The balance of a healthy and varied diet has always been at the heart of all debates.

Proteins often mean muscles or meat. Beyond being made by many animals and plant foods, proteins play multiple roles in health. All our cells, our hormones, our enzymes, the antibodies of our immune system or our neuromodulators are in fact made up of amino acids. 

the 8 famous essential amino acids (9 in children)

that are not produced by the human body, but are vital to its proper functioning can be partly found in foods that we consume every day.

Among these 9 amino acids are: Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan and Valine.

But then, what is the ingredient, which would be both natural and offer a very important source of protein and essential amino acids?

So, at HPE Ingredients, we asked ourselves the question, so we conducted analyzes to evaluate the quality of our new snail extract and its high protein content.

We used eggs, which are very regularly used as a reference for its high proteins content and its amino acid composition.

Thanks to these aminograms, we realized that the amino acids present in snails were the same as those present in the egg.  Snails is the only food with 9 essential amino acids as well as the egg.

Thanks to a new process and filtration, we managed to achieve a protein level of 60%, only composed of snail flesh.

Nevertheless, the quality of a protein is not only based on its content and richness in amino acids but also on it’s digestibility. This is one of the advantages of animal proteins, which have enzymes in large quantities and which facilitate digestion, unlike vegetable proteins.

Proteins before arriving in the blood must indeed pass the stage of digestion.  Snails are very rich in enzymes, proteins quickly reach the blood and muscles and thus contribute to the renewal of muscle fibers.

Always cited as exemplary by nutritionists, the Mediterranean diet (Cretan diet), is composed in others of snail, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease thanks to its low cholesterol content.

In addition, the snail is very low calorie (70 kcal per 100 g) and only 8% fat.

HELITEIN is therefore a reliable source of protein, natural and has no side effects. This ingredient makes it possible to develop nutritional supplements with very high nutritional value in the form of capsules, tablets or powders.