The study found that when compared with whey protein concentrate, a 4.3% greater traininginduced increase in Wingate (the standard test for assessing a person’s anaerobic fitness) mean power output was observed with participants who had consumed Optipep 4Power prior to exercise, indicating a greater capacity for power generation during maximal intensity sprint exercise. There was also a 6.1% improvement in fatigue index, indicating a greater capacity for sustaining high intensity exercise performance.
In March 2020, after the conclusion of the clinical study, a cohort of consumers that exercise more than twice a week and consume protein were interviewed. When presented with Optipep 4Power and the benefits from the clinical study, 62% stated they would be interested in buying the product.
Sarah O’Neill, marketing manager at Carbery, commented: “We are excited to have shown that Optipep 4Power helps athletes produce and sustain more power compared to whey protein concentrate and we think that this is a potential game-changer for brands providing targeted nutritional solutions to consumers participating in sports such as CrossFit, Field Sports, Sprinting and Combat Sports.”
Optipep 4Power is the latest product in Carbery’s range of WPHs, which includes Optipep 80 SN and Optipep 90 PRO, a clean tasting hydrolysed whey protein that contains optimal levels of dipeptides, tripeptides and free amino acids to facilitate muscle growth, repair, refuelling and recovery. Optipep 4Power is available in powder format and Carbery’s experts can provide formulation support to customers.