12 Sep INTEK ISOLATE
Anyone who has taken a protein supplement or is familiar with protein supplement hasmost likely heard about Isolate protein. Isolate protein comes when protein is broken down to its purest form. Isolate protein also is one of the most bio-available proteins to humans. Meaning that the body can digest it better then just about any other form of protein. That is why it is essential to take an Isolate protein supplement as soon as you finish a hardcore workout routine. Your body will use the Isolate to help repair its torn muscle fibers and build them back stronger then ever. With all the Isolate proteins on the market today it is important to know what to look for in an Isolate protein.
One of the first things your should make sure of your Isolate protein is that it is low-temperature cooked. The way to do this is check the back label and make sure it specifies that it has gone through some sort of low-temperature cooked process. Now this in order for an Isolate to truly be and Isolate it MUST go through this filter process, so if any Isolate protein does not specifically say it has gone through this process, chances are it is not an isolate.
Another important thing to look for is that the protein contains at least 25g of protein. Anything in the 25-30g range is ideal for the average person to consume post-training. This gives your body the proper amount of protein it needs to kickstart the rebuilding process, and restore the muscle fibers that your just broke down.
One of the most important things to look at when purchasing an Isolate protein is the amino-acid profile. This is a list of all the amino acids that make up the protein. If your Isolate protein does not contain an amino-acid profile, this is a HUGE RED FLAG. I am sure many people have heard of the term amino spiking, this is where amino acids are counted as protein, and really something listed at 25g of protein is only 20g of real protein because an amino acid like Taurine is counted as 5g. Supplement companies get away with amino spiking by not listing an amino acid profile, or by hiding amino acids in the “other ingredients” part of the label. Make sure your Isolate has an amino-acid profile. I can not stress this enough!
This is the back label of our Intek Isolate protein!
And this is what an Amino-Acid profile looks like!
As you can see the Intek Isolate is sitting strong at 28g of protein, and a fully loaded amino-acid profile! It has been my go to post-workout shake for years now, and I highly recommend it to everyone regardless of your goals! Be sure to stop by your local PEAK Nutrition for a free sample!
- Stack with ReCarb and Creatine Monohydrate for a fully loaded post-workout shake!