*Please note we are expecting our next shipment by early-mid 2021
“I’m yet to try Choc caramel, but Strawbs and the vanilla caramel are 10 outta 10, 100% deeelicious ” –Rebecca Lindenberg
NOWAY® BODYBALANCE has excellent bioavailability and bio-efficacy
NOWAY® BODYBALANCE® is a specific unique combination of bioactive dietary peptides from hydrolyzed bovine collagen. What this means to you is that you will be taking a highly biologically available protein, which has been already broken down into a highly absorbable form.
What is a peptide?
Peptides are compounds consisting of two or more amino acids linked in a chain.
The protein chain is made up of amino acids but does more than just the sum of its parts. Peptides can have a function; they can activate or induce an action.*
It is important to understand that peptides have an effect in addition to the amino acid profile.
Many people will assess protein quality or protein score by the amino acid profile and disregard the other beneficial effects from the peptides.
Insulin and human growth hormone are peptides and have a much larger effect than the amino acids they contain. They are major chemicals that regulate our growth and metabolism and so many functions in our body.
Then consider that gluten and casein are also peptides contained in wheat and dairy respectively and they can have a major negative or positive impact in some cases and neutral effects in others, but either way, their effects cannot be predicted by their amino acid profile.
Therefore, it is important to understand that every collagen product is different depending on the contained peptides (if any at all). Specific bioactive collagen peptides need to be studied to understand what effect each different version will have. Not all collagen is alike and specific hydrolyzed collagen peptides be assessed by their amino acid profile alone.
So what is BODYBALANCE hydrolyzed collagen peptides?
BODYBALANCE is a form of hydrolyzed protein made from collagen. Protein is made up of chains of amino acids. Hydrolyzing protein basically means breaking down these chains. If you hydrolyze completely you get the individual amino acids. If you stop the hydrolyzing process before it has completely degraded the protein; you will find peptides (smaller chains of amino acids still joined together).
Noway Bodybalance is highly bioavailable for easy and great absorption.
NOWAY® BODYBALANCE® is made using a unique process recreating a digestive process with specific acids and enzymes capable of making a specific functioning peptide blend. This means half the digestion work has been done for you!
Hydroxyproline is a component of collagen and can be used as a marker to predict the rate of absorption of collagen peptides and amino acids.
Figure 1. The bioactive peptides are absorbed intact within minutes bypassing across the mucosal barrier as a complete peptide that is no longer subject to enzymatic cleavage. This is rapidly followed by a high peak of systemic amino acids.
Collagen as a “gut-friendly” protein
Collagen is “Dairy free”; no milk and therefore no lactose and no casein. Many people are intolerant to dairy and experience bloating or gastric upset and even extra mucous and sinus in many cases. Collagen is dairy free.
Many legume-based plant proteins inhibit amylase and thereby contribute to fermentation of sugars rather than digestion, hence why beans can make you fart. A lot of legume plant-based proteins contribute to bloating and gas production.
Feed the Collagen in your Body
30% of the protein in the body is collagen.
10% of skeletal muscle mass is made up of collagen.
30% of muscle power is generated by this connective tissue.
25% of the cell nuclei in muscle cells originate from connective tissue fibroblasts.
Tendon: collagenous tissue that connects muscle and bone
Endomysium: collagenous tissue that wraps every single muscle fiber
Perimysium: collagenous connective tissue that bundles several muscle fibers
Epimysium: collagenous connective tissue that wraps the whole muscle
Fascia: collagenous connective tissue that covers the entire muscle, located over the layer of epimysium
Collagen is a structural protein and the main component of connective tissue
Were you aware that collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body? 30% of all the protein in your body is made of collagen² NOWAY® BODYBALANCE® is a hydrolyzed collagen protein, meaning it feeds the 30% of your body protein.
Imagine a bee hive. The honeycomb is the infrastructure that holds the honey. The limiting factor to how much honey can be held in the hive is proportional to the amount of compartments in the honeycomb. Collagen supports the honeycomb and dietary protein and amino acids helps to fill that infrastructure. Collagen supports the infrastructure to make it possible to hold the muscle. If you focus on loading the body with protein for muscle and not build the infrastructure it needs, it will overflow and go straight through. In terms of anatomy and physiology that relates to excretion or retention of nitrogen. *[i]
Acid: Base balance NOWAY® BODYBALANCE® has a net alkalizing effect in the body.
