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Goat Whey Decreases Inflammation

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Many of us use goat whey protein to support our fitness goals.  We want to build strength faster, recover more efficiently and not have all the digestive distress that comes along with so many other proteins. 

Sometimes we can forget that nothing we put in our body has a zero effect.  Meaning everything that goes in through our mouth is either promoting health, promoting health in one area and disease in another, or is simply promoting disease and dysfunction.  

Goat Whey More Than Just Protein

Thankfully, goat whey protein along with its amazing protein synthesis benefits, has also been shown to decrease inflammation in our intestines.  This is no small thing.  A 2016 study in the Journal of Dairy Science showed that in animal models, goat whey was as efficient as the inflammatory bowel disease medication sulfasalazine in preventing autoimmune induced inflammation in the large intestine. 

Food really is medicine and can have profound benefits beyond just the gym.

When researchers evaluated the intestinal lining they found that the goat whey had reduced inflammatory propagators such as cyclooxygenase-2, inducible nitric oxide synthase, and matrix metalloproteinase-9.  The goat whey had also increased the expression of the inflammation suppressing cytokine, suppressor of cytokine signaling-1.

Essentially, the goat whey was helping the immune system rebalance itself in a way that would be far more profitable for the body then autoimmunity.

Crohn’s and Ulcerative colitis patients everywhere can rejoice that they have a friend in goat whey protein.   Given how difficult these conditions are to treat and the malnutrition associated with them, this is a huge win.

To read the full journal article: Goat whey ameliorates intestinal inflammation