One of the common questions we get asked is "How do I hit my protein!?!" So you've started a nutrition plan, set your macros and you start tracking like crazy! Only to find that that one macronutrient keeps being a toughie to hit... Protein! So what is it? Well, protein is an important component of every cell in the body. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues (think after those tough workouts). You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood, so you can see why its so important to hit the targets... What it also does is increase satiety (helping you feel fuller for longer and less likely to binge). So ideally, you can hit your goals through real food.. however, there is a great (and delicious) product that you can use to help you hit your protein target if you fall short.. protein powder. You will be able to find all of Natural Nutrients products, including our range of Natural Whey Isolates.
Struggling to Hit your Protein?
SO WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN I USE IT?
Well, without boring you too much, Whey is a by-product from the cheese making process. The liquid that's left over goes through a drying and filtration process to make it into lovely fluffy powder. That powder is not only convenient to take, but is also contains all 9 essential amino acids – making it the perfect protein provision for your body to utilise for muscle metabolism and muscle protein synthesis (growth).
WHY NATURAL NUTRIENTS?
"So, why Natural Nutrients?".. Natural Nutrients only use 100% Whey Isolate (the highest quality whey protein that has been filtered further to reduce fat and carbs and only leave high quality protein). Most other companies use a blend of different sources of protein including whey concentrate, simple milk protein or even soy protein. All of these are poorer quality sources of protein which contain less protein, more carbs, more fat and more calories per gram than whey isolate. Natural Nutrients also don't use any artificial ingredients in their products. Where most of the other companies use artificial flavourings, sweeteners, and can even bulk their products out with other ingredients to make the overall product cheaper, Natural Nutrients are all about minimal, natural ingredients. Generally, the more ingredients in a protein powder, the poorer quality it will be overall. So if your struggling to hit your protein goal and want a high quality, cheap (gram for gram) and convenient source of protein, then check out the Natural Whey Isolate in our store. Sample sachets are also available.