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Description:

Maintenance, repair, and growth of lean muscle mass are as important to your training as your energy source. That's why serious endurance athletes also need considerable amounts of protein, far above the normal adult RDA. Low dietary protein lengthens recovery time, causes muscle weakness, and suppresses the immune system. Prolonged protein deficiencies will cancel the beneficial effects of your workouts; instead, you will become susceptible to fatigue, lethargy, anemia, and possibly even more severe disorders. Athletes with over-training syndrome usually have protein deficiency.

Hammer Whey fulfills your post-workout protein requirements, without any added sugars, fillers, artificial sweeteners, or other questionable nutrients

Why Hammer Whey for recovery?

Hammer Whey is the standard for promoting rapid recovery. For rebuilding lean muscle tissue and supporting optimal immune system function between workouts and races, whey protein has no peer. It is the most bioavailable form of protein and has the highest percentage of essential amino acids, the protein building blocks that your body does not manufacture and must obtain from dietary sources. Moreover, 25% of the essential amino acid component comes from the three most important amino acids for muscle tissue repair, the branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine, and valine.

Each level scoop of Hammer Whey contains a huge six grams of glutamine, providing even more muscle rebuilding and immune system-enhancing benefits. Hammer Whey is also rich in two other highly beneficial amino acids, methionine and cysteine. These two nutrients stimulate the natural production of glutathione, one of the body's most powerful antioxidants. Endurance exercise increases free-radical production, so endurance athletes need extra antioxidant protection. Glutathione also supports immune system and liver functions.

Short, four-amino acid chains known as quadripeptides constitute another key component of whey protein. Quadripeptides have a pain-killing (analgesic) effect that can help alleviate the soreness after an intense workout or all-out race effort.

Another consideration when supplementing with Whey is that you choose whey protein isolate, not whey protein concentrate. Whey protein isolate is virtually lactose- and fat-free; many lactose-intolerant people can still use whey protein isolate because it contains only a miniscule amount of lactose. Also, whey isolate checks in at a sturdy 90-97% protein, whereas whey concentrate contains only 70-80% protein. Simply put, whey protein isolate is a purer protein and the best protein you can consume after a hard workout, which is why Hammer Whey is comprised of whey protein isolates only.

How well you perform tomorrow depends on how well you recover today. During the recovery process that your body grows stronger and more fit. Exercise breaks down muscle tissue, depletes energy stores, and stresses your immune system. Recovery builds these back up again—if you have adequate nutrient intake and a sensible exercise regime. Athletic improvement occurs during the rest and recovery phase, when your body responds to the stress of training. Smart athletes follow the formula for success: recover as purposely as you train. Hammer Whey is a key component for superior recovery.

Benefits:

Whey is available in the following delicious flavors: Chocolate, Chai, Strawberry, Vanilla, and Unflavored.

Protein supplementation is absolutely essential for any hard-training athlete to maintain, repair, and grow lean muscle mass. Hammer Whey, ideal for supporting your immune system, and enhancing recovery between workouts and races, helps you obtain the full amount of protein you need daily.

Whey is the most easily assimilated of all proteins and is packed with a tremendous amount of naturally occurring branched chain amino acids. Hammer Whey also contains high amounts of other recovery-specific amino acids and is glutamine-fortified for immune system support. Hammer Whey is 100% whey protein isolate, so you get more actual protein per serving and less lactose and fat than obtained through the commonly found concentrate form.

Serious endurance athletes have protein requirements far above the normal adult RDA, so make sure you always have Hammer Whey on hand.

Extra Benefits:
Contains only 100% undenatured (non-heated) whey isolate, which is virtually lactose & fat free but rich in immune-enhancing beta-lactalbumins and alpha-lactalbumins. Gram per gram we believe you won't find a higher quality protein at a better value, especially when you compare the whey protein isolate in Hammer Whey to cheaper whey concentrates, most of which contain only 70-85% actual protein and higher amounts of fat and lactose.

Q: Should I use Whey or Soy?
A: Hammer Nutrition Fuels-what they are and how to use them

Notes:

Note: Studies have established a suggested daily requirement of at least a half-gram of protein per pound of body weight for endurance athletes.

Nutrition Labels:

Whey Chai
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 26 g (Approx 1 Level Scoop or Single Serving)
1 Level Scoop: 63 cc = 4.2 Tbsp = 12.7 tsp
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Sodium 30 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%
Protein 17 g
Calcium 10%
Not a significant source of total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, total carbohydrate, dietary fiber, sugar, vitamin A, or vitamin C.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Whey Protein Isolate (Whey Protein, Sunflower Lecithin), L-Glutamine, Natural Flavor, Stevia.
Contains:Milk
Whey Chocolate
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 26 g (Approx 1 Level Scoop or Single Serving)
1 Level Scoop: 63 cc = 4.2 Tbsp = 12.7 tsp
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 70
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Sodium 30 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%
Protein 17 g
Calcium 10%
Iron 2%
Not a significant source of total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, total carbohydrate, dietary fiber, sugar, vitamin A, or vitamin C.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Whey Protein Isolate (Whey Protein, Sunflower Lecithin), L-Glutamine, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural Flavor, Stevia.
Contains:Milk
Whey Strawberry
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 26 g (Approx 1 Level Scoop or Single Serving)
1 Level Scoop: 63 cc = 4.2 Tbsp = 12.7 tsp
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Sodium 25 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%
Protein 17 g
Calcium 10%
Not a significant source of total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, total carbohydrate, dietary fiber, sugar, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Whey Protein Isolate (Whey Protein, Sunflower Lecithin), L-Glutamine, Natural Flavor, Stevia.
Contains:Milk
Whey Unflavored
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 26 g (Approx 1 Level Scoop or Single Serving)
1 Level Scoop: 63 cc = 4.2 Tbsp = 12.7 tsp
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Sodium 30 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Protein 18 g
Calcium 10%
Not a significant source of total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, total carbohydrate, dietary fiber, sugars, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Whey Protein Isolate (Whey Protein, Sunflower Lecithin), L-Glutamine.
Contains:Milk
Whey Vanilla
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 26 g (Approx 1 Level Scoop or Single Serving)
1 Level Scoop: 63 cc = 4.2 Tbsp = 12.7 tsp
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Sodium 30 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%
Protein 17 g
Calcium 10%
Not a significant source of total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Whey Protein Isolate (Whey Protein, Sunflower Lecithin), L-Glutamine, Natural Flavor, Stevia.
Contains:Milk

Whey Protein does not contain:

Wheat, gluten, added simple sugars, stimulants, fad ingredients, or artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners. If a "protein drink" contains any of the above ingredients, it can cause unwanted side effects that may actually hinder your performance.

