My Protein Products Review- Oat & Whey Flapjack, Pulse V4, Energel & Impact: Whey Protein Shake
Hey Guys, today I have another fitness and health post to share with you, it is a review of some fitness supplement from the brand MyProtein. I was really excited to try them as I recently went back to going gym after a really long break- and it is going really well! I have tried protein bars and drinks before and I really liked them, plus now I got to try an energy drink and energy gel as well.
A little info about MyProtein: "Welcome to Myprotein, a fresh approach to buying sports supplements and nutrition. At Myprotein, we know from first-hand experience that nutrition isn't a case of one size fits all. Each of us is unique and just like personal training, our nutrition should be tailored to fit our very own personal circumstances. From innovative flavouring of supplements to making massive savings when buying in bulk, we give you the choices so you never have to compromise on your nutrition, or your goals."
My Protein Oat & Whey Flapjack: "Oats & Whey is a tasty and nutritious meal replacement bar for those looking to add quality proteinand carbohydrates to their diet. Each 88g bar contains a massive 22g of tapered release protein derived from Milk Protein and Whey Protein. The carbohydrate content is based around the low glycemic index Oat Blend, providing a sustained supply of energy." This is a chocolate flavoured protein bar that you can eat inbetween meals, pre or post work out. I had it after work out as I am usually quite hungry and want something filling as soon as possible after a gym session. Looking at the information online (click the link in the title to view), that works well as "it provides a rapid method of refuelling your glycogen and protein stores in the recommended ratio of 2:1 (carbohydrates:protein)". It contains no Aspartame or Acesulfame K but contains other sweeteners like Isomalt and Sucralose. Be warned, this is really, really filling! It is a little grainy, the same way all protein bars are (you'll know if you had one), but I really like that and I thought the bar tasted really nice.
MyProtein Pulse V4 Tropical Storm Pre Workout Formula: "Pulse® V4 is our most powerful pre-workout formula to date, combining some of the most heavily researched performance boosting supplements available. It is formulated to increase energy, pump and mental focus, and help you achieve the most intense and effective workout possible."
So I was really excited to try this as I had never tried a pre workout drink before. It comes in a powder form and as you can see from the directions above, you're supposed to use it 30 minutes before your work out. A lower dose is recommended if you're not used to this type of drink. I tried half of the sachet mixed with water the first time I tried it and I actually got a belly ache while working out and did not feel energetic at all. However, I took it like 20 minutes before the workout and I didn't eat before so next time I tried it I made sure I definitely had it 30 minutes prior to working out and I ate a little at the same time. This time I got better results and I felt crazy energetic on the cross trainer lol, it didn't make it easier, like I still felt a burn in my legs but I was just going at a faster pace than usual!
MyProtein ENER:GEL Energy Gel: " ENER:GEL is a unique energy gel containing both Electrolytes and B Vitamins.Each 60ml sachet of ENER:GEL contains over 21g of carbohydrates. The unique formula has been scientifically designed to help promote endurance levels during prolonged exercise through its combination of carbohydrates and electrolytes."
So I'd never seen a product like this before being sent this. It is a "Energy Gel" and you are supposed to take 2-3 of them each hour you work out. I obviously couldn't eat 2-3 as I only had one to try, but I had it before my work out which was a leg session. With this I felt that it was definitely easier to life the weights. For example, as of lately I have done 100 kg leg press and sometimes I really, really struggle to first "lift" the weight up but the day I had taken eaten the Energy gel it was super easy. The gel tasted really nice, but was more like a liquid as opposed to a gel.
My Protein Impact Whey Protein: "Impact Whey Protein™ is available in 19 delicious flavours including Cookies & Cream, Rhubarb & Custard and Summer Fruits in addition to the more traditional Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla flavoured options. Our Impact Whey Protein™ is a rich source of whey protein concentrate from vegetarian sweet cheese, sourced directly from the world’s leading whey protein manufacturers. Having the highest Biological Value (BV) of any known protein, whey protein concentrate contains high levels of both essential and non-essential Amino Acids" This was the first protein powder/shake I tried and I really liked it. It is chocolate flavoured and tastes really sweet. You mix it with 150-250ml, I think I chose the least amount of water and I still found it a little bit runny. If I remember correctly I had enough for two shakes so I can't comment on results but I definitely recommend it based on how nice it tastes.
Have you tried this brand?
& do you take any fitness supplements?
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