Wednesday 26 October 2016

Muscle Candy Protein

   Muscle Candy is a new brand of protein shake, but unlike the others, it's a small company with a careful product, focused more on quality rather than mass production, and that is good. People are becoming more aware of food labels now and starting to familiarise themselves with artificial and needless ingredients, and it's leading to generally better health. We're more aware of what we're eating, and the food companies are forced into being more transparent with their products. Organic produce and 'no added sugar' are things people want to see more of, and we're starting to get it.
   But the trouble comes really when people try to get more exercise in, eat clean and generally transform their lives for the better, and the products advertised towards people like them - people like me - aren't contributing to that what they could be.
   I've taken to using less 'convenient' products, and that includes a straight up chicken sandwich for Seeg post-workout. Thing is, I exercise a lot more than he does, and with trying to look after my mum, I can't go out and buy chicken every few days to fuel my recovery, plus it gets expensive. So while I tend to opt for more basic food and try to cook and prepare food for myself, protein shakes are one thing I'm adamant not to give up on. But have you looked at the food labels?
   Generally speaking, none of the ingredients are harmful, even if some are artificial, but if you're dead set on trying to eat clean, long ingredients lists with words you can't pronounce, even if they're perfectly safe, can muddy the waters.

   And so, when I found Muscle Candy, I grew curious because there are no needless ingredients in their protein shakes. They consist, in fact, of only four ingredients, and they're all natural: Bio80 organic whey protein, natural flavourings, stevia and, depending on the flavour you go for, either a berry mix powder blend (strawberry, raspberry and blackberry), raw cacao, matcha or blueberry powder. There is no needless thickener, no artificial additives, no preservatives, no GMO, now colourings. It simply is what it claims to be, making it easily the cleanest protein shake on the market.

   Each single-scoop serving of the protein powder contains, depending on the flavour:
• 97-106 calories
• 17-18g of protein
• 2g of fat
• 1-5g of carbs

   Each 1kg tub contains 40 servings which is enough to see me through 8 weeks of workouts, which is certainly worth the investment.
   Due to the lack of a thickener, the shake is thin so I take it with less water than other shakes, but that also makes it easier to incorporate into other things. Combine it with milk - dairy or almond - to thicken it up, and it works great as a protein base to a post-workout smoothie. Blended with a banana, it will be as thick as a smoothie should be without compromising on texture - and that banana will help replenish the potassium lost through your hard work.

   So for those of us who pay a little more mind to the ingredients in our health and fitness products, Muscle Candy protein shakes are the way to go. It contains nothing artificial, it's an all-natural protein shake made with, most importantly, whey protein. Why is that important? Because whey protein is more effective than plant-based protein, and that's because whey comes from milk and milk is an animal product, and as animal products are biologically designed to be consumed by all mammals, it's more easily absorbed into the body than soy or hemp protein and less of it is lost when it's converted into a form our bodies can put to use. That's why meat is always the best source of protein there is, because it requires minimal conversion in the body - because humans are also mammals, not plants.
   Yes. That's right. Science.
   And you can get £10 off of orders directly from Muscle Candy with the code CLEAN16 while stocks last!

Disclaimer: I was sent this product to review by the brand itself. The quantity and precise products sent were their choice, not my own. All opinions and images are my own, and all appropriate research has been done by myself from a range of sources rather than relying entirely on the product's website, especially where health products are concerned. I do not accept a product to review if I do not believe it is safe or worth my own time, regardless of any kind of reimbursement. I trial the products for an appropriate amount of time before writing reviews to check for wear-and-tear on physical items and side effects from edible (be it supplements or food). If I have negative points to voice, I will voice them, and I never, ever accept product reviews or reimbursement on the promise of a positive review. My reviews are and will only ever be honest.


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