Powerbar - Protein Plus Bar 20g Chocolate Crisp - 2.15 oz (61g)
Powerbar Protein Plus Bar 20g Chocolate Crisp helps build lean muscle. You train hard, make it count. Powerbar ProteinPlus bar has a TriSource protein blend to help build lean muscle and provides sustained energy for active people. Take PowerBar Protein Plus bars after training or competition where protein intake has been shown to help promote muscle recovery. Powerbar Protein Plus Bar contains 20g of TriSource protein, a proprietary blend of whey, soy and casein proteins that provides muscle-building amino acids.
Protein Helps Power Recovery
As an athlete, you may know that carbs provide the glucose that fuels your muscles when training and competing. You may also know that recovery is key after a hard workout or competition: Push carbs to replenish those tapped muscle and liver glycogen stores, and start eating as soon as possible after exercise to flip the metabolic switch from catabolism (breaking down) to anabolism (rebuilding). But in your rush to refuel, don't thumb your nose at protein. It doesn't take the place of carbs, but there are some compelling reasons for knocking back protein along with carbs right after exercise.
Recovery Benefits of Protein
Reason #1 in favor of a protein/carb combo on the post-exercise menu is that together they can be even more effective than carbs alone at boosting your rate of muscle glycogen synthesis. Increasing blood insulin concentration seems to be the key. Insulin is a natural anabolic hormone, meaning that when levels are high, glucose circulating in the bloodstream is taken into cells and turned into glycogen. Carbs and protein as a duo can be more effective at raising blood insulin levels, especially in those situations where your carbohydrate intake post-exercise might not be as high or as frequent as you'd like it to be.
Reason #2 in favor of pairing protein with carbs is that strenuous exercise such as a marathon, for example, causes microscopic damage to your muscle tissues. That damage needs to be repaired, and it's the protein you eat that provides the amino acid building blocks for the making of proteins to repair muscle tissue.
Finally, that same pool of amino acids used for muscle tissue repair is also utilized to build new muscle as an adaptation response to your training.
Who should use PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bars?
Dedicated athletes that need a great tasting source of protein during post-workout recovery.
PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bars are a good choice for athletes who want a convenient source of high-quality protein to help round out their exercise routine. They were developed by the Sports Nutrition experts at PowerBar, and they can help optimize your recovery period after training and competition.
How should I use PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bars?
Consume a PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bar before and/or after an intense workout.
High quality protein should be consumed regularly throughout the day as part of an athlete's daily protein intake, especially soon after exercise. This can help support long-term maintenance, growth and repair of lean muscle tissue.
How much protein do I need after exercise?
Protein requirements vary between athletes based on differences in body size or activity level.
In general, look to consume a minimum of 15-25 grams of protein within an hour after activity to maximize the muscle rebuilding process.
Why is it important to consume carbohydrates in addition to protein?
Carbohydrates stored in muscles is called glycogen. Glycogen gets used up during exercise.
Consuming carbohydrate within 30 minutes after exercise at 2 hour intervals for up to 6 hours is recommended for rebuilding muscle glycogen stores and supports recovery prior to any training session or competition to occur within the next 24 hours.
What are the protein sources in PowerBar ProteinPlus 20g protein bars?
The PowerBar TriSource protein blend is a combination of three protein sources: soy protein isolate, calcium caseinate, and whey protein isolate.
What other foods can help provide the level of high quality protein equivalent to one PowerBar ProteinPlus 20g protein bar?
The following foods contain approximately the same amount of protein as one PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bar:
Milk: 2 cups of 2% milk
Tuna: 1 serving (3 oz)
Ground Beef: 1 serving (2.5 oz)
What are the nutritional advantages of PowerBar ProteinPlus 20g protein bars?
PowerBar ProteinPlus 20g protein bars deliver 20 grams of high quality protein from our proprietary PowerBar TriSource protein blend in each 210 calorie bar.
High quality protein such as whey, casein and soy are effective in supporting the maintenance, repair and synthesis of lean muscle tissue in response to training. Some athletes generally require 0.6-0.9 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day. This is 90 to 135 grams each day for a 150lb individual.
I have food allergies. Can I eat PowerBar ProteinPlus 20g protein bars?
PowerBar ProteinPlus 20g protein bars contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy, and are made on equipment that also processes wheat. If you are allergic to any of these ingredients, this product is not for you. We encourage you to read the label for the most up-to-date ingredient list.
How do I store PowerBar ProteinPlus 20g protein bars?
PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bars do not have to be refrigerated, but we recommend storing the bars in a cool, dry place. In general, it is best to store PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bars between 40-80° F.
Please note: Storing a PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bar in areas where the temperature exceeds 80° F for an extended period of time will result in significant changes to the taste, texture, color, and coating of the product.
How long will my PowerBar ProteinPlus 20g protein bars last?
Each PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bar is stamped with a "best by" date.
Use by the "best by" date to ensure you're enjoying our highest quality product and receiving the full nutritional benefits of the product.
PowerBar was created by athletes, for athletes. They started PowerBar to help athletes reach their goals by providing nutrition tools for optimum athletic performance.
All of PowerBar's products are backed by decades of leading edge sports nutrition science and innovation and always live up to their highest standards. They aim to meet the nutrition and energy needs of all athletes, from world-class champions and dedicated amateurs, to beginners and those who just want to improve.
They believe that when you push yourself harder, you get stronger. And in order to gain that strength, you need the right energy to push through boundaries, to see what you're made of. You're stronger than you think.