More of whey protein’s most powerful component
Beta-lactoglobulin (BLG) is the key component that makes whey protein such a potent protein source for delivering muscle growth and maintenance.
New Lacprodan® BLG-100 is pure BLG, boasting an unbeatable nutritional profile compared to current commercially available whey protein1:
Naturally high in the muscle-growing amino acid leucine
To build muscle mass, exercise and protein supplementation is essential. Leucine is the chief muscle-building amino acid, with a unique ability to stimulate mTOR, the master regulator of muscle protein synthesis. BLG contains 45% more leucine than commercially available whey protein, making it the most natural leucine-rich protein supplement on the market.
Meet the market
Athletes and gym-goers are always searching for something more powerful to build muscle mass and enhance recovery. Until now, food manufacturers have sought to meet this demand by fortifying existing products with synthetic, bitter-tasting leucine - a solution unable to match the taste profile of pure, natural BLG.
BLG is already on its way to widespread recognition among sportspeople who take their nutrition seriously - with premium whey protein packages often listing this particularly potent whey protein. The big news is that we have made BLG available as a pure ingredient, enabling entirely new, more effective protein supplement products to be marketed.
A new protein category is born
BLG is the newcomer alongside the established whey protein categories of concentrate, isolate and hydrolysate. With its excellent amino acid profile for building and maintaining muscle mass, it’s a more powerful new category that unlocks new opportunities within whey proteins.
This highly specialised ingredient is excellent for clear ready-to-drink (RTD) products, powder shake solutions, or small functional protein shots delivering up to 23% concentration of powerful protein.
This new king of functionality offers:
- Great taste
- No bitterness
- Temperature flexibility
- pH flexibility
- Clear in solution
We’ve turned up the volume
With Lacprodan® BLG-100, which is produced through a patented new technology at the Arla Foods Ingredients Innovation Centre, we are the first ingredient supplier able to commercially produce pure BLG, creating a great new opportunity for leading sports nutrition manufacturers to expand their product range and offer a powerful new choice for active consumers.
Lacprodan® BLG-100 is the proud winner of the ADPI 2022 Breakthrough Award in the category Dairy Ingredient Innovation.
1. Gorissen et al 2018