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FAQ About Maximus Whey


Maximus Whey Protein - FAQs

Why do we need protein?
Why whey protein?
What is special about Maximus Whey Protein?
What is the amino acid profile of Maximus Whey Protein?
What other benefits does whey protein have?
Who should take Maximus Whey?
How much protein do I need to take?
When should I take Maximus Whey?
What should Maximus Whey be mixed with?
How long should I take Maximus Whey for?
Is Maximus Whey safe? Are there any side effects?
Is Maximus Whey safe for teenagers and preteens?
When can I expect results?


Why do we need protein?


Besides water, protein is the most abundant material in our body. It provides the vital building block amino acids that are essential to life. Amino acids are small molecules that can be linked in innumerable ways to form everything from life-giving enzymes to the hair on our heads. If we are not taking in enough protein, we may be making it hard for our bodies to run efficiently.



Why whey protein?
 

What puts whey protein way out in front of other protein sources is the ease at which the body can utilize this protein. The system for measuring utilization rates is called Biological Value (BV). It assigns a number to the protein source indicating the amount of protein retained in the body for every gram of protein absorbed. Of all protein sources, whey protein comes out on top with a value between 104 and 159, depending on the quality of whey protein used.

We can get protein from whole foods but in today's fast paced world, it is far more difficult to prepare a quick and healthy, protein-rich meal. It is also much more difficult for our bodies to digest and use the protein from meats. Many of these protein sources tend to be as high or higher in saturated fat than they are in protein.


What is special about Maximus Whey Protein?

Direct NutriSciencesí Maximus Whey Protein is an excellent yet economical choice for people who are interested in the benefits of quality protein supplementation. Maximus Whey Protein has no artificial sweeteners, mixes easily and is available in delicious Chocolate and Vanilla flavours.


What is the amino acid profile of Maximus Whey Protein?

Amino Acids Provided Per Serving (41g)
Alanine 1890 mg
Arginine 878 mg
Aspartic Acid 3544 mg
Cysteine 844 mg
Glutamic Acid 5164 mg
Glycine 641 mg
Histidine 776 mg
Isoleucine 1654 mg
Leucine 3611 mg
Lysine 3409 mg
Methionine 675 mg
Phenylalanine 1823 mg
Proline 1823 mg
Serine 1721 mg
Threonine 2126 mg
Tryptophan 608 mg
Tyrosine 1148 mg
Valine 2025 mg


What other benefits does whey protein have?

One of the most important aspects of whey protein is its ability to stabilize the fluctuation of blood sugar levels caused by over-consumption of carbohydrates. Stabilizing blood sugar levels through protein supplementation increases our energy and allows our bodies to tap into our fat reserves when dieting.

Dr. Bounous from McGill University in Montreal, as well as many other researchers, have also clearly shown the positive effects whey protein can have on the immune system. This is due to the overall amino acid profile of this protein source. Whey protein is also capable of raising the body's level of glutathione, which is one of the most important water-soluble antioxidants. Furthermore, whey protein contains immunoglobulins that help the body to prevent infection from viruses and bacteria.

Whey protein is a rich source of branched chain amino acids (BCAA) and stable L-Glutamine. Branched chain amino acids are known to preserve muscle tissue. L-Glutamine has been shown to be beneficial for joint repair and is also a powerful muscle-preserving amino acid.


Who should take Maximus Whey?


Everyone needs protein. Supplementation with Maximus Whey is a good idea for anyone who is too busy to eat properly, people trying to cut back on meat consumption, anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle, recreational and competitive athletes, and bodybuilders.

Protein is vital for supplying the necessary amino acids needed for the proper repair of tissues and normal metabolic demands. The more active you are, the more protein you will need, as metabolism is higher in active people. Recreational or competitive athletes have significant protein demands placed on their bodies, and usually do not take in enough protein through their diet to meet tissue repair demands. They can assure themselves of maximum lean-mass gains and decreased recovery times by supplementation with Maximus Whey Protein.


How much protein do I need to take?