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Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty and Potent I add it to the Recoverite with a bit of fresh fruit to make a smoothly. Workout soreness just melts away!
Date published: 2014-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Protein on the market There is nothing better than one scoop of Chocolate Whey in oatmeal with fruit and honey
Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked great for after workouts. I would not use anything else.
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Subtle flavor, tastes great, dissolves thoroughly I use the vanilla whey and love it. At the end of a major effort, I'll add a scoop into my vanilla Recoverite. Its not too sweet and just tastes great! Also Two scoops of Recoverite and one scoop of Whey will dissolve in less than half a small water bottle of water - shake it with few if any clumps. If you're looking for whey that dissolves well, tastes good, isn't too sweet or full of artificial things, you can't go wrong here.
Date published: 2015-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent source of protein I have been taking Hammer Whey daily for about 15 years in the evenings when I get in from my work on our ranch. I have also been taking Hammer Soy every morning . Together I get 50 grams of protein of the 140 grams I need everyday to maintain my 68 year old muscle mass. They are good and help my recovery time. I also take 8 other Hammer products every day. They really help me maintain the quality of life that I enjoy !
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent HGH Booster! I have been using Hammer Whey as a morning protein supplement and night time HGH booster for several months now. As a protein supplement, there is nothing better. I take one level scoop with water (no carbs) in the morning with breakfast and never feel hungry going into lunch. At night, one more level scoop with water just before going to bed is the perfect night cap. Hammer Whey is helping me reach my goals!
Date published: 2014-02-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent product. I have ordered straberry, vanilla and chai; have not tasted chai yet. The strawberry flavoring is very weak. I'd be more inclined to call it unflavored. I usually mix with real fruit so this isn't a major concern for me until I'm restricting carbs. The vanilla is fine. I also wish there was less glutamine. I use 3-4 scoops at a time to get enough so the amount of glutamine ends up higher than I'd like.
Date published: 2014-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Extra Junk, Low carb and Low iron I having been using Hammer Whey for several years and love it. The main reason is what inside and what’s NOT. No simple sugars, stimulants, artificial flavors or colors. Just great tasting Whey. Unless I’m running long miles (15+) I usually follow a low carb diet and Hammer Nutrition Whey is very low carb. My husband is on a low iron diet and Hammer Nutrition Whey fits right into his diet.
Date published: 2014-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tastes great and blends well Whether I mix it with water or blend it in a fruit smoothie, it never thickens the mixture too much so I can drink it quickly. The vanilla flavor suits me best, but the chocolate is also pretty good. I've tried others but they're always too sweet or makes my smoothie too thick. However, I always have a hard time finding the scoop inside the carton.
Date published: 2015-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product I should have been using this product at the start of my triathlon season, it really helps boost my immune system and get some extra calories and protein in the system which I need to support my training. If I take it after training in the morning it helps fight that constant hunger I have all day, and taking it before bed helps me sleep better.
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yummy enough I've tried Whey in various flavors and settled on chocolate. It's not a rich flavor by any means but it's yummy enough. I like mixing a scoop into half-a-cup of low-fat milk for a bit of extra protein, calcium and Vitamin D. And for a little jolt, sometimes I add half a cup of coffee. The chocolate flavor works well in that mixture.
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect post workout protein source I purchased Hammer Whey product to use as a post work out protein source and it has exceeded my expectations. Very easy to mix, taste good, I have sampled the Strawberry and purchased the Chocolate both are good. Just seems to help ease the fatigue after a heavy weight workout. I plan to try as a meal replacement in the future.
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most excellent! I had Hammer Whey (and Heed and Gel and Recoverite) all during my marathon training this winter into spring. With my race now over, I am still taking one scoop at night as directed (two hours after last food, and 30 minutes before sleep) for that extra HGH boost....which I find also helps me get a really deep and restful sleep.
Date published: 2014-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whey is the way After lots of research, I have added Whey into my training nutrition mix and was happy the Hammer has the highest quality Whey Isolate. I can report that the results of adding it to my diet are very real and noticed within a week. Taste of the Vanilla is awesome and it mixes with almost anything I add it to.
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Whey Chocolate Protein It is a great protein supplement product not only for what is in it, but as you often say, "what it doesn't contain". Most other protein supplements on the market are full of artificial additives. The only improvement that I can think of is that it could be more "chocolatey, me being a chocolate lover.
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review of Chai Flavored Whey I have been using this flavor for a couple of years now and I always use it in a smoothie recipe, which I use for a meal replacement.   It's a great subtle flavor that doesn't compete with the fresh ingredients and goes great with vanilla soy milk!  I will always keep this product on my shelves!
Date published: 2013-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good product except This is a good product that I have been using daily for years. My one complaint and the reason I rated the product three stars versus five is that it does not completely dissolve. Even after shaking for over a minute there are these gross chunks of slime. Really annoying and gag inducing.
Date published: 2014-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes, Whey! I try to keep Hammer Whey Protein fully stocked at home at all times...it's when I don't have it that I appreciate its benefits the most. A few times I've been forced to buy protein at my local pharmacy and it really isn't the same! Great in a shake or just sprinkled on oatmeal - YUM!
Date published: 2015-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stuff! As a repeat customer, Hammer Whey gives me what I need to meet my long term health goals. Chocolate is my favorite (natural born chocoholic) but strawberry gives me that nice change up when needed. If you're a newby to Whey, you won't be disappointed. The taste is great! Cheers!
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure Whey I switched to Hammer Nutrition Whey because whey isolate is the only ingredient, no extra garbage. It's perfect to puree with fruits and veggies (I go with two bananas and 2 cups spinach). My ability to ride harder, longer, and recover faster has improved. GREAT, PURE PRODUCT.
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strawberry Bliss Purchased the Hammer Whey Strawberry flavor a few weeks. Works great and geet me satiated. The best part about it though is the strawberry flavor. Not fake or too sweet. Just the perfect flavor profile that really perks up anything that you put it into.
Date published: 2014-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6 year old daughter (and her dad) love it. My 6 year old daughter is always moving and a carb-burning machine. It can be challenging to get the proper amount of protein in her diet. We drink a daily glass of 'super-duper chocolate milk' that we make together. She enjoys it! Her dad enjoys it!
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stuff, no junk I was looking for protein powder with no sugar or other junk. I follow the slow-carb eating plan as espoused in "The 4-Hour Body." I usually have two scoops of Unflavored every morning in water. Been using it for years. Probably my favorite product.
Date published: 2013-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great taste...even greater results! I've been using Hammer Whey for several years now. In addition to adding it to my homemade smoothies, I also take it nightly just before bed (1 scoop in 4-6 ounces of water, just as recommended). What a difference in recovery from day to day!
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the best! Hammer Whey is simply the best whey isolate I have used and I have tried many. It goes down easy and has a clean taste without any odor or nasty after taste. It mixes easily with water and tastes great. It is reasonably priced as well.
Date published: 2014-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from using for running recovery bought the chocolate flavor and have been using it for recovery after running I take it after lunch be fore work and it seems like legs feel fresh. im able to run the next day at same intensity. great flavor mixes fast super product
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whey Protein I've been using Hammer products for nearly 10 years. They're Whey Protein is without a doubt the best protein that I've ever used, and I've tried plenty. Easy to mix and digest and tastes great too! You can't go wrong with Hammer!!!
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All the right ingredients! I've been using Hammer products for over 10 years. I have compared their products to others, and Hammer always comes out best! They can be trusted. That's why I do recommend their stuff to anyone willing to listen!
Date published: 2014-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Taste with the results I have been using Hammer 'whey' protein for over two years and just love the price, taste, and results. I have a protein shake for breakfast and sometimes for a late evening meal replacement. Way to go HAMMER!
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from delivered in timely manner, easy effective protein So glad to have Hammer Whey Chai back in the house! It's an easy way to get enough protein, and a great way to increase my body's production of HGH when I take it before bed each night as I train for IM AZ!
Date published: 2014-02-01
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