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Jennifer Grebow is editor-in-chief of Nutritional Outlook.
Velositol increased muscle protein synthesis by a significant 34% when combined with whey protein-more than when whey protein was given alone.
A new, patented sports-nutrition ingredient, Velositol, increased muscle protein synthesis by a significant 34% when combined with whey protein, according to the ingredient’s supplier, Nutrition 21 (Purchase, NY). The company presented these latest study results during December’s International Sports & Exercise Nutrition Conference.
Without making public more details about the recent study, the company claims the 34% increase in muscle protein synthesis (MPS) is a greater increase than when whey protein was administered alone. Velositol achieved these results when given in a single dose, the company says. Increasing MPS boosts the body’s ability to build lean muscle and repair muscles damaged during exercise.
Velositol is an amylopectin/chromium complex. The study was conducted by researchers from The Center for Applied Health Sciences and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
“Nutrition 21 is excited to add our new innovative ingredient, Velositol amylopectin/chromium complex to our sports-nutrition portfolio,” said Bill Levi, vice president of strategy and business development for Nutrition 21, in a press release. “Velositol has been shown to ‘amplify’ the effects of protein for enhanced muscle protein synthesis (MPS). Consumers can accelerate and increase MPS when they choose a workout product containing Velositol, and they should look for the Velositol logo on workout products to get more out of their fitness training.”
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