better for You GRASS 1. Higher biological value, allowing for more efficient protein synthesis and better muscle-building capabilities. 2. Large amounts of conjugate linoleic acid (CLA) which can boost your metabolism, aiding in weight loss and lean muscle gain. 3. Complete amino acid profile, with all nine essential amino acids and approximately 25% more of the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) than any other protein source. 4. Naturally higher amounts of various nutrients, such as vitamin E, vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, and potassium. 5. Cows never receive hormones or antibiotics, so there’s no chance of these additives passing on through their milk production and into your whey. 6. Improved preservation of lactoferrin, which aids your immune system function and bolsters your body’s defenses against everything from allergies to the common cold. 7. Less likely to contain harmful contaminants such as cadmium, arsenic, lead, or mercury. GRAIN 1. Often less easily digested, sometimes causing bloating sensations or stomach discomfort and slowing the rate of protein synthesis, resulting in less effective muscle gains. 2. An average of 3-5% less CLA per serving, significantly lowering your metabolic benefits. Even if weight loss is not your main goal, a fit metabolism is important for long-term health. 3. Contains a poorer amino acid profile, with a larger amount of Omega-6, and often must be supplemented. 4. Cows are fattier and exposed to fewer environmental dietary changes, such as the occasional bug or rich soil patches, so the vitamin content passed into milk is less impressive. 5. Animals are regularly injected with hormones and antibiotics just to keep them healthy and producing milk, which might lead to trace amounts in your whey. 6. May be completely lacking in lactoferrin and other immunity-boosting, bio-active protein fractions. 7. Almost never organic or pure, and more likely to be one of many products found to have been tainted with heavy metals. What is Better for Cows GRASS 1. Grass is the natural diet of cows, and is what they are born to eat. 2. Cows get exercise, sunlight, healthy variety of minerals from the soil, and they even clean up the weeds in the paddocks so there’s no need for chemically-treated fields. 3. Seasonal milking leads to higher-quality milk production, with better amino acid and vitamin profiles. 4. Eating grass keeps a cow’s stomach at a healthy, neutral pH level, which allows them to retain the largest amount of nutrients possible. 5. More exercise means the same thing for cows as it does for you: Healthier muscles, circulation, and joints, with additional benefits such as increased collagen and bone density. 6. Grazing on the pasture also means naturally fertilizing the grass, so no chemicals need to be introduced into the cows’ food source to keep it growing. 7. Because grass-fed cows enjoy natural, holistic healthcare methods, there are generally fewer instances of "superbugs" and intense illnesses to deal with. GRAIN 1. Grain can be digested by cows, and it will keep them alive, but grains are more like crisis rations than actual nutritious food to a cow. 2. Feedlots are confining, can be dark and dirty, expose animals to high levels of pesticides and feces, and in the worst cases require cows to live without any sunlight or fresh air. 3. Constant artificial insemination forces cows to produce lesser-quality dairy year-round, noticeably deficient in BCAAs, minerals, and vitamins when compared to grass-fed milk. 4. The pH levels of the cow’s stomach must rise 10 times or more in order to digest grain, potentially destroying many of the vitamins and minerals in their feed. 5. Standing around in feedlots all day is about as healthy for a cow as sitting in front of the TV is for us, and some feedlots barely ever move their animals around week to week. 6. Feedlot life regularly involves eating grains that come from GMO sources in order to keep up with the huge amounts of feed necessary to fuel so many cows at once. 7. E-coli and antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" have become a problem, both due to the overuse of medications and the intensely overcrowded lot conditions. What is Better for Earth GRASS 1. Rotational grazing leads to healthy growth and re-growth in a natural cycle. 2. Grass that has been eaten is naturally fertilized by both the waste of the cows and the decomposition of the grass itself, which has also turned over and re-seeded.