A good protein powder is usually a combination of some form of whey protein, egg albumen and calcium caseinate. They can be mixed with milk - usually semi skimmed or skimmed, juice or water. They also come in many different flavours and brands. Don't be fooled by any clever marketing in to thinking that protein powders can miraculously increase muscle mass or help you to sprout new muscles without any effort.
Protein powders do however perform some very major roles in body building such as the addition of extra protein in to the diet which assists and speeds up cell repair and renwal. It is also very easy to use and practical and finally enables us to intake an almost pure protein source usually fortified with vitamins and minerals, without the addition of extra fats.
Protein powders originally became popular because of their ease of of use and effectiveness for athletes and bodybuilders due to its ability to support muscle growth.
Protein provides a source of energy and has a positive effect on metabolism. It helps to build and repair muscles and bones which is especially important for more active or weight trained individuals
Whey protein is very easy to digest and it is a complete protein because it contains all of the essential amino acids required in the daily diet.
Just as athletes use whey protein to help them heal any tissue or muscle damage as a result of training, people who have suffered a physical injury or illness can find whey protein very beneficial. This is down to the essential amino acids in whey protein. An adequate supply of amino acids is vital for the growth and maintenance of all body tissues, including bone, muscle, skin, and nails. Because whey protein is easily digestible and it is a complete protein, it can help promote healing very quickly.
Protein plays an essential role in building and repairing cells in your body, but whether it helps a fingernail to grow or heals a sore muscle, for example, depends on the make-up of the protein. That is why it is so important to eat a wide range of different proteins to ensure that your body can function efficiently. A good protein powder will contain a number of different protein sources.
As well as increasing strength, maintaining muscle mass, growing healthy hair and nails and repairing tissue, whey protein can also strengthen your immune system. It protects against free radical damage by increasing levels of glutathione, the body’s most abundant antioxidant. Preliminary research indicates that whey protein inhibits the growth of many types of cancerous tumours, and may also help lower blood pressure in individuals diagnosed with borderline hypertension.
Mettresyn is an Advanced protein food matrix designed for the development of maximum muscle growth/mass, strength, power & endurance which contains 27 Vitamins and Minerals.
Protein powder with sweetener, Aspartame free.
Per 100g (Dry Basis)
Energy (KJ) - 1532
Energy (KCAL) - 361
Protein - 53.8
Carbohydrate - 33.3
Fat - 1.8
Per 43g serving (1 heaped scoop) Dry Basis.
Energy (KJ) - 658.76
Energy (KCAL) - 155.23
Protein - 23.13
Carbohydrate - 14.31
Fat - 0.77
Per 43g serving made up with 284ml (1/2 pint) of skimmed milk.
Energy (KJ) - 1070.76
Energy (KCAL) - 252.23
Protein - 32.79
Carbohydrate - 28.41
Fat - 0.80