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Protein Type Hydrolyzed Protein

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What is Hydrolyzed Whey Protein?

Hydrolyzed whey protein is basically a form of whey protein which has undergone additional processing and filtration to remove all of the lactose, leaving nothing behind but pure protein. The protein molecules are broken down even finer, so they can be more easily absorbed by the body. Whey protein is derived from milk, cow's milk the majority of the time, and is a by-product left behind when milk is turned into cheese. When milk is turned into cheese, it separates into "curds" and "whey". The curds form thick clumps and lumps, whereas the whey remains as liquid form, and not surprisingly, the whey is where almost all of the whey protein is found.

Warning: Due to the nature of the hydrolyzation process (hydrolysis), this product is very bitter.

How does it work?

Hydrolyzed whey protein undergoes a pre-digesting process via hydrolyzing the mixture, helping to break the protein molecules down into even finer molecules of smaller proteins and amino acids. The amino acids are broken down into shorter chains, and so can be absorbed more rapidly into the muscles. Generally, the faster the absorption rate, the more beneficial and effective the protein becomes, and as many experts consider hydrolyzed whey protein to be one of, if not the most, fast absorbing whey protein supplement to date, it's no wonder why it is proving such an exciting and popular supplement.

What are the main benefits of hydrolyzed whey protein?

Here's a look at a few of the more prominent and popular benefits associated with this particular supplement:

A rapid absorption rate

One of the main selling points of hydrolyzed whey protein is its absorption rate. Whey protein is already a fast-absorbing protein, but due to the enzymatic process that breaks down the protein and amino acid molecules in this supplement, once consumed it will be absorbed into the bloodstream and transported to the muscles, or rather to the cells within the muscles, almost instantaneously. The problem with other protein supplements, is the longer it takes them to digest and breakdown before they can be absorbed, the more of the protein, amino acids, and nutrients will be naturally lost during digestion. With hydrolyzed whey protein, the protein is absorbed before powerful enzymes and stomach acids have chance to damage the protein, which means that the amount you consumed will be the amount that is fed to your muscles.

Virtually lactose free

As mentioned, hydrolyzed whey protein removes pretty much all of the lactose from the whey, leaving nothing but pure protein. Other whey proteins still contain lactose, which from a muscle building standpoint, can be detrimental as lactose actually promotes the production of the hormone Estrogen, which not only suppresses testosterone production, it also hinders protein synthesis and promotes the storage of body fat as well. It's also ideal for people with food allergies such as those that cannot consume lactose due to a digestive intolerance.

Perfect post-workout protein

Your post-workout protein shake is the most important shake of the day, and getting those proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients into your muscles as soon as possible following a workout is absolutely essential. Hydrolyzed whey protein is absorbed almost instantaneously, which is ideal for really taking advantage of your post-workout "anabolic window" in which the cells in the muscles are primed for maximum absorption. In simple terms, after we exercise, our cells are completely empty and become swollen so they can absorb more nutrients. By filling these cells up with protein, amino acids, glycogen, and other nutrients, they can get to work on initiating protein synthesis and repairing and rebuilding muscle tissue almost immediately.

So, to summarize, the main benefits are:

  • Rapid absorption
  • Very high protein content
  • Complete amino acid profile
  • Easily digested
  • Less estrogen
  • Increased protein synthesis
  • Increased muscle strength and size
  • Increases in energy levels and fat metabolism
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals
  • Increased muscle growth and recovery
  • Great for people with allergies such as lactose intolerance

How and when should it be consumed?

For people looking to build or maintain lean muscle mass, experts recommend consuming 2 – 3 shakes per day, with at least one of those shakes being consumed, with water, as soon after finishing a workout as possible. Per serving, the recommended serving size is between 30 and 35g, mixed with around 250ml of water.

Health Canada Recommended Dose (powder): Adults: 1 Scoop(s) 1 time(s) per day. Mix product well in 1-2 cups of liquid (water, juice, etc.) immediately before consumption. Store in a cool, dry place.

What can you stack with it?

Hydrolyzed Whey Protein can be taken with any of your favourite nutritional products such as glutamine, leucine, and/or BCAAs for a great muscle building recovery shake, Creapure creatine and even fruits for a healthy meal replacement smoothie and/or snack.

Nutrition facts

Hydrolyzed Whey Protein

Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Ingredients

Per Scoop

Medicinal Ingredients (per scoop): Whey protein hydrolysate (Whey protein hydrolysate, Bos taurus - Milk) .......................... 24 Grams (80 Percent Whey protein)
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Hydrolyzed Whey Protein, Soy Lecithin (Less than 0.5%).

Are there any potential side effects?

As far as potential side effects are concerned, generally speaking, hydrolyzed whey protein is considered one of the safest supplements on the market. Always use as instructed, never exceed the stated dosage, and use in conjunction with a healthy and balanced diet. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before trying this, or any similar product.

Cautions and Warnings

Ensure to drink enough fluid before, during, and after exercise. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a healthcare practitioner before using this product. This product contains milk by-products/derivatives.

Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Reviews


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François B. on 05/10/2016
nice taste even no flavor

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Alex on 25/09/2015
Tastes fine but I ordered a flavor packet anyways incase it was gross. definitely drinkable without it and just water. Mixability... well I've only had one glass normally with the whey blend form here I just fill a cup with water pour in a scoop of protein and stir and it mixes fine. This stuff thus far on my single attempt was super clumpy. didn't mix well. AT ALL. I'll give it a few more goes obviously and update my review to reflect as such, but so far I give it about a 2/10 for mixability. Great price for hydro-whey though. Mixability is the only reason I give it 3 stars currently

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Karl on 03/08/2015
Overall: 5/5 Mixability: 5/5 - no clumping, good consistency. Taste: 5/5 - Only flavor available was unflavoured, but mixed with one of the flavour packs, it tastes fine. Not too bitter. Price: 5/5 - It's difficult to find any hydrolyzed whey, let alone at a good price. I hope they continue to sell it, hopefully in larger quantities, too.