Champion Nutrition Pro-Score 100 Chocolate (908g)
Champion Nutrition Pro-Score 100 Chocolate provides a concentrated source of nitrogen-rich protein that is easy-to-digest, glutamine-rich, low-fat, and lactose-free. Protein is essential to our metabolism, growth, muscle repair, enzymatic reactions, fat burning, and other functions vital to our well-being. In addition, Pro-Score 100™ has the highest and most complete essential amino acid score meeting the strict protein standards issued by the FAO / WHO. No other protein delivers a higher, more complete amino acid profile than Pro-Score 100™.
More Protein-Dense than a Steak
A single serving of Pro-Score 100™ delivers 30g of protein. That’s more protein than one chicken breast or four whole large eggs and gram-for-gram more protein-dense than a sirloin steak.
Fast-Slow Protein Blend
Pro-Score 100™ contains a blend of five unique dairy proteins for a mix of fast and slow protein-nitrogen release into the body. This enables the body to quickly digest and assimilate the nitrogen and amino acids crucial to muscle recovery as well as benefit from a continuous and sustained stream of amino acids for long-term muscle growth and recovery, fat metabolism, and immune system function.
Glutamine is essential to your muscles. It is also essential to your digestive tract, the way by which all nutrients must pass before they enter your body. Pro-Score 100™ is glutamine-enhanced to help your body maintain existing muscle while at the same time helping to improve nutrient transport.
Easy to Digest
Since dairy proteins may be harder to digest for some individuals, Pro-Score 100™ is not only lactose-free, but it also contains hydrolyzed whey proteins. Hydrolysis is the process of breaking large peptides (protein chains) into smaller peptides. Thus, hydrolyzed whey consists of small peptide chains derived from whey protein. Because hydrolyzed proteins are partially broken down, they move through the digestive system more quickly than large peptides.
The benefit of using hydrolyzed whey is that it tends to be digested faster, and thus can get to your muscles faster. This is a great thing to consider when supplementing with whey before, during, or after your workouts.
Ideal Amino Acid Profile
Pro-Score 100™ contains the highest level of essential amino acids meeting the strict criteria established by the FAO/WHO for the golden standard of protein—the whole egg. This key feature allows you to utilize the protein more effectively for growth and recovery.
Pro-Score 100™ uses the most sophisticated enzymatic and low-temperature processing methods available today to preserve the integrity and bioavailability of the proteins and to help prevent nutrient loss. These advanced processing methods, in combination with premium-quality ingredients, make Pro-Score 100™ the perfect protein.
Additional Pro-Score 100 Benefits:
- High in essential amino acids (EAAs)
- Over 50% BCAA/EAA ratio for maximum recovery
- Highest level of hydrolysis for maximum absorption of protein
- Less potential for milk allergies
- Glutamine-rich whey protein
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. If both are whey proteins, then what's the difference between Pro-Score 100 and Pure Whey Protein Stack?
A. Although both are whey proteins, Pro-Score 100 is a hydrolyzed whey protein that is lactose-free making it hypoallergenic. Pro-Score 100 is also low in fat and is enhanced with additional L-glutamine and essential amino acids. Its amino acid profile yields a higher metabolic score, which improves nitrogen retention.
Q. How does hydrolysis make Pro-Score 100 a better whey protein?
A. Although commercial whey proteins are a very good protein source, they are dairy proteins and as such, are harder to digest than egg or beef proteins. This is due in part to the presence of the allergens, lactose and beta-lactoglobulin. These components, found normally in dairy (cow's) milk, may impede proper nutrient transport. Specifically, in the case of beta-lactoglobulin, which is a protein fraction that is not found in substantial levels in human milk, it can cause allergic reactions. For this reason, Pro-Score 100 is not only lactose-free, but it is also hydrolyzed. Hydrolyzing the whey proteins allows more protein nitrogen to be delivered into the body in the form of di- and tripeptides, and it also breaks down the beta-lactoglobulin fraction, disabling its allergenic potential. The result: increased biological value and maximum protein nitrogen retention.
Q. Why Pro-Score 100 is a superior whey protein.
A. In order to understand why Pro-Score 100 is superior to a conventional whey protein, we need to cover a few basic facts about whey proteins in general. This will make it much easier for you to understand exactly why Pro-Score 100 is unique. Once you are familiar with the finer points of whey proteins you will also clearly see why Pro-Score 100 is far superior to conventional and less expensive proteins.
Q. Where does whey protein come from?
A. All whey protein is derived from milk. Milk is an excellent protein source in its own right, however, milk has a number of drawbacks that make it a poor choice as a primary protein source. The number one drawback is that milk proteins are difficult to digest.
Unaltered, whey protein contains lactose and beta-lactoglobulin, both of which are common allergens. Lactose is the milk sugar present in milk, both dairy and human breast milk. On the other hand, beta-lactoglobulin is a whey protein fraction native found in dairy milk, but not in human breast milk.
Aside from causing allergic reactions in susceptible people, these same compounds make milk more difficult to digest while doing nothing to improve the bioavailability of the proteins which the milk contains.
Luckily, advances in food science has enabled us to remove lactose and beta-lactoglobulin through a process called hydrolysis. Hydrolysis uses enzymes to alter the whey protein structure, breaking it down into smaller, more available fragments called peptides.
Peptides contain all the valuable amino acids found in whey protein, but without the allergic reactions and difficult digestion typical of unhydrolyzed whey proteins.
While this might not seem like a big difference on paper, within your body, this makes all the difference in the world. That's because your body doesn't see peptides as foreign substances, but rather as friendly nitrogen and amino acids. Remember, amino acids are the building blocks of protein and nitrogen is an compound absolutely essential to the anabolic process of building or repairing muscle.
It is this specialized process of hydrolyzation that makes the protein in Pro-Score 100 so much more efficient than conventional whey proteins. Although this extra step increases the cost of Pro-Score 100, it guarantees that more of the protein you consume will be used to build muscle.
Pro-Score 100 was the first whey protein supplement to use "hydrolyzed whey proteins" and is still the whey protein with the highest level of hydrolysis. This means that most of the digestive work has been done for you by the friendly natural enzymes. This allows your body to focus on absorbing those valuable amino acids.
In fact, Pro-Score 100 delivers every essential and nonessential amino acid in di- and tripeptide forms. This creates an immediate flux into positive nitrogen balance, which is where you want to be for maximum growth and muscle tissue repair. Because your body can make more efficient use of the proteins found in Pro-Score 100, your actual protein requirement is lower when you use Pro-Score 100. This means the extra money you spend is more than offset by your reduced protein needs.
Pro-Score 100 is also glutamine-enhanced, containing a combination of glutamine peptides and free-form L-glutamine. In fact, over 95% of the glutamine found in Pro-Score 100 is peptide bound. High glutamine, in combination with the extra high amounts of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) found in Pro-Score 100, further help speed muscle recovery and growth.