PREMIUM WHEY HYDRO
The overview «PROTEIN POWDER in comparison»
PREMIUM WHEY HYDRO by SPONSER® contains a high-quality whey isolate protein matrix for efficient muscle growth, supplemented with HMB (Advanced Formula). The basis for this high-end product consists of hydrolysed whey protein isolate, incl. PepForm BCAA, which is composed of 50% BCAA in peptide form. Hydrolysates are “pre-digested proteins”, in which the protein chains are enzymatically cleaved into shorter peptides. This has a positive effect on the digestion capacity (faster absorption). The added HMB, a metabolite of the essential amino acid leucine, shortens the catabolic phase after training and thus leads to a faster start of the development phase. Whey CFM Nitro consists of bioactive peptides that support the NO formation (nitrogen oxide). PREMIUM WHEY HYDRO contains virtually no carbohydrates and no fats and is lactose-free. Suitable as high quality training support for power and endurance athletes.
PREMIUM WHEY HYDRO contains the following active ingredients:
Hydrolysed Whey Isolate:
Proteins support the growth and maintenance of the muscle mass. The partially hydrolysed form increased the digestibility and thus achieves a faster absorption.
Is a hydrolysed whey protein isolate with an increased BCAA content in optimally absorbable peptide form.
HMB (Beta-Hydroxy Beta-Methylbutyrate)
Is an organic acid that occurs naturally in the human body and is formed out of the essential amino acid L-leucine. Power athletes, bodybuilders and intensively training athletes use HMB as anti-catabolic support in high-intensity phases.
WHEY CFM NITRO:
Is a patented raw material with bioactive peptides from whey protein for the activation of NO metabolism and improved oxygen utilization.
Vitamins, magnesium, zinc:
Zinc and magnesium play a role in normal protein synthesis. Zinc is also involved in DNA synthesis and in the maintenance of a normal testosterone level in the blood. The vitamins also fulfill important functions with regard to muscle building. For example, pantothenic acid participates in the synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, and folic acid contributes to a normal amino acid synthesis.
Enables a preparation with milk instead of water even in case of lactose intolerance
Protein powders in comparison
Overview of SPONSER protein powders
Protein fulfils many physiological functions in the body. Proteins not only play a decisive role in the development, maintenance and recovery of muscles. They are also present in the entire structure of the human body: in the skin, in muscles, nails, bones, ligaments, and other tissues. Hormones and enzymes also consist mainly of protein.
Why is it necessary to consume protein in food?
Protein is formed from chains of amino acids. These are distinguished as non-essential and essential. The human body cannot produce the latter itself, so they must be supplied through food. Some amino acids are also regarded as conditionally essential (formerly semi-essential) because the body cannot produce them sufficiently by itself in certain situations (e.g. in childhood, during healing processes or growth).
Who benefits from an increased protein intake?
Because proteins play a central role in muscle building, it is obvious that during intensive physical training, such as strength or endurance exercise, the protein needs increase. However, proteins are not only important in strength training and in the recovery of endurance athletes. They also play an important role in weight loss: a protein-rich diet, thanks to its satiating effect, helps to save calories and achieve the desired weight more easily. People who are active in fitness, strength and endurance sports benefit from an increased protein intake compared to general intake recommendations.
Which protein for which purpose?
It may be relatively difficult to cover one's increased protein requirements solely through the general diet. For this reason, SPONSER® offers a wide range of high-quality protein preparations in various dosage forms: powder, bars, shakes, mixable, ready-to-drink, lactose-free, vegan, etc. Depending on individual preferences and situational needs, the most appropriate protein powder can be chosen accordingly.
Graphic overview of SPONSER protein powders
To find your way quickly through the range of proteins offered by SPONSER®, and choose the ideal protein powder for your own purposes, have a look at the linked graphic overview:
Author: Remo Jutzeler
Head R&D SPONSER SPORT FOOD
Ing. Applied Food Sciences UAS
MAS Nutrition & Health ETHZ
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Whey Protein for Weight Reduction: Meta-Analysis Confirms Significant Effect
A research group at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has investigated the effectiveness of whey protein for weight reduction. All studies carried out to date on weight reduction in overweight and obesity were reviewed and the methodologically best were summarized and evaluated in a meta-analysis. Nine randomized controlled trials involving a total of 455 subjects were integrated into the study. The ingested amounts of whey protein were 20-75 g per day for a period of 2 weeks to 15 months. In addition to the positive results on body composition, the cardiovascular risk profile of the volunteers was also improved. Swissmilk, the Association of Swiss Milk Producers, has reviewed and commented on the study.