Protein requirements are dependent on the activity level and bodyweight of each individual. Please refer to the following chart to get an idea of how much protein you need in your diet. Keep in mind that these values are for the total amount of protein you need in your diet each day, not necessarily the amount of supplemental protein that you need.

Lifestyle/Fitness Objectives Daily Protein Needs
Stressful/Under Pressure 0.45 to 0.7g/lb of bodyweight
Traumatism Recuperation 0.9 to 1.4g/lb of bodyweight
Weight-Reduction Plan/Diet 0.35 to 1.0g/lb of bodyweight
Endurance 0.7 to 0.9g/lb of bodyweight
Force and Agility 0.9 to 1.1g/lb of bodyweight
Strength and Bodybuilding 1.0 to 1.6g/lb of bodyweight


When should I take Maximus Whey?

When you should take a serving of protein really depends upon your lifestyle. If you are not getting enough protein in your diet, then take a serving of Maximus Whey Protein with your meals that have the lowest amount of protein. You can blend it in your favorite juice or water, or you can blend it into your food. Those who like their oatmeal or cereal in the mornings can try blending a scoop of Maximus Whey Protein into your breakfast while it is being made, or sprinkle some on top prior to eating. Since milk tends to decrease the absorption of protein due to its mucus-stimulating properties, it is recommended that soy milk be used for cereal or oatmeal instead. For supper, it is common practice to make a protein shake for desert to bring your mealís protein content up to recommended levels.

Athletes interested in increasing performance, lean muscle mass and improving recovery times must take one serving of protein within one hour after finishing their competition or training session. More ambitious athletes should take a scoop of Maximus Whey Protein as soon as they get up in the morning, as the body requires a protein source at least every 4-6 hours. Unless you are getting up at 4:00 am to have a protein drink, you will definitely be in protein deprivation when you wake up. Athletes should almost always mix their Maximus Whey in juice, as it has been scientifically proven that carbohydrates are nearly as important as protein for recovery.

What should Maximus Whey be mixed with?

We take our Maximus Whey Protein in water and juice. Try not to mix whey protein into milk, as it will tend to decrease the absorption of the protein due to its mucus-stimulating properties. For the best results, mix it using a blender or shaker, but a spoon works great too.


How long should I take Maximus Whey for?


You never have to worry about taking Maximus Whey for too long, as long as you are taking it in moderate quantities.


Is Maximus Whey safe? Are there any side effects?


Protein is a completely natural part of our diets. As long as you donít overdo it, and take four or five times the recommended dosage, there are no reports of any kind of negative side effect from protein supplementation. Whey protein comes from milk, so if you have milk allergies, you are advised to use caution. Please note that while nearly all of the lactose is removed from whey protein, it is still present in very small quantities.

The only real concern with protein supplementation, for the healthy individual, is dehydration. Our bodies use a lot of water in order to metabolize protein. So we should really listen to our mothers and drink eight or more 8-oz. glasses of water a day.


Is Maximus Whey safe for teenagers and preteens?


Everyone needs protein in his or her diet, and Maximus Whey is a great source of this essential nutrient for preteens, teens and adults. After all, we live in a fast-paced environment where it can be difficult to eat properly. Since teens and preteens are very active, this puts extra stress on body systems and increases the demand for protein. If they don't get enough protein, their bodies could actually scavenge protein from less important areas (such as muscle) to meet the needs of the systems their growing bodies require.

The only real concern with protein supplementation, for the healthy teenager or preteen, is dehydration. Our bodies use a lot of water in order to metabolize protein. So we should really listen to our mothers and drink eight or more 8-oz. glasses of water a day.


When can I expect results?


If you find your energy levels fluctuating throughout the day due to over-consumption of carbohydrates, you should notice results immediately after boosting your protein intake. The results may include increased energy and mental clarity. If you are an athlete, you should almost immediately notice fewer sore muscles after days of exercise. This is the whey protein assisting in muscle recovery. Bodybuilders should recognize fuller, more resonant muscles, as well.
 




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