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Research has shown that supplementing with caffeine in athletic events can enhance the performance of athletes, increase endurance abilities, and can prevent feelings of exhaustion when taken in low to moderate doses. It has also been found that through obtaining optimal nutrient levels, the performance and recovery of physical activity is enhanced. The amount of energy and macronutrients that an athlete needs must be met in order to provide protein to the muscle to build and recover quickly, maintain a healthy weight, and refill glycogen levels.
Optimum Nutrition ensures that the body is prepared for the rigors of the day with its Protein Energy. Designed with a formulation containing both high-quality proteins and stimulants that will help to provide the body with the energy and nutrients it needs to optimally function. Whether it is taken first thing in the morning, as an afternoon snack, or anytime a boost of protein and energy are needed, one serving of Protein Energy is filled with 100 calories, 1 gram of carbs, and little sugar making it the perfect pick-me-up. Every serving provides 20 gram of protein, 120 mg of caffeine, and Vitamin B6 as well as Vitamin B12 to make sure that the body receives the proper amount of fuel needed to make it through the day.
Start energizing and fueling your body with the best nutrients using Optimum Nutrition’s Protein Energy!
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Whey Protein Concentrate – Depending on it’s concentrate, this ingredient can contain a between 30% to a high percentage of 90% of protein along with low levels of fat and carbohydrates. It is taken from the watery portion of milk that is separated form the curds during the cheese-making process. Often used to improve athletic performance, this ingredient can provide the appropriate levels of nutrients to the body.
Whey Protein Isolate – Produced from whey that has been pasteurized with the removal of non-protein compounds, this form of protein contains a higher amount of protein with little to no fat or lactose. It is a complete protein and contains high levels of BCAAs allowing for the enhancement of muscle growth and can be metabolized straight to the muscle. It also has high levels of leucine which helps stimulate the synthesis of protein and reduce fat.
Whey Protein Hydrolysate – As a higher processed form of protein, this compound contains the highest quality of protein that is easily digested and contains a high rate of absorption. It is most effective when taken before or after a workout. With only a small amount needed, this protein can be absorbed between 10-30 minutes depending on the conditions it is taken. This allows for the amino acid needs of the body to be met quickly.
Green Tea Extract – Made from unfermented leaves, this extract contains the highest concentration of polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants. Fighting off free radicals that can damage DNA and change cells, these antioxidants can reduce and prevent the effects that free radicals cause. It has been found to stimulate the energy levels of the body, regulate body temperature, and improve mental processes.
Q. How Do I Take Protein Energy?
A. It’s easy to take Protein Energy. Just consume enough protein to meet your daily protein requirements with a combination of high protein foods and protein supplements throughout the day as part of a balanced diet and exercise program. It should not be taken with other products with caffeine. Consume as part of a healthy diet and exercise program, and drink at least 100 oz of water per day. Exercise may increase your need for fluid intake. Do not exceed 6 scoops per day.
Q. Are There Any Negative Side Effects?
A. No negative side effects have been reported. However, this product does contain 220 mg of caffeine and stimulant-like ingredients. For those that are sensitive to caffeine or stimulants. you may experience headaches, jitters, and insomnia.
Q. Who Can Take Protein Energy?
A. Healthy adults who are 18 years and older are the only ones who should take Protein Energy. Women who are pregnant or nursing or anyone under 18 years old should not take this product. It is recommended that you talk to your doctor if you have a medical condition or currently taking medication before use.
Q. Why Should I Take An Energizing Protein Formula?
A. When you don’t have time to prepare a meal and need a boost of energy to combat fatigue, taking Protein Energy will help the body to reach the levels of nutrients needed to properly function throughout the day and enhance energy levels.