Hydrolyzed Whey Protein in Healthy Foods
People of all ages need protein every day to ensure their bodies stay healthy and strong. Amino acids are the basic building blocks of protein. Of the 20 amino acids required by the human body , 9 are essential because the human body cannot produce them. Whey protein contains branched-chain amino acids, isoleucine, valine, leucine and other amino acids required by the human body. It is an excellent source of protein and plays a vital role in the construction and maintenance of muscles. .
Hydrolysates are proteins that have been " broken down " in a way , meaning people can absorb them into the bloodstream more quickly. This can be very beneficial to many people, from athletes who want to recover faster after training, to seniors dealing with amyotrophic disease, to patients with reduced absorptive capacity who still need to consume adequate protein.
Read more about the health benefits of using hydrolyzed protein to formulate nutraceuticals:
- Age-related muscle loss – sarcopenia
- Weight Management/Healthy Weight
- blood sugar control
- bone health
Degree of hydrolysis ( DH ) is the degree of protein hydrolysis and represents the percentage of peptide bonds broken by the protein during hydrolysis.
Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Product Range
Ala Food Ingredients produces a range of whey protein hydrolysates including:
Lacprodan® SP-3071: UHT stabilized hydrolyzed whey protein for use in neutral beverages with low bitterness and high solubility, DH (6-10) and 80% protein concentrate on a dry basis
Lacprodan® DI-3065: UHT stabilized whey protein hydrolyzate, low bitterness, suitable for high protein transparent beverages in the pH range DH (23-29), approximately 81% protein concentrate on a dry basis.
Lacprodan® DI-2021: Casein Hydrolyzate, Enriched in Casein Phosphopeptides (CPP) DH (8), 93% protein concentrate on dry basis