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Total Protein: Uses And Benefits Of Protein Blends

Introducing Total Blend, the new all-day protein blend designed to target muscle recovery and development.

Protein blends are not just for mass muscle bulkers and bodybuilders. Your muscles work all day long and are inflicted with the wear and tear that leads to their growth and development. But when you add rigorous exercise to your daily schedule it means that you need to fuel that newfound ambition with the protein your body needs.

Protein doesn’t just aid muscle growth in the sense of mass bulking, it helps your muscles’ development in terms of strength and their ability to recover. Your muscles’ growth and recovery take place when you rest and get the right protein and carbs to allow them to do so. It is for this reason all day protein blends are an increasingly popular go-to supplement for athletes and gym-goers.

Total Protein combines both fast and slow release proteins in a way that your body can utilise for recovery no matter when you need it.

Total Protein boasts over 20g of protein per serving to support growth and maintenance of muscle, and comes in seven different flavors, including Chocolate Smooth, Vanilla, Strawberry Cream, Cookies & Cream. Salted Caramel, Mocha and Cinnamon Roll.

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So What’s In Total Protein?

Whey Protein Isolate 90%

WPI 90 is the highest quality whey protein isolate, which is considered to be the most valuable protein source used in sports. It contains 90% of easily digestible animal protein and the standard profile of amino acids needed to build muscle mass.

By definition, this is protein in its purest form, including a high percentage of protein with much of the fat and lactose removed via further processing. Because of this, there is less fat and lactose than in a whey concentrate.

They are also rich in amino acids, leucine and cysteine.

Isolates are a quick-absorbing protein and so are perfect for pre- and post-workout as they can speedily supply your muscles with the nutrition that they will need for recovery after an intense workout.

Whey protein isolates are effective if you’re on a low carb diet, seeking muscle growth and fat loss – ideal if you’re after that lean muscle.

Further to this, isolates are recommended as an all-around dietary supplement and have been proven to provide a boost to the body’s immune system and improving the control of blood glucose levels and prevention of ageing muscle and bone loss.

Whey Protein Concentrate 80

Like isolates, concentrate contains low levels of fat and carbs and significant amounts of lactose. How much protein you can expect in a concentrate depends on how concentrated it is. Whey concentrate is a more basic form of protein, which you may use for building muscle mass, lowering blood pressure, speeding up your recovery times and boosting your immune system.

Whey concentrate is good for pre- and post-workouts, as well as snacks between meals, but it is not recommended for protein before bed.

Many people ask which they should choose between isolates and concentrates. Because of the processing involved in isolates, they will have fewer carbs per serving. Isolates are also more quickly absorbed than whey concentrate and so are better for a post-workout supplement. For anyone wanting to limit increased insulin, whey concentrate is best.

Whether insulin or lactose is an issue or not, the price may be, and whey protein concentrate is the more affordable of the two.

WPC 80 contains a whopping 80 percent protein.

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Hydrolyzate

Hydrolyzate protein is the highest quality of protein available, providing highly absorbable peptides that can have a strong anabolic effect. Because of this, it is a highly-effective post-workout supplement and, for many, is easier on the digestive system – particularly compares to whey protein concentrate.

Hydrolyzate wheys contain less fat and sugar than isolates are heavily processed and so take out a step in your digestion’s process where your body would usually hydrolyze a protein to digest them. They also offer a substantial increase in insulin, therefore pushing more fuel to your muscles and aiding recovery while building muscle.

Casein

Casein protein is best for night time usage and long hauls without a chance to graze. Casein breaks down over several hours and so can be taken as a meal if you’re looking to shed weight, and, equally, for mass gainers and everyone in between it is effective when taken before sleeping so you will utilise the protein in your body throughout the night.

Because of its slow absorbency, casein protein isn’t recommended for a post-workout supplement, yet is effective when taken in the morning to carry you through the day and your exercise regime.

Casein is high in glutamine, which helps boost the immune system and speed up recovery.

 

Our articles should be used for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you’re concerned, consult a health professional before taking dietary supplements or introducing any major changes to your diet.

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Faye Reid

Faye Reid

Writer and expert

Faye Reid has a Master of Science in Sport Physiology and Nutrition. She puts her passion into practice as goal attack for her netball team, and in competitive event riding. Find out more about Faye's experience here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/faye-reid-8b619b122/.


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