Step 5 – Adding Whey Protein

Step 5 – Adding Whey Protein

– by introducing a special product to supplement caloric intake with special whey protein easily digestible shakes



Because Whey Protein contains high concentrations of L-Glutamine, which  is one of the most important nutrients for your intestines. L-Glutamine is the primary energy source for your immune system. It has the ability to “repair Leaky Gut Syndrome” by maintaining the integrity of the bowels.

Although L-Glutamine is an amino acid that is frequently used as a sports and fitness supplement,  it has been found to help modulate the immune system and protect the mucosal protective layer in the intestine. Studies have demonstrated that glutamine can help improve blood flow in inflamed segments of the colon in patients who have ulcerative colitis, although its benefits did not extend to the most seriously affected portion of the colon (Kruschewski M et al 1998). L-Glutamine is also able to reduce leakiness of the intestine, which may help to reduce symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease.



Step 5 – Adding Whey Protein



Studies Show Whey Protein is very important, and essential for healing.

1) Transforming Growth Factor-β, a Whey Protein Component, Strengthens the Intestinal Barrier by Upregulating Claudin-4 in HT-29/B6 Cells

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“….In conclusion, TGFβ1 affects claudin-4 gene expression via Smad-4-dependent and -independent transcriptional regulation, resulting in barrier protection, a cytokine effect that is also found in whey protein concentrates used in enteral nutrition…”

2) Glutamine and Whey Protein Improve Intestinal Permeability and Morphology in Patients with Crohn’s Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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“… Conclusions:   Intestinal permeability and morphology improved significantly in both glutamine and ACG…”

3) Dietary cheese whey protein protects rats against mild dextran sulfate sodium–induced colitis: Role of mucin and microbiota

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“…In conclusion, cheese whey protein protected rats against DSS-induced gut inflammation. This can most likely be explained by its threonine and cysteine content. Protection can be the result of both the stimulation of intestinal mucin synthesis and modification of microflora composition…”

There are many reasons to add good quality Whey Protein shakes to your


1) to ensure nutritionally balanced supplementation

2) to ensure you ingest adequate amounts of L-Glutamine (which through

various processes converts into Glutathione) which is key in colonic repair,

and reducing inflammation

3) when in a bad flare, you can do what’s called “Bowel Rest” at home, and

only ingest protein shakes



Step 5 – Adding Whey Protein



Glutathione, a small peptide found in the highest concentrations in fresh vegetables, fruits, and lean meats is also beneficial to the small intestine, since it can directly act as an antioxidant in the intestinal tract and help decrease damaging molecules that may be produced during inflammation. Vitamin C, from citrus fruits, and vitamin E, found in whole grain cereals and nut oils, are important antioxidants for the small intestine and work with glutathione to support intestinal healing.The cells that line the intestinal tract need fuel to continue their process of nutrient uptake. The preferred fuel for these cells is the amino acid glutamine, which can be obtained from proteins. Some studies have shown that short-chain fatty acids may also support the small intestinal tract barrier because they can serve as an alternate fuel for the cells that make up the intestinal lining. The small intestinal tract cells also require energy to maintain integrity of the cell wall, and production of energy requires healthy levels of vitamin B5. Mushrooms, cauliflower, sunflower seeds, corn, broccoli, and yogurt are concentrated sources of vitamin B5. The intestinal tract cells also require a number of vitamins, so adequate overall nutrition is necessary.


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Glutathione, Cysteine, & Vitamin C capsule

(I take this as a result of Glutathione testing which revealed low Glutathione levels)


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Glutathione, Cysteine & C 100 vegetarian capsules Item Catalog Number: 01541
L-cysteine is a conditionally essential amino acid, one of only three sulfur-containing amino acids, the others being taurine (which can be produced from L-cysteine) and L-methionine (from which L-cysteine can be produced in the body by a multi-step process). Cysteine plays a role in the sulfation cycle, acting as a sulfur donor in phase II detoxification and as a methyl donor in the conversion of homocysteine to methionine.1,2 Cysteine also helps synthesize glutathione, the body’s most important intracellular antioxidant and a vital detoxifier.3-7

