WHEY PROTEIN POWDER UK

If you’re looking to purchase Whey Protein powder in the UK you’ve landed on the right page!

SAS Nutrition offers some of the most effective whey protein supplements you can buy online in the UK. Our teams ensure you get the results you want from our supplements through only including tried-and-tested, quality ingredients.

This type of supplement is a great choice for most athletes and gym-goers for many reasons. You can expect our supplements to assist you in:

• Building and maintaining lean muscle mass
• Accelerating strength and endurance gains
• Rejuvenating the body between workout sessions
• Increasing your metabolism to promote fat loss


OUR PROTEIN POWDER RANGE


THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS

Depending on your fitness goals, choosing the right type of whey protein may enhance your results, allowing you to hit milestones faster. Below we’ll outline the 3 main types of this beneficial supplement.

1. Concentrated  – The most common type; this supplement is usually around 80% protein and also contains some healthy fats and sugars as well.

2. Isolated  – Normally sitting at about 80%+ in terms of pure protein, Isolate Whey really tries to give you the most protein possible, at the expense of all the other compounds which are usually found in concentrated whey protein.

3. Hydrolysate – This type has already been partly broken down which allows for faster absorption within the body. Protein percentage can vary from product to product.

Hydrolysed whey is also much easier to digest and generally has greater bio-availability in terms of which amino acids can be absorbed by the body.

WHAT TYPE OF PROTEIN SHAKE IS BEST FOR ME?

With so many different types of protein powder available online it is important to choose the supplement which fits best to your lifestyle and fitness goals:

Whey protein is a rapidly digesting dairy protein which provides quick access to amino acids. perfect for post workout shakes.

Casein is a slow digesting dairy protein which reduces muscle protein breakdown. The slow action help suppress cravings for snacks and is perfect before bed.

Plant Based Protein

These are generally more expensive due to the sheer amount of agricultural effort involved in producing enough plants to create a high purity protein powder, these are a perfect option for people who can not consume dairy due to severe allergies – or for those who choose to avoid dairy for ethical/religious reasons.

IS PROTEIN POWDER GOOD FOR YOU?

Whey is more than just a high-quality protein source, you will also get other beneficial nutrients from it too!

Establishing a source of high quality protein is very important among both athletes and regular citizens alike. As the body ages it requires more protein to help repair and maintain the body. The amino acids which function as the building blocks of protein are also used for a wide array of bodily functions. From hormone regulation to gut health. Whether you’re a teenage athlete or a casual gym goer, protein supplementation is something to seriously consider for a competitive edge.

Many women also have reservations about taking protein, which we have addressed in our complete guide to protein supplementation for women.

 

WHEN SHOULD I TAKE PROTEIN?

Taking Protein At Night

During the night your body starts to run low of glycogen and begins to use up stored amino acids. This puts your muscles into a catabolic or breakdown state. A great way to ensure your body does not run out of stored nutrients is to take a casein protein shake before bed. Casein is a special type of long-chain protein which takes roughly 8 hours or more to metabolise into its constituent amino acids, This means it is a long-release protein and great for ensuring that you have a constant supply of protein, even when you’re asleep!

Taking Protein In The Morning

Don’t worry if Protein shakes at night aren’t your thing, replacing the amino acids is simple. SAS Nutrition WPI 80 contains everything that your body needs to get your day off to a great start.

Taking Protein Pre-Workout

Taking a protein shake before a workout is a great way to fuel your workout. SAS Nutrition all in one protein is perfect to load up before a workout. Containing the perfect blend of protein, carbs and amino acids in one blend.

Taking Protein Post Workout

More Questions?

If your question hasn’t been answered here, get in touch and we will do out best to help out! Why not check out this guide on the most common protein powder mistakes.

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SOME MORE FAQ’S:

HOW MUCH PROTEIN DO I NEED IN A DAY?

In general across the UK, the NHS recommends amongst generic adults about 0.75g per kg of bodyweight a day.

However if you’re trying to pack on serious muscle mass and are going to be sustaining considerable damage to your muscles, the generic rule most bodybuilders have followed for decades has actually been 1g of protein per 1 POUND of bodyweight.

