While protein needs differ between individuals, the consensus is that exercising individuals consume between – 2g/ kg/day. For those participating in resistance exercise this figure should lean towards the higher end to ensure positive nitrogen balance and to sustain an anabolic environment. Extra protein should also be ingested pre- and post- workout for maximum muscular gains. Not meeting these protein requirements can severely hinder your ability to gain muscle mass and to repair damage to the muscles from exercise. Aside from proteins effects on muscles, it may have additional benefits in terms of aiding weight loss. High protein meals are often more satisfying, making you feel fuller for longer and preventing binges throughout the day. Protein unlike carbohydrates does not create fluctuations in blood glucose which is one key drive for hunger response. Those consuming increased protein often have favourable fat mass/fat free mass ratios. That is, people who have higher protein diets have more muscle and less fat.
Anyway, the reviews have been incredible, and I kind of wish these were available in the states (as we’ll talk about in the dosage section below). Watermelon is surprisingly getting the most rave reviews — as always, USPLabs is not using artificial coloring or artificial flavors — it’s all natural here. Yeah, we’re just trying to burn bodyfat, but that doesn’t mean we want to paint our innards with cancer-causing artificial colors… leave that to other manufacturers who make inferior pre workout supplements.