Glutathione (gamma-L-glutamyl-L-cysteinyl-glycine) is a peptide (short-protein) molecule synthesized in the body from the three amino acids L-glutamic acid, L-cysteine and glycine. Glutathione is one of the body’s most important and powerful antioxidants,8 helping to detoxify xenobiotics.9-12 A major function of vitamin C is to keep glutathione in its reduced form so that it can continue to provide free radical-quenching effects.12-15

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a white, crystalline, water-soluble substance found in citrus fruits. As an antioxidant, vitamin C scavenges free radicals in the body and protects tissues from oxidative stress.16-23 Vitamin C also promotes the absorption of iron, while preventing its oxidation.24,25 Vitamin C is a vital cofactor to the formation of collagen, the connective tissue that supports arterial walls, skin, bones, and teeth.20-22

Because humans do not manufacture vitamin C internally, it must be obtained through dietary sources or supplements. Few people realize, however, that vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient that is quickly oxidized and excreted by the body,26 which limits its efficacy. Until now, those seeking to capture vitamin C’s optimal health benefits have had no choice but to consume it several times throughout the day.

Note: I take this Glutathione product because as a result of testing my Glutathione levels which were low, and as we have covered in the Updates, low levels of Glutathione are associated with several Auto-Immune Diseases, including Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s, and IBD.

Here’s the Glutathione test I had done:
Click here to see about the Glutathione Blood Testing


Glutathione is classified as a ‘tripeptide’, which means it is composed of three amino acids. The body produces glutathione from the amino acids Cysteine, Glutamic Acid and Glycine. Glutathione is an interesting and important antioxidant because it is found within the cell where it has the power to keep the cell running smoothly by neutralizing free radicals.

It is also known to enhance healthy growth and activity of immune cells plus it enables the body to rid itself of unwanted toxins and heavy metals.

Low levels of glutathione have been implicated in many autoimmune disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.


What do you need to know? 9 Essentials to Look for in Your Whey Protein Powder

Many make it a point to start their day with a whey protein shake . They aim to support good bacteria in their gut and boost their energy and muscle strength – not to mention give their mornings a delicious start!


The bad news is that not all whey protein powders are created equal.

Natural health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola says that many commercially-available whey protein powders “are significantly damaged and nutritionally deficient due to over-processing and because the original source of the whey is compromised.”

Dangerous levels of heavy metals are also found in some popular leading brands. A recent test from Consumer Reports showed that 3 of the 15 protein drinks tested contained risky levels of arsenic, cadmium, and lead.

Unsure about your whey protein powder? Dr. Mercola presents the 9 essentials to look for:

  • All-natural, grass-fed cows’ whey
    Beware of pesticide-treated, grain-fed cows’ whey. All-natural, grass-fed cows’ whey offers a superior amino acid and nutrient profile. It is also rich in healthy fats like lipolic acid and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).
  • Hormone-free, NOT hormonally treated cow source
    “Many American dairy farmers inject the hormone rBGH in dairy cows to increase milk production. This hormone has been linked to serious diseases, including cancer,” reveals Dr. Mercola.
  • Cold-processed, NOT heat-processed
    Cold processing protects the natural nutrients in whey. Heat processing, on the other hand, makes the whey acidic, nutritionally deficient, and inadequate for consumption. It also damages the amino acids and micronutrients that are present.
  • Acid-free processing, NOT acid / ion exchange processing
    Acid / ion exchange processing may be cheaper, but it denatures the amino acid profiles. This is because it uses acids and chemicals to separate the whey from the fats.
  • Whey protein concentrate
    Say no to protein isolates, or proteins that are stripped away from their nutritional cofactors. Your body cannot assimilate proteins in isolated form.
  • Low carb and naturally sweetened
    Never take anything with artificial sweeteners, unless you want to subject yourself to a host of health problems. Your whey protein powder should be low glycemic, low carb, and not contain sugar, gluten, artificial sweeteners, fructose, glycerin, or sugar alcohol.
  • Maximum biological value
    The ingredients, source, nutrient concentration, and type of processing affect the whey’s quality and ability to deliver health benefits. Choose one that can retain maximum biological value – instead of those that are damaged and missing key amino acids and nutrients.
  • Easy to digest
    Avoid digestive stress. Look for a whey protein powder with medium chain triglycerides (MCT), which supports easy absorption and quick digestion. All-natural coconut oil is the best source of MCT, says Dr. Mercola.
  • Free from toxic heavy metals
    Both whey and non-whey protein powders could contain harmful levels of heavy metals: mercury, lead, arsenic, and cadmium, to name a few. Choose ones that have no or very low levels that won’t pose a health risk.

