Hydro touch is prepared from whey protein isolate with 80% protein content. It is a predigested whey protein that has an excellent amino acid profile containing a high amount of branched chain amino acids (BCAA’s). Consequently, it is absorbed faster, resulting in faster recovery, improved muscle performance and increased strength. The Hydro Touch blend provides mainly dipeptides and tripeptides, which are superior both to intact (whole) proteins and free amino acids, in terms of skeletal muscle protein anabolism.
Source & production of Hydrolysates
Protein hydrolysates are produced from purified protein sources by heating with acid or, preferably, addition of proteolytic enzymes, followed by purification procedures. Each protein hydrolysate is a complex mixture of peptides of different chain length together with free amino acids, which can be defined by a global value known as degree of hydrolysis (DH). Hydro Touch has over 15% degree of hydrolysis, which is the fraction of peptide bonds that have been cleaved in the starter protein.
Besides the high degree of Hydrolysis, it is the method Hydro Touch is being produced (mainly dipeptides and tripeptides), that spikes the product's absorption kinetics. It is generally accepted that protein hydrolysates containing mostly di- and tripeptides are absorbed faster than intact proteins.