But what do we really know about how these ingredients unlock protein’s potential—and what evidence do we have that they actually do so?
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The ingredient, called Sustra 2434, is a blend of native corn starch and tapioca flour and, according to the company, has been scientifically shown in the company’s proprietary research to promote a lower glycemic index and steadier blood sugar levels over an extended period of time.
Reginator is a patented blend of nine essential amino acids, plus arginine, that has been shown to increase muscle synthesis.
Protein is a highly popular supplement in both consumer and industry circles. But how much do industry insiders and consumers actually know about protein? And how much of what they think they know is, quite simply, wrong?
The new ingredient has a “degree of hydrolysis (DH) of 20,” the company says, which makes it significantly more absorbable in the body compared to other forms of protein.
Lipofoods (Barcelona), a company specializing in microencapsulated functional ingredients for foods, beverages, and dietary supplements, is introducing a new, microencapsulated, slow-release caffeine ingredient targeting athletes at this week’s SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas.
Research updates on methylsulfonylmethane.
The study established that, not only does the combination of Compound Solutions’ TeaCrine theacrine and caffeine enhance theacrine’s potency, it is also safe, with heart rate and blood pressure unaffected by co-administration.
China’s FDA also granted TSI Group expanded Novel Foods usage beyond existing approvals for sports nutrition and medical foods to encompass use in beverages, candies, and baked goods.
Sports Nutrition, Led by Protein Products, Growing at Faster Rate than All Other Consumer Health Categories Globally, Euromonitor Says
Sports protein sales, specifically, are likely to reach $14.6 billion globally by 2021, Euromonitor predicts.