Milk Bioactive Ingredients
Milk is natures original superfood - it provides essential nutrition and bioactive whey proteins that play a key role in supporting immunity. Bioactive whey proteins have functional properties that influence different biological processes used by the immune system to defend and neutralise threats.
For over 10 years, Quantec has carried out extensive research and characterisation of the many bioactive whey proteins that exist in milk. This research has confirmed that these bioactives were created by nature to work together, and this synergy creates effective anti-oxidative, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory functions that support our immune system.
Quantec has developed expertise in the functionality and application of these bioactive whey proteins for foods, skincare and supplements to provide effective solutions that support good health and wellness outcomes.
How it works
The breakthrough discovery made by the team at Quantec was identifying and quantifying the synergy created by the 50+ bioactive cationic whey proteins that exist in milk. When this comprehensive suite of bioactive whey proteins are extracted together with the key isolates - lactoferrin and lactoperoxidase, the resulting protein complex is far more effective than the isolates alone. This 50+ bioactive whey protein complex provides enhanced broad spectrum support for the immune/digestive system, protecting the body from attack by pathogens and supporting key immune functions that maintain wellness. This discovery was the foundation for IDP®(Immune Defense Proteins), a functional ingredient based on an extract containing 50+ bioactive whey proteins.
Bioactive whey protein performance & quality analysis
All batches of Quantec bioactive whey protein ingredients undergo comprehensive testing to confirm specification and performance levels as per the EQI (Effective Quality Index) standards. Quantec specify the presence and levels of key target bioactive proteins (as measured by LC-MS/MS).
Microbiological and chemical analysis for all batches must meet export market dairy quality standards – as detailed in the Quantec Specification/Certificate of Analysis