EHPlabs’ research and development team were given the directive to create the BEST lean protein formula on the market. The first step for the R&D team was to ascertain the optimal amount of protein consumption per serving, and secondly, determine the rate of protein absorption required to support immediate protein and amino acid requirements for recovery, and also ensure that there are enough free form amino acids in the body for lean muscle growth and repair.
Whey Protein Isolate (WPI): OxyWhey Lean Protein Formula provides 24 grams of quality protein, of which 70% is Whey Protein Isolate.
Whey Protein Isolate is the most refined and superior form of whey protein. Whey protein is extracted from milk, contains high concentration of branched chain amino acids and is rapidly absorbed by the body.
Whey Protein Isolate is a filtered form of whey protein which contains at least 90% protein by weight and considered as lactose free.
The key benefit of Whey Protein Isolate is that it is quickly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract without any bloating or stomach discomfort and supports lean muscle growth, repair and recovery.
Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC): Whey Protein Concentrate comprises only a small percentage of the total protein content in OxyWhey Lean Protein. The EHPlabs R&D team recommended 20% of the protein in OxyWhey should be derived from Whey Protein Concentrate to ensure that there are enough free form amino acids in the body to promote lean muscle development and prevent muscle tissue breakdown.
EHPlabs only uses the highest grade Whey Protein Concentrate, which contains at least 80% protein by weight.
The key benefit of Whey Protein Concentrate is that the rate of absorption is slightly slower than that of Whey Protein Isolate, and as such, the body is able to retain free form amino acids for a slightly longer period of time after exercise for lean muscle development.
Micellar Casein: Micellar Casein is a premium quality, slow release protein derived from milk. Only 10% of the total protein content in OxyWhey Lean Protein is derived from Micellar Casein.
The EHPlabs R&D team realized the importance of faster acting proteins such as WPI and WPC, however, to create the BEST lean protein formula in the market, the EHPlabs R&D team wanted to ensure that there was also a source of slower acting proteins to promote satiety and prevent muscle tissue breakdown (catabolism).
The key benefits of Micellar Casein are that it is a slow release protein that has a higher bioavailability (nutritional value and functionality) than acid casein or caseinates.