Designer Protein Designer Whey Protein Bar Chocolate Caramel Crunch - 1.41 oz. (40g)
Each Designer Protein Designer Whey Protein Bar Chocolate Caramel Crunch contains 10 grams of muscle-toning protein. Designer Protein Designer Whey Protein Bar Chocolate Caramel Crunch is low calorie and naturally sweetened to satisfy your sweet tooth & tame your toughest cravings. Designer Protein Designer Whey Protein Bar Chocolate Caramel Crunch contains 10g of protein to help control cravings and increase muscle tone. Designer Protein Designer Whey Protein Bar Chocolate Caramel Crunch has added Calcium and Vitamin D to maintain and rebuild healthy bones. Designer Protein Designer Whey Protein Bar Chocolate Caramel Crunch contains B Vitamins to help keep your energy up.
Designer Protein Designer Whey Protein Bar Chocolate Caramel Crunch FAQ's
Is Designer Whey Made in America?
Yes. Further, at Designer Whey 100% of their whey protein comes from Grade A American dairies located within the United States (whey protein is a by product of the process that turns milk into cheese). For over 18 years the makers of Designer Whey have been buying from America’s best Grade A whey producers.
Their quality standards require that each lot, of each ingredient, is compliant with their raw material specifications. This is done by examining each certificate of analysis supplied by the raw ingredient supplier, as well as conducting their own third party analysis testing. They visit regularly with their suppliers and ensure that they meet all quality standards mandated for their industry. So, rest assured all Designer Whey products are thoroughly tested for safety and compliance.
What is whey?
Whey is the liquid component of cow’s milk, which is separated from the solid component, curd, in the cheese-making process. Natural whey contains water, protein, fat, minerals, and lactose.
Whey protein products are produced when the protein elements in whey are separated through special filtering processes or by ion exchange. The filtration process removes the lactose and fat and leaves a highly concentrated protein that is dried into a highly functional protein powder. Ion exchange isolates the protein from the lactose and fat due to its electrical charge. The two main types of whey protein on the market are whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate. Whey protein concentrate protein ranges from 19-89%, typically 80%, and whey isolate contains at least 90% protein. Whey protein is a high quality, complete protein and contains all nine essential amino acids, the building blocks of healthy muscles, skin, nails and other body tissues.
What makes whey protein different from other forms of protein?
Scientists have various methods of measuring protein quality. Biological Value (BV) is a measure of a particular protein’s effect on nitrogen balance (the more positive the better). The protein digestibility corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS) is a measure of how well a particular protein supplies the nine essential amino acids (the more completely the better). Whey protein digestibility corrected amino acid score is 1.14, as compared to 0.94 for beef protein, and its BV is 104, compared to 100 for eggs. In addition, whey protein empties from the stomach and is absorbed into the bloodstream from the intestine faster than other proteins. Due to whey’s quick digestion it has been called the ‘fast protein’ and is the preferred protein to flood the body with amino acids so muscles can begin to recover quicker. Moreover, whey protein contains especially high concentrations of the branched chain amino acids that are metabolized at high rates during exercise—most notably valine, isoleucine and leucine.
Is milk the same as whey?
No. While both are natural dairy products, milk contains ~3.3% protein that is comprised of 80% casein protein and 20% whey protein. In addition, milk contains lactose and fat (removed in skim milk). Whey protein is extracted from milk, leaving the lesser protein--casein--and eliminating most of the lactose and fat.
Does Designer Whey protein powder contain whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate?
Designer Whey Protein products are processed using the most advanced technology available. They contain both whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate to ensure that you receive a full spectrum of whey peptides.
Can I use Designer Whey if I am lactose intolerant?
Their whey protein products contain extremely low levels of lactose (less than 3%)--much lower than the levels reported to cause discomfort in people with lactose intolerance. A small number of people are allergic to milk proteins. The majority of these individuals are allergic to casein. Designer Whey does not contain any casein. However, some individuals may also be allergic to other milk proteins, such as lactoglobulin. Whey contains lacatoglobulin, so there is a very small chance of an allergic reaction to whey.
Are Designer Whey products lactose free?
All Designer Whey products are 97% lactose free and suitable for most anyone with lactose intolerances.
Do any Designer Whey products contain gluten?
All of their Designer Whey Powders, regardless of flavor, are gluten free. Designer Whey is a pure whey protein derived from cow's milk, and does not contain any traces of gluten, wheat, corn, rye, or any other grain. There is no possibility of cross contamination as the manufacturing facility they use does not mix or bottle any products that contain any form of grains. Their Aria Women's Protein, 50% whey combined with 50% soy, is also gluten free.
Do any Designer Whey products contain peanut allergens?
All of their Designer Whey Protein powders are peanut free and do not come into contact with any peanut products during the packaging process. This applies to all flavors, including Chocolate Peanut Caramel! Therefore you can readily enjoy their whey protein powders without being concerned about experiencing an allergic reaction.
About Designer Protein
Designer Whey was created by Next Proteins, Inc., a company founded in 1988 to develop and produce superior whey products for fitness-minded Americans. Designer Whey has been the top-selling whey protein since its introduction in 1993. As the maker of Designer Whey they are located in Carlsbad, California.
Designer Whey is the result of one of the, if not thee, most extensive privately funded ongoing whey protein research and development effort in the world. Since 1993, they have spent more than $10 million dollars in innovative Research & Development, clinical testing and product development.