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How to make a mass gainer

How to make a mass gainer

admin 07/01/2018 0
The objective of mass gainers is in the name – to help you gain mass. And the way to add mass is to put your body in a calorie surplus. In other words, consume more calories than you burn. Mass gainers are designed to pack a large number of calories into a single serving. They are a blend of carbohydrates and protein in a ratio of 2:1 or 3:1, and sometimes up to 5:1 (usually in lower quality products). Your browser does not support the video tag.While commercial mass gainers are loaded with car...
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Is your whey protein good value?

Is your whey protein good value?

admin 13/12/2017 0
As consumers, we’re constantly on the look-out for the best deals. Quality, price and convenience are just three criteria that we use to compare products before we make a purchase. And there are no exceptions when we buy supplements. Unfortunately, the sports nutrition industry can be a very confusing place. And big brands make big money by keeping us confused. The result of all this confusion? Many customers compare apples with oranges and end up buying lemons.At OneProtein, we’ve put together ...
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Maltodextrin: a sugar in disguise

Maltodextrin: a sugar in disguise

admin 09/12/2017 0
We’ve all looked at hundreds of nutritional information labels on packaged food. Calories, carbohydrates, fat, protein – these are all familiar categories to us. Under ‘carbohydrates’ there’s a sub-category called ‘sugars’ – depending on your nutritional goals, the amount of sugar in food is probably the first or second value that you study. Unfortunately, this category is unhelpful, misleading and subject to abuse by the food industry and supplements manufacturers. And one of the biggest and mo...
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Why you need protein after exercise

Why you need protein after exercise

admin 02/12/2017 0
You’ve just finished a workout. Forty-fives of a moderately intense session in the gym. Weight training, cardio, cross fit, jogging, rowing, spinning, yoga – any workout. It’s your workout to help you achieve your goals, whether that’s building muscle, increasing strength, improving fitness or losing weight. You’re pleased, you give yourself a pat on the back as you walk out the gym, and you tell yourself, “job done”. Right? Wrong. What you do in the gym is half the battle; how you refuel and re...
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Mass gainers vs whey protein

Mass gainers vs whey protein

admin 19/11/2017 0
At OneProtein, we are often asked whether we sell mass gainers. The short answer is, no. Why? Let’s come back to that three-letter question at the end of this short blog. The main reasons relate to whey protein supplements – which we do sell. To explain the link, let’s briefly describe what is whey protein, what are mass gainers, and, more importantly, what are the differences.Whey ProteinThere are many sources of protein available to us, such as beef, egg, fish, milk, poultry and soy. Whey prot...
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Where does whey protein come from?

Where does whey protein come from?

admin 12/11/2017 0
Many people have heard of whey protein, but few know where it comes from or how it is made. And there is lots of uncertainty about whether whey protein is a synthetic or a natural supplement. Let’s clarify this before we move on: whey protein, which comes from cow’s milk, is a by-product of the cheese-making process and is indeed a natural protein source. In fact, 60% of the protein in breast milk is whey protein (the other 40% is casein protein). This short blog sheds some light on where your w...
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Whey protein for weight loss

Whey protein for weight loss

admin 05/11/2017 0
We often refer to whey protein as the ‘king of protein’. Anyone looking to build muscle, increase strength or improve post-workout recovery needs a sufficient amount of protein in their diet. And from all the sources of protein available – including chicken, beef, egg, fish and soy – it doesn’t get much better than whey protein. That’s great, but this article isn’t about building muscle – it’s about losing weight. And for this objective, whey protein is an extremely effective food supplement for...
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Which whey to go?

Which whey to go?

admin 16/09/2017 0
If you’re reading this blog then you’ve probably heard a thing or two about whey protein. You may have also come across different types of whey: whey concentrate, whey isolate and whey hydrolysate. If you haven’t, fear not – we will discuss each one of them in turn.The supplements industry markets a wide range of whey protein powders. Throw in the huge list of brands, trademarked products and jazzy packaging, and it’s easy to see why consumers may be easily confused. Seemingly simple questions l...
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