How many grams of protein should I be consuming a day?
Optimal protein intake varies based on body weight. Generally between 1.3-1.8g per kg of bodyweight is sufficient however if you are in a phase of particularly intense training you may want to increase this to 1.8-2.2g per kg of bodyweight as your will be causing further muscle breakdown and will need this extra protein in order to recover optimally. Our Whey Protein and Super Whey Protein are both high quality protein products that can help give you that extra protein you may need.
Why should I take creatine and which form of creatine is the best?
Creatine, which is in our Crea-Boost, is effective at improving power output and strength by providing more energy for respiration allowing for more efficient and more powerful muscle contractions leading to better gains in strength and muscle mass. The most heavily research and therefore reliably effective form of creatine is creatine monohydrate which is the source we use in our Crea-Boost. Other forms of creatine are available but if you want a creatine product that is highly reliable in its effectiveness our Crea-Boost is the one.
What is maltodextrin?
Maltodextrin is the carbohydrate source we use in our Carbo-Boost. It is a fast absorbing, rapidly available source of carbohydrate that provides energy for your muscles. This means if maltodextrin is taken around and during periods of exercise it can provide high amounts of energy to your working muscles allowing for maintenance of efficient muscle contractions and prevent muscle being used as an energy source during exercise.
Why should I use the Workout Energiser?
Our Workout Energiser contains BCAAs and electrolytes both of which are important to maintain high levels of during exercise. Electrolytes help to maintain whole body hydration which is important to maintain as a small drop of merely 2% in hydration can cause a massive reduction in performance. BCAAs are important to take during exercise in order to stimulate uptake of carbohydrate in muscle cells in order to produce energy and they also help limit the breakdown of muscle during exercise allowing you to recover more easily following training.
What is Beta-Alanine and what does it do?
Beta-Alanine is an amino acid that is naturally occurring and is the only ingredient in our Beta-Boost. It prevents the build-up of physical fatigue by slowing the build-up of lactic acid which is a by-product of anaerobic respiration which occurs during short periods of exercise.
Why should I use the Boost range?
Within our Boost range we have: Carbo-Boost, Crea-Boost and Beta-Boost. All of these can be added to our other products in order to give them a ‘boost’. Carbo-Boost will increase the carbohydrate content of your product so if you want a bit of an extra energy kick you can use this to do that. Crea-Boost provides 5g of Creatine Monohydrate that will increase muscular power and strength and 1 scoop of Beta-Boost providing 1g of Beta-Alanine will increase muscular endurance.
What are micronutrient and why are they important?
Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals that we obtain through fruit and vegetables and can also be supplemented as in our Immune Support. They are important as they lay the foundation to allow optimal functioning of the body as helping to power essential process within it. Also they allowing you to get as much value from the foods you eat as possible.