This works out to around 2.2g per kilogram of body weight.

If you’re having a difficult time recovering from your workouts, odds are its your protein intake.

CAN TOO MUCH PROTEIN SERIOUSLY HARM YOU?

Provided you maintain a suitable level of fibre and cabrohydrates in your diet, you should not see any nasty side effects – If you intake too much protein your body generally removes the amino acids via waste and stores what it can in your fat for later use.

Protein is a macronutrient, meaning it is one of the primary nutrients required for your body to work, any studies claiming that it is in anyway harmful for you to consume protein are generally debunked incredibly quickly.

CAN TOO MUCH PROTEIN MAKE YOU FAT?

This is a common rumour among people outside the fitness community, the truth is that it’s impossible to get fat without a calorific surplus. It doesn’t matter if these calories come from protein, carbohydrates, fat or even alcohol.

If you intake more energy than you expend on a daily basis, you will gain weight. If you output more energy than you intake on a daily basis, you will lose weight. Protein specifically has little to do with weight gain.

It may be possible that this rumour started as a result of bodybuilders ceasing training but continuing to intake the same amount of calories as they had previously taken during intense training; subsequently gaining weight.

Generally speaking, Protein actually requires more energy to digest than fat or carbohydrates, so a few more of the calories in it are negligible (although not enough to make a considerable difference).

This is in part due to the thermic nature of protein and also related to the fact that protein, like any other macronutrient, can be converted to glucose for energy.

It is one of the least efficient sources of energy however so as such the process of converting it takes far longer than carbohydrates or fat. Fat is actually one of the most efficient sources of energy available.

CAN A HIGH PROTEIN DIET SPEED UP MY METABOLISM?

High protein foods can increase your satiety (how satisfied you feel with your food intake) and make you feel less hungry. It does this by regulating a handful of appetite affective hormones – Increasing the ones that suppress your appetite and decreasing the ones that make you feel hungry.

As a result you may find that it’s easier to eat much less throughout the day. Some proteins such as our Diet Whey have active ingredients in them such as green tea extract in order to further assist in this appetite suppression.

The previously stated higher calorie burning effect of metabolising protein vs carbohydrates is also useful, your body burns anywhere between 20-30% of the calories it gains from protein due to its thermic effect vs the 3% or so with fat and 10% or so with carbohydrates.

All weight loss is based on energy expenditure, and whilst it wont necessary make you expend a great deal more energy, changes are it’ll help reduce the energy that you’re taking in.

CAN MY BODY ONLY PROCESS SO MUCH AT ONE TIME?

This is the topic of a lot of discussion in the bodybuilding community, many feel that exceeding 50g in one sitting is pointless. Others feel that within half an hour of finishing a workout, your testosterone levels spike – you could infer from this that during this “anabolic window”, you should be able to process more protein in one sitting. We generally recommend one scoop in the morning and a double scooped shake immediately after a workout to maximise your intake.

DO I HAVE TO TAKE IT IN A SHAKE WITH WATER OR MILK?

This is entirely up to you. If you’re trying to lose weight it is not a good idea to use milk as it will provide you with additional calories. If you’re trying to gain weight full fat milk may be the way to go. You don’t even need to use milk, you can use water – Or even just mix a scoop into your porridge in the morning.

There is also a huge variety of different recipes available online which can show you how to incorporate protein powder into various different meals. You can make your own protein bars, or cook up some protein pancakes in the morning. Please bare in mind that exposing protein powder to heat will denature the protein slightly as the bonds between amino acids are broken. (This simply means that you will digest it faster and more efficiently, however the trade off is that the protein content might be slightly lower)

DO I NEED TO COUNT THE CALORIES IN THIS PROTEIN?

Yes, many people believe that you do not need to track the calories in food that is traditionally considered “healthier”. Many people also believe that they don’t need to count the calories in their drinks (this is more common with soda drinkers). As such “liquid calories” tends to be one of the biggest setbacks for people beginning a diet as they often have no clue why they are not losing weight. You should count the calories in every thing you consume if you’re planning on manipulating your weight in any way. Whilst the calories in our protein shakes are generally quite low, they are not neglible and should still be factored in whilst planning your meals.