FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS Rome, 2013
MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS IN HUMAN NUTRITION
Chapter 5 – Dairy components, products and human health
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bioactive peptides

Figure 5.1 – Functionality of milk protein-derived bioactive peptides and their potential health targets

Protein fragments: bioactive peptides
Recent research has shown that milk proteins can act as precursors of bioactive peptides, which are protein fragments varying in size from two to 20 amino acids.

These discrete amino-acid sequences are inactive within the parent protein molecule and can be released through the action of digestive proteases or via proteolytic enzymes, as occurs during fermentation.

Although research indicates that the peptides can exert a range of biological activities, depending on the amino-acid sequence, their physiological impact in humans is still unclear (Silva and Malcata, 2005; Nagpal et al., 2012). Possible health benefits of milk-protein-derived bioactive peptides are presented in Figure 5.1.
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VIVAX bioregulator peptides

Since the 1970´s extensive research has been done to investigate the effects of small peptide fractions in biological processes, which has lead to development of short peptide complexes having bioregulatory effects, supporting the functions of human organism, tissues and cells, extending life expectancy and improving the quality of life.

VIVAX peptide bioregulators do not only help people who are lactose intolerant and have a deficiency of essential amino-acids in their diet but also people of all ages who´s body functions have been damaged by work pathology, life-style or environmental causes.