Where do I buy my Whey Protein?

Which Whey Protein does Dr.Mercola recommend?

I suggest Dr. Mercola’s Pro-Optimal Whey Protein because it is well formulated into a high quality product which gives you what you need: Glutamine,  and Glutathione, and to make it easily digestible it contains some digestive enzymes as well. It is available in vanilla, strawberry and chocolate flavors, and if you don’t like it, you can try one of his other high quality whey protein products – all manufactured to the same high standard. His Whey Protein products satisfy all the nine essentials above, and is certified free of GMO ingredients, pesticides, and chemicals. You can get his Pro-Optimal Whey Protein on his website:

However, quite a few people have told me that his product makes them gassy, bloated, and uncomfortable.  Therefore, I am happy to recommend another product in its place (which I, myself use):



Whey Protein Isolate – 90% Clean!!

Whey Protein Powder Isolate 90% – CLEAN

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  • Rich source of protein*
  • Minimal amounts of fat & lactose*
  • Extensive amino acid profile*
  • Taste

  • Mixability

Whey is a substance produced during cheese production. It is the liquid content that remains after the milk has curdled and coagulated. It contains lactalbumin and 5% lactose that has been diluted in water. Whey can be processed and isolated into three different types of protein: whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate and whey protein hydrolysate. Whey Isolate is the purest form, where the water, fats and lactose content have been removed. It contains a larger amount of pure protein than concentrate and hydrolysate.


Serving Size & Timing

The generally recommended serving size of Whey Protein Isolate is 15 to 30 grams daily. However, the dosage can vary depending on the person’s build and body weight, rate of metabolism and size.

The recommended serving size for weightlifters is 1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight.


Supplement Facts

Serving size: 30 grams 
Serving per container: *

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 115
Calories from Fat: 2
% Daily Value**
Total fat <1g <1%
Carbohydrate <1g <1%
Protein 27g 54%
Sugars 210 0mg *
Calcium 125 mg 12%
Phosphorous 63 mg 6%
Magnesium 24mg 6%
Sodium 75 mg 3%
Potassium 122 mg 5%
* Daily Value not established.
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet

Soy Lecithin (emulsifier)

 Added sugar, yeast, gluten, corn.

 As a dietary supplement, take 15 grams (2 ½ tbsp) to 30 grams (5 tbsp) per day. Individual needs may vary.



Cow’s milk is 20% Whey Protein and 80% Casein protein. Whey Protein Isolate contains immunoglobulins, 65% Beta-lactoglobulins, 25% Alpha-lactalbumin and 8% Bovine serum Albumin. These substances are soluble in water regardless of their pH level. Because this whey is not sourced from an animal-based rennet, It is lacto-ovo vegetarian friendly.


Whey Protein Isolate has no reported serious side effects when used correctly. Taking this supplement beyond its recommended dose, however, can cause headache, nausea, stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea, fatigue and reduced appetite. Proteins not properly digested and left to ferment in the colon can cause flatulence and can produce unsaturated fatty acids.


In a study conducted on the relationship of temperature and pH level with the solubility of Whey Protein, it was discovered that at pH level of 4.5, the ability of Whey Protein to dissolve in liquid decreases as temperature goes up, which means that denaturation of proteins does occur in this condition.


