PE Nutrition, from Holland & Barrett, offers a range of products to help with muscle growth, maintenance and athletic performance.
Adding a supplement to your daily routine can really help to maximise your workouts, getting the most out of the work you put in.
PE Nutrition’s products include whey protein powders, gainers and creatine powders with 100% natural flavourings.
So whether you like your supplements pre-workout or post-workout, there is something to suit you.
And better still, the range is free from ACE-K (an artificial sweetener) plus the packaging is widely recyclable, meaning that it can be recycled by over 75% of national authorities in the UK.
What is protein?
Protein is a macronutrient composed of amino acids, which our body uses to build muscle mass.
Sources of protein include animal products such as red meat, fish and poultry, as well as vegan sources such as nuts and legumes.
Consuming protein may also help to keep you feeling fuller for longer and help prevent you from unhealthy snacking or eating too many calories, when it is time for dinner.
How much protein is enough?
Your body needs to consume a certain amount of protein just to get through day to day activities, even if you are sitting at a desk all day!
When you exercise, you need to increase the amount of protein you are consuming, in order to repair your muscles.
It is recommended that you consumer 0.75g of protein for every kilogram you weigh on a normal day. You will need to increase this in line with the amount of exercise that you do.
Which PE Nutrition product is right for me?
The type of supplement that will work best for you will really depend on your lifestyle, exercise routine and goals.
We have put together this short guide to help you choose the one that will suit you best:
Whey Protein Powder
Whey protein powder comes from milk. It is made from the liquid by-product of the cheese-making process.
PE Nutrition’s Simply Whey contains premium whey, with 17g of protein per serving and is available in chocolate, vanilla, natural, strawberry and banana flavours.
You can mix whey protein in water, milk or a vegan milk alternative such as oat milk, to make a shake. Or else add fruit, to make a tasty smoothie.
Whey protein powder can be consumed after workouts or as a meal replacement.
For optimum results, ensure that you consume 1-3 servings of your whey protein per day.
If you are looking to add muscle mass, then a weight gainer could be the right supplement for you.
This is a high calorie protein powder, which provides protein and carbohydrates to help promote weight gain.
PE Nutrition Performance Gainer is a convenient way to add extra calories to your diet. It contains both fast acting, simple carbohydrates in the form of fructose as well as slow releasing, complex carbohydrates in the form of oats, to supply a constant release of energy.
This gainer comes in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavours.
Mass gainers should be consumed a few hours before your workout and one our your workout if you are following a training regimen. For a weight gain plan try 1-2 shakes per day.
BCAAs (or Branched Chained Amino Acids) are three essential acids which are important for muscles but cannot be produced by the body.
If you are undergoing intense training, then you may benefit from the support that these powders can provide.
PE Nutrition’s BCAA powders come in two fabulously fruity flavours: fruit punch and strawberry-watermelon.
PE Nutrition’s Pre-Workout supplements contain a combination of amino acids, taurine, caffeine and vitamins which are specially formulated to help you get through your workout, even when you might feel like that you don’t have the energy to!
As the name would suggest, pre-workout supplements should be consumed prior to your workout.
PE Nutrition’s pre-workouts come in fruit punch and strawberry-watermelon flavours.
Creatine is found naturally in muscle cells and helps your muscles to produce energy when you are doing high intensity exercise such as HIIT workouts or weights.
Creatine powders can help to support this, supporting your exercise routine.
Creatine can be taken before your workout, after your workout or daily, in order to build up creatine stores in the muscles.