Next Proteins Protein Blitz 60 Grams Whey Isolate Vanilla Creme 2 lbs. (908 g)
Next Proteins Protein Blitz 60 Grams Whey Isolate Vanilla Creme fuels your muscles for workouts that work harder. You're already lifting heavy -- now, accelerate your results with PROTEINBLITZ Vanilla Crème's delicious double-strength delivery of 60 grams of anabolic amino acids. Contains 8gm of Leucine per serving to boost anabolic potential and protein synthesis. PROTEINBLITZ Vanilla Crème helps you recover faster so you can turn up the volume on your workouts.
- Advanced Fast-Acting Muscle Fuel
- Double strength with 60g MFUF-Nano-Filtered Whey Protein Isolate
- Primes your body for maximum muscle growth
- 16g of Anti-Catabolic Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)
- Contains 8g of Leucine the most powerful initiator of muscle anabolism
How much protein should I be getting on a regular basis?
It depends on how often and how much you work out. But the fact is, while the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for protein is fine for the typical couch potato, it's not going to meet a bodybuilder's or strength athlete's protein needs. Studies have been shown that gut-wrenching workouts mean you need more protein. Try 1- 1.4 g of protein per pound of bodyweight. For example, a 250-pounder needs 250 - 350 g of protein daily.
Why do I need more protein, anyway?
Hard training puts added stress on your body. If you don't get enough protein during training, your body will start to feed on muscle as its source of amino acids. Your body feeding on muscle sounds bad -- because it is bad. It just doesn't make sense to work hard in the gym for an hour and then not eat enough protein to support your workout.
How should I break up my protein intake?
Opt for frequent intake of small amounts of protein. The goal is to have a smooth, steady flow of amino acids circulating at all times. A little known bodybuilding secret is to sip on protein throughout your work day when trying to pack on pounds or diet off body fat.
This packaging says PROTEINBLITZ is for gaining or dieting. Which is it?
Believe it or not -- both. Bodybuilders are either packing on muscle or dropping body fat, and protein is crucial for both. High-quality protein aids in muscle recovery so muscles can get bigger and stronger. You also need protein when shedding body fat so your muscle is not used for fuel during calorie restriction.
What is Advanced Fast-Acting Muscle Fuel?
It's been proven in studies that whey protein isolate -- like the kind found in PROTEINBLITZ -- is digested more quickly than other proteins, so it's the best protein when you need a very quick rise amino acids. This is where casein falls short.
When would I need a quick rise in amino acids?
You need amino acids first thing in the morning; or after you've been fasting all night; or immediately before a workout to fuel muscle; or right after working out, to help accelerate your muscles' recovery.
What is nano-filtration?
Nano-filtration is a type of membrane filtration that's an extension of micro-filtration and ultra-filtration. The pores in nano-filtration's membranes are very small, which allows for even greater isolation of the protein into a more pure whey protein isolate. The more pure the whey protein the quicker it will be digested. Other components in the whey, such as fat, can actually slow down digestion.
I heard whey protein is not a good protein to take before bed due to its quick digestion. What say you?
This has become the consensus in the bodybuilding world and is proven out by Boirie, in his study "Slow and fast dietary proteins differently modulate postprandial protein accretion." (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. Vol. 94. Dec. 1997.) This study is where casein was dubbed a slow protein and whey a fast protein. However, through ProteinBlitz's research, they've found that simply taking 5 g of fiber and 5 g of fish oil per 30 g of PROTEINBLITZ before bedtime produces the desired slow trickle of amino acids so muscle is spared. Then, upon rising, they suggest immediately taking 30 - 60 g of PROTEINBLITZ. They've gotten great results following this routine and have eliminated those crazy dreams sometimes caused by casein intake. (Yes, research shows that the casein in different cheeses causes different types of bizarre dreams! Who needs that?)
If you've ever thrown up in the gym, then you probably don't need to read about the benefits of whey protein. But for those of you who are just starting out as bodybuilders and strength athletes, here's why you should opt for whey over all other proteins -- whether you're looking to pack on muscle or drop body fat.
Simply- whey is from milk. Milk is used to make cheese and whey protein is the nutrient rich byproduct of the cheese making process. When it starts out on its journey to being the perfect protein, whey is pushed through filters to purify it and separate out the protein from the fat and other nutrients. By the time whey is done being filtered, it boasts up to 95 percent protein, making it the ideal protein for building muscle and helping muscles recover quicker after a grueling workout.
Here's some biochem 101 for you: Whey contains all 22 amino acids -- including the eight essential amino acids, which are not created in the body -- and is the best source of branched chain amino acids, which reduce muscle damage during exercise and minimize muscle protein breakdown afterward. Whey is quickly absorbed, so these amino acids race to your muscles where they're most needed.
Okay, whey is great. Got it. But there are plenty of whey protein products vying for shelf space out there. Why should I pound down PROTEINBLITZ?
Most whey product manufacturers do micro-filtration, ultra-filtration (MFUF) or ion-exchange on their whey. Ion-exchange is lacking some very important bio-available-peptides found in MFUF. Do you remember, from your high school science class, what's smaller than micro? That's right, nano. And that's the kind of filtration Protein Blitz does, which means the whey protein in PROTEINBLITZ is purer than ever. Nano-filtration helps our whey protein be even more quickly digested so the amino acids get where you need them, when you need them.
PROTEINBLITZ manages to cram in a whopping 30-60 grams of whey protein isolate to create the perfect pre and post-training anabolic environment, and provides the ultra-critical branched-chain amino acids -- so it helps whether you're aiming to gain or lose.
GAINING OR DIETING?
Hardcore gym rats are either gaining -- packing on mass -- or dieting -- dropping pounds. The bad news is that you can't do both at the same time.
- GAINING: It's obvious: To create bigger muscles, you need to continually push more weight. But there's more to gaining muscle than the daily session of leaving your blood and guts on floor: It also requires an increase in calories and protein. Studies have shown that taking protein before, after, and even during a workout decreases recovery time. This is important because less muscle soreness after a tough workout means the immune system and nervous system can handle more weight in less time for the next go-round -- so you can lift heavier and longer. More lifting = more muscle. And more protein = more lifting. Get it?
- DIETING: Diet training is the opposite of training for mass. To torch body fat, you need to reduce calories, and you'll usually introduce cardio and slash carbs as well. But when you do all this, ironically, getting through a workout becomes a challenge. Physically, you can't throw around the same weight as you could during the gaining phase -- and this can destroy your mental manhood. (Don't quit: Redemption is coming in the form of veins you've never seen before and striations you didn't know you had.)
During the losing phase you need to take in small, frequent amounts of protein. The reason? As you begin to cut calories, the body will need fuel in the form of glucose. Glucose can be made from amino acids -- a process called gluconeogenesis -- and, unfortunately, a prime way for your body to get amino acids is to suck them out of our muscles. That's right -- this shrinks your hard-gained muscle. Keeping protein handy during the losing phase will ensure that your protein stores and muscle don't get drained for glucose.
So: PROTEINBLITZ is the ideal solution for both gainers and dieters.