Healthy and natural milk and whey protein-rich ingredients for the sports nutrition industry

Sports nutrition is no longer a market of niche products for body builders and athletes. Regular consumers are also finding the benefits of high-quality protein and balanced nutritional intake in their active lifestyle, including the maintenance of muscle mass, and healthy weight management.

At the same time, consumers are increasingly knowledgeable about food additives, and demand natural and GMO-free choices in nutritional supplements. Valio’s traceable milk protein and whey protein ingredients, our expertise, recipes and processes help improve the profitability of your sports nutrition products and nutritional supplements in the market.

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  • Strength and energy

    With the right nutritional ingredients, you can produce sports nutrition products that support maximum exercise performance and recovery.

    Boost your sports nutrition products for maximum strength and energy

    Milk has the ideal protein composition to maintain the muscle mass in an active human body. Milk minerals and salts support muscle activity during exercise. You can easily increase the protein level of your products with Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders. Our solutions team can help you find the right high-quality milk proteins and correct dosages and processes to produce sports nutrition with the optimal nutritional values.

    High-quality milk proteins stimulate muscle growth and enhance recovery from exercise

    • Casein helps to maintain a steady supply of amino acids for muscles
    • Whey protein efficiently stimulates muscle protein synthesis after exercise
    • Protein/carbohydrate (1:2) ratio supports recovery after exercise
    • Protein contributes to growth and maintenance of muscle mass

    Minerals and salts support muscles during exercise

    • Calcium and potassium contribute to normal muscle function
    • Calcium contributes to neurotransmission

    Easy to increase protein level with Valio Eila® lactose free powders

    • Good tasting, high quality milk proteins and controlled carbohydrate levels
  • Easy to digest

    With the right natural ingredients, you can produce gut-friendly sports nutrition products and nutritional supplements to meet the needs of those interested in digestive wellness.

    Produce gut-friendly and easy-to-digest sports nutrition products and dietary foods

    Milk powders are great ingredients in various nutritional and dietary supplements, as milk is an ideal source of natural nutrients. The challenge is that the majority of the adult population loses the ability to digest the milk sugar lactose which is present in large amounts in traditional milk powders. By reducing the lactose content of your products, you can reduce gastro-intestinal discomfort in lactose intolerant people, whether they know about the condition or not.

    Gut-friendly features of the Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders:

    • high mineral concentration of calcium improves digestion by contributing to the normal function of digestive enzymes
    • high chloride concentration improves digestion by production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach
    • less than 0.1% of lactose
  • Maintaining healthy weight

    Many people exercise to achieve and maintain the desired weight level or balanced body composition. With the right milk and whey protein ingredients, you can excel in the booming market for well-being products supporting an active lifestyle.

    Make your products naturally low-calorie and low-fat with our patented ingredients, recipes and processes

    Valio milk powders are a great source of the proteins, minerals and vitamins needed for reaching healthy weight and maintaining it. Our solutions team helps you find the protein ingredients, dosages and recipes that work best for your dietary products.

    Features of Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders for weight management food products:

    • Low glycemic index (GI index) which increases the feeling of satiety
    • Increased protein level
    • Less than 0.1% of lactose (gut-friendly)
    • Minimal increase in the carbohydrate level (low in carbs)
    • Increase sweetness without adding total energy content (hydrolyzed lactose is sweet)
    • For higher than normal level of sweetness, use Valio Eila® sweetener
  • Naturally healthy

    With Valio’s all-natural pure ingredients, you can provide your health-conscious consumers with products that naturally enhance health and wellness.

    Natural and pure ingredients give your products a competitive and healthy advantage

    Valio Eila® lactose free skimmed milk powder has a higher mineral and vitamin content than standard skimmed milk powder. It has multiple aspects of enhancing the normal functioning and metabolic of the human body:

    Muscles and bones

    • Milk protein contains all nine essential amino acids in balanced composition. The human body is able to utilise milk protein nearly completely.
    • Protein contributes to muscle maintenance and growth as well as maintenance of normal bones

    Blood and circulation

    • Calcium contributes to normal blood clotting
    • Vitamin B2 nourishes normal blood cells
    • Vitamin B12 contributes to red blood cell formation

    Nervous system

    • Potassium, vitamin B2 and vitamin B12 contribute to the functioning of the nervous system

    Immune system

    • Vitamin B12 contributes to the functioning of the immune system

    Skin health

    • Iodine contributes to the maintenance of healthy skin
    • Vitamin B2 contributes to the maintenance of healthy skin and mucous membranes
  • Healthy bones

    With the right milk-based ingredients, you can optimize the mineral composition of your sports nutrition products and nutritional supplements for improved bone health.

    Optimize the mineral composition of your sports nutrition products

    You can make it easier for people to consume adequate amounts of minerals and protein using Valio Eila® lactose free skimmed milk powder. Valio’s experienced experts help you find the right high-protein ingredients and correct dosages for your health food applications.

    Bone health benefits of the Valio Eila® milk powder’s mineral composition:

    • Calcium, phosphorus and protein enhance the maintenance of the bones
    • If calcium intake is low, the body will extract calcium from the bones
    • Phosphorus and calcium combine to form a mineral crystal that gives strength and structure to bones

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