First time user
Never used anything before. My friend recommended this website that has good, clean and inexpensive staff.Got Whey Protein Powder Isolate 90% along with Casein. Came in fast. Tried it first time today -tastes great,(reminds me of milk products) makes me wanna drink more. Very happy overall. Thank you Alex and thank you Bulksupplements.

On 5/19/2017 Serg said…

Great Protein
This is by far the best protein powder out there. Dissolves very quickly and the taste is very neutral for being unflavored. Will continue to purchase.*

On 5/11/2017 Dominick said…

Excelente Proteina
Excelente proteína y buenos resultados, sin preservantes ni colorantes añadidos. *
Excelente proteína y buenos resultados, sin preservantes ni colorantes añadidos. *

On 4/26/2017 Fernando said…

Great Protein
Great value for an awesome product. Nice and light, mixes well with anything, and doesn’t leave me feeling bloated. I will reorder.*

On 4/14/2017 Cameron said…

Whey Protein Powder Isolate 90% – CLEAN
This protein powder has a good consistency, with only a slight tendency to clumping. Despite not being instantized it dissolves very well in water with only mild stirring. The taste is startlingly inoffensive for an isolate powder with no added flavors or sweeteners. Packaging and shipping were both excellent as per usual for BulkSupplements. *

On 4/12/2017 Andrew said…

This product has been very effective so far, and I would recommend it to people looking to supplement some of their protein requirements.*

On 4/12/2017 Wesley said…

This is an excellent product. I like to mix it with my oatmeal in the mornings. It’s very simple, all I add to my oatmeal is one spoon full of peanut butter, one serving of Whey Protein ISO 90% and some honey. I gave it a shot one morning and I really enjoyed it, the only taste you’ll sense is the peanut butter. Mixes very well.*

On 4/5/2017 Michael said…

Great Taste- Great Bulk Buy
I’ve been buying protein powder for 10+ years and this stuff is certainly worth every penny. Great taste that isn’t ruined by artificial flavor. Can add this protein to any mix or drink and it still tastes good. Definitely will see results with this powder. *

On 4/4/2017 Adam said…

Simply The Best
Absolutely love this stuff. I typically mix with my preworkout before I hit the gym, and just mix it with water when I need supplemental protein at other times of the day. Pretty much flavorless and mixes just fine with plain water for me as I don’t need my protein shake to taste like dessert. If you plan to mix with water only, I recommend using the isolate (this version) over the concentrate as the slightly higher fat content causes the concentrate to not mix as well and gets clumpy. I recommend this to all of my lifting friends. *

On 4/4/2017 Alan said…

Whey Protein
This is a great protein that is much more pure than what you are going to find in stores. It mixes great with organic flavors that you want to add. I also don’t feel bloated or have any negative side effects after taking it. The price is also amazing. GREAT BUY!*

On 4/1/2017 Bryan said…

Great Taste – No Artificial Sweeteners Needed
I recently decided to clean up all my workout supplements and get rid of all the products that had artificial sweeteners…man that stuff is in almost everything now! Even protein powders stick sucralose and acesulfame in them. Truth is, they put it in to mask the taste of the inferior protein they use. I bought some of the 90% Isolate and it has no funny aftertaste whatsoever. All i use to flavor it is real strawberries and blueberries…YUM! Flavor masking not needed.*

On 3/27/2017 Michael said…

Bought after considerable research
Having used protein powders for a long time I decided to do some considerable research before I found bulk supplements – I saw this product listed as a top choice on a very detailed analysis of protein products comparisons. I have not been disappointed – All the aspects you would look for are there: Mixability, digestibility, and process technique…But you also get the satisfaction of knowing it is pure. If you are going to eat clean it is nice to know exactly what is in the staple of your protein diet. I enjoy the taste because I know it is clean. I mix it in half almond milk half water and drop a chunk of peanut butter in- DELICIOUS – Cant go wrong here.*

On 3/23/2017 brad said…

Great Protein Powder
This is one of the best protein powders I have tried. Has a great profile and a neutral taste. I also use it to dilute flavored protein powders, because they are usually too sweet for me.*

