Hydrolyzed (predigested) is a general marketing term used by many companies to differentiate their products from others. In many cases hydrolyzed is synonymous with a higher quality product. Hydrolyzed simply imply's the molecules are broken down to aid in faster absorption or digestion.
The term Hydrolyzed can apply to a molecule that is approximately 18,000 daltons or smaller. In the world of nutritional supplements, there is a correlation between the size of a molecule and how quickly it can be absorbed.
OP2 Labs is the only company that defines what hydrolyzed means for our products. We use the term Nano Hydrolyzed because we manufacture our protein molecule down to 2000 daltons. A human pore can absorb a molecule roughly 4000 daltons or smaller. Most other products have to be broken down numerous times by enzymes in the mouth or acids in the stomach before they can become usable (bioavailable) by the body.
OP2 Labs FrogFuel and ProT GOLD where designed for absorption and in the medical field can be administered through a feeding tube for patients with a compromised digestive system.
We use natural fruit enzymes to break down the peptide bonds to create our unique formula.