Hydrolysate refers to any product of hydrolysis. Protein hydrolysate has special application in sports medicine because its consumption allows amino acids to be absorbed by the body more rapidly than intact proteins, thus maximizing nutrient delivery to muscle tissues.[1] It is also used in the biotechnology industry as a supplement to cell cultures.[2]


  1. ^ Manninen, Anssi H., "PROTEIN HYDROLYSATES IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE: A BRIEF REVIEW", Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, Vol 3, p 60-63, (2004)
  2. ^ Ummadi, M. and Curic-Bawden, M. "Use of Protein Hydrolysates in Industrial Starter Culture Fermentations." PROTEIN HYDROLYSATES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, 2010, p 91-114