- How to use
- Supplement Facts
define[isolate] is the very definition of what a whey protein isolate should be.
define[isolate] is a whey protein isolate, meaning all of the fat and lactose have been removed making it a faster digesting protein. Faster digestion means quicker amino acid delivery to the muscle cells, which means faster overall recovery, making an isolate perfect to be taken post-workout.
On top of that, define[isolate] is 100% hydrolyzed. This means the protein molecule itself is broken down into whey peptide fractions, which is even faster and easier to digest than regular whey protein isolate. Define[isolate] is also Cold-Temperature Processed and Cross-Flow Microfiltered when manufactured. This low-heat, microfiltration process ensures that the protein is as bio-available as possible and not aggregated and denatured by extreme heat. We do this because when protein is denatured, it becomes unusable by the body.
Lastly, define[isolate] also has a full 25g of protein per serving, which gives it enough amino acids to activate muscle protein synthesis (recovery). This combination of Cold-Temperature Processing, Microfiltration, 100% Hydrolyzation, and a full 25g of protein per serving makes define[isolate] the most ideal supplement to take for post-workout recovery.
define[glucose+] is the very definition of what a peri-workout (before, during, and after workout) carbohydrate supplement should be.
define[glucose+] is comprised of a combination of d-glucose and Cluster Dextrin®. D-glucose is the most simple form of carbohydrates meaning that it does not need time to break down to be used. Cluster Dextrin® on the other hand is a more complex carbohydrate, meaning it will take a little time to break down to be used. But, it has a much higher molecular weight, so it will move through the stomach much faster and helps the product sit much lighter.
Combining the two carbohydrates will replenish glycogen, muscular energy used during training, as quickly and effectively as possible. The two will also spike insulin, which is crucial when helping transport nutrients like amino acids throughout the body to places like muscle cells, without causing a crash afterward.
define[glucose+] can be used before, during, and/or after your workout, and is unflavored to mix well with things like pre-workout, amino acids, or protein. define[glucose+] is important when building muscle, burning fat, and/or increasing performance, and the servings and serving sizes can be manipulated to better fit your goals. These qualities make define[glucose+] the most ideal supplement to take peri-workout.
- 1 scoop define[isolate]
- 1 scoop define[glucose+]
- mixed with 8oz cold water
*define[isolate] and define[glucose+] can be used in a number of ways outside of the directions listed above.
Why 100% Whey Protein?
100% Whey protein is the most beneficial protein to supplement in your diet. It has an abundant amount of essential amino acids (the amino acids that your body can’t produce on its own), which means it is able to effectively activate an anabolic (muscle-building) state in your body. Proteins that don’t have as many of these essential amino acids, don’t do as good of a job activating the anabolic state, and some proteins, like those found in plants, don’t have enough essential amino acids to activate the anabolic state at all. Whey protein comes in two forms, Whey Protein Isolate and Whey Protein Concentrate. Whey Protein Isolate must have at least 90% of the lactose and fat removed, whereas Whey Protein Concentrate only has to have 55-80% of the lactose and fat removed. The more the lactose and fat are removed, the purer and better quality the whey protein is. You can use whey protein as a supplement in your diet to help stimulate muscle growth and ensure that you get in enough essential amino acids throughout the day.
Why take d-Glucose and Highly Branch Cyclic Dextrin around a workout?
Consuming simple carbohydrates peri-workout (before, during, and after your workout) is the most crucial step in recovery and muscle growth. This is because consuming simple carbs helps take care of the first step in recovery, muscular glycogen (muscle energy) replenishment. If your body does not have simple carbs to replenish muscular glycogen, it will break down other muscles in your body and/or use the protein you consume around a workout to replenish this glycogen. This can lead to a loss of muscle tissue and a setback in recovery.
This is why pairing a simple carbohydrate and whey protein isolate is a holistic post-workout recovery drink, as the simple carbohydrates help replenish glycogen stores, and the whey protein isolate is used for muscular recovery and growth. In addition to glycogen replenishment, consuming simple carbs peri-workout increases your body’s insulin levels. Insulin is a hormone that delivers nutrients from your bloodstream to the different parts of your body including muscle tissue. Therefore, increasing your insulin right around your workout means you can have better nutrient delivery to your muscles when it matters most. Combing d-glucose and HBCD will help reduce or even eliminate the crash that d-glucose alone might have, while still getting the job done.