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Which product is best for me?

When faced with a wall of products at your local supplement store it can be confusing to know just which is the best one for you. It can take hours to read the labels of every product in the store (if you have that much time), and even though the sales assistant does everything they can to help make your choice easier, sometimes it's best to do a little research first to determine which type of product is best for you.

To make product selection easier we've highlighted the benefits of each of our products and given a suggestion as to what type of person might use it. As you will see, the same product can be suited to a few different uses or types of activities.

The bottom line is that whichever International Protein product you choose you can be sure you are getting a quality product without any gimmicky ingredients that don't work.

 

AMINO CHARGED WPI


Amino Charged WPI will greatly benefit everybody who trains and exercises, from the casual gym enthusiast, through to the elite level athlete. Perfect for a post- workout supplement that is rapidly absorbed and digested to refuel and rebuild muscles.


A growing body of scientific evidence indicates whey proteins deliver important physiological benefits for consumers seeking superior physical performance and recovery. International protein Amino Charged WPI provides the consumer with the highest quality whey protein isolates (WPI).

WPI contain the highest concentration of proteins (90% or higher), are extremely low in fat, carbohydrates and lactose. These type of proteins are easily digested and rapidly absorbed for faster recovery and energy during training. This product is further enhanced with the addition of whey peptides. The hydrolysation of WPI’s into di and tri peptides allows for ultra-rapid absorption to stimulate the muscle repair and building pathways.

WPI also contains high levels of branched chain amino acids (BCAA); leucine, isoleucine and valine. Leucine is especially important in stimulating muscle protein synthesis pathways to accelerate muscle building and repair processes post workout. This product is very beneficial to consume pre and post workout to support the maintenance of lean muscle mass and aid recovery.

The immune system is also supported with WPI consumption and this can be very important in preventing a decline in health due to over training. As a good source of the amino acids cysteine and methionine, these amino acids play a role in maintaining the antioxidant levels in the body.

The addition of L-arginine and L-glutamine to International protein’s amino charged WPI sets it above other ordinary WPI’s due to the higher concentration of arginine. Arginine along with lysine (also high in WPI) is thought to stimulate growth hormone, a potentially beneficial response for bodybuilders and the casual gym enthusiast as this hormone is a stimulator of muscle growth. Glutamine is important in preventing fatigue and over training in athletes, and plays a pivotal role in preventing muscle breakdown.

 

PROTEIN SYNERGY 5


Protein Synergy 5 is a versatile supplement that is suitable for general users because of its sustained release of amino acids and good overall amino acid profile. The blend of proteins are also good for weight loss as you will be kept feeling full for longer. The combination of proteins provides a source of fast, medium and slow release proteins making it a perfect ingredient for muscle growth and night time consumption.


Proteins are all good but some are better than others and International Protein: Protein Synergy 5 provides a constant supply of high quality proteins due to the unique absorption rates of the whey, egg and casein proteins. The combination of proteins provides fast, medium and slow release proteins that provide building blocks for every phase of muscle growth and development.

Whey is essential in the bodybuilding world today because of its ability to be digested and absorbed very rapidly. This allows the protein to become available for muscle building very quickly and is commonly used post workout to increase levels of amino acids in the blood, which is taken up by the muscles to ultimately increase mass. The high amounts of BCAA’s in whey are used to fuel the working muscles and stimulate protein synthesis. In particular, leucine plays a key role in initiating the pathways in the protein synthesis and this may speed recovery and adaptation to exercise.

The blend of whey protein isolates and concentrates in protein synergy 5 means there is an excellent amino acid profile and on top of the muscle building and recovery benefits, this whey protein blend works as an antioxidant to the boost the body’s immune system.

The addition of micellar casein protein further enhances the benefits of this supplement. Casein protein is digested and absorbed much slower by the body, releasing protein and amino acids for a longer period of time, which reduces muscle breakdown. For optimal recovery the body needs a constant supply of nutrients, especially protein.

Protein synergy 5 has the perfect blend of whey, casein and egg protein to offer an original and complimentary profile of amino acids and absorption rates, helping to ensure that your muscles never deplete of protein building blocks. This supplement can improve your performance though increasing lean muscle mass, decreasing recovery times and faster muscle repair, and reducing post-work out muscle breakdown. It is an ideal supplement to take before bed for sustained release of amino acids or during the day for a sustained release of amino acids between meals. This protein supplement is also ideal for any weight loss program as the combination of proteins affect satiety factors, therefore helping with hunger and keeping you feeling full for longer.

 

GLUTAMINE


Glutamine is suitable for all athletes undertaking a heavy training schedule to support the immune system, maintain protein levels and help restore muscle glycogen.


L Glutamine is an amino acid that is used to maintain or boost the immune system and to maintain protein levels during periods of intensive training. Supplementation may prevent or lessen the severity of illness. Low plasma glutamine levels have been associated with over training and fatigue in athletes.

L Glutamine also plays a major role in protein metabolism by reducing protein break down as a result of hormones released during exercise. Another benefit of L glutamine in muscle maintenance is that it helps restore muscle glycogen, which aids in recovery and performance.

