Let’s start by defining what a protein is.
Proteins are molecules made up of multiple amino acids linked together by peptide bonds.
A hydrolyzed protein has undergone an enzymatic hydrolysis process which breaks down (fragments) the normal protein structure into polypeptides that can be digested and absorbed much faster.
Types of proteins according to the degree of filtration
- Concentrate: This type of protein undergoes les filtration and, as a result, it is cheaper and medium to slow digesting.
- Isolate: This protein undergoes more filtration than a concentrate, so it contains less fats and carbohydrates and is therefore absorbed and digested faster.
- Hydrolyzed: This is the smallest and most easily digested and absorbed from of protein, free of fats and carbs, made up of small polypeptide chains of amino acids, so it is digested and absorbed more easily and faster than any other form of protein.
Who benefits more from hydrolyzed proteins?
Hydrolyzed protein offers many benefits, so many types of people can benefit from it.
- Athlete: Those who perform basic or high-intensity training, placing high demand on their muscles, for instance: Cycling, MTB, athletics, bodybuilding, boxing, soccer, basketball, etc.
- Sportspersons: Those who practice any discipline and require protein intake to maintain optimal levels of muscle mass.
- Older adults: Those who need to maintain and avoid the progressive age related and disease-related loss of muscle mass.
- All kinds of people: Generally speaking, those how want to lose fat while maintaining muscle.
Benefits of hydrolyzed protein
The following are the benefits of hydrolyzed protein:
- Optimal muscle recovery after low to high-intensity training
- Maximum muscle growth
- Improved muscle glycogen resynthesis
- Restoration of fluid and electrolyte balance
- Reduce diseases and injuries thanks to enhanced immune modulating effects
- Optimized oxidative stress leading to a maximum adaptation to training
- Regeneration and recovery of muscle tissues creating a protective barrier against muscle and soft tissues injury
- Strengthened immune system (keeping you from becoming ill) and reduced muscle catabolism (loss of lean mass)
- Muscle tissue is built after 30 minutes of exercise
- Toned up lean muscle building
- Increase loss of fat mass due to high content of biologically-active protein