On 3/23/2017 Emre said…

Awesome product
I love the whey isolate! It mixes easily, and has no taste. I flavor the powder as I wish (with chocolate powder and cinnamon). With this product, I can tailor the macro profile to match my diet plan for bulking, cutting or recomping without worrying about the ingredients as one does with pre-mixed protein powders found in stores. Further, I’ve their other products to custom blend my pre workout drinks with great success! I love bulk supps for their great products and prices.*

On 3/18/2017 Matt said…

Fantastic Quality
What a relief to be able to get a Whey Isolate without any extra crap in it! I mix it with whatever the heck I want, sweeten it to my own taste, and enjoy the benefits. No weird chemicals or flavorings to mess with my digestion, and it feels “vital” in my system. Thank you Bulk Supplements! *

On 3/17/2017 Steve said…

Nice and Clean
This is truly a pure supplement i did some test i found I found online and the results all came back true to the label. This pure whey mixes very well and anything you put it in 

On 3/15/2017 ANN said…

90% Clean
This whey product allows you to mix it with just about anything. It is the Value buy on the market right now. *

On 3/15/2017 Neil said…

90% Clean
This whey product allows you to mix it with just about anything. It is the Value buy on the market right now. *

On 3/15/2017 Neil said…

90% Clean
This whey product allows you to mix it with just about anything. It is the Value buy on the market right now. *

On 3/15/2017 Neil said…

Clean & Pure and does not leave you with a lot of flatulent
I have used multiple brands of whey protein and they have all left me feeling bloated and with a lot of flatulent. This protein does not leave me feeling that way. I am not crazy about the packaging, it is difficult to keep closed once open. *

On 3/8/2017 Dee said…

Clean Protein with Amazing results
As someone who is lactose intolerant I was a bit hesitant on trying yet another protein that claims to be clean. I was pleasantly surprised to NOT only feel no bloat, stomach ache of any sorts from this protein but incredible results. My lifting strength, my pump and recovery has been far unsurpassed to other brands out there. I will never again go anywhere else for my supplements. Furthermore, as Trainer I feel confident in recommending this to my clients and will do so for here on out. *

On 3/7/2017 Crystal said…

Clean & Pure
This product mixes easily and doesn’t have any taste, color or additives. Great product for people avoiding artificial stuff.*

On 3/1/2017 Ivan said…

90% whey isolate
it doesnt get any better then this guys, cant beat the pure quality and price. its a no brainer. *

On 2/28/2017 James said…

Cheapest pure, unadulaterated whey isolate on the market
Me personally, I don’t buy the blends of a several things, filled with flavorings, real or fake sugar, and other fillers. I just want the straight protein, creatine, betaine, etc. So all of my supplements are just plain, unflavored chemicals.

Whey protein is THE staple behind any non-vegan weightlifter/bodybuilder’s program. You just aren’t going hit your protein requirements without a protein supplement unless you’re committed to eating 2-3 pounds of meat everyday and basically feeling full/stuffed most of the day. A 1/3 cup scoop of a high quality whey isolate will get you about 25 grams of protein. Here’s where the type of whey comes into play. There’s whey, and then there’s whey isolate like from bulksupplements. Regular whey protein is generally around 50-60% protein by weight, because of the fillers. Whey isolate is usually 85-90% protein by weight. It costs a little more per pound but when you work the math it about evens out.

Because this is unflavored, the only ingredients are whey protein and soy lecithin (to prevent clumping). Soy lecithin is nothing to worry about if you’re a purist, because it contains compounds which stimulate muscle synthesis (read about mTOR and phosphatidic acid) but the amount in whey isolate is negligible regardless. It basically tastes like skim milk with a thicker mouthfeel. No problems drinking unless you hate milk.

