Can protein at bedtime help muscle recovery?

By |May 25th, 2018|Featured Home, Nutrition|

The way your muscles respond to exercise training can depend largely on the availability of amino acids from protein. This is why many athletes and active individuals ensure they consume some whey protein within the first couple of hours after their workouts to accelerate muscle gains and recovery. That time frame has been called the post-exercise “protein window.” Recent research has been looking at overnight protein synthesis and its response to dietary protein before sleep, which is the subject of a recent review by researchers at Maastricht University in the USA. The review’s authors John Trommelen and Luc van Loon discuss their recent work evaluating overnight muscle protein synthesis rates and suggest that taking a greater dose of protein, around [...]

Podcast: The Science Behind Protein Before Bedtime

By |April 27th, 2018|Nutrition|

Trainer: Rebecca Haresign BSc ANutr, Product Education and Nutrition Communications Manager, Europe Learn about the scientific research that has been carried out looking at the benefits of consuming protein before bed. Rebecca explains how including this as part of your routine can help to support both weight management and performance goals. Isagenix has now launched the Bedtime Bundle in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, which makes it even easier to achieve your bedtime protein goals!

Which Whey – Concentrate, Isolate or Hydrolysate?

By |April 4th, 2018|Nutrition|

When it comes to protein, the type, amount and timing are all important. Research shows that whey protein is the preferred choice for weight loss and muscle growth (1). To truly reap these benefits, studies support consuming 20g - 40g of protein per meal, as well as after strenuous workouts (2). However, there are many different types of whey protein – concentrate, isolate, hydrolysate. Is one better than the others? Let’s break down the science. Protein Components, Absorption and Bioavailability To fully understand which protein form is best, it’s important to consider how protein works in the body. The nutritional effects a protein exerts on the body mainly depends on its amino acid profile, the rate of absorption, and the [...]

Myth: Eating at Night Will Make You Fat.

By |December 7th, 2017|Featured Home, Nutrition|

Many people think eating before bed will result in weight gain, but is there any truth behind this? We reviewed the scientific research looking at the effects of a late-night snack and whether it can help or hinder you in reaching your goals. What foods tend to be eaten in the evening? The problem many people face is the type of foods eaten in the evening tend to be high in calories and lower in positive nutrients such as fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals. These calories also often aren’t accounted for in a daily calorie target and can lead a person to consuming more calories than they need. If a person is regularly overconsuming calories this can lead to weight [...]

Maximise Performance with Protein Pacing

By |November 29th, 2017|Nutrition, Product|

It’s well known that protein is an essential part of our diet, but how much thought do you give to the timing of your protein intake? Recent research has shown the benefit of consuming several servings of protein-rich foods spread evenly throughout the day to maximise muscle building and athletic performance, a concept referred to as protein pacing. Many people are aware of the benefits of consuming protein post-workout, but what do you know about when to consume protein throughout the day? Dr Paul Arciero, a key figure in this research, defines protein pacing as the scientifically proven combination of eating healthy, lean protein-rich foods at the right time of day to maximise health and performance. Typical eating patterns A [...]

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