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By Steve Blechman



A most recent randomized double-blind study published in the journal Nutrients (September 2, 2019) found that whey protein was more effective than hydrolyzed collagen protein for decreasing body fat and increasing energy expenditure in overweight women!

The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of quality protein and control of bodyweight and body fat. Whey protein is a high biological quality protein derived from milk. Collagen protein is a low biological quality protein derived from skins, tendons and ligaments from animals. Collagen is not a complete protein and unlike whey, collagen is low in essential amino acids and the branched-chain amino acid leucine.

In an eight-week randomized double-blind study, 37 overweight women consumed whey protein providing 26 grams of total protein (containing 2.4g leucine, 1.08g valine and 1.5g isoleucine) or hydrolyzed collagen providing 26 grams of total protein (containing 1.02g leucine, 0.91 valine and 0.53g isoleucine). There were no differences in caloric intake, carbohydrate, protein or fat intake.

The results of the study found whey protein, not collagen protein, decreased android fat and increased nesfatin. Android fat is distribution of fat stored mainly in the midsection, which is closely associated with metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. Nesfatin is a neuropeptide in the brain that suppresses hunger, enhances energy expenditure, weight loss and body fat loss.

In conclusion, “whey protein supplementation in overweight women increased nesfatin concentrations and could promote increase of resting metabolic rate as part of body composition improvement programs, compared to collagen supplementation for eight weeks. Additionally, our findings suggest that collagen may not be an effective supplement for overweight women who are attempting to alter body composition,” the researchers said.

Ketogenic diets have become a popular method for promoting fast weight loss. The keto diet was the number one Google-searched diet for 2018 and 2019. The keto craze is on the rise! Bestselling books, social media and many celebrities are promoting it! The keto diet places firm limits on carbohydrates and protein, forcing the body to burn fat and produce ketones as an alternative fuel. 

Keto supplement products containing ketones and low-quality collagen protein have been promoted for weight loss, without scientific merit. The research has shown that ketogenic diets are great for quick weight loss but bad and not useful for building muscle because they are low in protein! A ketogenic diet is typically 70% fat, 20% protein and 10% carbohydrate. When following a ketogenic diet, if you combine a high level of protein with very low amounts of carbohydrates, it will enhance the liver to convert protein into glucose, which could raise blood sugar, insulin levels and throw you out of ketosis!

Ketogenic diets lower the anabolic pathways insulin, IGF-1 and mTOR because of low protein intake. Ketogenic diets are great for weight loss/fat loss but can inhibit protein synthesis, muscle growth and lean body mass. AML™ THERMO HEAT® FAT BURNING PROTEIN is designed for people on low-carb, ketogenic diets. Research has shown that 6.25 grams of whey protein combined with 5 grams of pure leucine is four times more effective in increasing protein synthesis (equivalent to 25 grams of protein), which is ideal for people on ketogenic diets! Research has shown that pure leucine is more anabolic than leucine in food!

Leucine is the key amino acid for enhancing the mTOR pathway that regulates cell growth and protein synthesis. Leucine is an essential amino acid that serves as a building block for muscle protein synthesis. Leucine is a powerful anabolic trigger— it’s the most potent branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) and a key activator of the mTOR pathway that is critical for muscle protein synthesis that promotes muscle growth. Testosterone acts through the mTOR pathway to promote muscle protein synthesis. Leucine has many benefits: powering muscle growth, preventing muscle loss, increasing insulin sensitivity, enhancing fat metabolism and enhancing recovery.

AML™ THERMO HEAT® FAT BURNING PROTEIN also contains vitamin D3, which enhances the anabolic effects of leucine. Research has shown that leucine combined with vitamin D3 can preserve muscle mass during dieting. Vitamin D3 is the most active form of vitamin D and can potentiate protein synthesis and the muscle-enhancing effects of leucine!

AML™ THERMO HEAT® FAT BURNING PROTEIN is an advanced, scientifically designed protein and amino acid drink based on the latest cutting-edge scientific research! As part of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet and exercise program (aerobic and resistance training), it can help enhance protein synthesis and muscle growth and preserve lean body mass when following a low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet. Remember, a healthy weight loss is one that enhances reduction of body fat, enhances muscle growth and preserves lean body mass while dieting. Losing muscle mass during dieting can decrease one’s metabolic rate and result in burning fewer calories over a 24-hour period.

In conclusion, AML™ THERMO HEAT® FAT BURNING PROTEIN is a better whey to lose weight and preserve lean body mass during dieting. AML™ THERMO HEAT® FAT BURNING PROTEIN is more biologically active than ordinary whey protein because of the higher amounts of leucine! AML™ THERMO HEAT® FAT BURNING PROTEIN does not contain lower-quality hydrolyzed collagen protein as found in many keto protein supplements on the market. Remember, a healthy weight loss is one that enhances reduction of body fat and preserves lean body mass during dieting.



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