• Fish Protein For Weight Management

      By Stephen Daniells Nutra Ingredients USA

      Protein from blue whiting fish may promote the production of gut hormones associated with suppressing appetite, and may aid weight management, suggests new research from France.

      Results from cell studies showed that the fish protein may promote the secretion of appetite suppressing cholecystokinin (CCK) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), while feeding lab rats with the protein produced weight loss, according to findings published in the Journal of Functional Foods .

      “The biological effects of CCK and GLP-1 stimulating peptides may potentially lead to promising therapeutic applications of this blue whiting hydrolysate in health and nutrition related markets,” wrote the researchers from ProBioGEM, the CNRS and the Compagnie des Peches Saint Malo Santé.

      “Moreover, in the global context of marine resource depletion it could be of economical and ecological interest to promote the development of fish by-products upgrading.”

      Market potential

      With the World Health Organization estimating that by 2015, there will be more than 1.5 billion overweight consumers, the opportunities for a scientifically-substantiated weight management product are impressive.

      The slimming ingredients market can be divided into five groups based on the mechanisms of action – boosting fat burning/ thermogenesis, inhibiting protein breakdown, suppressing appetite/boosting satiety (feeling of fullness), blocking fat absorption, and regulating mood (linked to food consumption).

      The market for food, beverage and supplement weight management products is already valued at $3.64bn (2009 figures) in the US, according to Euromonitor. In Western Europe, the market was worth $1.3bn in 2009.

      Boosting satiety has been a focus of numerous nutritional approaches, with gut hormones PYY, CCK and GLP-1 common targets.

      The new study suggests that protein hydrolysates from blue whiting muscle could enhance the secretion of CCK and GLP-1 in cells.

      The French researchers went on to test the fish protein in lab rats. The animals were given 500 microliters of water supplemented with 0, 50, 100 and 250 milligrams per milliliter for 12 days. Results showed that short term food intake (four days) was significantly reduced, but no significant difference between the groups was observed over the entire 12 day period.

      Further analysis showed that both CCK and GLP-1 increased in the lab animals receiving the higher doses of the fish protein.

      “The decrease in the short term food intake observed with [blue whiting muscle hydrolysates], which is potentiated by the gastrointestinal hormones, may finally lead to a reduction in the body fat mass after 15 days of administration.

      “Further experiments will be necessary to confirm the assumption that the chronic administration of [blue whiting muscle hydrolysates] preload on a long time period leads to a diminution of body fat mass via a diminution of long term food intake,” concluded the researchers.

      Source: Journal of Functional Foods
      Published online ahead of print, doi: 10.1016/j.jff.2011.12.003
      “In vitro and in vivo evidence for a satiating effect of fish protein hydrolysate obtained from blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou) muscle”
      Authors: B. Cudennec, M. Fouchereau-Peron, F. Ferry, E. Duclos, R. Ravallec

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      1. prld2gr8ns's Avatar
        prld2gr8ns -
        Blue whiting protein hydrolasate protein powder!!!!
      1. Fish Peptide's Avatar
        Fish Peptide -
        Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Hormone Free, Non-GMO, Antibiotic Free.....lots of reasons for a fish protein source.

        i am US citizen and co-Founder of a company that is producing the raw material down in Peru. i found this thread while doing a Google search

        to help answer some questions: you will be surprised at the taste - just like Hydrolyzed Whey Isolates, the product that consumers get will have flavors added (chocolate, vanilla, etc) to cover the bitter endpoints that are associated with low molecular weight proteins, peptides and amino acids. my wife has tried all the versions and she has no problem drinking the flavored versions, even when only mixed with water. you can always add a banana or other fruit as well pending your diet habits.

        The commercially available versions will have about 75% protein content (all in the Peptide form) with the added benefits of:

        Gluten Free, Dairy Free - which are important to some with allergies.

        No added hormones, no antibiotics: Industrial farming means that Hormones and Antibiotics are freely administered to animals (whether its your Salmon from Chile or your milk from the Midwest or your chicken breast from down South) --- unless you are buying organic, you are getting "lots of little extras". Wild Catch fish do not have these contaminants, so for guys taking lots of protein each day, it is certainly something to consider. also, peruvian anchovy are a "short life cycle" fish and the south pacific is not contaminated like the north atlantic, so the issues of Lead and Mercury do not exist with that raw material.

        Hydrolyzed for high bio-availability - and this also helps in allergen reduction compared to full length proteins.

        in March you should be able to order some initial 5lb jars at $54 plus S&H. either from Genomyx or direct from AminoMarine dot com.

        hope this helps with your questions

        kind regards, mark
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