New – probiotic functional food for sportsmen

 

Functional food is the latest trend in science of healthful nutrition. The idea of it has first originated in Japan during the 80s of XXth century.

According to the Japanese Ministry of Education the functional food must have three main functions: nutritive, sensorial and regulatory and curative function.

The American dietetic association defines functional food as “complete, improved or enriched food”.

European institutions have the following requirements to the functional food:

  • It must be taken every day;
  • To be part of the usual food;
  • To be derived from natural products;
  • To have a beneficial effect on the organism;
  • To reduce the risk of diseases and improve quality of life.

The number of authorized and usually used functional food varies in the different countries. In Japan they are more than 200, and in USA – 11.
Functional food can be of plant or animal origin. The most ancient, simplest and natural functional foodstuffs are the unmodified fruit and vegetables. They are the perfect functional food.

Lactic acid products are also a perfect functional food. Population in today's Bulgarian lands has used them for more than 7-8 thousand years. They contain most of all 90 nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, etc.) necessary for each organism for adequate nourishment. The content of water and milk fats in the lactic acid products allows us to add water- and fat-soluble bioactive substances, such as phytonutrients, fibres, vitamins, etc. Lactic acid products are basic (matrix) products for a new food pyramid built on the basis of the essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

Lactic acid fermentation allows us to obtain lactic acid products in a form ready for easy absorption by the organism. Reducing the energy consumption for digestion of the essential nutrients by using lactic acid bacteria for that purpose, allows the body to use the released energy and the bioactive substances for a higher brain or physical activity or to recover from illness. The beneficial lactic acid bacteria cure the organism additionally as they suppress or destroy the harmful microbes.

Functional food containing vegetable or synthetic proteins and amino acids has a number of adverse effects – diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems, dyspepsia. The vegetable proteins can not be digested fully by the human organism and this leads to their incomplete absorption and adverse effects.

The probiotic functional food Biomilk, produced by Daflorn Ltd. is a new generation balanced functional food containing Lactobacillus bulgaricus.

Modern developments of Daflorn Ltd. are unique and without analogue in the world. They are super concentrates of the original Bulgarian yoghurt as we extracted biotechnologically only the beneficial ingredients from it.

Know-how of the manufacturer for the biotech production mode made it possible 1 g dry substance to contain billions of live and latent cells of Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, which remain alive at a room temperature. During the biotechnological process the milk proteins and the casein are broken down to 21 essential and non-essential amino acids, the milk fats are broken down to polyunsaturated fatty acids, milk sugars is broken down to simple sugars and the lactose is broken down. The human organism assimilates them as structural units of the cells without energy consumption.

Table 1 shows the types of amino acids and their amount in 100 g Biomilk. It is obvious that Biomilk contains non-essential as well as all essential amino acids which the human organism cannot synthesize from other compounds, so they must be obtained from food. The correlation between nonessential and essential amino acids is 1 : 2,2 to 1:2,4, as the physiological rate is 1 : 1,28. These parameters show that Biomilk meets the world requirements for a standard protein food.

Types of amino acids and their content in 100 g Biomilk (Table 1)

Amino acids Content in
100 g product
Amino acids Content in
100 g product
Essential Nonessential
1. Isoleucine 4.81-5.02 11. Alanine 3.27-3.30
2. Leusine 9.02-9.16 12. Arginine 3.15-3.28
3. Lysine 5.71-6.02 13. Aspartic acid 7.06-7.42
4. Methionine 3.06-3.08 14. Glutamatic acid 19.75-20.65
5. Phenylalanine 4.98-5.48 15. Glycerine 5.52-5.81
6. Threonine 4.25-4.28 16. Histidine 3.55-4.24
7. Tyrosine 1.92-3.12 16. Histidine 9.80-10.02
8. Valine 5.86-6.07 17. Proline 9.80-10.02
9. Tryptophan 0.63-0.64 18. Serine 5.44-5.91
10. Cystine 0.48-0.53 19. Lisinoalanine 0.20-0.26

