PLEASE NOTE: The nutritional information on this page is outdated. A new website with the latest information will be launched soon. In the meantime, please contact the dietitian at dietitian@pvm.co.za for updated values and ingredient list. In addition, always refer to product labels directly as they contain the most recent and correct information.

 

 

Beneficial Proporties

•Composed of 10% Carbohydrates, 80% Protein and 10% Fat of the total free energy.

 

Promotes increase in Lean Muscle Mass

•Contains various High Biological Value Protein sources to provide a complete range of amino acids.
•Protein XTR contains Milk Proteins, Whey Isolate, Whey Concentrate, Casein and Egg Albumin to ensure a  continuous release of nitrogen replenishing amino acids.
•Naturally high in anabolic Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and other cell volumising amino acids.
Contains over 7g protein-bound glutamine/ glutamate per 50g serving, for preserving muscle mass.

 

Effective recovery

•High quality protein assists muscle recovery after strenuous exercise, enabling hard training sessions the following day.
•Quality protein sources may decrease muscle soreness and prevent muscle degradation.
 

Immune Enhancement

•Glutamine may play an essential role in maintaining a healthy immune system.
•High quality protein promotes effective wound healing.
 
GUIDELINES TO INCREASE LEAN MUSCLE MASS
  • Follow an individualised periodised training and nutritional program.  Cycle the training regime and nutritional intake.
  • To bulk up, follow a Hypertrophy training program. Increases in lean muscle mass are normally associated with Hypertrophy weight training phases. Minimal increases in lean muscle mass can be expected during Max. Strength, Power, Maintenance (Mixed Training), Transition, Muscle Definition or Anatomical Adaptation training phases.
  • Ensure that your total energy (kcal) intake is more than total energy (kcal) expenditure. An increase of 1000- 2000 kcal per day may facilitate an increase in total body weight.
  • Total protein intake should be 1.5g – 2.0g per kg actual body weight. In specific cases one could consume more than 2g per kg - but for a limited period only.
  • Ensure that you get adequate rest to recover fully.
  • Maintain adequate state of hydration.
 
  • Be realistic. Aim to increase lean body mass with 250g – 500g per week.
  • Monitor your weight, appearance and make adjustments.
  • Lean muscle mass and body fat percentage are more important than overall weight. Overall weight gains can be caused by water retention or body fat increases.
  • Do not use creatine to increase lean muscle mass. Creatine does not increase lean muscle mass. The main benefit of creatine is to assisst training during maximal strength phases. Creatine causes water retention which makes muscle look bigger, creating a false impression of actual muscle size. Only during hypertrophy training can one substantially increase the muscle size/ weight. Creatine is not recommended during hypertrophy training because the anaerobic alactic energy system is not the dominant energy system used during this training phase and it will hamper monitoring protocols to gauge the success of the training regime.

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