Grana Padano PDO features a high-value biological protein content, and provides a supply of amino acids beneficial to bodily movement, especially at a muscular level: this makes it highly recommended for sportspeople.
Grana Padano DOP contains milk proteins which have been greatly concentrated, due to the long ageing, and improved from a nutritional viewpoint.
Furthermore, recent important scientific studies have highlighted that 12-month matured Grana Padano PDO is proven to help in the treatment of hypertension, reducing and often normalising blood pressure in subjects with high blood pressure problems.
Grana Padano PDO has been shown to contain various protein fragments - bioactive oligopeptides - that are capable of modulating the physiological functions of the body. Among these, 2 tripeptides, in particular (VPP and IVP), have shown a favourable vasodilator effect (lowering blood pressure), due to the inhibition of a particular enzyme (the angiotensin-converting enzyme). These act in exactly the same way as the more common (and effective) hypertension drugs (the ACE inhibitors).
Grana Padano PDO is above all a great source of calcium: a fundamental substance because it plays a crucial role in the processes of nerve conduction, muscle contraction and cell permeability: 50 g of Grana Padano cheese provides 50% of the recommended daily calcium needed for adults between the ages of 18 and 60.