Whey protein powder has a reputation as being the preserve of muscle-bound body builders. But the fact is that whether you are lifting barbells or holding asanas on your yoga mat, smashing it on the lat pulldown or putting in lengths at the local pool, a protein powder can help you to build the muscle mass and strength you need to take your exercise to the next level.
A by-product of the cheese making process, whey protein contains a wide range of vital amino acids that are absorbed quickly and put to work fast for results you can see and feel.
Whey also contains a variety of other helpful nutrients, making it much more than just a bulking powder.
Optimum Nutrition: blending flavour and results
A blend of whey protein isolate, concentrate and hydrolysate all in one, Optimum Nutrition whey protein for muscle support contains 24g of premium whey protein per serving.
This includes 5.5g of naturally occurring branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) and 4g of natural glutamine and glutamic acid.
Low in both sugar and fat, this fast digesting, delicious chocolate flavoured protein source also contains an added enzyme complex.
Rich and creamy, this great tasting whey protein shake is best consumed 30 – 60 minutes after your workout for best results when building muscle.
Alternatively, you may choose to enjoy the delicious flavour of Gold Standard 100% Whey before work or as a nutritious mid-afternoon treat to curb cravings if you are using it as part of a weight loss program.
Whey protein for exercise
Particularly effective consumed after a workout, protein powder may help to support the building of muscle mass in some people and help to increase strength.
Drinking a protein shake may also aid recovery from exercise. The most satiating macronutrient, protein has been shown to help us to feel fuller for longer, to keep us from reaching for the cookie jar.
Whey protein also appears to help improve energy expenditure, with some studies suggesting it can help dieters to burn up to an additional 100 calories per day and cause some people to consume up to 441 fewer calories each day as well.
The real bonus of using whey protein powders during weight loss, however, is their apparent ability to preserve muscle mass while increasing fat loss, helping you to maintain strength and a healthy shape as you tighten your belt.
Protein Blend (Whey Protein (milk) Isolates [contains Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin], Whey Protein Concentrate (milk), Whey Peptides (milk)), Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder, Flavourings, Sweeteners (Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose), Enzyme Complex (Amylase, Protease, Cellulase, Beta-D-Galactosidase, Lipase).
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|Salt||0.61g / 0.185g|
|Per||100g / 30.4g|
|Energy||372 kcal / 113 kcal|
|Protein||78.5g / 24g|
|Of which sugars||2.5g|
|Of which saturates||0.8g|
|Fibre||1.9g / 1.2g|
Consume approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day through a combination of high protein foods and protein supplements. For the best results, consume your daily protein allotment over several small meals spread evenly throughout the day.
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