San Diego, CA (July 11, 2023): Unico Nutrition announces the reimagination of its iconic Apollo protein powder alongside precision fermentation pioneer Perfect Day, Inc.
Following an intensive collaboration focused on innovation and progressive problem solving, the brand-new product combines sustainable whey made from fermentation with grass-fed, animal-based protein for a kinder, greener formula that boosts performance. Unico Nutrition is both the first in the industry and the world to create a hybrid product which combines traditional dairy with Perfect Day’s innovative animal-free whey protein.
Perfect Day is the pioneer of protein produced with precision fermentation, a process that uses microflora to produce proteins the same as those found in dairy products. Offering an advanced, sustainable alternative without compromising taste, texture, or nutritional value, Perfect Day’s precision fermentation process reduces water consumption up to 99%, greenhouse gas emissions up to 97%, and energy use up to 60% compared to traditional production methods.
“We chose to include Perfect Day’s ingredient in our flagship protein line because we believe that we have a responsibility to our customers, and to our planet, to be as ecologically efficient as we can – our goal is to consume the least amount of resources as possible in the production of our product, while still retaining its quality,” said Lance Herrington, Unico.
“In partnering with Perfect Day, not only have we significantly reduced the carbon footprint of our manufacturing process, but we have also improved our product performance when it comes to macros, and flavor.”
With a brand-new enzyme system, the superior formulation includes grass-fed milk protein, whey from fermentation, and egg white for an ethically-created alternative which builds lean muscle more effectively than whey alone. Optimized for diet and weight loss, cross-flow filtration removes all excess fats, sugars, and carbohydrates to keep you full for 6-8 hours while added protease enzymes aid in digestion to eliminate bloating and discomfort.
Created with the goal of reducing Unico’s carbon footprint and preserving resources, Apollo II also features fresh packaging in an updated product size using 7.5x less plastic. Swapping traditional plastic tubs for food-grade, resealable, stand-up recycled Met-PET pouches, the revised format reduces overall manufacturing resource consumption by 20%.
“This first-of-its-kind hybrid product, combining the best of traditional dairy and our dairy from fermentation, marks an exciting new chapter in how we are extending our kinder, greener impact. Unico’s Apollo II brings to life what’s possible when you are deeply committed to collaboration,” said Paul Vraciu, Head of Commercial, Perfect Day. “We’re thrilled that we continue to find new ways to empower our B2B partners to meet the demands of their consumers without compromise.”
Known for the signature, delicious taste and velvety smooth texture with no chalkiness, Apollo II will be sold in 6 of the brand’s best-selling flavors: vanilla, chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, birthday cake, strawberry, and banana.
Apollo II Protein Powder retails for $39.99 and will be available from July 11th at uniconutrition.com.
ABOUT UNICO NUTRITION
Unico Nutrition Inc. was founded in 2012 to creatively reimagine exercise supplements while delivering the safest, most effective products on the market. A departure from the deceptive marketing, dangerous formulas, and lack of quality actively plaguing the industry; Unico’s purpose is to continuously innovate while enthusiastically upholding all social, corporate, and environmental responsibilities. With 4 core values of safety, effectiveness, honesty, and responsibility, the brand launched to success with its first edition of Apollo Protein Powder, selling over 500k units since its launch in 2014.
ABOUT Perfect Day, Inc.
Founded in 2014 by Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi, Perfect Day is on a mission to create a kinder, greener tomorrow through precision fermentation. Leveraging expertise across biology, food innovation, and consumer products, Perfect Day supports companies in developing, scaling, and commercializing next-generation products that satisfy market demands and champion a path toward a sustainable future.
The company’s flagship product, the world’s first precision-fermented protein, debuted in 2020 and today can be found in animal-free ice creams, cream cheese, baked goods, and sports nutrition products across the globe. Instead of relying on cows, Perfect Day utilizes microflora to create proprietary animal-free milk protein. Perfect Day’s protein can be used across a range of products to deliver the same taste and texture while supporting the planet. An ISO compliant, third-party reviewed life cycle assessment (LCA) found that Perfect Day’s whey protein reduces blue water consumption by up to 99%, greenhouse gas emissions by up to 97%, and non-renewable energy use by up to 60%, when compared to conventional production methods.