Fitness & Wellness Articles

By On July 06 In Protein

While whey protein is still king of the protein powder marketplace, plant-based protein powders are gaining market share. So what’s fueling the rise of plant-based protein powders?...

 

Health Benefits: Like whey protein powder, plant/vegan protein powders provide easily digestible amino acids to support cellular and tissue repair. This physiological phenomenon is essential for gaining and maintaining muscle size and strength, and for supporting recovery and repair. In addition to its anabolic (muscle building) and anti-catabolic (anti-muscle wasting) effects, the amino acids found in protein powders play a central role in immune system support.

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By On October 08 In Protein

Hey,

Whey Protein is great, but you knew that already...

What you may not be aware of is how protein science has become crystal clear - a combination of fast and slow digesting proteins is superior to just using fast digesting protein(Whey)alone...

The simple reason is Whey stimulates protein synthesis (the "fast" part) while Casein decreases the breakdown of muscle tissue (the "slow" part) for an amazing 1-2 punch...

It used to be common theory that combing slow releasing proteins like Casein with fast releasing proteins like Whey would slow the release of Whey protein...

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By On May 02 In Protein

WHAT IS PROTEIN?

Protein is one of the three major, or macro, nutrients. Unlike carbohydrates and fats (the other two types of macronutrents), proteins are comprised of nitrogen-containing groups called amino acids. There are about 20 different types of amino acids commonly found in foods. All of them are important for building and maintaining muscle, but 8 are vital. These are what's known as the Essential Amino Acids (EAAs). Contrary to what most athletes believe, there is no actual requirement for protein; the body simply has a requirement for the eight essentials.

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By On January 23 In Protein

While all bodybuilders rely on some form of protein supplement as a necessary ‘staple’ in their diet, the idea of using protein as a fast-acting muscle building weapon in their supplement arsenal has been nonexistent. Well, it’s time to rethink that idea!

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By On August 20 In Protein Women's Fitness

For years, research scientists have proven what a tremendous boost Soy Protein can be for women. Did you know that soy contains a natural type of female hormone estrogen? Scientists call these plant hormones "isoflavones".

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By On November 21 In Protein

Protein is the most important nutrient required in the human body. Whether for athletes who push themselves to the limit, or a bariatric patient whose body has been through serious trauma, the needs are the same. Both bodies require a great deal of protein in a complete and easily absorbable form to repair and rebuild the body.  Regardless of whether  the goal is to increase muscle size or rebuild and repair the body from surgery, protein supplementation is essential.

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By On November 21 In Protein

Will my protein shakes lose potency if pre-mix them ahead of time?

No, but they will spoil if not stored properly or used shortly after they are prepared. For best results, mix-up no more than a day’s worth of protein at a time, store in a covered container in the refrigerator, and use within two days of preparing.

Do I still need to take my protein powder right after workouts if I’m also using a recovery shake?

No. If you are taking a post-workout recovery formula like 2:1:1 Recovery, you can skip your regular post-workout shake. Likewise, servings of high-calorie lean gainers (Pro Complex Gainer) and high-protein meal replacement powders (Whey Gold Meal) can be used interchangeably with protein powders. Just make sure that you’re getting enough total protein (1-1.5 g/lb bodyweight/day) and that you spread the total amount over 4-6 smaller servings throughout the day.

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By On November 21 In Protein

Buying a protein isn't rocket science, but don't underestimate the process either. Choose the wrong type and you'll buy more than you need. Worse yet, spend less than you should and you may not get satisfactory results – or any results at all. The type (or types) of protein you select, the amount of protein per serving, and the absence or presence of carbs, fats, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other ingredients are other areas where you can wander astray. Avoid these and other pitfalls, by following these simple rules.

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