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