100% WHEY PROTEIN PROFESSIONAL BENEFITS
100% Whey Protein made from top grade Whey Protein Concentrate and Whey Protein Isolate. Contains an Amino Acid Matrix with L-Glutamine, L-Leucine and Taurine BCAAs which improves protein uptake.
Comes with added digestive enzymes.
Low fat, low sugar and Aspartame free.
100% WHEY PROTEIN PROFESSIONAL DESCRIPTION
100% Whey Protein Professional is one of the bestselling protein blends in Europe and is specifically developed to aid recovery and enhance muscle growth. The combination of whey concentrate and whey isolate provides a balanced protein blend and with added digestive enzymes and amino acids, it also improves protein uptake, speeding up muscle recovery.
The added Amino Acid Matrix includes a blend of L-Leucine, L-Glutamine and Taurine to aid positive nitrogen levels in the body, speed up muscle recovery and help strengthen the immune system while increasing protein synthesis.
Taking 100% Whey Protein professional after a workout enables you to get protein into your body faster than eating alone, giving the muscles the fuel needed to recover and grow faster.
100% Whey Protein professional can also be taken when you have not eaten for several hours to provide a fast and easy protein boost that reaches your muscles quickly.
As a food supplement, whey protein is the perfect solution to use all year round regardless if you are dieting or bulking.
*100% of protein from whey
|Serving size: 30 g (3/4 scoop)|
|30 g||RI%*||100 g||30 g||RI%*||100 g|
|Energy||112 kcal||6%||371 kcal||Carbohydrate||1.4 g||1%||4.7 g|
|470 kJ||1558 kJ||of which Sugars||1.4 g||2%||4.7 g|
|Fat||2.0 g||3%||6.7 g||Protein||22 g||44%||73 g|
|of which Saturates||0.7 g||4%||2.3 g||Salt||0.41 g||7%||1.4 g|
|Amino Acid Matrix||1300 mg||-||4333 mg||Digestive Enzyme Blend||24 mg||-||80 mg|
|(L-Leucine 100 mg, L-Glutamine 210 mg, Taurine 990 mg)||(Bromelain 12 mg, Papain 12 mg)|
|Amino acid profile (% of protein)|
|*RI%: Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal)
**Essential Amino Acids
THE SCIENCE BEHIND MUSCLE GROWTH
After working out, your body starts to repair or replace the muscle fibres damaged via a cellular process that fuses muscle fibres together to form new protein strands (myofibrils). These myofibrils increase in numbers and thickness, which in turn causes muscle hypertrophy or growth.
Muscle growth only occurs when the rate of muscle protein synthesis is higher than the rate of muscle protein breakdown. However, this does not happen while you actually lift weights, but occurs when the body is resting.
The key to producing natural muscle growth is the ability to continuously put the muscles under more stress than they are used too. This is done in three main ways, muscle tension, muscle damage and metabolic stress.
As mentioned above, to grow muscles you need to put the muscles under more stress than they are adapted to. This is primarily done by lifting progressively heavier weights. The added tension to the muscle causes changes to its chemistry, allowing the muscle to grow and strengthen the connection between the motor units within the muscle cells.
If you have ever felt sore after a workout, then that is your body’s way of telling you that you have sustained localised muscle damage. Although this sounds bad, it is the process the body needs to grow bigger muscles.
Localised muscle damage or delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) causes the release of inflammatory molecules which kick starts cells to repair and replace the damaged muscle fibres, making them thicker in the process. Typically this type of soreness is decreased over time by additional mechanisms.
If you have ever felt the burn or ‘pump’ after a workout, then you have experienced metabolic stress. Metabolic stress causes swelling around the damaged muscle and helps with connective tissue growth. This is known as sarcoplasmic hypertrophy and is sometimes how people can have the appearance of bigger muscles without an increase in strength.
Why Muscles Need Rest to Grow
By not having the right rest or nutrition, you can actually reverse the anabolic process need to grow muscles, so it is important to maximise this as part of your training. Muscle protein metabolism typically lasts between 24 and 48 hours, meaning that anything you consume within this period has an impact on muscle growth.
Rest literally makes your stronger, allowing your muscles to repair and become thicker, and allowing you to handle increased weight, reps and sets to gain further. During sleep, the levels of growth hormone are at their highest; this helps the body to build stronger muscles to compensate for the stress that you have applied.
Without proper rest and recovery time after a workout, you are risking hitting a plateau in your training, injury or even a reduction in performance.
Also, keep in mind that everyone has a limit on how much their muscles can actually grow. This depends on gender, age, and genetics, for example, men can build bigger and stronger muscles than women as they naturally have more testosterone.