Finding Your Way Out Of the Product Jungle: Premium Proteins
BY ANDREYA GROZIK
Are you lost in the product jungle? If so, you are not alone. With countless brands, a variety of types, endless flavors, and often-overwhelming ingredient lists, how do you choose what's best for you? We are here to help you weed out, well, the weeds, and see why Hammer Nutrition really is the premium choice - the light at the end of the jungle.
You probably know that protein is an essential component to exercise recovery, but what type is best for you? Our proteins are not just superior because of what's in them; they are also superior because of what's not.
HAMMER WHEY PROTEIN
Hammer Whey Protein contains 100% undenatured (non-heated) whey protein isolate from 100% grass-fed cows. Whey protein isolate is the richest source of all nine essential amino acids, including the all-important branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). It's most absorbable of all protein sources, and has the highest BV (Biological Value) available. Unlike any other protein source - including whey protein concentrate - whey protein isolate is the most bioavailable protein source of all.
Hammer Whey Protein is packed with 6,000mg of the amino acid glutamine, vital for optimum immune health and muscle rebuilding. Although glutamine is normally in plentiful supply in the body, its stores can quickly become depleted during exercise, and also during times of stress, making supplementation a necessity.
Hammer Whey Protein also contains high amounts of specific amino acids that bolster the bodily production of glutathione, arguably the strongest antioxidant there is. Whey protein also contains quadripeptides (short protein chains containing four amino acids), which are highly effective in alleviating pain and soreness.
Unlike whey protein concentrate, which maxes out at about 75% actual protein, the whey protein isolate in Hammer Whey Protein contains 90%-97% pure protein, making it virtually lactose- & fat- free. That's why even those with lactose intolerances can usually consume Hammer Whey Protein with no issue.
Recommendations for use:
After exercise, consuming a 3:1 blend of complex carbohydrates and whey protein isolate (Recoverite) is the ideal way to kick-start the all-important recovery process. Mixing 1 scoop of Hammer Whey Protein in 6-8 ounces or more of cold water, and consuming prior to a meal is an ideal way to curb your appetite. The protein-enhanced fluid will fill a void in the stomach while only adding 80 calories, and the BCAAs in Hammer Whey Protein is associated with a reduced risk of obesity and becoming overweight.
HAMMER VEGAN PROTEIN
For those adopting a vegetarian/vegan diet, Hammer Vegan Protein's complete protein profile delivers an immense 20 grams of protein per scoop! It has five unique sources of nutrient-dense, alkaline, 100% organic, plant-based protein: pea protein, pumpkin protein, sacha inchi, spirulina, and chlorella.
Hammer Vegan Protein provides you with additional benefits on top of first-rate protein. It is also rich in muscle-building amino acids, vitamins, minerals, RNA/DNA, essential fatty acids, enzymes, and more!
It is dairy-free, nearly fat-free (a mere 1 gram per scoop), and virtually carbohydrate-free. Best of all, all three flavors are really delicious!
Recommendations for use:
Hammer Vegan Protein is not only protein rich; it's highly versatile as well. You can consume it right after exercise, as a meal replacement, an energy shake, or anytime throughout the day to increase your daily protein intake. Mix 1 scoop of Hammer Vegan Protein in 6-8 ounces or more of cold water.
Hammer Nutrition's protein powders rise above the glut of protein powders flooding the market, by providing the purest protein possible. You won't find cheap casein protein, simple sugars, artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives in Hammer Nutrition's protein powders. They're also free of rice, soy or wheat/gluten, antibiotics, hormones, saturated fats, cholesterol, GMOs, pesticides, and herbicides.
Whichever Hammer Protein you choose, you can rest assured that you are making the best choice. Hammer Nutrition is your way out of the product jungle!
Hammer Whey Protein
HGH (Human Growth Hormone) Booster: Mix one scoop of Hammer Whey in 4-6 oz. of water only (no carbohydrates) and consume within 30 minutes of bedtime. Ideally, you should fast for two hours before consuming.
Hammer Vegan Protein
With Hammer Vegan Protein in three different flavors, it is easy to make vegan-friendly, soy- and dairy-free versions of Perpetuem and Recoverite. While it's not possible to make exact replicas of these two fuels using Hammer Vegan Protein, the following recipes are quite similar in terms of their carbohydrate and protein makeup, and their caloric donation as well.
Soy-Free Vegan Perpetuem
Each scoop of Perpetuem contains 135 calories, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 3.5 grams of protein, and 1.25 grams of fat. To make a fuel that's comparable to Perpetuem using Hammer Vegan Protein, mix:
- 1 level scoop of HEED = 100 calories from 26 grams of carbohydrates
- 1/4 scoop of Hammer Vegan Protein = 27.5 calories from 5 grams of protein, 1.25 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.25 grams of fat
TOTAL CARBOHYDRATES - 27.25 grams
TOTAL PROTEIN - 5 grams
TOTAL FAT - 0.25 grams
TOTAL CALORIES - 127
Dairy-free Vegan Recoverite
Every two-scoop serving of Recoverite contains 170 calories, 33 grams of carbohydrates, and 10 grams of whey protein. To make a similar recovery drink using Hammer Vegan Protein, mix:
- 1 slightly heaping scoop of HEED = approximately 115 calories from roughly 30 grams of carbohydrates
- 1/2 scoop of Hammer Vegan Protein = 55 calories from 10 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of carbohydrates
TOTAL CARBOHYDRATES - 32.5 grams
TOTAL PROTEIN - 10 grams
TOTAL CALORIES - 170