MUSCLE PROTEIN SYNTHESIS (MPS)

Muscles grow through protein synthesis. Despite what supplement companies will tell you, there is no magic formula that will supersede the basic science of...

Fats

Fat was like carbs in the 70’s - the bad guy! It has since been revealed that fats are a major nutrient for body...

Carbohydrates

  Carbohydrates are often seen as the ‘bad guy’ and in order to ‘get lean’, should be avoided. This is not the case. Carbs...

Protein

Proteins are composed of amino acids which have multiple functions, primarily helping to transport important substances into the blood and then in turn, aiding...

Macronutrients

Macronutrients are the three types of foods we require in large amounts in our diet: carbohydrates, protein & fats.  Use the links below to...

BCAA’s

The science bit… A branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) is an amino acid having aliphatic side-chains with a branch. There are three BCAAs: leucine, isoleucine and valine.  Simply put… Amino acids are the building...

Creatine

Creatine is produced in the body and synthesised within the kidneys and liver. However 50% of the total creatine within the body comes from food...

Whey protein

Whey is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained and is the primary ingredient in most protein powders. When looking at purchasing some whey there are often 2...

Supplements

Complete a gym session, grab a shower and walk out with a protein shake in hand, but why?   Supplements are exactly what they...

Snacking

It is snacking that is my downfall! Probably the most common phrase I hear from people when they are trying to lose weight. There...