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Is it time to change our thinking around next-day muscle soreness?
For many gym-goers, the measure of a good workout is that dull ache in the muscles we trained the day before. It’s not uncommon to feel too stiff to train again after your last gym session. But does severe next-day soreness do more harm than good? This feeling is... Read more
Does your meal measure up? We compare plant vs animal protein servings
A common concern for people who are transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle relates to protein. The major challenge is consuming a broad spectrum of amino acids to meet your body’s protein requirements. Few plant-based protein sources offer a complete amino acid profile (that means they don’t contain all nine... Read more
Amino acids: The loss-limiting factor
Conventional supplement plans use protein and amino acid products to repair and rebuild muscle tissue after hard weight training sessions. While this is sound nutritional advice and can amplify the muscle-building (anabolic) process, there is another application for these supplements. READ MORE: Does your workout need aminos? Breaking down... Read more
Just arrived! NPL #21 Protein Bars
NPL’s new #21 Protein Bar is the latest high-protein functional food snack to hit Dis-Chem store shelves. Every NPL #21 bar contains (you guessed it!) 21g of protein, along with added, fibre and collagen for a wholesome, balanced and delicious anytime or post-workout snack. Each serving also contains 22g... Read more
Discover the world of protein options
A good protein supplement is a mainstay in every nutrition plan, whether your aim is to build a better body, lose weight or enhance your recovery. A visit to your nearest Dis-Chem Pharmacy or the online store will reveal an impressive range of protein supplements. Each product contains a... Read more
USN updates Qhush range with new Havana variant
Get extreme energy and focus from USN’s latest energy juice, USN Havana Qhush. The latest addition to the Qhush range is packed with vitamin B to provide energy and assist the body with normal energy-yielding metabolism, with a high caffeine content for focus, energy and motivation. It also includes... Read more
6 essential supplements for lean muscle gains
Anyone who is serious about adding lean muscle to their physique uses well-formulated, quality supplements. When used strategically as part of a balanced nutrition plan, the right combination of supplements helps to repair muscle after training, aid recovery from intense exercise, and help to promote the optimal environment for... Read more
15 muscle-building tips that work
While the physiological mechanisms that drive muscle growth are complex, your approach doesn’t have to be. But with so much information available on the internet and on social media platforms, it can be confusing when formulating the most effective muscle-building plan. When your aim is to build quality lean... Read more
What’s so essential about Essential Amino Acids?
Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) have become an extremely popular trend in the sports nutrition market. USN recently released All9™ Amino, for example. This complete sugar-free amino stack is ideal for hydration, stamina and muscle recovery. The product contains a 2:1:1 ratio of naturally fermented Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)... Read more
Limit muscle loss, boost recovery with a peri-workout supplement plan
The research behind post-workout nutrition is clear – highly bioavailable protein supplements aid recovery by boosting muscle repair and growth. But post-workout nutrition is just one element of a broader approach to performance nutrition. Find out why protein supplement timing matters to body composition. The notion that exercise-induced muscle... Read more