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Protein absorption rates explained
Not all proteins are created equal. For instance, animal proteins have a complete amino acid profile, while many plant-based sources do not. So optimise your results by choosing a protein that suits your goals A fast release protein like whey is ideal for use when you need an immediate... Read more
The carb compromise: Find the right balance to achieve your goals
Low-carb, high-fat diets aren’t for everyone. In fact, there is still uncertainty about these diets’ long-term effects and the potential impact that constantly training at high intensities in a glycogen-depleted state can have on the body. But more people are realising that insulin is a major cause of many... Read more
Support your recovery after training for optimal endurance performance
A popular saying among serious endurance athletes states: “today’s performance is only as good as yesterday’s recovery”. And a key component of any recovery plan is optimal nutrition. While a balanced diet that consists predominantly of whole foods should form the cornerstone of every recovery plan, the right combination... Read more
Treat the cause of injury, not the symptom to fully recover
As an active person who constantly pushes yourself, you expose your body to a much greater risk of injury than the average couch potato. And injuries are never pleasant. Besides the pain and discomfort, there is the obvious frustration of having to take a break from training while you... Read more
Brown rice protein delivers comparable results to whey, study finds
For decades, dairy-derived whey protein has reigned supreme as the standard by which all other protein is measured. It has, therefore, become a supplement staple in the cupboards of anyone who is serious about adding muscle, or for athletes who want to optimise recovery. However, a study conducted on... Read more
Pre-load, re-load and recover: 4 supplements to power up your workouts
What you eat and drink before, during and after your workout matters! No matter what time of day you exercise, the key is to back up your training with the right nutrition from meals and supplements to help your muscles recover and replenish spent energy stores. For the best... Read more
Squeeze your way to better recovery with compression gear
Compression garments have become commonplace at endurance events, especially long-distance running races, multi-day cycling stage races and triathlons. In terms of efficacy, the principle by which compression garments work is sound and has, in fact, been used by top athletes for many years. Flushing the system Physiologically speaking, the... Read more
Recover faster with new USN EPIK ISOZERO WHEY
Absorption is the name of the game when it comes to post-workout protein shakes. The quicker your body gets amino acids to damaged muscle, the sooner the rebuilding process can start. That’s why USN has created EPIK ISOZERO WHEY. An EPIK combination Every scoop delivers 20g of highly bioavailable... Read more
Can you power up your endurance with protein?
Serious endurance athletes are always looking for that extra edge, but sometimes it isn’t the latest bike or shoe technology that delivers that marginal performance gain. Most athletes already understand the importance of protein in their post-exercise nutrition and supplement regimens because the repair and recovery benefits are backed... Read more
NPL supercharges its pre-workout range
Updated pre-workout products across the NPL range now include Alpha-GPC, a nootropic compound that delivers cognitive benefits and boosts mental performance. The substance may increase brain levels of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that is important for sustained mental focus, in addition to memory and learning. Research also suggests that supplementing... Read more