Protein

No other ingredient is as highly prized as protein. By supplementing with protein your body will recover from exercise more quickly and be provided with the raw material to build up your muscle mass, improve performance and enhance body composition, because you exercise your protein needs are higher than a sedentary person.

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    Overview

    Protein is a very important nitrogenous organic compound responsible for providing natural occurring amino acids such as Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine which are essential in speeding up muscle protein synthesis for the growth of lean muscle tissue.

    Protein is made up of 20 amino acids. Nine Essential Amino Acids that need to be consumed through the foods we eat and eleven Non-Essential Amino acids that the body produces. Protein is also used for building and repairing tissues throughout the body not only muscle tissue but also hair and nail cells. So therefore it is important to consume protein during the times of injury to promote better and faster recovery.

    Like Carbohydrates and Fats, Protein is very essential and is known as a macronutrient which needs to be consumed in large quantities. The body cannot store protein so it needs to be consumed every single day. Proteins are complex molecules, and so the body takes longer to break them down than carbohydrates. As a result they are slower and longer lasting energy source. The percentage of protein the body can use to synthesize essential amino acids varies from protein to protein. During the times of dieting for fat loss, it is essential to consume more protein because being in a caloric deficit forces the body to look for another energy source which will be body fat and muscular tissue. Eating larger quantities of protein helps to preserve muscle tissue as protein is a very ‘expensive’ molecule to be used as energy.

    Back in the 70’s and 80’s Bodybuilding scene, Egg Protein was crowned the ‘Gold Standard’ protein source because it had a biological value of 100. Biological value is the amount of absorbed protein that is retained in the body for maintenance and growth. Since the technology and research drastically advanced since then, the rise of Whey protein had now become the almighty protein source with a biological value of 104. Meat, milk and fish protein has a better biological value compared to plant proteins such as Soy.

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    Science

    Protein provides the body with building blocks to produce amino acids that are required for building muscle.

    Proteins are complex molecules, and so the body takes longer to break them down than carbohydrates. As a result they are slower and longer lasting energy source. The percentage of protein the body can use to synthesize essential amino acids varies from protein to protein.

    The body can use 100% of the protein in eggs and a high percentage of the proteins in milk and meats. The body can only use a little less than half of the protein in most vegetables and cereals. The body needs protein to maintain and replace tissues and to function and grow. Protein is not usually used for energy.

    However, if the body is not getting enough calories from other nutrients or from the fat stored in the body, protein is used for energy. If more protein is consumed than is needed, the body breaks the protein down and stores its components as fat.

Protein

No other ingredient is as highly prized as protein. By supplementing with protein your body will recover from exercise more quickly and be provided with the raw material to build up your muscle mass, improve performance and enhance body composition, because you exercise your protein needs are higher than a sedentary person.
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Protein Powder
Protein Powder
Whatever your favourite protein powders you can see all the different types here so you can choose whatever protein powder you enjoy the most.
Whey Protein
Whey Protein
Whey Protein is the most valuable protein for anyone seeking to improve their physique or performance. Whey protein is rich in critical amino acids to accelerate recovery from workouts, is naturally low in fat and sugar and the fastest to deliver vital nutrients to repair your muscles after a hard session.
Protein Blends
Protein Blends
Protein Blends combine multiple sources of protein to deliver results for almost any goal.
Milk and Casein Protein
Milk and Casein Protein
Casein supplements use milk protein isolates which are the easiest to digest, lowest fat and lowest carbohydrate milk protein available. Casein is slow at digesting making it ideal to take before bed, to support and repair your body whilst you sleep.
Protein Bars and Protein Snacks
Protein Bars and Protein Snacks
Protein bars for people who are on the go as well as anyone seeking a healthy, high protein alternative to chocolate bars. Protein bars come in many types but they all share the same common feature of being healthier and higher in protein than regular cereal or chocolate bars.
All In One Protein
All In One Protein
All in one formulas provide all the nutrients needed for muscle building in one convenient shake. All in ones means that rather than buy multiple supplements separately you can drink a tasty all in one shake which provides protein, creatine, carbohydrates and other nutrients designed to increase muscle and strength.
Beef Protein
Beef Protein
The most recent innovation in the sports nutrition market is beef protein. Being derived from beef protein isolate, what you get is something which is rated as among the best proteins on the market and perfect for anyone with lactose or dairy intolerance.
Diet Proteins
Diet Proteins
If you are looking to lose fat but keep supporting lean muscle, then diet proteins are the supplement for you. High in protein and low in carbohydrates they are formulated to help support your fat loss plan and sculpt your desired body shape.
Egg Protein
Egg Protein
Nutritionists commonly refer to eggs as the "golden standard" for protein quality. Eggs contain all eight essential amino acids (the type that your body cannot make from other substances) and very high levels of total amino acids. Eggs are also readily digested and absorbed. As a lactose-free protein source, eggs are often more tolerable to people who have trouble with dairy foods. For these and other reasons, eggs have been a staple of bodybuilder's diets since the beginning of the sport.
Meal Replacements
Meal Replacements
Meal replacements provide a balance of protein, carbohydrates and other essential nutrients, designed to help weightloss and managing your calorie intake.
Protein Drinks To Go
Protein Drinks To Go
Looking for protein on the go? Ready to drink protein shakes are the no mess way of getting your protein fix in double quick time.
Protein Foods
Protein Foods
Natural food products which are high in protein, including nuts butters and ice cream.
Protein Shakers
Protein Shakers
You have the protein powder, now how are you going to mix it? Find your ideal shaker from our huge range
Vegan Protein
Vegan Protein
For those looking to avoid dairy our selection of vegan proteins is ideal as they use dairy free sources including pea, hemp, rice and soy to deliver the protein needed for building muscle while still enabling you to follow a vegetarian or vegan nutrition plan.
Weight Gainers
Weight Gainers
Weight gainers, also known as mass gainers, are what you need to increase your weight fast. If you need quality protein and carbs, then a weight gainer is the single best thing you can use to drive muscle and strength gains quickly.
Whey Isolate and Whey Hydrolysate
Whey Isolate and Whey Hydrolysate
Both whey Isolates and whey Hydrolysates are easy to absorb, due to the process of breaking down larger proteins into smaller ones. Whey Isolates are much lower in fat, carbs and lactose than regular whey proteins