Move energy drinks beyond a simple pick-me-up by adding whey proteins to make them into a source of sustenance and extended energy.
Hilmar Ingredients’ whey proteins offer increased palatability and flavor, and provide the highest quality protein source with abundant amino acids and satiety. They also deliver processing convenience – Hilmar whey proteins are heat stable over a wide range of processing environments, including UHT and hot fill, and enable different types of portable packaging.
Hilmar Ingredients offers whey proteins covering a range of functional and nutritional performance. We also offer technical, processing and formulation assistance. Our fully equipped pilot kitchen and research lab are staffed by experienced protein and application scientists eager to assist you in discovering the advantage of dairy in your food or beverage.
Whey Protein Isolates
Whey protein isolates from Hilmar Ingredients are ideally suited for products wanting a positive nutritional advantage. Sharing its healthy halo – consumers perceive protein as contributing to wellness – whey also appears to increase satiety more than other proteins. It’s a complete protein, with a PER of 3.2 and a “perfect” PDCAAS of 1.0. Whey proteins have an abundance of amino acids that provide a source of energy during prolonged exercise.
Hilmar WPIs make good on functional benefits, too. Their thin-as-water viscosity make light beverages such as energy drinks, fortified waters and isotonics, possible. Protein shots can have protein concentrations of 18 or 19% without unpalatable thickening. Acid and heat stability allow Hilmar WPIs to withstand the rigors of juice fortification, pasteurization and heat processing.
Hilmar™ 9420 is ideal for low pH applications and reduces overall astringency. Hilmar™ 9400 is clear in liquids, and its clean flavor is equally transparent in formulations. Hilmar™ 9410 instantized WPI has spoon-stirrable dispersibility for dry mix applications. Hilmar™ 9000 is a practical formulation choice for nutritional bars and delivers greater than 90% protein, with almost no fat or carbohydrate.
Hilmar™ 8800 Alpha-Lactalbumin Enriched WPC
It’s the unique amino acid profile of alpha-lactalbumin, one of milk’s major whey proteins, that’s intriguing. Like all whey proteins, it has the full complement of essential amino acids needed for good health. But alpha-lactalbumin also has a higher concentration of two specific amino acids – tryptophan and cystine – thought to have influence on cognitive performance, sleep efficiency and mood support during stress. In addition, alpha-lactalbumin may play a role in enhancing the body’s ability to absorb minerals, such as zinc, immuno-modulation and regulation of gut micro flora.
Hilmar™ 8800 alpha-lactalbumin enriched 80% WPC is designed to help manufacturers take advantage of alpha lactalbumin’s health benefits along with the expected functional benefits of whey protein. Providing critical amino acids for energy and health, Hilmar™ 8800 also gives an extra pop of phospholipids for their essential roles in cellular structure and activity. With its heat and acid stability, high solubility and low glycemic load, Hilmar™ 8800 is ideal for sports or health products – RTD and dry mix beverages, food bars and supplements.
Whey Protein Hydrolysates
Whey proteins contain bioactive components that may positively affect cardiovascular health. In particular, these components can inhibit activity of the body’s angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), which causes blood vessels to constrict, and thereby help to reduce blood pressure. When produced under specific manufacturing conditions – including selected enzymes and other hydrolysis parameters, whey protein hydrolysates have been shown to be an especially good source of this ACE inhibition effect.
Hilmar Ingredients employs just such conditions when producing the Hilmar line of whey protein hydrolysates. All contain ACE inhibition activity as well as having individual advantages. From Hilmar™ 8350, which is “debittered” compared with competing WPHs, to the tabletting ability of Hilmar™ 8380, to the food/energy bar improvements from Hilmar™ 8370, these and the other Hilmar WPHs provide options for a wide range of heart-health and wellness applications.
High Purity Lactose
Hilmar Ingredients’ lactose provides a key source of carbohydrate that contributes to the overall value of a food or beverage.
For nutritional products, lactose’s low glycemic index (GI) is an advantage. Low GI products – those that produce only small fluctuations in blood sugar and insulin levels – help maintain consistent energy levels and help moderate spikes and dips in blood sugar. Low GI products also aid long-term health by reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and by helping to manage weight.
Hilmar Ingredients is dedicated to providing levels of quality and service that make our customers excited to do business with us. We are FSSC 22000 certified and meet the requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative. Located in California’s Central Valley, our headquarters is the world’s largest single-site manufacturing operation of cheese and whey products. A state-of-the-art facility in Dalhart, Texas, expands the flexibility of our whey protein production, assuring customers of consistent, year-round product availability. And our proximity to the Ports of Oakland (CA) and Houston (TX) allows for easy access to the world’s markets.