The Science


Medical Research Indicates That The Kind of Whey Protein Used In UNJURY® Can Help Manage Diabetes In Two Important Ways:

#1 The Protein In UNJURY® Can Help You Lose Weight.

It does that by reducing hunger, reducing cravings, and reducing ghrelin, “the hunger hormone”.

#2 Whey Proteins Have Been Shown To Improve How Much Insulin is Released into the Blood.

Increased insulin levels then helps reduce blood sugar levels. There are several possible reasons whey protein might be particularly good at this. One possibility is the very high leucine (one of the building blocks of protein) content of whey protein. Whey protein is also a great source of isoleucine, valine, lysine and threonine (other building blocks, called amino acids, of protein) and these possibly all increase how much insulin gets into the bloodstream.

The Research

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  • Pal S, Ellis V. The acute effects of four protein meals on insulin, glucose, appetite and energy intake in lean men. Br J Nutr 2010;104:1241-8.
  • Veldhorst MA, Nieuwenhuizen AG, Hochstenbach-Waelen A, van Vught AJ, Westerterp KR, Engelen MP, et al. Dose-dependent satiating effect of whey relative to casein or soy. Physiol Behav 2009;96:675-82.
  • Baer DJ, Stote KS, Paul DR, Harris GK, Rumpler WV, Clevidence BA. Whey protein but not soy protein supplementation alters body weight and composition in freeliving overweight and obese adults . J Nutr 2011;141:1489-94.
  • Blackburn, G. Effect of degree of weight loss on health benefits. ObesRes. 1995;3 (suppl 2): 211s-216s
  • Pal S, Ellis V. The acute effects of four protein meals on insulin, glucose, appetite and energy intake in lean men. Br J Nutr 2010;104:1241-8.
  • Petersen BL, Ward LS, Bastian ED, Jenkins AL, Campbell J, Vuksan V. A whey protein supplement decreases post-prandial glycemia. Nutr J 2009;8:47.
  • Petersen BL, Ward LS, Bastian ED, Jenkins AL, Campbell J, Vuksan V. A whey protein supplement decreases post-prandial glycemia. Nutr J 2009;8:47.
  • Ma J, Stevens JE, Cukier K, Maddox AF,Wishart JM, Jones KL, et al. Effects of a protein preload on gastric emptying, glycemia, and gut hormones after a carbohydrate meal in diet-controlled type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2009;32:1600-2.
  • Frid AH, Nilsson M, Holst JJ, Bjorck IM. Effect of whey on blood glucose and insulin responses to composite breakfast and lunch meals in type 2 diabetic subjects. Am J Clin Nutr 2005;82:69-75.
  • Jakubowicz D, Froy O. Biochemical and metabolic mechanisms by which dietary whey protein may combat obesity and Type 2 diabetes. J Nutr Biochem 2013 Jan;24(1):1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2012.07.008. Epub 2012 Sep 17.