The most important amino acids for muscles formation Leusine and Arginine. The daily dose of Leusine necessary for the organism is 3.5 g and Arginine – 1.3 g. 15 g Biomilk (1 table spoon) contains from 360 to 598 mg Leusine and 117 – 195 mg Arginine. When taking Biomilk the organism assimilates the amino acids directly and form muscular filaments. The products also contain large amounts of Lysine, Methionine and Tryptophan. These are essential amino acids of animal origine. They play an important role in digestion of the other plant and animal proteins (phytoproteins, casein, whey protein). The digestion of other proteins is not full without these amino acids, the body cannot absorb them and that leads to putrefactive processes in the large intestine and self-intoxication. Lactobacillus bulgaricus, contained in the products, regulates the intestinal microbial flora, reduces putrefactive processes in the large intestine, helps the detoxification of the body and eliminates the adverse effetcs caused by the incomplete digestion of the phytoproteins, casein and whey protein. Global Scientific Researches from 2010 show that the amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine prolong human life. They are called "Cocktail of life."

Table 2 shows the composition and the content of the fatty acids in Biomilk. Biomilk contains all essential saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. It contains the low molecular capronic acid, caprylic acid, capric acid and lauric acid which have anti-atherosclerotic effect. It also contains the essential linoleic and linolenic acids that the human body cannot synthesize and they must be obtained from the diet. Biomilk contains sufficient quantity of fatty acids that have 6-12 carbon atoms. The human organism synthesizes steroid hormones from them. When their content exceeds the physiological rates they accelerate atherosclerosis. Fatty acids defficiency leads to impossibility of the organism to synthesize the vital sex hormones. The balanced proportions of the different fatty acids in Biomilk make it an important product for prevntion of atherosclerosis as well as for production of different hormones and enzymes.

Types of fatty acids and their content in 100 g Biomilk (Table 2)

Fatty acid % content Fatty acid % content
C4 : 0 1.0 C16 : 1 1.8
C6 : 0 0.5 C16 : 2 1.5
C8 : 0 1.1 C16 izo -
C10 : 0 2.7 C17 : 0 1.0
C12 : 0 3.6 C18 : 0 9.6
C12 : 1 - C18 : 1 23.9
C14 : 0 11.8 C18 : 2 3.1
C14 : 1 1.1 C18 : 3 0.08
C14 : 2 0.7 C20 : 0 1.0
C15 : 0 1.6 C20 : 1 0.1
C15 : 1 0.4 C22 : 0 0.1
C16 : 0 33.0 Other 1.4

The appropriate amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, trace elements and vitamins available and balanced in Biomilk increase the chances for a rapid and full formation of the basic cell structures of the organism that are constantly substituting.

Carbohydrates are important components of all balanced foodstuffs. They are the source of energy for the organism as they are of vital importance for the brain, heart and liver. In Biomilk they are broken down biotechnologically to easy of digestion monosaccharides – glucose, galactose and saccharose. Biomilk meets the main requirement to the modern products to be with low lactose content because most of modern people haven't got the enzyme galactosidase. The original biotechnological process for the production of Biomilk causes a partial caramelization of sugars and formation of new compounds between them and the amino acids. These new compounds add the pleasant natural caramel taste to the product. These are the most accessible and most effective energy products constructing the vital organs and systems – brain, liver, nervous and endocrine systems, etc.

Atom-absorbing spectrophotometric analysis shows that Biomilk contains large amounts of all essential macro- and microelements – calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. It also contains a number of vital vitamins A, B1, B2. Increased vitamin D3 content is of great importance and enables the rapid and full digestion of the large amount of calcium contained in Biomilk, which determines the beneficial effect of the products in cases of osteoporosis and low sunshine in winter and in Northern regions.

The functional probiotic food „Biomilk“ does not contain preservatives, colouring agents, synthetic chemical substances, genetically modified microorganisms and substances liable to doping control. Biomilk products have a certificate from Doping accredited laboratory in Cologne, verifying that they don’t contain anabolic steroids and stimulants and can be used by professional athletes. They have no adverse effects. They also can be combined together as well as with the main medicines for treatment and can be used for long without interruption.

