Instructions for use:
Immediately after: 1 bar.
For 50 g (bar)
– Energy 781.83 kJ / 186.89 kcal
– Fat 5.79 g
– of which saturated 3.61 g
– Carbohydrate 13.26 g
– of which sugars 6.93 g
– Fiber 4.01 g
– Protein 20.14 g
– Salt 0.2 g
Ingredients: Protein Blend (Gelatine hydrolysate, milk protein, whey protein isolate (milk), soy protein isolate) – Chocolate 20% (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soy lecithin) – Humectant: Glycerol – Glucose Syrup – Oligofructose – Coconut 2,7% – Flavours – Cocoa mass – Emulsifier: soy lecithin
Protein is an essential nutrient needed in the everyday diet and can be found in food such as meat, fish, eggs, milk, and nuts. It plays a role in the maintenance of muscle mass as well as contributing to the growth of muscle mass. Athletes in particular have an increased need for dietary protein and the recommended protein intake for athletes is 1.2-1.7 g per kg of body weight per day. This protein intake should be spread evenly across meals throughout the day.
Physical exercise, and in particular power training, results in an increase in protein breakdown and protein synthesis. To reduce protein breakdown from occurring in the aftermath of exercise, it is important that you consume enough protein to stimulate muscle protein synthesis as this is the foundation for muscle growth. Research has shown that consuming 20 g of protein following a workout is enough to stimulate maximal muscle protein synthesis (Philips 2012)1 and can therefore contribute to muscle growth.
Whey protein is one of the highest quality protein and contains essential amino acids. They are absorbed more quickly into the body in comparison to casein protein and therefore can be good for consuming following a workout when enhancing muscle protein synthesis is key.
The Etixx High Protein Bar provides 20 g of protein and 15 g of carbohydrate which makes it good for recovery after power and strength training. The combination of protein and carbohydrate intake has been shown to increase muscle glycogen replenishment which is another aspect of recovery (Zawadzji 1992)2.
- Phillips S. Dietary protein requirements and adaptive advantages in athletes. British Journal of Nutrition 2012; 108(S2): S158-S167.
- Zawadzki K, Yaspelkis, B, Ivy J. Carbohydrate-protein complex increases the rate of muscle glycogen storage after exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology 1992;, 72(5): 1854-1859.