The range of protein products available to today’s is as varied as ever. Growing mainstream awareness of the benefits of protein has resulting in an emergence of new product categories including meal bars, weight management drinks and protein aimed exclusively at women. Simultaneously, as the bodybuilding and sports nutrition market has become more competitive, there have been a number of innovations, in particular with ingredients such a soy and hemp, as well as developments in whey.
Activate by UK based lifestyle nutrition company Bio-Synergy is a part of its Active Woman range of supplements designed specifically for women. Activate contains a premium blend of micellar casein, whey isolate, and whey concentrate including branched-chain amino acids. Unlike some male protein products which can include bulking ingredients, this protein powder aims to help achieve a sleek and toned physique using metabolism boosting natural green tea and a complete vitamin complex.
Pro Bar 30 is a protein bar from long established boxing and sports brand Lonsdale. These protein supplement bars are intended as a conveient means to ensure a pre and post workout supply of protein to help enhance muscle development. As the name indicates, each bar contains 30g of protein. They come in a large variety of flavours including chocolate mint, chocolate orange, chocolate fudge as well as strawberry and cream protein food bars.
Oomf! Bench Pressed Oats Instant Pots are something of an unsual entrant into the protien product category. This whey protein porridge contains a formulation of oats and 20g of whey protein. Flavour and texture have been given careful consideration with ground banana flakes and low-GI xylitol providing a smooth and naturally sweet taste. The added benefit of the porridge format is that the slow burning energy from the oats, provides muscles with a steady supply of glycogen. Click image for video review.
Good Natural Hemp Protein is made from cold-milled seeds of the Cannabis Sativa plant. Hemp is a comprehensive source of protein containing all eight amino acids the body needs for optimum health as well as fibre, vitamins and omega-3. Almost two-thirds of hemp protein is comprised of edestin, this is a protein found only in hemp and the form of protein most similar to that of the human body, making it easily digested and assimilated. Click image for video review.
ThinkThin High Protein Bars contain 20g of protein and are designed to to satisfy on-the-go, active lifestyles. Every product in the range are based on three key nutritional principles: high protein, low sugar and gluten free. These weight management bars were recently redesigned to include Coconut Chocolate Dipped Mixed Nuts alongside a wide variety of existing flavours.
Kinetica Pro-Release protein powder is scientifically designed to create a balanced blend of fast, medium and slow digesting proteins for optimal protein production and muscle recovery. Containing Biotein Release, a unique blend of milk protein concentrate, whey protein concentrate, egg albumin protein and whey protein isolate, each protein is digested and absorbed at different rates to provide the optimum time release blend. Pro-Release is available to buy direct from the Kinetica Online Store priced £67.99.
Vector450 by IGY Immune Technologies & Life Sciences is a sports nutrition supplement designed to boost both performance and support a healthy immune system to reduce downtime. Containing antibodies that act at the gut level, the product acts to provide support for the immune system which can be negatively effected by stresses such as travel, poor sleep, weight loss, mental stress, inadequate nutrition or adoption of unusual diets. Vector450 contains Muno-IgY, a purified IgY protein naturally extracted from hen eggs.
RightSize meal replacement smoothies are made with a combination of nutrients to curb hunger and help with weight loss, including 15 grams of protein (when made with skim milk), 6 grams of fiber, over 20 essential vitamins and minerals, as well as natural ingredients such as green tea and ginger root extracts. RightSize smoothies have no added caffeine and are gluten-free.