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Ingredient Information

This is the location for you to increase your knowledge on some of the most popular ingredient within the sports nutrition category.

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Protein

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Casein Protein - Maximuscle Micellar Casein

Casein protein supplementation is quickly becoming a regular feature in the kitchen cupboard. read more

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Which is best – Casein or Whey?

Although whey and casein are similar in amino acid (AA) structure there’s a common misconception that whey protein is the superior supplementary choice due to its ease of digestibility. As such, whey releases AAs relatively quickly into the system, ready to be used by muscle for restoration and growth. Casein on the other hand is a slow releasing protein, meaning that it takes longer to digest and releases AA over a longer period of time compared to whey. read more

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Casein for Body Building

There’s no two ways about it, body building takes a significant toll on the body. For a start, the body churns through more calories to maintain muscle compared to maintaining fat. So, the more muscle you build, the more calories the body requires on a daily basis. Not to mention the calories you need to get through training. read more

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Casein – The Night Time Protein

When you’re putting in the hard graft on the gym floor, don’t let the quick wins slip away. Casein can be the perfect protein bolt on to your nutrition plan to promote muscle maintenance and growth. read more

BCAA

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BCAA's, Water, Isotonic - What should I drink in the gym?

The modern fitness fanatic is often seen clutching a water bottle filled with a vibrant coloured liquid. read more

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How To Use BCAA

When you’re training hard on a calorie-deficit diet, your body craves the energy it’s missing out on. BCAAs are the building blocks of protein. Supplementing BCAAs into your training plan can help provide your body with the opportunity to make the most out of your workout. read more

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BCAA: Benefits & Side Effects

BCAAs are the building blocks of protein. Your body requires protein for an energy source.Generally speaking, BCAAs are safe to supplement into your routine. However, you should follow the product guidance on the labelling – and for vegans and vegetarians, you should check the ingredients. We recommend that you follow guidelines to suit your fitness levels and lifestyle, as well as the manufacturer’s instructions read more

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BCAA vs Amino Acids

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. There are 20 amino acids in total, 8 of which are essential and 12 are non-essential. The 8 essential amino acids need to be sourced externally because they can’t be synthesised and produced in the body naturally. They are found in protein sources in our diet, such as meat, fish and eggs but can also be supplemented. Non-essential acids are just as important, but these can be synthesised in the body. read more

Creatine

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Is creatine safe ?

Creatine is naturally made in the body by three amino acids: methionine, glycine and arginine. However, it’s only produced in small amounts, and is also excreted. This is why you also source creatine in foods such as meat and fish, and can supplement creatine monohydrate into your workout regimes. read more

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Types of Creatine

Creatine is one of the most widely researched supplements. There are many types of creatine supplements available today which help to support your exercise performance so that you can continue to train at an optimum level for the entire duration of your workout, by slowing down the depletion of creatine stores. read more

Caffeine

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Key Benefits of Caffeine

Taken in dosages of 80mg upwards, the benefits of caffeine have been shown to provide a mental lift, helping to keep you alert and focused which can help you deliver your A game on vital training sessions and during competition. read more

NO2 Information

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What is Nitric Oxide and what does it do?

Getting enough blood to the muscles when you are working out can be the difference between a good workout and a great one. Whenever you pump some iron, your body switches its pump on as well, pushing the blood through your body at a faster rate. While you are performing, your endothelial cells, which line all of the arteries in your circulatory system, release more of a substance called nitric oxide (NO2). read more