Best protein supplements for women

We’ve come an awful long way since the beginning of protein supplements when their only aim was to help you build muscle and were only used by hardcore body builders and power lifters. There was once a time when protein supplements where, shall we say ‘unisex’. It was still a developing market so there was

Protein – why it’s so important for us

We’re always told how important protein is to our diet and that we need to consume enough of it. Any Google search for protein will return a million and one results for protein sources, whether is’s via food stuffs or supplements and powders, but very rarely will you find anything that gives you a definitive

The definitive guide to protein sources

History of protein powders The history of protein supplements begin in the 1950’s in the days when bodybuilding wasn’t as mainstream as it is now. Bodybuilders discovered that in order to increase their muscle size they needed to drastically raise the amount of protein they were consuming. This wasn’t always easily achieved by diet alone

Product Review: Evolution Slimming’s EvoSport Diet Whey

First Impressions: As past finalists in the KEiBA Awards we were looking forward to road testing Evolution Slimming’s EvoSport Diet Whey. Evolution Slimming sent two flavours for us to try, chocolate and banana. The only problem we had was deciding which one to start with. We opted to try the banana flavour first. Okay so

The Key Supplements Needed for: Strength Training

This week’s pro article is brought to by semi-pro rugby player Ollie Claxton Lifting weights is a curious activity: you pick up a heavy object and then put it down again. If an observer from a gym-free planet were to witness the countless people around the world performing this repetitive and seemingly pointless task, they may

Things you MUST know to get gains.

When it comes to working out there is a lot talked about lifting heavy, it seems to be a culture that is pushed by those in the know. But is it really the best answer to getting those results when working out? Well I suppose in part this depends on how experienced you are and

The importance of supplements in a professional sporting environment

This week’s pro article is brought to by semi-pro rugby player Ollie Claxton As a semi-pro rugby player training three times on the field and twice in the gym every week, all on top of a physically brutal match at the weekend, I seriously need to think about what I do with my body. If I

Product Review: The Protein Works Whey Protein 80

First Impressions: We were expecting great thing from one of the titans of sports supplements and we were unsurprised when opening our packaging to reveal a clean, well branded product. It’s a very distinctive brand and one of the best known in the protein world so our hopes were high of great things.. OK, I

Product review: Vegan Power Nutrition’s Hemp Protein

First Impressions: Upon opening the parcel from Vegan Power Nutrition our initial thoughts were that it was a clean, well branded product and that it’s packaging illustrates clearly what it’s all about. It’s simple and slightly minimalist in style. The product is very easy to mix and actually mixes really easily with a wide range

Why Is Protein Important in Your Diet?

by Matt Durkin MSc Nutrition Specialist Protein, alongside carbohydrates and fat, make up the macronutrients – the food groups that provide the energy we need to live. Like most topics in nutrition, protein has received a massive amount of attention; both positive and negative. This has inevitably led to confusion on the topic. In this