Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS VELOSITOL®?
- VELOSITOL is an amylopectin chromium complex – a revolutionary ingredient with the power to double the effects of protein after a single dose.* Velositol is an ingredient that can be formulated to enhance the benefits of MPS in leading protein brands. It is not available as a stand-alone product. See Where to Buy for details.
WHO CAN TAKE VELOSITOL®?
- VELOSITOL is recommended for use in adults, and should not be used by pregnant or lactating women.
WHERE CAN I BUY VELOSITOL®?
- VELOSITOL is an ingredient that only can be found in protein-based sports nutrition products that are sold in stores and online. Look for the Velositol logo on protein packaging. Click here for Where to Buy.
WHEN SHOULD VELOSITOL® BE USED?
- Products containing VELOSITOL can be used daily before, during or after a workout to achieve enhanced muscle protein synthesis (MPS).
WHAT BENEFITS CAN BE EXPECTED FROM VELOSITOL®?
- Human clinical data showed that VELOSITOL doubled the impact of protein on muscle protein synthesis (MPS) vs. protein alone and significantly increased MPS.* VELOSITOL unlocks the potential of protein to enhance muscle-building activity after exercise in just one dose.
VELOSITOL also enhances insulinogenic function to boost amino acid uptake into muscle cells to fuel MPS. This promotes leaner body mass and increased muscle building activity after exercise.
HOW DOES PROTEIN IMPACT TRAINING?
- Intake of nutrients that enhance both essential amino acid and insulin levels during exercise are key to enhancing muscle protein synthesis (MPS) and muscle growth. Sports nutrition products have traditionally utilized high doses of amino acids to create this effect, though increased protein intake alone may have a limit to its ability to stimulate MPS. VELOSITOL was designed to boost the increase in MPS from protein intake and exercise, positively contributing to the effect of protein on muscle building.
WHAT DOES VELOSITOL® TASTE LIKE?
- VELOSITOL is flavorless so it will not impact the taste of the product it is formulated with, and is easily flavored.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO TAKING VELOSITOL®?
- No serious adverse side effects have been reported. Extensive safety studies have been done with VELOSITOL and were submitted as part of GRAS review. The ingredients in VELOSITOL are affirmed as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) or approved as a Food Additive and therefore can be used in foods (e.g., nutritional bars and beverages) and in dietary supplements.
CAN VELOSITOL® BE TAKEN WITH OTHER SPORTS NUTRITION PRODUCTS?
- Yes, VELOSITOL is a non-stimulant, and is safe to take with other nutrition products. The ingredients in VELOSITOL are affirmed as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) or approved as a Food Additive and therefore can be used in foods (e.g., nutritional bars and beverages) and in dietary supplements.
*In a double-blind, crossover clinical study participants were given a single dose of Velositol with 6 grams of protein or 6 grams of protein alone.