MyProtein’s Whey Forward is a new protein powder made primarily of beta lactoglobulin, the predominant major protein in whey. However, it comes with a twist: it’s not from a cow, or any other animal for that matter. Instead, Whey Forward utilizes an animal free source of beta lactoglobulin by the fermentation of a genetically modified form of fungal strain. Some potential health benefits of beta lactoglobulin are inhibition of angiotensin converting enzyme activity, antimicrobial activity, anticarcinogenic activity, hypercholesterol mimic effect.
Companies like MyProtein present an alternative solution with Whey Forward, and offer a glimpse into the future of human food supply.