Whey is a high-quality, easily digested dairy protein used as a dietary intervention to counteract the physical impediments of the aging process on human muscle. Our research shows that Hilmar PROtelyze™ Pet, a proprietary formulation of whey protein, may improve the quality of life in aging dogs, with the potential that inclusion in the diet early on may assist with slowing down the aging process.
Hydrolysis of the whey proteins enables them to be more quickly absorbed into the dog’s body.
A blend of different chain length peptides and free amino acids provide enhanced nutritional and functional health benefits.
Proven Benefits of Hilmar PROtelyze Pet:
- Significant retention in lean muscle mass
- Improved lean-to-fat ratio
- Higher activity levels and improved gait scores
- Lower inflammation levels even after exercise
See Research Results
Hilmar and a research kennel completed a study to evaluate the effects of Hilmar PROtelyze Pet on canine body composition and the healthful aging of senior Labrador Retrievers. The effect was measured over a 26-week period compared to a control group and a group supplemented with pea protein isolate. The results show that Hilmar PROtelyze Pet performed significantly better than the other two groups in improving the effects of aging.
The group supplemented with Hilmar PROtelyze Pet had significantly lower inflammatory levels compared to the control and pea groups. They also produced the highest activity levels during the twice weekly runs for the study period. It would be expected that additional activity during a run would generate more inflammation, however the dogs fed Hilmar PROtelyze Pet showed more recovery in not generating more inflammation when they were tested for gait scores.
The weight of body fat increased significantly for the control group. The group supplemented with Hilmar PROtelyze Pet was able to better maintain a significantly higher lean body mass and a higher lean-to-fat ratio compared to the control and pea groups from 0 to 26 weeks.