Whey protein for Whole of Life™

We focus on developing health benefit platforms for life-stages where we believe better nutrition has the power to transform health and quality of life such as muscle performance, lean body mass, metabolism, digestive health, inflammation, immunity and tolerance.

For over a decade Carbery has worked with national research partnership, Food for Health Ireland (FHI), conducting human-intervention trials that are focused on uncovering ingredients and foods that improve health and wellness. On-going research is focused on key health areas including: Digestive health, Metabolic Health, Healthy Ageing
Sports & Physical Performance and Maternal & Infant Health.


Maternal and Infant Nutrition

Protein is essential for the healthy growth and development of infants. We are mining milk to identify and characterize the relevant bioactive protein fractions and compositions (protein, carbohydrate & fat) that could enhance the role of maternal nutrition and the first 1,000 days of an infant’s life. Our research focuses on nutrient absorption, gut microbiology, immune protection, inflammatory disorders and milk allergies.


Health and Wellness

Protein is an important nutrient to help support a healthy lifestyle.

A reduced calorie, higher protein diet including whey protein may improve the quality of weight loss or weight maintenance by helping you lose more fat and/or maintain more lean muscle. Calorie for calorie, whey protein can stabilise metabolic processes and help people feel full longer than carbohydrates.

Beyond the traditional role of growth and repair, dairy proteins can play a strategic role influencing metabolic health. Additionally consuming a diet including whey protein helps to promote strong immunity and protect the health of active individuals.

Emerging research shows older individuals may be able to reduce age-related decline of muscle mass by engaging in resistance training and consuming higher than Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein.


Performance Nutrition

Whey protein’s physiological properties extend far beyond its ability to build muscle. Carbery is proudly connected with the applied sports performance research at University of Limerick, Ireland’s world-class sports campus. Together with an expert group of exercise and sports scientists, we are developing new research tools and evaluating the potency of dairy peptides and their influence on muscle growth, recovery, metabolic adaptation, immunity and performance in elite athletes.


Clinical Nutrition

The provision of timely and sufficient nutritional support is of utmost importance in patients with acute and chronic diseases to secure optimal body functions, improved outcome and faster recovery.
The digestion and absorption of nutrients, especially protein, can be impaired in such patients to a varying degree. Optipep® specialised whey protein hydrolysates have also shown positive nutritional benefits in specific conditions and need states, such as Protein Malnutrition, Critical Care, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Sarcopenia and Glycaemic Management. Informed by our expertise and experience in performance nutrition, we are developing new protein ingredients targeted for use in clinical applications.

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Interested in the Carbery approach?

Aine Hallihan
Head of Innovation
Tel: +353 23 882 2377
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