To fully appreciate just how important this Micro-Feed Technology breakthrough is, let us fill you in on some of MHP’s findings regarding protein’s true Biological Value, utilization and ability to maintain a positive nitrogen balance. The protein industry and scientists have been using Biological Value (BV) as a measure of protein quality. Many proteins such as whey and whole egg are given a perfect score of 100, which suggests that every gram ingested is utilized. NOT SO—our findings found that these values are based on low dose consumption (only 9-18 grams of protein). When larger doses are taken, such as 40-60 grams, the amount commonly consumed by bodybuilders, not all of the protein is utilized. Some of it is converted to the waste products urea and ammonia, and can even be converted to body fat. This helps explain why large dose protein consumption doesn’t produce the desired anabolic effects you might expect. The research also found that the varying release rates of proteins influence their Biological Value, utilization and ability to supply nitrogen. While the whey industry has done a good job trying to lead you to believe faster is better in terms of release rates, new studies show that slower releasing proteins provide greater anabolic and anti-catabolic effects. Therefore, the ideal protein would provide fast, medium and slow release rates. It is important to realize that when it comes to building muscle, anti-catabolic properties are just as important as anabolic properties. In fact, most doctors and scientists credit the anti-catabolic effects of anabolic steroids to be more responsible for the gains in muscle than their anabolic effects.