Hydrolyzed Protein Post-Workout

Hydrolyzed Protein Post-Workout What does a protein shake have to offer active adults who drink one right after training? A study on lab rats published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition suggests hydrolyzed proteins help increase total proteins in muscle tissue and reduce some of the damage causes by intense training.

Twenty four rodents were fed either a standard diet or a diet supplemented with 2 grams of hydrolyzed protein per kg of body weight for 72 hours, including immediately after an exhaustive swimming exercise. Biopsies of both groups showed the supplemented rats had more total proteins in muscles and reduced levels of tissue damage.

True Strength Moment: Hydrolyzed proteins are broken down into smaller components for easier digestion. Compared to their standard diet, it's likely that the amino acid subcomponents of hydrolyzed proteins were able to quickly get into the rat's system to help kick-start recovery.
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