PeptoPro is a novel ingredient for the formulation of protein-based sports drinks. The ingredient contains 70-80 percent small di- and tripeptides, which are directly absorbed without digestion. Natural food protein is too big to be absorbed by the human gut – it must first be broken down into smaller pieces. But the di- and tripeptides in PeptoPro can be used immediately by the body. In addition, in combination with carbohydrates (sugar) after exercise, they stimulate the production of insulin so muscle cells can use the glucose in the blood faster and better, resulting in faster muscle refueling and energy recovery.
DSM Food Specialties USA; Parsippany, N.J.