Optipep 4Power is a breakthrough hydrolysed whey protein (HWP) developed by Carbery for athletes looking to generate and sustain greater power output in high-intensity activities.
The company completed a clinical study on Optipep 4Power, in conjunction with the University of Limerick, focusing on the role of whey protein pre-exercise in improving metabolic adaptation and performance for the growing number of athletes undertaking HIIT (high-intensity interval training) type workouts.
The study demonstrated that Optipep 4Power, when compared with whey protein concentrate, triggered important metabolic adaptations that resulted in a 4.3% greater training-induced increase in Wingate mean power output, indicating a greater capacity for power generation over the length of the sprint. The study also revealed a 6.1% improvement in fatigue index, indicating a greater capacity for sustaining high-intensity exercise performance in the Optipep 4Power group.
This is a potential game-changer for brands providing targeted nutritional solutions to consumers participating in sports such as CrossFit, field sports, sprinting and combat sports. This new ingredient is ideally suited to powdered supplements, which is where Carbery’s flavour division, Synergy Flavours, can help with its range of flavour solutions that are specifically developed for sports nutrition products.
The complete findings from the clinical study, including additional insights are available at https://www.carbery.com/optipep4power/.
Carbery: Pioneering protein innovation
Carbery’s nutrition business pioneers, manufactures and markets a comprehensive range of advanced whey proteins; focused on developing health benefit platforms for life-stages where better nutrition has the power to transform health and quality of life. Focus health areas include muscle performance, lean body mass, metabolism, inflammation and immunity.
Carbery also looks to maximise the nutritional and health benefits of whey across a wide range of applications, including powdered supplements, RTD beverages, gels, bars and tablets.
Carbery is a global manufacturer of nutritional dairy ingredients, as well as flavours and cheeses. For over 50 years, Carbery has brought innovative and high-quality foods and ingredients to the marketplace, creating great-tasting and healthy food experiences enjoyed by people everywhere.
Carbery’s principal raw material is sourced very locally: Most of the milk comes from within a 50km radius of the facility in Ballineen in County Cork, Ireland. West Cork’s temperate climate means that Carbery’s outdoor grazing, extensive grass-based farming system provides the perfect environment for sustainable dairy farming.
Every farmer supplier is accredited by the Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme (SDAS), a comprehensive quality and sustainability programme that independently audits performance at farm level every 18 months. Additionally, all Carbery whey protein ingredients sold in the US are approved by the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Programme. This is the first system in the United States designed to test if a product has met defined standards for the presence of GMOs. These vigorous standards provide strict and comprehensive traceability, segregation and testing requirements.
For more information, visit www.carbery.com.
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