Thanks to their richness in bioactive elements, native dairy serum proteins are used to replace breast milk. Bioactive whey is therefore the benchmark for ensuring the growth of infants. Nutrimuscle Musclewhegg is naturally rich in alpha-lactalbumin. A 10% improvement in nitrogen retention (reflecting better muscle protein synthesis) is noted between a whey enriched with alpha-lactalbumin, low in GMP, and a classic whey rich in GMP and beta-lactalbumin (3). It should be noted that most bioactive whey is lacking in growth factors, as it is the result of a waste-extraction process during cheese production, which destroys its myogenic elements.
In addition to the lesser denaturation of amino acids, Nutrimuscle's Musclewhegg has the advantage over milk-derived cheese wheys that it does not contain glycomacropeptides (GMP). The presence of GMPs in protein is evidence of the denaturing of amino acids during the cheese-making process. As their name indicates, GMPs are an agglomerate of sugars (30%) and amino acids (70%). GMPs are particularly low in leucine, the most anabolic amino acid for your muscles.
To make cheese, manufacturers add rennet made from the gastric liquids (from calves' stomachs) to the milk to curdle it. The casein micelles are thus destabilised and coagulate, resulting in GMPs. When cheesemakers dispose of whey, it is around 20 to 30 % contaminated by these GMPs. Using native dairy serum proteins means there is no reason to curdle the milk. As Nutrimuscle Musclewhegg protein does not suffer this deterioration, it does not contain GMPs. This is why Nutrimuscle Musclewhegg protein is certified GMP-free.
No chemical or genetic modifications
A simple chemical process (known as ‘instantisation') makes it possible to transform poor quality, completely insoluble proteins into proteins that dissolve in water. At Nutrimuscle, we prefer to use high-quality proteins and avoid chemical processes.
Nutrimuscle Musclewhegg protein is 'non-instant'. Therefore, it does not contain any transgenic soy lecithin (GMO) or carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and has not been treated with ionising radiation. These qualities are essential for proteins such as Nutrimuscle's Musclewhegg, which is intended for frequent consumption (every day or even several times a day) in large quantities.
Why is a lot of protein processed with calf rennet?
This processing takes place during cheese production. Rennet is essential for altering the molecular structure of milk proteins to make cheese. Technically, rennet is used to flocculate the casein part of the milk. Whey retailers collect the waste resulting from this chemical treatment: milk-derived cheese whey. The latter is therefore contaminated by calf rennet, even though its amino acids have been broken down during the reaction that transforms milk into cheese.
At Nutrimuscle, we only use high-quality raw materials in our whey products. They come directly from the milk, not from the cheese waste. Therefore, Nutrimuscle Musclewhegg protein is not treated with calf rennet. The integrity and quality of the amino acids are therefore not altered, and no foreign animal residues are present. Nutrimuscle Musclewhegg whey protein is therefore ideal for vegetarians who wish to supplement their diet with whey and egg proteins to achieve a perfect aminogram.