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Hydrolysis of Surge Recovery


#1

I posted this question in the Surge Recovery discussion but received no responses. I hope somebody chimes in on this one.

Could anybody tell me the degree of hydrolysis of Surge Recovery? By degree of hydrolysis I mean the ratio of amino nitrogen to total nitrogen; or the percent of free amino acids (or di and tri peptides) in the protein. I apologize if this is common knowledge but I did not see it in the write up.


#2

Ingredients list?


#3

[quote]Boffin wrote:
Ingredients list?[/quote]

No the degree of hydrolysis is not listed in the ingredients list if that is what you are asking/implying. The degree of hydrolysis basically describes to what extent the protein is broken down in the form of a ratio of free aminos (also di and tri peptides) and the remaining content of the protein.


#4

really?


#5

I’m not sure what amount of the protein is hydrolized, but what would be the purpose of knowing this?
Unless I’m mistaken, it all digests the same right?


#6

All the ingredients: dextrose, leucine, phenylalanine, flavoring are very cheap, except for the hydrolyzed whey. However, even if less than 1% of the whey is hydrolyzed it can still be labeled “whey hydrolysate.” Knowing the degree of hydrolysis is important in comparing different products with hydrolyzed whey, with a high degree of hydrolysis being important.

And no hydrolyzed proteins are markedly different in both digestion and absorption times with whole proteins.