Hydro.365 study with Team Danmark

HYDRO.365 gold-standard supplement for endurance athletes

Arla Foods Ingredients entered into collaboration with Aarhus Univeristy and Team Denmark to investigate the benefits of whey protein to endurance athletes. It demonstrated that Lacprodan® HYDRO.365, a whey protein hydrolysate developed by Arla Foods Ingredients, leads to better performance and faster recovery following intense training compared with mainstream sports drinks. Further scientific evidence suggests that whey protein hydrolysates are more effective than other proteins commonly used in sports nutrition products because they are absorbed into the body more quickly. This means whey protein hydrolysates are  the gold-standard ingredient for sports supplements and are especially well-suited for endurance sports nutrition products.

The study involved 18 top-class runners from Team Denmark taking part in a one-week training camp. The athletes were training twice a day, every day (apart from on one rest morning) equating to 13 training sessions during the week. The athletes were divided into two groups of nine, with each receiving isocaloric diets. One group of runners consumed a traditional sports drinks containing carbohydrates and electrolytes before and after each training session, while the other group consumed pure Lacprodan® HYDRO.365 before each session and both a sports drink and Lacprodan® HYDRO.365 afterwards.

The run-test was undertaken initially before the camp and then again following the conclusion of all 13 of the training sessions held over the course of the week, making it possible to compare the impact of the Lacprodan® HYDRO.365 supplementation during the training camp. The results demonstrated that the athletes who consumed Lacprodan® HYDRO.365 before and after training performed better in a final 4km run-test (mean improvement of 17 seconds) than the sports drink-only group (mean decline of 3 seconds). The whey protein group also suffered reduced muscle damage compared with the sports drink-only group.


Read the white paper of the study here or go to the published articles section.

To see the infographic please see here and the Rund test Chart click here.

Link to: Team Denmark