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How Enzyme Supplements Support Athletes in Achieving Optimal Sports Performance

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In a previous article, we covered how probiotics like  Bacillus subtilis DE111® contribute to effective sports nutrition and help athletes achieve better performance and feel their best – but that’s only half of the total picture.

Enzyme supplements are also a critical part of a well-rounded athlete’s health, as they aid their bodies in achieving more effective protein digestion. That enhanced digestion brings a wide range of benefits.

Enzymes’ Role in Elevating Protein Digestion

Proteins, by their most basic definition, are large chains of amino acids. For both naturally occurring protein and that found in supplements taken by athletes to enhance muscle growth and more, those amino acids need to be broken down and absorbed by the body.

The problem is that digestion must occur within 90 minutes for the body to absorb amino acids and begin reaping their benefits. If proteins aren’t broken down within that timeframe, they’re excreted, causing the amino acids to be wasted and resulting in digestive discomfort from large, undigested peptides.

This means that athletes’ bodies, in particular, need efficient ways to make that happen and ensure optimal protein absorption.

Enzyme-powered sports supplements can provide a much-needed assist to ensure athletes are making the most of the protein that enters their bodies.

ProHydrolase® Brings Athletes Superior Protein Digestion

Deerland’s ProHydrolase® solution is clinically proven to deliver athletes those key benefits in protein digestion.

When combined with popular protein supplements like whey powder, it helps digest protein into a bio-usable form and has been clinically proven to increase branch-chained amino acids, or BCAAs, in the blood by as much as 20%.

By decreasing levels of inflammation-causing C-reactive proteins, assisting athletes’ bodies in absorbing more protein rather than excreting it, and reducing digestive discomfort, ProHydrolase® enables athletes ingesting whey, soy, egg, casein, pea and hemp proteins both naturally and through supplements to feel and perform their best.

Athletic performance comes back to an athlete’s ability to grow stronger, build muscle, and recover more quickly, and ProHydrolase® helps unlock the path toward all of those goals.

Enzyme Supplement Delivery: A Wide Range of Options

Because ProHydrolase® functions as an ingredient that can be leveraged on its own or used in custom formulations, there are a variety of ways in which athletes can take advantages of the benefits it brings.

One IRONMAN athlete formerly held back by digestive upset makes post-workout smoothies with a protein blend featuring ProHydrolase®, eliminating that discomfort without sacrificing the benefits of protein supplements.

Another looking to gain muscle mass found similar success, while yet another has even noticed measurable benefits over plant-based proteins touted to provide similar benefits in terms of better absorption and reduced upset.

To learn more about where to find ProHydrolase®, its benefits and more, contact Deerland today.

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