And I buy my whey protein in 10lb bags, so I’m always looking for the best value. I used to buy NOW whey isolate but it’s gone up in price. Search begins, I found bulksupplements, search ended. It’s about 10% cheaper per pound shipped than the best price I could find for NOW. They also carry a lot of the supplements I use in pure form, so I think in the future I’ll be taking advantage of that free shipping for orders over $49 a lot.*

On 2/27/2017 Cory said…

No additives
This whey isolate is definitely my go to protein post workout and first thing in the morning. I love that it has no additives along with it being unflavored. In the morning I mix it with ice coffee and post workout i blend it with fruit and yogurt. It mixes easy when blended or shaken. Highly recommend. *

On 2/18/2017 Jason said…

why I like this product
This product contains no fillers or favors, just pure protein whey, which is critical when you want to control your diet. This product has little to no favor to it. Mixes well and since there is no favor, it means this product could be mixed into a variety of foods to provide additional proteins where you need it. *

On 2/10/2017 joel said…

One of the best proteins
I have tried many different protein powders and this one is the best!*

On 1/28/2017 Lance said…

Love this stuff
This stuff is perfect. My problem with protein drinks was always the added flavors and sweeteners. I would feel like crap and then wouldn’t want to work out. With this I put one banana, some ice cubes, and 5 tbs of protein in the blender. Boom, 30 grams of protein in an under 8oz drink that tastes great. Definitely reordering.*

On 1/21/2017 Jason said…

really clean
After switching my eating to be more Keto I had to give up my Dymatize gourmet whey due to the sugar and carbs. This new Isolate has more protein, less carbs and sugar and no extra ingredients that I cant pronounce. So far it seems great.*

On 1/19/2017 yancy said…

Great Value
I like that I can get so much pure protein at an affordable price. Mixes well, and it doesn’t add unnecessary carbs or calories to my shakes.*

On 1/18/2017 James said…

Everything you want in a protein powder
The great thing about this powder is that there are ONLY 2 ingredients; isolate and the emulsifier. Nothing else. No artificial flavoring, fillers, sweeteners, or chemicals–a super clean protein that mixes very well. I’m surprised Labdoor hasn’t done a test of this protein yet. *

On 1/15/2017 William said…

Pure and Cheap
It’s hard to find supplements without unnecessary added things like sugars and fats, this is clean, pure whey protein and that’s exactly what I wanted. The taste isn’t amazing but that isn’t a big deal.*

Click here for the Whey Protein Isolate


Step 5 – Adding Whey Protein



Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009), Issue 21, p302, defines Bowel Rest as:


“A definition of the medical term “bowel rest” which refers to the intentional restriction of oral nutrition, usually used with other therapies for patients with gastrointestinal diseases, is presented.”

A word about Bowel Rest – a term used that means your intake limits your digestive process and literally rests your colon from doing work; typically this means a liquid diet. Depending on the severity of your condition, your doctor may prescribe you do this in the hospital, so it can be done via intravenous fluids or through a feeding tube while being monitored.

Bowel Rest through:


1) Intravenous fluids to prevent dehydration, basically nothing is given by mouth, administered in the hospital


2) Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) – feeding tube (can be done in or out of the hospital)3) at home by severly limiting your ingestion of foods (see below)

Depending upon how severe your flare or condition is (please check with your doctor for his input of course), there are ways you can do this Bowel Rest from home, within your control, and its purpose is to “calm” your colon down. In years past, when I was flaring badly, I would do Bowel Rest for 3-4 days, and always found it to be soothing to the gut, almost as if it enabled a “reset” of sorts.

How did I do my Bowel Rest?

It would mean that for 3-4 days, I would have 5-6 protein shakes a day. To ensure the best possible outcome and nutritionally balanced sustenance, I would add the liquid vitamins and liquid minerals ( I addressed this in an earlier Update), D-Ribose powder (important sugar necessary for ATP cellular production), in addition to other supplements like L-Glutamine amino acid powder, Maca Powder, Chia Seeds ( all addressed in earlier Updates) – for the recipe, please see Morning Glory Shake above.

There are other schools of thought on this; some who believe that bowel rest should be done with chicken broth or vegetable broth. Although these are great, I don’t agree because they do not provide your body with the adequate nutrition or protein your body requires. That’s the reason I strongly recommend Bowel Rest done with Protein Shakes (with either almond milk or rice milk, no soy).

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