Our Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI is manufactured via a proprietary filtration process that concentrates whey proteins in a highly purified form. Hydrolysation is the process of treating the whey with an enzyme, the results being a higher concentration of shorter amino acids chains and peptide bonds.
Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI is produced from cow’s milk & represents the highest quality protein available. A hydrolysate (or hydrolysed protein) is one that has been broken down into its constituent di & tri peptide amino acids. Whilst this protein type can be more expensive, & even taste slightly bitter, it’s more easily digested & can present the user with less chances for allergic reactions, compared to its non-hydrolysed counterpart because hydrolysis effectively breaks down the protein chains into peptides. Purified whey protein is treated with enzymes that split peptide bonds off the whey protein structure thus resulting in Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI. This process takes place in a non-acidic environment, which results in a nicer taste & improved absorption. The peptide fractions also are faster absorbed as they tend to use a separate absorption system, thus facilitating improved muscle recovery & thus the potential for growth. Studies have been able to show that use of Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI can help with increased muscle mass gains and muscle strength gains and help stimulate the protein synthesis pathways during exercise. Choosing a Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI can assist you to recover faster, thus assist improved muscle gains. Best stacked with carbohydrates and creatine for better performance, it can also be paired with a slower absorbing protein such as casein or egg protein to promote an anabolic profile during sleep.
The main purpose for using a Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI is to facilitate the repair process post training. It has been found that the very small di- and tri-peptides from Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI are rapidly transported intact into the bloodstream through a peptide specific transport system in the small intestine. When hydrolysed peptides are consumed in conjunction with free form amino acids, it results in improved uptake of both free form amino acids and hydrolysed peptides. These results lend themselves well to Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI and free form amino acids being ingested together during the “window of opportunity” pre-workout, and the “anabolic window” post workout.
Another beneficial property of Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI in particular is its capacity to promote a significant insulin response. Insulin is an anabolic storage hormone that is of prime importance during the post workout “anabolic window”, particularly after resistance training. Insulin shuttles blood glucose and amino acids into insulin sensitive muscle cells that have been stimulated as a result of resistance training. This kick starts the recovery process whilst reducing the damaging effects of the stress hormone cortisol.
It is during the post workout “anabolic window” that Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI shines as the protein of choice for optimized recovery. A study compared a Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI, WPI and a placebo of flavoured water to determine the degree of recovery of muscle force generating capacity following eccentric resistance training. The results were surprising with the authors stating “The main finding of this study was that the consumption of a single dose of a Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI resulted in a more rapid recovery of muscle force generating capacity following eccentric exercise compared with a flavoured water placebo or a non-hydrolysed form of the same whey protein isolate.
Unfortunately, what makes Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI ideal as a pre / intra / post workout protein also makes it less than ideal as a protein for general use outside of those times. Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI is a highly specific protein of immense benefit for the peri workout period, but less than ideal beyond the 3 hour window period post training. Within 3 hours of resistance training muscle cells down regulate and become less sensitive to insulin. It is therefore best practice to revert back to slower acting proteins such as whey protein concentrate or micellar casein to avoid unnecessarily spiking insulin levels and promoting fat gain. Secondly, due to the speed at which Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI is digested, the slower acting proteins have the advantage over Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI in providing a sustained release of amino acids to trickle feed muscles over the 3 to 4 hour time period between meals.
Our flavouring systems are mixed between 1% and 4% that guarantees product purity is kept as high as possible. Our Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI is suitable for those who want the fastest absorbing and most bio available protein source. From endurance to strength athletes users will find our Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate / HWPI helps recovery, strength and muscle levels as well as strengthening the immune system.
- Fastest absorbing
- Very low lactose
- Low fat and carbs
- Builds lean muscle
- Boost immune strength
Dose: 30-60 grams after weight training or any time of the day.