You may be asking, what’s all this fuss about whey protein? Where does it come from? Why has Cocoa+ put whey protein in a chocolate bar? Well don’t panic: We have the answers…
“Cocoa+ prides itself on using time-honoured traditions…”
Whey protein is actually completely natural and derived from cow’s milk. Used for centuries, it is highly functional and has been valued for its many exciting health benefits. It is rich in naturally occurring amino acids—the body’s building blocks—and has many more uses including:
- Curbing hunger,
- Aiding weight loss,
- Increasing Brain function,
- Improving Sleep,
- Lowering Blood Pressure,
- Reducing risks of cardiovascular disease,
- Supporting a healthy immune system.
Our ‘Whey’ Forward
We were surprised to find out that most modern whey is host to a plethora of genetically modified organisms, pesticides, hormones and steroids! This may help to save companies money during the production process, but it’s at the expense of diminishing all the wonderful health benefits.
Cocoa+ prides itself on using time-honoured traditions by producing our whey from grass-fed cows. We vow never to use additives or add anything that wasn’t there in the first place. We won’t compromise your health for a quick buck.
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