Compared to placebo or control diet, the consumption of whey protein resulted in a significantly greater weight reduction, a significantly greater decrease in fat mass, but also a significant increase in fat-free body mass. At the same time, whey protein consumption improved some relevant cardiovascular risk factors: systolic and diastolic blood pressure was lowered, as well as fasting blood glucose and total cholesterol levels - with a simultaneous increase in HDL cholesterol. The scientists concluded from their results that the use of whey protein in patients with overweight and obesity not only supports sensible weight loss but also improves the cardiovascular risk profile.
Cow's milk contains about 3 g of high-quality protein per 100 ml. Based on the new parameter for determining the biological value of protein, the «Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score»(DIAAS), which also includes the digestibility of each essential amino acid in humans, the proteins of milk and dairy products are far ahead of the rest. Whey protein and casein, whole milk powder, whey concentrates or even isolates reach the highest values. Milk proteins are therefore rated higher in their value than beef. Only then do soy protein isolates follow. The protein of peas, rice and beans is classified even lower in DIAAS.
There are many reasons for the outstanding role of milk protein. It provides a large quantity of essential amino acids per gram of protein consumed, and this in a particularly favourable amino acid profile, in relation to the amino acid requirement. In addition, milk proteins are absorbed at different rates, which increases their biological effectiveness. Casein and whey protein thus achieve different but very well complementary effects: Whey protein is absorbed very quickly and results in a rapid increase in the amino acid concentration in the blood. In contrast, the absorption of casein is delayed due to coagulation in the stomach. As a result, there is a slower but continuous increase in the amino acid concentration in the blood. The rapid postprandial increase of the amino acid concentration - especially of leucine - after consumption of whey protein activates the synthesis process very quickly, while the slow increase after consumption of casein stimulates a permanent stimulation of the synthesis process.
Whey protein is offered as isolate, concentrate or hydrolysate. Its well-known anabolic effect is due to the high proportion of branched-chain amino acids and explains its popularity in weight training. Compared to other proteins, whey protein is characterized by its water solubility, good digestibility and absorption. The increased consumption of whey protein simultaneously reduces appetite and prolongs satiety by stimulating the release of satiety hormones. Whey protein also increases energy consumption by increasing thermogenesis, reduces the release of sugar from the liver and helps to reduce liver fat. Whey protein can therefore be considered an ideal nutritional supplement.
Whey protein from SPONSER
SPONSER® offers a wide range of products with whey protein. In the first place our WHEY ISOLATE 94, SWISS WHEY CONCENTRATE, PREMIUM WHEY HYDRO or also WHEY TRIPLE SOURCE PROTEIN are to be mentioned. Check the tabular overview to learn how the individual products differ from each other and how to use them.
Wirunsawanya K et al. (2018): Whey Protein Supplementation Improves Body Composition and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Overweight and Obese Patients, A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Am Coll Nutr. 2018;37(1):60-70.
Author: Remo Jutzeler
Head R&D SPONSER SPORT FOOD
Ing. Appl Food Sciences FH
MAS Nutrition & Health ETHZ
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ISSN recommendations on protein intake for healthy, exercising individuals
The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) provides an objective and critical overview on protein intake for healthy, exercising individuals. Based on the currently available literature, the ISSN has defined the following 13 positions, which are commented by Yvonne Forster, SPONSER® nutritionist and food sciences engineer:
• «An acute exercise stimulus, particularly resistance exercise, and protein ingestion both stimulate muscle protein synthesis (MPS) and are synergistic when protein consumption occurs before or after resistance exercise.»
• «For building muscle mass and for maintaining muscle mass through a positive muscle protein balance, an overall daily protein intake in the range of 1.4–2.0 g protein/kg body weight/day (g/kg/d) is sufficient for most exercising individuals, a value that falls in line within the Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range published by the Institute of Medicine for protein.»
Comment: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a minimum intake of 0.8 g protein per kg body weight per day, which is often contradictory to the significantly higher doses of ISSN. It must be taken into account that the WHO values are always based on minimum requirements - also politically justified and influenced by ethical-ecological principles.
• «There is novel evidence that suggests higher protein intakes (>3.0 g/kg/d) may have positive effects on body composition in resistance-trained individuals (i.e., promote loss of fat mass).»
Comment: With an intake of >3 g protein per kg body weight per day, a diet has to be considered protein dominant. Since proteins have a very satiating effect, the general diet can be designed according to the «low carb» principle. In this case you should refrain from eating snacks containing carbohydrates. If a weight reduction is in the foreground, SPONSER® recommends the LOW CARB PROTEIN SHAKE. This protein shake additionally contains dietary fibres which also have a satiating effect and have a positive influence on our microbiome.
