Alpha-lactalbumin is a natural whey protein containing a naturally
high content of all essential and branched-chain amino acids (BCAA),
making it a unique protein source. The most significant amino acids in
alpha-lactalbumin are tryptophan and cysteine, together with the BCAAs;
leucine, isoleucine and valine.
Alpha-lactalbumin in health foods
Due to the high
content of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA, ~26%), especially leucine,
alpha-lactalbumin effectively supports and stimulates muscle protein
synthesis, making it the ideal protein source for improving muscle
health and help prevent sarcopenia during ageing.
Alpha-lactalbumin is one of the food proteins with the highest
content of the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan (Trp) is an essential
amino acid that has to be obtained from the diet and cannot be
synthesised in the body. Tryptophan is the precursor of serotonin, which
is a neurotransmitter and also functions as the precursor to melatonin
(hormone involved in the sleep-wake cycle). Serotonin exerts multiple
effects and is implicated in the control of the appetite, mood, sleep
regulation, cognitive performance and the ability to cope with stress.
Alpha-lactalbumin offers a natural way to formulate foods tailored to
boost the bodys serotonin production with various effects related to
healthy weight and natural well-being.
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