Fundamental Protein - 2 pounds
Undenatured 100% Whey Protein Powder - 24 grams protein per serving
Excellent for Body Building & Weight Loss Programs
Fundamental Protein is a 100% whey protein powder that plays an important role in muscle building and physical training. It is simply and purely 100% protein powder, with no filler, colorings, additives or any other added ingredients.
Fundamental Protein contains a total of 24g per serving. This pure whey protein powder contains all of the essential amino acids and branched chain amino acids.
Where Does Whey Protein Come From?
Whey protein is made from milk when the fat is separated from the rest of the liquid (for example, as part of the cheese making process). The globular protein is separated and this is then dried to form whey protein powder.
Whey protein is made up of globular proteins that are a great source of essential amino acids in the diet. Although high protein foods such as meat, fish, whole milk and beans are a natural source of protein, taking whey protein powder ensures that a very concentrated dose of protein (and protein alone) is being consumed and absorbed by the body. For bodybuilders, it's hard to get all the protein needed from food alone.
Fundamental Protein also provides a source of protein only, without the accompanying fat or carbohydrate that are absorbed from food sources such as meat.
How Much Protein Should I Take?
The normal intake of protein is recommended to be around 70g a day, depending upon body weight and composition. However the demands of a very active lifestyle, body building regimen or exercise routine, such as one to improving cardiovascular performance, build muscle, or lose weight, often requires more than this amount. There are some bodybuilders that take up to 300 grams of protein per day or more. This should be carefully considered and discussed with a professional trainer or physician.
It is generally considered that under high intense workout or exercise the limit that can be consumed could be up to double the normal intake of dietary protein in order to provide the body with the means to build and repair muscle and that this could be achieved by taking whey protein supplements.
Why Whey Protein?
There is also evidence to suggest that whey protein powder is digested, absorbed into the blood and taken up by muscle cells at a faster rate than some other protein forms. Whey protein is thought to be absorbed more quickly than soy based protein powders, as well as containing a more varied complement of branched chain amino acids. In this way the benefits that whey protein delivers in repairing and building tissue may be greater than other protein sources.
Whey Protein and Muscle Building
Whey protein is highly effective in building muscle and repairing damaged muscle fibers. A key aspect for building muscle is putting as much energy as possible into that process. Whey protein is the best protein supplement because it is so easily absorbed by the body, with little energy being required to break it down into amino acids and metabolize it. Once these amino acids are absorbed through the lining of the gut into the bloodstream, they are available to muscle tissue to take up.
Amino acids are the building blocks of muscle and so having a ready supply in the blood after a workout or training session will help muscles to heal and to strengthen. Many processes relating to muscle tissue intrinsically involve amino acids, so ensuring that the body has a full and instantly available supply of amino acids through the consumption of a pure whey protein powder can be recommended for before and following a workout.
Other Benefits of Whey Protein Powder
Once a whey protein supplement is broken down into amino acids in the gut, it is absorbed into the bloodstream, from where it can be quickly taken up by muscle cells as it is required. Whey protein powder does not only benefit body builders, although it is renown for building muscle and repairing damaged muscle. It plays an essential role in many types of physical conditioning including cardiovascular training, stretching and strength building.
For athletes, the ability of the body to recover quickly from a demanding training session is an essential part of their continuous development. Athletes participating in physically demanding sports such as rugby, karate or wrestling may benefit particularly.
Whey protein can also provide instant energy to muscles, something that is highly beneficial to successful training and workout. As part of a controlled balanced diet, whey protein powder also has many benefits in losing body fat; there is evidence to suggest that a diet high in protein lends itself to losing weight more quickly, as the stomach is more quickly sated by protein.
Whatever the type of body conditioning, whey protein powder is essential in making sure that the demands of the body are met as it changes and as muscles increase in size. In recovery from injury, whey protein powder provides an excellent reinforcement and support to physiotherapy and muscle repair. An injury such as a broken bone or a torn ligament affects all of the processes that go on around it, including muscle function. Those that experience injury often find an accompanying muscle weakening as a result of respite care or overcompensating by other muscles. Consuming whey protein powder facilitates a quick recovery by making sure that the body has all of the necessary amino acids for repairing and strengthening muscles.
For those individuals that are underweight or find it difficult putting on muscle mass, whey protein powder is highly useful in helping you achieve your goals. Most likely, you are just not consuming enough protein.
There is evidence that whey protein powders can confer other health benefits. They may hold anti-inflammatory properties, and there is currently research into its effects upon heart disease, by way of it facilitating fast repair of muscle tissue and adaptation to physical exertion or stress.
Whey protein powders also contain different immune proteins, such as immunoglobulins, which may benefit and bolster the immune system.
Whey protein powder is an efficient way of consuming protein and it may be taken by adding milk and drinking as a milk shake. By adding milk weight gain will be quicker; to gain leaner muscle, water or fruit juice is recommended. Fundamental Protein mixes instantly in water and has almost no taste; just a hint of malt. Drinking plenty of water not only ensures that the body does not become dehydrated during and following a workout, but it also aids the recuperation and recovery of muscle tissue.
For best protein powder absorption, slow drinking is advised (but not exceeding half an hour) and consumption less than an hour before a workout is recommended.
Fundamental Protein is a pure whey protein powder that is one of the best protein powders available. It has no artificial ingredients and is made in USA to ensure quality and purity.
Check out our Blue and Green Shaker bottles. They are an excellent way to mix your protein drink.