The world of sports supplements can be confusing, and here at Neat we want to change that! We're here to set the record straight and bust some of the most common myths and misconceptions about protein powders...
Protein Supplements Are Only For Body Builders
You can have a protein supplement if you're doing any form of exercise because it helps your muscles recover. Protein alone doesn’t make your muscles big, it just helps your body prepare or recover from the exercise you undertake. Drinking a protein shake will not make you look like Arnie; promise. If it were that easy, you’d see a lot more Arnie’s around!
Women Will Get Bulky From Protein Supplements
Simply put, due to women having lower levels of testosterone and higher levels of estrogen, they won’t bulk up in the same way as men. A diet rich in lean protein will help women build muscle, but just not at the same rate as men! Trust us, it’s a lot harder for women to get bulky than you think! A great product for those looking to loss weight or get leaner is our Lean Protein, containing natural Organic Green Tea Matcha – which can help boost your metabolic rate.
I Don’t Exercise Enough To Need A Protein Shake
Protein will help your muscles to recover, whether you’re working out six days a week or if you’re a casual class goer – the results are the same. If you’re a casual exerciser, you probably don’t need to the thinking about Creatine or BCAAs, but protein could be useful for your recovery. Whilst we’re on the subject of protein shakes, then people often only associate them with the aforementioned post-workout refuel. So if you’re not working out, then you don’t need a shake do you? Your body needs protein; in the same way it needs carbs and fats, whether you’re working out or not. A shake is merely a convenient way to get some.
Plantbased Protein Is Less Effective Than Whey Protein
It’s a common misconception that you can’t build muscle as a vegetarian or vegan, but with a little bit of extra consideration your diet there is no reason you can’t get the same effect as your meat-eating friends.
For our Vegan Protein, we use a blend of whole pea and hemp sources to ensure an amino acid profile similar to whey with high levels of essential amino acids. Pea protein, is allergen friendly, low fat and contains more protein per serving Whey. Hemp protein is also allergen friendly, but is also rich in essential fatty acids and contains all nine essential amino acids, making these two protein sources a match made in heaven!
Heating Protein Denatures It, Ruining The Effects
The only thing that changes when you heat protein is it’s structure, so it may become slightly less soluble. The protein itself is generally not affected in regards to its yield. Adding it to porridge, making cookies or experimenting with any of our other recipes won’t have any adverse effects!