An innovative new form of whey protein is taking the sports nutrition world by storm. Micellar whey is a novel bio-engineered breakthrough in protein that has many benefits for today’s athlete. Here are 4 reasons why you need to add this protein to your supplement stack.
Micellar whey at its heart is whey protein put through a specialized filtration process before it becomes modified by an advanced proprietary process. This process is an advanced and top-secret protein polymerization technology. The end result however, is whey protein particles that are double the molecular weight of regular whey protein particles!
What this means is that these larger whey protein molecules take as long as micellar casein to digest, thus allowing the amino acids to release more slowly into your bloodstream.
Micellar Whey allows you to slowly deliver amino acids to your muscles over a long period of time. This means that you can remain in an anabolic state of protein synthesis for a sustained period. This is ideal when you are unable to eat frequent meals throughout the day or while you are sleeping to continuously provide your muscles with the fuel they need to grow and recover from intense training.
Casein protein has typically been considered the gold standard when it comes to sustained-release proteins. Despite its ability to trickle-feed aminos to your muscles, this type of protein has its shortcomings. The slow release of aminos reduces the peak anabolic response (protein synthesis) that you get from a fast-digesting protein like whey. This is partly because casein contains less leucine, the primary amino acid that triggers protein synthesis.
Micellar whey contains the high levels of amino acids, and leucine in particular, to effectively stimulate protein synthesis. However, these aminos are delivered into the bloodstream in a manner similar to casein. Allowing the amino acids to release more slowly into your bloodstream could offer long-term anti-catabolic support, while retaining the higher leucine content offering long-term anabolic support as well. It’s like having the power of whey at the speed of casein!
This innovative protein formula provides the key anabolic amino acids of whey protein (lots of leucine and additional BCAA content), but at a sustained-release pace.more info
Biological value (BV) is a measure of the proportion of absorbed protein from a food which becomes incorporated into the proteins of the organism's body. It captures how readily the digested protein can be used in protein synthesis in the cells of the organism. In the past, people have relied on lower biological value proteins to give them a sustained release of amino acids to fight off catabolism. Micellar whey has a higher biological value, meaning that it is much better utilized in the body than many other slow-release options. For example casein has a biological value of around 77, while micellar whey delivers a score of 104. Better biological value, better protein, it’s really that simple.
Everyone knows that whey protein is hands down the best type of protein in supplement form when it comes to taste and mouthfeel. It is sweet, flavorful, mixes easily and feels very smooth going down. The problem with slower-digesting proteins like casein and plant proteins is that they simply do not dissolve well in water, giving them a gritty, sandy taste. They also typically do not taste as good as their cheese-derived counterpart. Micellar whey delivers all the amazing taste elements of your traditional whey protein concentrate while providing the sustained-release benefits of casein and plant proteins – finally you can actually enjoy your bedtime shake!