• «Recommendations regarding the optimal protein intake per serving for athletes to maximize MPS are mixed and are dependent upon age and recent resistance exercise stimuli. General recommendations are 0.25 g of a high-quality protein per kg of body weight, or an absolute dose of 20–40 g.»
Comment: SPONSER® designs the protein shakes generally with approx. 20-25 g protein per portion. The protein shakes can be taken with water or milk. If taken with water, increase the amount of powder. Exact recommendations for use are indicated on the packaging.
• «Acute protein doses should strive to contain 700–3000 mg of leucine and/or a higher relative leucine content, in addition to a balanced array of the essential amino acids (EAAs).»
Comment: AMINO EAA tablets from the SPONSER® range are particularly suitable for targeted amino acids intake. WHEY PROTEIN is naturally rich in BCAA (branch-chained amino acids) and therefore also rich in L-leucine.
• «These protein doses should ideally be evenly distributed, every 3–4 h, across the day.»
Comment: This distribution results in approx. 5 protein portions, considering the food-free sleep phase. Usually lunch and dinner are hardly a problem to reach the recommended amount of protein. Breakfast and late evening meals before bed rest are often insufficient. WHEY PROTEIN, which can be added to any smoothies or muesli, is suitable for enriching breakfast. CASEIN is recommended for late meals. Casein has a slower emptying time from the stomach due to its gelling property. This ensures a continuous flow of amino acids throughout the night, which minimises the catabolic night phase. MULTI PROTEIN, which also contains 2/3 microfiltered casein, is a valuable alternative.
• «The optimal time period during which to ingest protein is likely a matter of individual tolerance, since benefits are derived from pre- or post-workout ingestion; however, the anabolic effect of exercise is long-lasting (at least 24 h), but likely diminishes with increasing time post-exercise.»
• «While it is possible for physically active individuals to obtain their daily protein requirements through the consumption of whole foods, supplementation is a practical way of ensuring intake of adequate protein quality and quantity, while minimizing caloric intake, particularly for athletes who typically complete high volumes of training.»
• «Rapidly digested proteins that contain high proportions of essential amino acids (EAAs) and adequate leucine, are most effective in stimulating MPS.»
Comment: AMINO EAA are tablets with free-form essential amino acids that are suitable for a targeted EAA intake, as well as for supplementing or optimizing the protein intake from the general diet.
• «Different types and quality of protein can affect amino acid bioavailability following protein supplementation.»
Comment: The bioavailability of amino acids and proteins depends on the dosage, the type of protein and, if given, the degree of hydrolysis. Vegetable protein sources such as soy, peas, etc. are not always complete in their amino acid profile. For this reason, vegan meals should combine different vegetable protein sources. VEGAN PROTEIN from SPONSER® contains a broad mix of vegetable protein sources with a very broad amino acid profile resulting in a high biological value. Nowadays, hydrolysed (predigested) proteins are also available on the market. This means that the complex protein structure is destroyed and the body requires less digestive work. Particularly sophisticated products therefore contain a mix of high-quality intact protein sources such as protein isolate, protein hydrolysate and free amino acids, as is the case in PREMIUM WHEY HYDRO, for example.
• «Athletes should consider focusing on whole food sources of protein that contain all of the EAAs (i.e., it is the EAAs that are required to stimulate MPS).»
Comment: Protein supplements from SPONSER® generally contain the entire spectrum of essential amino acids
• «Endurance athletes should focus on achieving adequate carbohydrate intake to promote optimal performance; the addition of protein may help to offset muscle damage and promote recovery.»
Comment: In endurance sports, the stimuli are usually set differently, but good quality training also leads to exhaustion. The protein supplements of SPONSER® are therefore also suitable for the regeneration support of endurance athletes. Since the carbohydrate supply of endurance athletes is not limited to the same extent as that of strength athletes, PRO RECOVERY with natural sweetening and moderate carbohydrate content is very suitable for regeneration support.
• «Pre-sleep casein protein intake (30–40 g) provides increases in overnight MPS and metabolic rate without influencing lipolysis.»
Comment: CASEIN is recommended for late meals as it causes a slow emptying of the stomach. This ensures a continuous flow of amino acids throughout the night, which minimises the catabolic night phase.
Jäger et al, 2017: International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: protein and exercise. J Int Soc Sports Nutr, 14(20).
Author: Yvonne Forster Nigg
dipl. eng. food sciences UAS
dipl. dietitian HS
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