PeptoPro® ® is a patented hydrolysed protein ingredient made from the milk protein casein, making it a casein hydrolysate. PeptoPro® is hydrolysed using a specific enzyme that results in a less bitter tasting product that is highly soluble in water. As it’s derived from Casein, it has the same amino acid profile as casein, which is excellent for recovery being high in Glutamine and the full spectrum of Essential Amino Acids (EAA’s). As most people know, Casein in its native form is very slowly digested, however by hydrolysing the casein in PeptoPro® , the result is a protein consisting of many small peptides (>60% di and tri peptides) and very few free form amino acids.
What is the significance of these peptides? Di and Tri peptides are much more rapidly absorbed than free Amino Acids or native/intact (unhydrolysed) proteins. PeptoPro® has a very fast passage through the stomach and is very rapidly absorbed from the gut leading to fast appearance in the circularity system where it can be taken up into the muscle.
Substantial human clincial studies show PeptoPro® ® can improve endurance, reduce muscle soreness, deliver faster recovery and increase muscle growth. This is possible because PeptoPro® ® contains the ALL the EAA’s, not just the BCAA’s, and in the most rapidly absorbed form possible. That’s right, these nutrients can be accessed by your body within minutes. The recovery process doesn’t wait until you finish your workout, so neither should your recovery supplement.
PeptoPro® is important in a product designed for recovery because it has the following benefits:
• Instant delivery of building blocks (amino acids) to the muscles:
• Protects the muscles during exercise
• Kick-starts the recovery process immediately after exercise
• When used with carbohydrate it improves protein balance and muscle protein synthesis, already during exercise!