FAQ - Frequently asked questions about ACTIWHEY®


What is ACTIWHEY protein?

ACTIWHEY® is a activated whey protein concentrate. Uniq Bioresearch Ltd.’s patented modification method increases the normal WPC’s (Whey Protein Concentrate) natural antioxidativity by 300 %. ACTIWHEY contains 80% Whey Protein Concentrate WPC75 and 20% Activated Whey Protein AWP.


How long do one need to use ACTIWHEY® to see results?

Benefits of using ACTIWHEY® can usually be seen after 3 weeks of regular use.


Why does it work?

Whey protein contains naturally a lot of disulfide bonds (-S-S-). When these bonds are cleaved into active SH groups which act as a potent antioxidant. Regular whey contains naturally 1 active SH group, which makes whey already a healthy protein choise. With our patented method the amount of active SH groups are at least tripled, which intensifyes it’s antioxidantivity and detox properties compared to regular whey protein.


Is ACTIWHEY® safe to use?

Yes, it is except for those who has milk allergy. EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has listed ACTIWHEY® as a safe food product.


What can I do to get the best benefits with ACTIWHEY®?

ACTIWHEY® is works best when consumed regularly. For example you can cosume it every morning in a fruit shake and in hot chocolate as an evening snack. ACTIWHEY® is really beneficial prior or after strenuous exercise as recovery drink.


What if I by accident used too much ACTIWHEY®?

ACTIWHEY® is a food substance with a suoerior nutrition profile and there has been no adverse reactions from using more than the recommended 30 – 50 g per day. However, we do recomend that the daily allowance stays at the suggested doze to avoid overcunsumption of proteins.


Does ACTIWHEY® contain a lot of sodium or salt?

ACTIWHEY® contains only the natural amount of sodium found in milk. There is no added salt in the product.


How much lactose does ACTIWHEY® have?

ACTIWHEY® is low lactose product which means that it contains less than 1g of lactose in 100g.


What does ACTIWHEY® taste/ smell like?

Compared to many protein products on the market, ACTIWHEY® has a pleasant and milky taste. The taste of ACTIWHEY® is really similar to dried milk powder.


Where can I buy ACTIWHEY® protein?

ACTIWHEY® can be purchased in well supplied health stores all over in Finland. I case you don’t find it in your local health store ask them to order ACTIWHEY® from Biomed Oy (distributor in Finland).


Can I use ACTIWHEY® when I am pregnant or breast feeding?

Yes you can. Our whey protein concentate is pasteurized, which makes it safe for consumtion during pregnancy. In addition ACTIWHEY® contains naturaly a lot of beneficial nutrients both for the mother and child. ACTIWHEY®’s detoxyfying and andioxidant properties are known to be beneficial for a healthy lifestyle.


How can I become an ACTIWHEY® distributor? Reseller?

In Finland the distribution of ACTIWHEY® is handled by Biomed Oy. For more information, please contact Uniq Bioresearch Ltd. Sales Department.


How Actiwhey® is prosessed?

Actiwhey® is pure whey protein of which 20 % is activated in a gentle way to insure that all the nutritional benefits of whey are preserved. ACTIWHEY contains 80% Whey Protein Concentrate WPC75 and 20% Activated Whey Protein AWP. The Whey Protein Concentrate WPC75 does not contain any casein. It is ultrafiltered and the lactose has been “washed out”, but 0,8 g of lactose per 100g is still there. Our WPC75 includes many minerals and vitamins eg. plenty of calsium, magnesium and vitamin B2.


What does “activation” of whey protein mean?

The Activated Whey Protein has got the special properties due to the amount of free SH groups. The digestibility/hydrolysability of AWP is better than that of regular whey protein.


Why Activated Whey Protein is better than hydrolyzed protein or protein isolate?

The process where proteins are pre-digested with enzymes usually gives a bitter taste to the product. This is usually hidden with sweeteners and aromas. These are not used in our products. Protein isolates have gone through a process, after which only proteins are left. All the other healthy parts of the whey, like vitamins and minerals, are lost.


Is there any artificial sweeteners or colors in Actiwhey®?

No, Actiwhe®y does not have any artificial colors, aromas, sweeteners or fillers.


How come Actiwhey®’s antioxidant capacity is up to 300% bigger?

The antioxidant capacity is the result of free SH-groups acting as reductants. These reductants prohibit the harmful acts of oxidants. The SH-groups are produced by Uniq’s patented process. It is patented in Europe, USA and Japan. The antioxidant capacity of free SH-groups has been scientifically proven. Also the amount of free SH-groups in the activated whey protein and in Actiwhey whey protein has been and is continually measured by Helsinki University, Department of Pharmacy, using a scientifically proven method.

In addition to acting as antioxidative reductants the free SH-groups e.g. chelate heavy metals and inactivate microbial and plant toxins.


What makes the SH-groups in Actiwhey® better?

There are free SH-groups in all pure whey protein concentrates. As a result of our patented activation process the Activated Whey Protein (20 % of the Actiwhey®) contains three times more free SH-groups than regular whey protein concentrates.

The most comprehensive studies so far on the positive effects of free SH groups on humans are the ones we are referring to. These studies and results are still valid and unrivalled. If there would be more recent studies on the use of free SH-groups, they would most probably violate the process and application patents of Uniq.


Does your company have other products like Actiwhey®?

We recommend an excellent product called Neuroway, which we produce for our partner Biomed Oy Ltd. It contains microencapsulated neurolipids (50 %) and Actiwhey® (50%). The Antioxidant Clinic in Helsinki has a lot of experience on this product. They have reported that Neuroway strengthens the immunologig system of their patients, it also supports memory, learning and concentration.


How can I use ACTIWHEY?

You can add ACTIWHEY® in any food substance you wish. It works well in juices and bakery products as well. For more ideas,please check our suggested recipies in our Actiwhey® recipes section.