WARNING: This is an advanced supplement. It has a bitter taste but will significantly boost recovery from intense workouts.
MyoPures HCP is a high quality moderately hydrolysed caseinate that is rich in low molecular weight peptides. 62% of these peptides have a molecular weight less than 1500 daltons.
Unlike calcium caseinate which is slowly digested, HCP is rapidly digested.
Hydrolysed Casein Protein vs Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate
Hydrolysed casein protein (HCP) has much lower fat (0.9% vs 3.1%) and lactose (0.2% vs 13%) compared to hydrolysed whey protein isolate (HWPI). HCP has a inverted U-shaped molecular weight profile whereas the molecular weight profile for the HWPI is U-shaped. They both have similar levels of sodium and potassium. There is some evidence that HCP may be superior to hydrolysed whey protein isolate HWPI in promoting both fat loss and muscle gain. It may also be useful in other applications, which require a rapidly digested protein.
Demling and DeSanti (2000) compared a casein hydroylsyate to a whey hydrolysate in overweight men on a high protein (1.5g/kg excluding supplementary protein) hypocaloric diet (80% of maintenance calories) combined with resistance training. They found superior fat loss and lean muscle mass gains with the casein hydrolysate. Men on the diet lost an average of 2.5kg fat with no lean mass gains. Whey hydrolysate supplementation produce an average fat loss of 4.2kg, lean mass gain of 2kg and a strenght increase of 29%. Supplementation with hydrolysed casein protein produced an impressive 7kg loss in fat mass, 4kg increase in lean tissue mass and a 60% increase in strength. The researchers concluded that the “… significant difference in body composition and strength is likely due to improved nitrogen retention and overall anticatabolic effects caused by the peptide components of the casein hydrolysate.” To take advantage of these benefits HCP can be either subsituted for or combined with HWPI in the recovery formulation described here. The supplementation regimine used in the Demling and DeSanti study was was 70-75gm of HCP in two servings 8-10 hours apart.
1 level scoop of MyoPure hydrolysed casein protein is approximately 27g.
The taste is BITTER. How bitter? Well…Taste is awfully subjective. Beer tastes absolutely horrible the first time most people try it. Some of us soldier on and learn to savour the subtleties of ‘bitter’. Cigarettes are another good (or bad) example. I don’t find the taste hydrolyzed protein particularly offensive and neither do others. However, some just can’t stand the taste. You have been warned.
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