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Do I need to use a protein powder?

August 29, 2018 3 min read

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We've just welcomed Mini Protein to Natural Supply Co, and it made us think - who should be taking protein powder, and what is it, exactly?

We've put this little blog post together with the help of our friends at Mini Protein to help give you the right advice.

Mini Protein is a high protein, nutrient rich formula with the perfect balance of nutrients not found in other supplements on the market. This superfood blend contains 100% NZ grass fed whey protein isolate (WPI), amaranth, buckwheat, chia seeds, coconut, flax seeds, poppy seeds, psyllium husks, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, quinoa and is sweetened with a natural stevia.

And what is Whey Protein Isolate (WPI)?

Whey protein isolate is a natural byproduct from the cheese production process. It is a complete protein, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids that are needed in a daily diet. Additionally, it contains high levels of branched chain amino acids, which allow it to be metabolised directly into muscle tissue.

Why should I use Whey Protein Isolate (WPI)?

Protein helps to repair our muscles, organs, bones and virtually every body part and tissue in the human body; it is an important nutrient needed by everyone on a daily basis, regardless if you train at the gym or not. Mini Protein's WPI is made up of essential and non-essential amino acids, which are the 'building blocks' for healthy bodies.

One of the common misconceptions is that protein assists with muscle bulk. Although protein can assist with muscle development, it can also curb your appetite to help you avoid overeating. Protein-rich food will give you greater satiety, meaning you will last longer between meals without feeling hungry. 

Protein has a number of different roles:

• Provides a source of energy
• Repairs body cells 
• Builds & repairs muscles & bones

Because of its ability to be digested very rapidly into the muscles, WPI helps to return the post-workout body back from catabolic (muscle-wasting) state to an anabolic (muscle-building) state.

Who should use Mini Protein products?
Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain muscle, recover faster between training sessions or simply to add more protein to your diet, Mini Protein can provide benefit to you. 

How do I use Mini Protein?

Mini Protein can be mixed and consumed with water, coconut water and milks such as skim, soy & almond.  We recommend adding Mini Protein to smoothies and baked goods such as pancakes, cakes, biscuits, balls & slices.

Is Mini Protein a meal replacement?
No. Mini Protein is to be used as a supplement only, and not as a sole source of nutrition. We suggest that it should be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and appropriate physical exercise. 

Will I lose weight using Mini Protein?
Scientific evidence suggests that Whey Protein Isolate can assist with weight management and body fat loss. Wsuggest that Mini Protein is used in conjunction with a healthy diet and appropriate physical exercise.

Is Mini Protein gluten free?
As Mini Protein contains milk products, it may also contain traces of Gluten and therefore will not be suitable for people with food allergies to what, gluten, soy or egg or diary.  

Is Mini Protein lactose free?
We use Whey Protein Isolate which has less than 0.01 gram of lactose per tablespoon, making our product almost 100% lactose friendly. We recommend consulting your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are lactose sensitive.

Is Mini Protein vegan friendly?
Our products are not suitable for a vegan diet due to Whey Protein Isolate being used as the main ingredient, however it is vegetarian friendly. 

Can Mini Protein be used while breastfeeding or during pregnancy?
We recommend consulting your medical practitioner before using any dietary supplements when breastfeeding or during pregnancy. 


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