Protein is considered "hydrolyzed" if it has undergone a deliberate, enzymatic process to reduce the large protein molecules into smaller counterparts known as short-chain peptides. Peptides are special because they are easily digested and assimilated by the body, but they are also special in that they are resistant to denaturing. Denaturing is a phenomenon where the bonds within protein molecules are randomly broken and disrupted by either pH fluctuations, the application of heat, or the introduction of chemicals. Denatured proteins are difficult for the body to digest and use. A visual indication that the protein in Profect has not denatured is its clarity. If the liquid is translucent, then the protein is not denatured.