1. Who benefits from protein?
Protein is an important nutrient needed by everyone of a daily basis. It is made up of essential and non-essential amino acids, which are the "building blocks" for healthy bodies. Protein has a number of different roles in the body including repairing body cells, building and repairing muscles and bones, providing a source of energy, and controling many of the important processes in the body related to metabolism. Wheat protein offers all the benefits of dairy based proteins without any of the lactose and cholesterol. Additionally, it is suitable for use by vegan athletes. Wheat protein also offers a higher Glutamic Acid level than many comparable dairy based protein shakes.
2. Why are branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) important to athletes?
BCAAs are unique because they can provide an energy source to muscles during endurance exercise. They are metabolized directly by skeletal muscles during prolonged exercise, while other amino acids are metabolized in the liver. Numerous studies have demonstrated that BCAAs improve protein synthesis and reverse overnight muscle tissue catabolism.
3. Whey proteins contain the highest concentration of the branched-chain amino acids—leucine, isoleucine and valine available from any protein source. Can enzymes be taken with other nutritional supplements?
Yes, enzymes are proteins that are naturally produce in the body. As such, they do not interfere with any other nutritional supplements and may actually enhance the effectiveness of other nutrients.