Proteins Powders, Meal Replacements & Mass Gainers
To make these products easier to understand, think of them merely as Food, as basically they are a convenient source of quality nutrition.
Protein Blended Powders
These are a blend of high quality "fast and slow release" proteins from whey proteins, casein, egg white that can be consumed anytime of the day to ensure sufficient protein intake is met. One of the most ideal times to consume is just before retiring for bed due to the slow release protein content, placing the body in a positive nitrogen balance (state of growth) whilst asleep.
Whey Protein Powder
A fast acting protein that can be consumed anytime of the day. Can be taken with meals to help increase protein content of a meal or on its own. Only take up to 20-25g of protein in one serving from whey protein due to its fast acting nature. A serving larger than 25g of protein from whey protein could lead to a part of the protein serving being oxidized and used as a source of energy and not for its intended purpose of muscle repair and building benefits.
containing a blend of high quality "fast and slow release" with carbohydrates and vitamin and minerals added to make a complete meal. Ideal for people ‘on the go’ who may otherwise struggle to eat a solid meal.
Weight Gain Powders
A quality weight gain formula should supply a protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. Ideal to replace a solid meal and can be consumed anytime of day when it is time for a meal. Ideal for those who may struggle to eat solid meals.
Post Workout - immediately to be consumed after workout is over
Immediately after your workout or intense training session is over it is very important, to really capitalise on the benefits of your hard work by placing the body in the maximum recovery process as soon as possible. A good recovery drink should contain fast digesting proteins (whey isolate/hydrolysed) and fast digesting carbohydrates (glucose, dextrose, waxy maize). Neglecting this part of your nutrition will noticeably slow down recovery and your progress.
Creatine plays a vital role in the body’s conversion of food into usable energy within the cells of the body. Anyone in intense training will find these products to enhance endurance, recovery & even strength. Creatine can significantly increase lean muscle mass. It is also responsible for improving performance in high-intensity exercise, increasing energy levels, and speeding up recovery rates. Creatine's ability to enhance energy reserves in muscles comes from its muscle protein synthesizing action, while minimizing protein breakdown. This occurs because creatine has the awesome effect of super-hydrating muscle cells with water. It enhances muscle growth too-making muscle fibers bigger and stronger.
Multi Vitamin & Minerals (micro nutrients)
Vitamins/minerals and antioxidant play a vital role in almost all bodily processes (immune, hormonal and nervous systems to name but a few). For the average person they can be obtained via diet from fruit and veg. However for people who train regularly or play sports, the demands for these micro nutrients become far greater and cannot be met by diet alone. Supplementing with a high strength Vitamin/mineral and antioxidant formula aids optimum health, recovery and performance, without adding any excess calories.