Elemental Nutrition (EN) Peptide Protein is a post workout protein supplement.
It is manufactured by Elemental Nutrition, an Australian company who have been in business since 2003.
Whey protein is extracted from cow’s milk.
Whey is the fastest absorbing form of dairy protein. It has the ability to quickly increase protein synthesis (1).
The whey used in this product has gone through a process called hydrolysis. This breaks down the peptide bonds, making the proteins even faster absorbing.
The hydrolysis level used is 20%, compared to between 10-12.5% for most competing peptide proteins.
Branch Chain Amino Acids
23% of the total protein content of EN Peptide Protein consists of branch chain amino acids (BCAAs).
BCAAs are the most specific amino acids to muscle development. They consist of leucine, valine and iso-leucine.
Studies have shown that BCAAs can boost the anabolic (muscle growth) effect, while minimizing catabolic (muscle-wasting) hormone secretion (2).
BCAAs have also been shown to improve training intensity by limiting tryptophan’s access to the brain.
Di and Tri Peptides
A peptide is a linking of two or more amino acids.
EN Peptide protein contains a rich supply of di and tri peptides, which are the best for muscle recovery and growth.
They contain their own intestinal transporter, which allows them to be absorbed faster than single amino acids.
Who Takes it?
EN Peptide is for people who are working out to build muscle size and strength.
How to Take it
EN Peptide should be taken within 30 minutes of completing a workout.
Mix five grams in a 250 ml glass of water.
There are no side effects associated with this product.
- Faster absorbing
- Increases insulin release
- Hydrolyzed to 20%
- More than $2.00 per serve
- Gritty taste
Elemental Nutrition Peptides delivers amino acids to your muscle cells very rapidly post workout.
It utilizes a very highest level of hydrolysation of 20% to break down the amino acids into the most digestible form.
It is, however, an expensive product, with each serving costing little over $2.00.