Q: How is your whey processed? What can you tell me about protein degradation of your products?
A: All of tera'swhey® whey proteins are un- (or non-) denatured using Ultrafiltration. Our process has been designed to provide the least amount of protein degradation.
Q: Is your whey a concentrate or an isolate?
A: We choose to produce a whey concentrate 80% to retain more of the beneficial minerals in whey protein. We manufacture all of our whey at our plant in Reedsburg, WI that touches the planet lightly.
Q: What is Stevia?
A: Stevia is a natural sweetener- an herb- that grows wild as a small shrub. Stevia extract can be 200-200 times sweeter than table sugar, has little-to-no calories, and does not raise blood sugar levels.
Q: Is there lactose in tera'swhey®?
A: Any kind of whey protein will retain trace amounts of lactose. In our experience we find that people who are lactose intolerant have no problems with our products.
Q: Is tera'swhey® gluten free?
A: Yes. tera'swhey® contains no prohibited grain products or derivatives. tera'swhey® is processed in a plant that may handle gluten products. However, to ensure the quality of our products, we test our finished product at an outside, accredited laboratory.
Q: Is tera'swhey® msg-free?
A: No MSG is added to any of our products. All of our finished products have been tested for MSG and have tested to be below the minimum testing level for MSG.
Q: Is there casein in tera'swhey®?
A: No, casein is the protein in milk that is present in cheese. Any trace amounts that may remain in the fresh whey would be removed in our microfiltration process.
Q: Is the whey sourced for your product from grassfed cows?
A: Purely grass fed cows are difficult to find in the US. Our organic farms are small family farms that adhere both in spirit and in practice to the grazing requirements in the USDA organic standards. Many of these farmers do intensively rotationally graze. As do many of our rBGH-free farmers. The WI Dept of Ag estimates that 25% of WI dairy farmers now intensively graze. Finding a certified grass fed source of milk, nevermind cheese and therefore whey, is still very difficult, even in Wisconsin.
Q: Is your soy lecithin GMO free?
A: Yes. All of the soy lecithin used to produce tera'swhey® is non-GMO.
Q: Why do you have soy lecithin in tera'swhey® at all?
A: A small amount of soy lecithin is used during the "agglomeration" or instantizing process. This process enables our powder to dissolve better in liquids and helps best deliver the great taste and texture you've become accustomed to with tera'swhey whey protein products.
Q: What is the amino acid breakdown of your product line? How does this compare to other brands?
A: All whey is a complete protein and contains high levels of branched chain amino acids. We can provide complete lab data on our amino acid profile upon request. Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Q: What is the difference between rBGH-free and Organic?
A: All organic products are hormone free but not all hormone free products are organic. What this means is our rBGH-free line is guaranteed to be free of the bovine growth hormone (or is rBGH-free). Organic products by definition are hormone free and follow a regimented set of guidelines overseen by certifying agencies like MOSA (our certifying agency).
Q: Why might someone choose organic products over others?
A: People choose to consume organic products for a variety of reasons. For some people it is their concern for the adverse impact of chemicals on our environment that drive them to choose organic products. For people who have cancer, are in remission, or have some other illness that creates an adverse reaction to chemicals in their diet, organic foods are a way to keep chemical residues out of their bodies.
Q: Why Goat Whey?
A: What we know about goat whey is that the protein molecules in goat whey are shorter than they are in cow whey. Goat whey has a higher ratio of alpha to beta-lactalbumin, which makes goat whey more similar to human milk than cow whey.
Q: Is tera'swhey® available for purchase outside the U.S?
A: At this time, tera'swhey® is not distributed outside of the U.S. If you'd like to order online on our website, email us at email@example.com and we'll gladly provide you with a shipping quote and answer any further questions you may have about our products. Be sure check back on our website for more information on upcoming news and updates on where you can find tera'swhey®.
Q: What are the effects of mixing whey protein in a blender?
A: According to the University of Wisconsin Dairy Research Center, blending whey powder with a mixer is a relatively "mild" process. The duration of mixing is relatively short and whey proteins are very small in size even when compared to the other proteins in milk. Whey proteins are much smaller in size than most foods and generally pass above or below the blades of the blender, which causes them to become largely unaffected.
Q: What are the effects of mixing whey protein with hot water?
A: Mixing hot water with protein powder also has minimal effect on the whey proteins. Heating at high temperatures can cause denaturation (a change in the natural properties) of protein, however this unfolding is a structural change in the protein and does not change its amino acid content. The nutritional content of the protein remains unchanged and continues to provide all the nutritional benefits of whey protein.