- Blend of whey protein concentrate, isolate and hydrolyzate
- Volactive® Ultra Whey XP and Optipep DH4® Certification
- 8 hours of constant and gradual amino acid release into the bloodstream Free of palm oil, xanthan gum and carrageenan
- No added sugar
- Excellent digestibility and rapid intestinal absorption
- Indicated as a pre-workout snack to support protein synthesis
- If used post-workout it counteracts muscle catabolism and maximizes recovery processes
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BLEND PROTEIN is an ALPHAZER food supplement consisting of a blend of whey proteins isolated by cross-flow ultrafiltration and Volactive Ultra Whey XP quality microfiltration, concentrated protein isolate and OPTIPEP DH4 hydrolysed whey protein.
BLEND PROTEIN® DOES NOT CONTAIN among the ingredients listed on the label: palm oil, maltodextrins or other added sugars, xanthan gum, or carrageenan.
BLEND PROTEIN® is indicated for all sportsmen who practice intense physical activity and need rapid and effective muscle reconstruction. In fact, proteins contribute to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass, have a plastic function (tissue maintenance and repair), and constitute the physiological structural component of hormones, antibodies and enzymes. The product is enriched with Vitamin B6, which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. The protein requirement and its value for athletes Today the scientific medical community finally recognizes the value of the protein intake in the athlete which must be higher than the sedentary subject to promote the performance of our muscles and the recovery processes, keeping in mind that the "protein" macronutrient serves for various physiological functions, not only the purely "plastic - structural" ones in relation to the skeletal or "contractile" muscles, but also as a support in the constitution of enzymes, hormones and cells of the immune system. Several reference scientific societies, such as the "American College of Sports Medicine" recommend a protein intake of between 1.2 and 2g/Kg/day for athletes, reaching 2.2-2.5 g/kg for athletes of power sports or body building, (variable and subjective based on the intensity and duration of the activity) compared to what is recommended for healthy sedentary people (0.8g/Kg/day).
This allows you to compensate for the increased protein requirement. This macronutrient was often associated with muscle building or with body building or anaerobic sports athletes, but an adequate protein intake in the diet is of fundamental importance for any athlete, including endurance sports, where the stress and fatigue it accumulates in performance, impacts aerobic metabolism and recalls the need to rebuild precious metabolically active muscle tissue that is easily degraded during prolonged performance. Therefore, in order for there to be an efficient synthesis of new proteins and an effective adaptation from training, it is essential that proteins with a high biological value, which contain all the precious "essential amino acids" (including the branched-chain amino acids or BCAAs), are present, especially in conjunction with training sessions.
When to use BLEND PROTEIN? This exceptional blend of proteins with a very high biological value is characterized by an excellent and rapid digestibility and by a very fast intestinal absorption capacity which sees it indicated as a snack to be taken in the meal before the performance and above all after, when a quick supply of protein-amino acid material to counteract muscle catabolism, to maximize protein synthesis and the athlete's recovery processes.
What is cross-flow ultrafiltration and microfiltration whey protein isolate? Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) is treated with special systems to remove greater amounts of fat and lactose. They have by definition an average protein content of 90%, but the protein density can vary from the lows of 86-88% or higher. Microfiltration is the most expensive process among those used for the isolation of protein supplements based on whey protein, but it is also the one that is able to best preserve the integrity and presence of the bio-active protein fractions that determine the quality of the protein itself. The whey obtained in the first phase of processing by ultrafiltration is conveyed into an apparatus which, using a system of membrane filters, proceeds to a further progressive filtration through which other unwanted particles are eliminated, including minerals, lipids and lactose. The microfiltered proteins are 99% undenatured and retain all the important bio-active peptide fractions of undenatured whey.
What is whey protein concentrate? Whey protein concentrate (WPC) is obtained through micro and ultrafiltration processes, which use physical filters to separate fats and lactose from the protein, without damaging it (the differences between the two are minimal and depend on the size of the filtration pores, which are approximately a micrometer in microfiltration and 4 times smaller in ultrafiltration). In this way a powder with a high protein content and with a high concentration of bioactive elements (70-85%) is obtained. It should be noted that the first generation whey protein powders contained 30-40% protein and contained high amounts of lactose and fat, while the more modern protein powders based on whey protein concentrate, now contain up to 70- 80% protein with reduced amounts of lactose and fat. Although WPCs contain a slightly lower concentration of proteins than an isolated form, a high quality WPC contains all fractions of microelements highly beneficial for our body such as growth factors, such as IGF-1, TGF-1, TGF-2 , various phospholipids and various bioactive lipids such as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), and higher levels of immunoglobulins and lactoferrin.
What are Optipep DH4 hydrolysed whey proteins? Optipep 90 DH4 is a brand owned by the Irish company Carbery. Carbery is one of the most renowned companies in the world in the production of natural ingredients, flavors and cheeses. is a hydrolysed whey protein that contains optimal levels of dipeptides, tripeptides and free amino acids. This maximizes the absorption capacity and effective delivery of protein nutrients, essential for facilitating muscle growth, repair, refueling and recovery.
What are the benefits and "pluses" of this special form of "predigested"/hydrolysed protein? Predigested protein with a unique peptide profile, characterized mostly in low molecular weight peptides, of of which 18% from peptides with molecular weight lower than 1000 Dalton. Therefore its predominance in the form of tripetides and peptides, consisting of chains ranging from 3 to 8 amino acids, makes this protein powder able to cross the intestinal mucosa more quickly than the free amino acids themselves. Excellent biological value. Rich source of essential amino acids (EAA) and naturally rich in branched chain amino acids (BCAA):
- leucine, isoleucine, valine.
- Low lactose content
- Low fat content;
- Manufactured to the highest quality standards.
Grass-Fed™ Certification: OPTIPEP DH4 is a protein made up exclusively of Grass-Fed™ certified raw material.