Proteins and peptides: recovery and weight loss

The human body needs proteins for growth and to maintain its cells. As our bodies do not have a real protein reserve other than the muscles, regular protein intake is crucial. Certain amino acids that make up proteins can only be obtained through the diet. These include branched chain amino acids (BCAA: leucine, isoleucine and valine). In particular, they foster muscle gain and recovery in athletes. Proteins may also play a role in weight loss.

Lesaffre Human Care offers nutritional and health ingredients to improve recovery, muscle gain and weight loss. Yeast peptides are dairy-free, allergen-free and non-GMO. They are ideal as ingredients in high-protein vegetarian snacks.

Incorporated into high-protein snacks or athletic performance products, yeast (which is a source of protein) and yeast peptides (which are readily absorbed) help you recover faster and build your muscle mass. Formulated in meal substitutes or high-protein diets, they are intended for the weight-loss market.

For sport and weight management, Lesaffre Human Care provides the following product: