All about Sports Nutrition
With so many sports nutrition products on the market, many people feel overwhelmed at first and don't know where to turn. Here is a look at a selection of sports nutrition products that Naturiste offers, including 3 different types of protein, mass gain, pre-workout and electrolytes.
Our whey proteins
One of the most common types of protein in sports nutrition products such as powders, supplements and drinks is whey, which comes from dairy products.
Most of the protein found in protein bars, shakes and powders is derived from milk. When milk is processed into cheese or yogurt, the remaining liquid is called whey.
There are different types of whey proteins: denatured and undenatured. Both follow the first steps of the process, and are extracted from liquid milk. But to obtain an undenatured protein, it is also necessary to choose a filtering method without the addition of chemicals, and to use a gentle pasteurization. A denatured protein then undergoes an aggressive heating process.
A denatured protein is partially cut. It is therefore said to be a little less potent, because the body needs whole proteins. Adding chemicals and cooking milk destroys the biologically active parts of the milk protein.
- Contains 95% protein per serving
Undenatured whey protein, refers to protein that is processed directly from milk and NOT from whey that comes from the by-product of the cheese making process. Therefore, undenatured protein has a higher protein intake per serving than isolate and concentrate. Undenatured whey protein is considered the healthiest protein powder on the market for many reasons. It is an easily digested whey protein, making it attractive to athletes and people looking to build muscle. Undenatured whey protein contains a potent form of glutathione, an important antioxidant that is excellent for preventing cell damage.
There are different categories of denatured proteins available on the market, including; Isolate and Concentrate.
- Contains 85-90% protein per serving
- Contains 50-55% protein per serving
The main difference betweenwhey isolate and whey concentrate is that the isolate undergoes further processing, resulting in a higher protein content, with less carbohydrates, lactose and fat. Undenatured whey protein, on the other hand, refers to proteins that are processed directly from milk, NOT from whey that comes from the by-product of the cheese making process. Therefore, undenatured protein has a higher protein intake per serving than isolate and concentrate.
Both whey isolate and whey concentrate are high quality proteins, and it is reasonable to assume that they will produce similar effects if an equivalent dose of protein is taken.
That said, people who limit their intake of fat, carbohydrates or lactose may prefer whey isolate because it is lower than whey concentrate in all three components.
Although research supports the beneficial effects of whey protein for active people, there is no clear evidence of differences between the effects of whey isolate and whey concentrate. Choosing the right product is simply a matter of understanding your body's needs. Our consultants are here to guide you in this choice!
Gain de masse
Gain de Masse is also composed of a protein concentrate, of the denatured type, which provides a high caloric intake for a natural and rapid muscle gain, in addition to providing the energy necessary for activity and promoting rapid recovery.
All proteins offered at Naturiste are available in chocolate or vanilla flavor!
Plant-based, vegan and vegetable protein options are also available!
Our Burst is a sports training supplement that temporarily helps reduce fatigue, promotes a sense of alertness and improves cognitive and motor performance. Generally taken 30 minutes before a workout to ensure optimal energy. During resistance training, such as weight training, taking a pre-workout supplement would improve body composition by increasing muscle mass and/or decreasing body fat.
Electrolytes provide superior hydration and are ideal during a high-intensity workout or right after. However, it is okay to consume electrolytes throughout the day to stay well hydrated, especially in the summer! Electrolytes are involved in a wide range of functions. They are particularly important in maintaining hydration levels, with the movement of sodium and potassium in and out of cells determining how much water the body retains or expels. Electro Choc not only tastes like delicious blue raspberries, it also contributes to the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, teeth and gums, as well as the formation of connective tissue. Of course, it provides the body with plenty of energy and hydration!
And much more
In addition to all these great products, we also offer a full range of sports supplements tailored to your goals. There really is something for everyone who wants to get in shape and stay in top shape.
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