Protein Supplements

Protein needs to be consumed every 2-3 hours throughout the day to help maintain existing muscle mass and to build new muscle. It is therefore essential to anyone who needs to maintain and increase muscle mass, strength ansd size, that they either eat a high protein meal, or consume a protein shake every 2-3 hours. This equates to eating 6-8 meals per day. Eating 6-8 high protein, low fat meals per day is virtually impossible and that is why the demand for protein supplements and meal replacement shakes is so high.

We stock a wide range of protein supplements from super-high-quality, rapid absorbing whey isolates like VP2 Whey Protein Isolate, perfect for supplying amino acids to hungry muscles fast after intense workouts, to more economical 5lb whey concentrate/isolate blends like Reflex Instant Whey as well as slower-releasing multi-source protein powder blends like Pro Peptide by CNP Professional.

Fast Releasing Protein Supplements

On a morning and before and after training, your body will be in a catabolic state, where you are likely to be losing muscle. To place your body back in an anabolic muscle building state, your body needs protein fast, so a fast releasing whey protein supplement is ideal.

Meal Replacement Protein Supplements

Throughout the day, a meal replacement shake is a good choice of supplement as they generally contain a mixture of fast and slow releasing proteins, complex carbohydrates and good fats, aswell as a high proportion of your RDA for most vitamins and minerals, therefore keeping your nitrogen balance positive and keeping you in an anabolic, muscle building state for longer. Meal replacement shakes are also usually low calorie, allowing for muscle to be gained without adding fat at the same time. A protein shaker cup is a convenient way of mixing these drinks when you are away from home.

Slow Relasing Protein Supplements

Before bed, slow releasing protein shakes are best, as they keep your body in an anabolic state for longer during the night. The best type of slow releasing protein is micellar casein. However, an alternative would be to have peanut butter on brown toast and a glass of milk before bed, as the high fat content slows down digestion.