Unique amino acid profile
(these include high amounts of hydroxyproline, bioavailable arginine and glycine)
Hydroxyproline is relatively unique to collagen.
There is very little or no dietary hydroxyproline supplied from plants, dairy, or other proteins unless you consume large quantities of collagen (Connective Tissue) in meats and bones. Hydroxyproline is one of the major amino acids found in collagen protein.
High levels of bioavailable arginine
Arginine induces NO vasodilation*
Arginine aids creatine synthesis and replenishment*
Arginine is involved in protein synthesis*
High levels of Glycine
Works with arginine to aid creatine synthesis*
Works with the hydroxyproline to support connective tissue synthesis*
Most simple amino acid building block/precursor for several pathways that promote healthy;
Antioxidant defense systems.
Demonstrated in NOWAY® BODYBALANCE® Science
Proper training can build muscle
Proper training with adequate macros (protein, fats and carbohydrates) improves your results from training
Making 15 grams of NOWAY BODYBALANCE part of your daily protein allocation may amplify your results *
The BodyBalance Science
BodyBalance is a specific collagen peptide from Gelita in Germany. There is a mountain of data on BodyBalance coming out of the Freidberg university, and the Collagen Research Institute of Germany. Not all of the data has been published and remains confidential and not available in the public domain.
Here is a summary table of the published literature on Bodybalance ® as of March 2020.
Type of Trial
Number of Subjects
Summary of Findings
Randomised double-blind placebo-controlled study
Male, Elderly subjects with sarcopenia.
15g of Bodybalance Protein
12 - week guided resistance training programme (three sessions per week)
Increased muscle and lowered Body fat
Br J Nutr. 2015 Oct 28;114(8):1237-45. doi: 10.1017/S0007114515002810. Epub 2015 Sep 10.
Collagen peptide supplementation in combination with resistance training improves body composition and increases muscle strength in elderly sarcopenic men: a randomised controlled trial.
Zdzieblik D. et al.
Higher loss in fat mass and a more pronounced increase in leg strength
Specific Collagen Peptides in Combination with
Resistance Training Improve Body Composition and
Regional Muscle Strength in Premenopausal Women:
A Randomized Controlled Trial
Patrick Jendricke et al. Nutrients 2019, 11, 892; doi:10.3390/nu11040892
Double Blind, Randomized design
Young resistant exercise trained men
15g of BodyBalance
increase in Body Mass, Fat Free Mass, and muscle strength
Eﬀects of 12 Weeks of Hypertrophy Resistance Exercise Training Combined with Collagen Peptide Supplementation on the Skeletal Muscle Proteome in Recreationally Active Men
Vanessa Oertzen-Hagemann et al. Nutrients 2019, 11, 1072; doi:10.3390/nu11051072
15g of collagen can safely be incorporated
Significant Amounts of Functional Collagen Peptides can be Incorporated in the Diet While Maintaining
Indispensable Amino Acid Balance. Cristiana Paul et al. Nutrients 2019, 11.
For optimal results, please consume NOWAY® BODYBALANCE® with a suitable nutrition and exercise program.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
²Hall, D. A. (ed) (1964) International Review of Connective Tissue Research, Vol. 2, F. ³Verzár, Aging of the Collagen Fiber, Academic Press, New York, p. 244 top paragraph.
[i] J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Jun;109(6):1082-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2009.03.003. Effects of whey and fortified collagen hydrolysate protein supplements on nitrogen balance and body composition in older women. Hays NP1, Kim H, Wells AM, Kajkenova O, Evans WJ.
Not it's not. Collagen is great, it’s a good Macro nutrient, you get certain health benefits from it, which are good for the gut, and there are some other things that are great as well, but it is not a Collagen Peptide, it’s just not comparing apples with apples.