All athletes that partake in a heavy training schedule would benefit from L glutamine supplementation as you can’t lift weights or exercise if you are sick so strengthening the immune system is important. During periods of physical stress the body’s own glutamine stores are depleted, therefore supplementation may improve the repair and building of muscle.

 

EXTREME CARBS


International Protein Extreme Carbs is a perfect blended supplement for endurance athletes to use as a pre work carbohydrate beverage, post work out and as additional energy during carbohydrate loading regimes. This supplement is also beneficial for strength and bodybuilding athletes to replenish muscle energy stores and boost the recovery and muscle building process. Team sports and individual athletes of all sports would be able to reap the benefits of extreme carbs.


Extreme Carbs is an energy and glycogen recovery formula that provides a convenient source of fast and slow release carbohydrates. The mixture of glucose and fructose has been shown in recent studies to have additional benefits than glucose alone. The addition of fructose increases overall carbohydrate oxidation rates and has been shown to improve hydration due to increased amounts of water absorbed from the stomach.

The addition of PromilinTM(4-hydroxy-isoleucine) to this efficient energy replacement and recovery supplement further improves its function by supporting metabolism and transportation of glucose and carbohydrates into the muscle cells; this is important in for glycogen re-synthesis. PromilinTM has also been shown to have insulinotrophic properties; therefore it has an effect on the production and stimulation of insulin (very powerful anabolic hormone).

The neutral flavour of extreme carbs is designed for the benefit of the consumer. It allows for easy mixing to individualise your energy replacement and recovery plan. Extreme Carbs can be mixed with one of International Proteins protein range to suit your sport and your specific needs. For example, an ideal recovery formula for an endurance athlete is to combine International protein Extreme Carbs and International protein Superior Whey in a ratio of 4:1 (CHO: PRO). Approximately 11/2 serves of extreme carbs to 1 serve of Superior Whey.

 

SUPERIOR WHEY


Superior Whey is suited to high frequency users who are on a budget or just starting out. This high quality protein supplement is the most economical, providing value for money in every serve.


Superior Whey provides a high-quality protein blend of whey isolates, concentrates and whey peptides. These proteins are easily digested and rapidly absorbed for faster recovery and energy during prolonged endurance events.

Whey proteins contain high amounts of BCAA’s that are important in the maintenance of muscle tissue and appear to preserve muscle glycogen, along with preventing muscle protein breakdown during exercise.

The immune system is also supported with WPI consumption and this can be very important in preventing a decline in health due to over training. As a good source of the amino acids cysteine and methionine, these amino acids play a role in maintaining the antioxidant levels in the body.

Addition of L glutamine to this product is important as it plays a role in preventing fatigue and over training in athletes, and plays a pivotal role in preventing muscle breakdown. Another benefit of L glutamine in muscle maintenance is that it helps restore muscle glycogen, which aids in recovery and performance.

International Protein Superior Whey is an ideal protein supplement for any level of endurance athlete. Its advanced formulation supports all the important physiological functions of an endurance athlete to be able to maintain a heavy training schedule. Superior Whey supports the immune system function, facilitates muscle recovery and aids energy production for hard training and sport. People who require frequent supplementation will also benefit as this products provides value for money, it is the most economic protein as it is not very expensive per serve.

 

EXTREME MASS


Extreme Mass has the benefits of providing a nutrient profile similar to a balanced meal. This makes a great energy controlled snack for people on weight management plans, hard gainers and team sports such as football and rugby and athletes that have high energy requirements through activity.


This anabolic weight gainer is an energy rich supplement that provides quality proteins, muscle sparing carbohydrates, fast burning medium chain triglycerides (MCT) oils, and poly and monounsaturated vegetable oils.

Extreme Mass provides the same superior blend of proteins as Protein Synergy 5. There is a constant supply of high quality proteins due to the unique absorption rates of the whey, egg and casein proteins; providing an anabolic environment for muscle development and repair. There is no compromise in quality of proteins for the addition of kilojoules. Each serve of provides nearly 1800kJ of energy, making it easier to consume the energy needed for optimal lean weight gain.

MCT oils provide a direct energy source for the body and in a sense mimic the action of carbohydrates. They are helpful in gaining lean mass as they provide an increase in energy intake without adding body fat as they are metabolised differently to other saturated fats.

The addition of muscle sparing carbohydrates provides a fuel source for working muscles and enables the protein for muscle growth, whilst minimising fat gains. This formulation provides fast and slow release energy and proteins to maximise high intensity training programs, improving recovery and increasing energy intake to increase lean weight gain. This supplement is ideal for athletes and non-athletes who require an increase in lean muscle mass, whilst minimising fat gains.

 

TRAINERS CHOICE


Trainers Choice can be enjoyed guilt free. This product has the taste of an indulgent dessert without the sugar and fat content. Perfect for men and women looking to lose weight and improve body composition.


Trainers Choice is an ideal supplement for women and men who are looking to improve body composition and weight loss but have trouble giving up the sweet sugary foods. This quality protein source tastes like an indulgent dessert, without the sugar and fat and is a source of calcium.

As part of a balanced diet this protein supplement can aid in weight loss and improve body composition through helping to regulate your food intake and keeping you fuller for longer so your energy consumption is reduced.

 

Written by Karen Hill
B. Sci Nutritional Therapy & B. Sci (Hons)
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