Proper time for consuming protein supplements
All experienced bodybuilders know that protein is the most important macronutrients and that its consumption in large quantities is necessary for regular and lean muscle growth and proper functioning of the body. Also well known is that protein supplements are the easiest and simplest way to inject greater amounts of quality protein. The most important thing you need to know about protein supplements is the time they should be taken to allow our bodies to properly used to provide a reliable muscle growth. In continuation of this article will be given the key periods (starting with the most important period) input to protein supplements in order to ensure their maximum utilization.
1. Immediately after training or other physical activity
Immediately after training (10-15 minutes) our body needs a greater amount of nutrients for rapid muscle recovery and proper muscle growth. Therefore there is a need and especially indispensable input quickly degradable protein to accelerate metabolism to our body can not produce larger quantities of testosterone, growth hormone and insulin necessary hormone for proper muscle growth. Therefore consumption of 30-40 grams (1-2 servings) quickly degradable protein combined with carbohydrates with a high glycemic index immediately after training or other physical activity is the most important period when required consumption of protein supplements. The “100% Whey Professional” is an excellent protein choice for consumption immediately after hard training. After 60-90 minutes of consuming this protein supplement it is necessary to have a freshly prepared meal that will be a combination of slowly degradable protein and carbohydrates (carbs with a low glycemic index).
2. Immediately after sleep before the first meal
After 6-8 hours of sleep (period of fasting) our body needs quickly degradable protein in order to start and accelerate the body’s metabolism. Therefore 1 hour before the first meal must be consumed 1-2 servings protein. After the first meal of the day must be consumed fresh food that contain higher amounts of calories.
3. Just before bedtime
By consuming slowly degradable protein such as casein just before bedtime body would provide a steady stream of protein is the surest way to stay in anabolic phase longer period. This is also important to note that you should not consume carbs just before sleeping, because due to inactivity during sleep these carbohydrates will certainly be stored as excess fat.
4. Consuming protein supplements between meals
Consuming protein supplements between two meals will enable your body to stay anabolic stage throughout the day, especially when there is more time gap between meals, 100% Whey isolate is excellent for this purpose.