The formula used to produce the final product is something that must be looked at carefully and precisely when it comes to whey protein. The back label shows you many different ingredients and it is important to showcase the ones that can benefit or pose a threat.
The Dynamize Elite blend is rather tame on the number of ingredients used. The product does contain milk and soy, making it not gluten free, which is something to note for those whom it may affect. Below we’ll detail some ingredients and discuss their importance.
Whey Protein Isolate: isolates are more rapidly absorbed than concentrates and create a more profound insulin response, this is most important for your post-workout shake. Generally contain 90-96% protein.
Whey protein concentrate: usually contains more lactose and fat, is more slowly absorbed and contains about 70-80% of protein. The concentrate is the type of protein that you can take throughout the day and it will work in your body for an extended period of time. Good concentrates contain high levels of growth factors and also higher levels of bioactive lipids and phospholipids. These products, in addition to others, can increase a person’s immunity and intestinal health.
Hydrolyzed Protein: This protein has been broken down partially in a peptide of different lengths. Due to this, it is absorbed faster, but unfortunately, research has not proven this protein to be beneficial to athletes.
BCAAs (5.5g): beneficially influence muscle. Three amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) can promote muscle synthesis and increase muscle growth over time. In some athletes, BCAAs may also decrease fatigue.
L- Leucine (2.7g): the activator of the protein mTOR, which induces muscle protein synthesis. It is effective at preserving lean mass from being broken down. This is an effective BCAA to grow lean muscle mass and is suggested to be most effective at increasing muscle protein synthesis after meals.
Glutamine (4g): most common amino acid found in your muscles. Glutamine’s key roles exist in protein metabolism, cell volumizing, decreases your body’s catabolic state and increases your ability to secrete HGH. This amino acid is especially important for those of you who are “cutting down”. The great little statistic about glutamine: Studies show that 2 grams of glutamine may increase your growth hormones by over 400%.