What is ProtaLyn® ?
"Our scientists have worked hard to develop a perfect protein by finding a way to pump more of this muscle-building compound into your body through "Hybrid Enzymatic Peptide ProcessingTM." This brand new protein technology is derived from our patent-pending process using enzymatic reaction during the liquid phase before drying. The 'Hybrid' is formed by the reaction of milk and grain protein extracts resulting in the finished product called ProtaLyn®."
What is protein and do humans need it?
The word protein comes from the Greek word proteios. Proteins were first discovered and named by the Swedish chemist Jons Jakob Berzelius in 1838.
Proteins are organic compounds made of amino acids that are arranged into a linear chain and joined together by peptide bonds. These peptide bonds are formed between the carboxyl and amino groups of adjacent amino acid residues. The amino acid sequence of a protein is fully defined by the sequence of a gene. This gene is encoded in the genetic code which specifies 20 standard amino acids.
Many proteins are also enzymes that can catalyze biochemical reactions and are crucial to human metabolism. These proteins must first be broken down into free amino acids before this process can take place, which is why it is important that your protein source be digested and assimilated easily.
The following eight amino acids are considered essential for humans: phenylalanine, valine, tryptophan, theonine, isoleucine, methionine, leucine and lysine. They are called essential not because they are more important but because our bodies cannot produce them, making it essential to obtain these eight from the diet.
In addition, the amino acids arginine, cysteine, glycine, glutamine, histidine, proline serine and tyrosine are considered conditionally essential, which means they are not normally required in the diet but must be supplied exogenously to specific populations that do not synthesize them in adequate amounts. The rest are called non-essential because our body can synthesize them.
The bottom-line is that protein is essential to human life; it cannot be sustained without it. The higher the quality of protein, the less you need - that is the key to the protein game.
How much protein do we need?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently recommends that protein make up 10 percent of the total calories you consume each day. Since protein has 4 calories per gram, in a 2,000-calorie diet, that would allow for 50 grams of protein. Meanwhile, the national average consumption of protein is about 90 grams daily. However, athletes need more than the average human. Scientist have determined that an athlete (depending on the sport) needs about 1 gram per pound of body weight. (2.2 grams per kg of body weight)
Why is ProtaLyn a better protein choice for my formulations?
Due to the absorption rate of ProtaLyn®, less is more. No more formulating a protein, MRP or diet powder with 50 grams of protein.
Your body can only utilize so much every three to four hours. Since ProtaLyn® is absorbed and digested very quickly, all you need is 15-24 grams per serving (pending on your weight & type of sport), making this much more cost effective than typical whey isolate or whey concentrate.