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What are the Benefits of Post-Workout Supplements?
Exercise requires energy, so after a workout it’s important that you replenish the nutrients that you have used up — or, in the case of electrolytes, lost through sweat.
Protein is vital as it contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass, so by making sure that you have a good intake of this nutrient after training you can help to support your muscles — important for fitness progress. It’s also really important to top up on carbs, as these are the body’s main energy source. Essential vitamins, especially vitamin C, can also be really useful to have post-workout, as it helps to support the immune system during and after intense exercise. Our post-workout supplements are a quick way to get a boost of all these important nutrients in a convenient and tasty way, as the majority of our shakes are available in delicious flavours like chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.
Our Post-Workout Shakes
Having a post-workout shake is a super-quick way to top up on nutrients after a workout. We have a huge range of post-workout blends to choose from, so we’ve got you covered whatever your individual needs or goals. Check out some of our favourites below to see which is best for you. If you are still unsure, explore our breakdown of the best post-workout products.
If your goal is to gain mass and bulk-up, check out our Weight Gainer Blend:
• Contains a massive 31g protein per serving*
• Packed with 50g of carbs per serving*
• Massive 388 calories per shake
• Protein helps to grow and maintain muscle
Alternatively, if you’re on a weight-loss fitness journey, see our Impact Diet Whey:
• Huge 39g of protein per serving*
• Ideal for a low-fat, low-carb diet
• Includes green tea extract and CLA
• With choline, which supports fat metabolism1
If you’re looking for a blend to support your recovery, try Extreme Recovery Blend:
• Provides 26g protein per serving*
• Contains 46g of carbs to help recovery*
• Includes a unique vitamin and mineral blend
• With creatine, which helps to boost performance2
- 1.Choline contributes to normal lipid metabolism
- 2. Creatine increases physical performance in successive bursts of short-term, high intensity exercise
*Nutritional information will vary depending on flavour.
What should I take post-workout?
Aim to have foods high in protein or a protein shake; complete proteins, like animal sources, would be best. However for vegetarians or vegans, simply combine multiple protein sources or supplement with a vegan protein powder. A banana, handful of dried fruit or even a few sweets may also be of benefit for recovery.
When should I have protein post-workout?
Whilst your entire diet will affect how you adapt to exercise, having a source of protein as soon as you can after training would be advisable!
How much protein should I have post-workout?
A serving of between 20 - 40g of protein is advised based on the existing research.
How much dextrose should I have post-workout?
That depends on the amount of exercise you've done and or the type of activity. Generally speaking, having an equal portion of carbohydrate to protein is a great starting point, however you may need to double your carbohydrate to protein intake if you have been training for a long time (greater than 60 minutes) and or at a high intensity.
When should I take a post-workout?
Whilst your entire diet will affect how you adapt to exercise, it'd be best practice to have a post-workout as soon as you can after training.
Should I have a protein shake or high-protein meal post-workout?
It may be better to go with a protein shake over a high-protein meal post-workout as it is likely a protein shake will be faster to absorb and provide more readily available building blocks for your body to use to repair and grow.
How often do I need to take protein?
Protein doses should ideally be evenly distributed, every 3–4 hours, across the day.
What's the best post-workout to gain muscle?
This will depend on your entire diet, but a post-workout consisting of protein and carbohydrates would be a great help! Adding in creatine could help take your results up another level too.