IceProtein® and health research
IceProtein® and weight management
International studies indicate that fish proteins treated with water and enzymes (hydrolysed protein) stimulate cholecystokinin (CCK) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) secretion, which are satiation signal regulators1,2 IceProtein® is fish protein extracted using the IceProtein® technique, a hydrolysis technique where the fish protein is treated with water and enzymes.
IceProtein® and hypertension
Research carried out in 2014 indicates the potential of hydrolysed cod protein to inhibit blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive rates3. More recently, an in-vitro study demonstrated the anti-hypertensive activity of cod proteins4. Moreover, IceProtein® is naturally rich in arginine, which is known to play an important role in anti-hypertensive activity. Research on IceProtein® has indicated beneficial effects on blood pressure in the so-called ACE blood test, which is an in-vitro test for anti-hypertensive activity.
IceProtein® and inflammatory diseases
Research from 2013 shows that cod proteins can help combat stress-related muscle inflammation, as they contain quantities of the amino acids arginine, glycine and taurine5. As IceProtein® is cod protein, it contains a naturally high proportion of these amino acids.
IceProtein® and blood sugar
Hydrolysed cod proteins are believed to have beneficial effects on blood sugar following a meal and can increase insulin sensitivity for those who suffer from chronically high blood sugar6. Research has also shown that fish proteins, including cod protein, increase glucose tolerance7. IceProtein® is hydrolysed cod protein.
Research has also shown that consuming protein before a carbohydrate-rich meal can result in lower blood glucose and insulin levels for obese individuals who also suffer from type 2 diabetes8.
IceProtein® and obesity-related type 2 diabetes (T2D)
Dietary cod protein beneficially affect lipid metabolism and postprandial glucose regulation in obese rats7. IceProtein® is hydrolysed cod protein. Moreover, eating protein before carbohydrates leads to lower post-meal glucose and insulin levels in obese patients with T2D8.
IceProtein® and oxidative stress
A number of studies, including studies involving the Iceprotein research team, have highlighted the antioxidant properties of hydrolysed cod proteins9.
Studies of IceProtein® have shown high antioxidant activity in cell models.