Probably, the easiest way to simplify it is, most other protein products out there are simply providing either Amino Acids or longer chains of Amino Acids in the form of Proteins and Peptides that merely provide the building blocks that make things capable of happening. So, if you can imagine a construction site, yeah the bricks have turned up, the Peptides are directing the building, they’re the foremen directing the construction site, so the Peptides have the ability to instruct the body to induce a function and then those building blocks are required to make sure that function is possible.
To find out more, check out this blog: //atpscience.com/protein-and-aminos-vs-collagen-transcript-episode-91/
Does 'Peptide' mean it's not safe to take?
Did you know Casein and Gluten are types of peptides? There are many different forms of peptides all with a different purpose and Noway is definitely a safe source. To find out more on Collagen Peptides continue reading here: //atpscience.com/protein-and-aminos-vs-collagen-transcript-episode-91/
When do I use the protein?
We recommend taking 1 heaped scoop in a shaker with 250mL of water post workout. You can also add it in to your smoothies or baking.
What is Body Balance?
Body Balance is a specific product, it is a specific mixture of particular bioactive compounds. They are bioactive Collagen Peptides. Body Balance itself is made by a specific trade secret process, they make it to an exact point where they can measure the combination of Peptides and the free flowing Amino Acids at a particular ratio with a particular molecular weight.
To find out more continue reading here: //atpscience.com/protein-and-aminos-vs-collagen-transcript-episode-91/
As the serving size of protein is 15g per serve, do I still need to make up my protein macros elsewhere for my remaining 15g (or whatever your protein macros are)?
Yes. We recommend getting your protein from whole food sources.
Why is it only a 15g serve of protein?
In the studies done on Body Balance the people averaged around 75 and 80 kilos, and the Body Balance dose for that was around 15 grams. The people that make the Whey, have published a lot of papers saying that for an 80 kilo person a 20 gram dose is ideal, and so when they’re looking at 75 kilo the 15 gram dose of Whey was right smack bang. No one was Protein deficient, and they also screened what would happen across other doses, and we’ve got some interesting information comparing the meta-analysis from other dairy Proteins ranging from 6 grams up to 106 grams, and then also with the Whey Protein isolates, studying those 35 to 88 grams and found that the dose of Whey in the larger doses didn’t seem to do much more, there would be no reason why a 42 gram dose would work better than a 15 gram dose.
To find out more information on this continue reading here: //atpscience.com/protein-and-aminos-vs-collagen-transcript-episode-91/
Why is my Noway Clumping?
TIP; Put the scoop of NOWAY into your shaker first, THEN add water.
NOWAY Protein has got some interesting characteristics in regards to surface area. So, you have to use it as described if you want to drink it straight away, which is one scoop into about 250 ml of water. You can’t put two scoops into 500 ml of water because the surface area, like when you’re looking down into your shaker, it’s only probably the size of a baseball, it can’t disperse quickly enough, and so with the properties it kind of clumps a little bit, so just be mindful of that.
The second thing is, if you do mix it in and leave it for a few minutes and shake it up I think it takes on a nicer property, it has more of a gel flavour to it.
Lastly it is so pure and because there’s no fats or sugars or anything in it, it’s just pure, there’s nothing to hold anything to your tongue. So, we had to go through and try and to add a little bit of fibre and that sort of stuff just to thicken it, but still over 90% of your scoop is going to be Protein.
In todays podcast matt and Jeff discuss some of the misinformation around whey protein and amino acids – specifically around BCAAs and the correct ratio, how much protein is optimal for building muscle, Food vs Supplements for protein intake, IIFYM and macro/hormone interactions, Proteins to avoid and a lot more.
They also answer FAQs on supplementation for endurance athletes, Hashimoto’s, low energy and weight loss blues.
In todays podcast Jeff and Matt discuss Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides and why we believe it heralds new paradigm for building muscle. Jeff and Matt go through some of the research with focus on the amazing benefits it has on Pax7, Mtor and Amp-K pathways in the body and what these pathways do in the body.
As always we tackle a few FAQ’s including questions on Cellulite on the stomach, a 40 year old male testosterone therapy supplement stack and using BCAA’s if you want fat loss and a whole lot more…
As always this information is not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any condition and is for information purposes only.
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