24 November 2010

Sports drink is novel pay-off for UCT sport scientist

A University of Cape Town sport scientist has produced a new protein-based, muscle-recovery product which has already shown great results in the Springbok Sevens camp.

University of Cape Town Associate Professor Andrew Bosch’s years of toil in a lab have culminated in the production of a new protein-based, muscle-recovery product called PeptoSport. Manufactured by DSM Nutritional Products South Africa as part of its Pepto range, the drink comes in powder form and is mixed with water.

Studies have shown that protein hydrolysates, unlike intact proteins normally found in food, require no digestion and so are absorbed directly into the blood. This is one of the reasons they may outperform more complex proteins in enhancing the muscle recovery process, explains Bosch.


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