Aminolase Increases Whey Protein Absorption
Whey protein is an ideal source of amino acid building blocks for healthy organ, muscle, and joint tissue . In addition, whey protein is popular among active individuals due to various benefits that include enhanced metabolism and a boost in muscle protein production that leads to gains in muscle mass .
However, most people don't realize that it only takes about 90 minutes for whey protein to pass through the digestive tract . If the whey protein is not thoroughly broken down into smaller particles such as amino acid chains (peptides) and single amino acids during the 90-minute period, it is wasted and excreted—making it inefficient at promoting health or building muscle.
To support proper digestion and help prevent the loss of beneficial whey protein, special protein-digesting enzymes called proteases can be added to the diet. Aminolase® is a proprietary protease blend that rapidly releases large amounts of amino acids by breaking the bonds that link them together. This process encourages quicker absorption by the intestines and accelerates amino acid transport through the bloodstream to key areas where they can be reassembled into bioactive proteins that play a major role in [3, 4]:
- Reinforcing vital organ tissue
- Enhancing weight management
- Minimizing hunger and cravings
- Helping to build strong muscle following vigorous activity
The key health benefits of consuming whey protein appear to be linked to its high concentration of leucine and healthy amounts of other amino acids such as isoleucine and valine . These essential amino acids influence muscle protein production pathways, lean muscle mass gains, and favorable changes in body composition for people who frequently perform resistance training [6, 7]. Without Aminolase, whey protein can be wasted and may only offer minimal amino acid replenishment and modest gains in muscle mass [1, 8]. Aminolase® is a novel enzyme that you cannot simply purchase at health food stores. This formulation was specifically manufactured to remove complex proteins bonds that can leave many dietary proteins undigested or converted to gas, and or ammonia which may hurt or hinder kidney function.
Get the most out of whey with Aminolase®
When taken in combination with whey protein, Aminolase® can:
- Improve protein digestibility and absorption
- Heighten circulating amino acid levels
- Accelerate the transfer of amino acids to organs and muscle tissue
- Support muscle mass gains
- Target inflammatory responses to resistance training
Clinical evidence also demonstrates how well Aminolase® enhances protein digestion.
A recent study showed that a group of athletic men who took Aminolase® along with a whey supplement after resistance training experienced a dramatic boost in the levels of amino acids circulating in the bloodstream about 30 minutes following the training . On separate days, the same group consumed whey protein alone after training, but the boost in amino acids was not observed in the same amount of time. These findings show that taking Aminolase® along with a whey supplement quickly released large amounts of amino acids that rapidly traveled to the bloodstream.
This study also evaluated the presence of amino acids in muscle tissue biopsies following Aminolase® and whey protein consumption . Amino acids that quickly travel to muscle tissue following exercise are assembled into proteins that combat inflammatory responses to vigorous activity and reinforce muscle-building activity [2, 3]. By quickly disrupting the bonds that hold proteins together, Aminolase® helps amino acids reach the bloodstream long before the 90-minute digestion process is complete—ensuring that ample amounts can reach the muscles instead of being excreted.
Overall, adding Aminolase® to the regular diet not only ensures the complete breakdown of protein from various foods (e.g., meat, beans), but also whey protein. Without this vital supplement, whey simply gets wasted away.
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