There are three Products suitable for sportsmen:

Probiotic functional food with Lactobacillus bulgaricus

Water 6 % 6 % 6 %

Biomilk Power Energy:
Helps to increase muscle mass reducing fats in people put to overwork, stress and strain.
Reduces serum cholesterol and binds the toxic waste products resulting from severe physical overstrain and the body excretes them.
Normalizes intestinal microbial flora and sharply increases adaptive defenses of organism.

Biomilk Colon:
Powerful immunostimulator
Increases energy of the body
Normalizes intestinal microbial flora, decreases inflammations and putrefactive processes in the large intestine.

Biomilk Ostotonin:
It regulates calcium-phosphorus metabolism and prevents osteoporosis damages. Protects from dental caries.
Increases the bone synthesis in case of fractures and heals the locomotor system.
Optimizes body functions in case of increased energy consumption after physical overstrain, in sportsmen and in case of long driving or travelling.

Directions for use:
Dissolve the product in water, tea, coffee or something else to the desired density. It can be taken dry as well. Take 3 – 5 measure spoons before meals, before or after training, in case of injuries, during competitions.

Dry substance 94% 94% 94%
Lactobacillus bulgaricus over 15 billions over 1 billion 1 billion
Milk proteins 23 - 27% 19-23% over 41.5%
including      
Cystine 19,5 mg 16,5 mg 33 mg
Isoleucine 154 mg 130,5 mg 256 mg
Leucine 360 mg 303 mg 598 mg
Lysine 195 mg 175 mg 250 mg
Methionine 97 mg 81 mg 160 mg
Phenylalanine 186 mg 154 mg 307 mg
Threonine 165 mg 138 mg 273 mg
Tryptophan 24 mg 19,5 mg 40 mg
Tyrosine 171 mg 144 mg 282 mg
Valine 193 mg 162 mg 321 mg
Alanine 123 mg 105 mg 205 mg
Arginine 117 mg 97,5 mg 195 mg
Aspartic Acid 1 mg 1 mg 1 mg
Glumatic Acid 840 mg 705 mg 1393 mg
Glicine 66 mg 55,5 mg 109 mg
Histidine 91 mg 78 mg 153 mg
Hydr.Proline 1 mg 1 mg 1 mg
Proline 363 mg 304 mg 603 mg
Serine 214 mg 180 mg 355 mg
Lisinoalanine 10 mg 9 mg 15 mg
Milk fats 16-20% 24-27% 8-10%
including      
Linoleic, linolenic, capric, capronic, caprylic, lauric fatty acid 11% 17% 4,00%
Carbohydrates 52-57% 40-44% 32-38%
including      
Lactose up to 4% up to 4% up to 3%
Pectin up to 1% up to 1% up to 1%
Milk minerals:      
Calcium (Calcium lactate) 150 mg (18%) 150 mg (18%) 225 mg (24%)
Potassium (Potassium gluconate) 225 mg (24%) 225 mg (24%) 299 mg (37%)
Phosphorus (Calcium glycerophosphate) 117 mg (14%) 108 mg (13%) 231 mg (28%)
Iron (Iron lactate) 0,12 mg (1%) 0,11 mg (1%) 0,196 mg (1%)
Vitamins:      
Vit. A (Retinol) 15µg (1,8%) 15µg (1,8%) 16,5µg (2%)
Vit. D (Cholecalciferol) 0,18 µg (3,5%) 0,23 µg (4,5%) 0,93 µg (18%)
Vit. B1 (Tiaminhydrochlorid) 0,035 mg (2,4%) 0,05 mg (2,5%) 0,075 mg (5,3%)
Vit. B2 (Roboflavin) 0,23 mg (14%) 0,19 mg (11%) 0,48 mg (30%)
Vit. C (L-ascorban natrium) 0,3 mg (1%) 0,3 mg (1%) 0,487 mg (1%)
Carotene (Beta-carotene) 34,5 µg (4%) 34,5 µg (4%) 34,5µg (4%)
Energy 68 kcal 75 kcal 57 kcal