Whey Protein Isolate 1800g Hiro.Lab - Hero.Pro
Whey Protein Isolate Hiro.Lab Whey Protein Isolate is a great protein source with low carbohydrates and fat content. It is perfect for a reduction diet and for people who are lactose intolerant, because Hiro.Lab WPI does not cause digestive problems. Isolate is easily...
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Optimum Protein Bar 10x60 Optimum Nutrition
Optimum Protein Bars Optimum Nutrition The optimum balance of High Protein and great taste 20g High Protein No added sugars The Optimum bar is the new perfect balance of high protein and great taste! Optimum Protein Bar - Delicious, soft...
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Optimum Protein Bar Optimum Nutrition
Optimum Protein Bar Optimum Nutrition The Optimum bar is the new perfect balance of high protein and great taste! A delicious treat that is also a fantastic source of nutrition with 20 g of protein in each bar - including...
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Hype Bar Oatein
Hype Bar Oatein Hype Low Sugar Protein Bar The HYPE bar is made to smash every snack hankering you’ve got. This quad-layer oat-stravaganza delivers; 19g of Protein Less than 2g of Sugar Under 200 calories Palm Oil Free Suitable for...
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Gold Standard Protein Sample Optimum Nutrition
Gold Standard Protein Sample Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard from the reputable company OPTIMUM NUTRITION belongs to the highest quality protein supplements, based entirely on concentrate (WPC), isolate (WPI) and hydrolyzed whey protein isolate. As a result, 100% Whey...
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Elite XT 1.8kg Dymatize
Elite XT Dymatize 21 grams of multi-sourced protein per serving including whey protein concentrate, milk protein isolate, whey protein isolate and micellar casein. Great for extended periods of time between meals Each serving also includes 4.5 grams of BCAAs and...
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Ghost Whey X Christian Guzman
Ghost Whey X Christian Guzman GHOST WHEY x CHRISTIAN GUZMAN "LEMON BTTER CAKE" was inspired by the one and only Mama Guzman. Our first ever GHOST WHEY athlete collab gives you 25g of protein and real cake pieces in every...
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Barebells Vegan Protein Bar
Barebells Vegan Protein Bar Barebells are on a mission to prove vegan protein bars taste just as good when made with plant based protein. Barebells vegan protein bars are delicious, enriched with 15g of protein per bar and no added sugar. Barebells...
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Iso Whey 750g UNS Supplements
Iso Whey 750g UNS Supplements ISO WHEY dietary supplement from UNS Supplements is a high-protein powder supplement, which is used to enrich everyday nutrition with wholesome whey proteins.The composition of the product uses a combination of two popular fractions of...
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Instant Whey Protein 2kg Hero.Lab - Hero.Pro
Instant Whey Protein 2kg Hero.Lab  Instant Whey Protein Hero.Lab Instant Whey Protein is an excellent source of high-quality protein. This Whey Protein Concentrate has great solubility, delicious taste and is a quick way to supplement your protein intake. WPC contributes...
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Instant Whey Protein 750g Hero.Lab - Hero.Pro
Instant Whey Protein Hero.Lab Instant Whey Protein is an excellent source of high-quality protein. This Whey Protein Concentrate has great solubility, delicious taste and is a quick way to supplement your protein intake. WPC contributes to the growth and maintenance...
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Protein Bar 70g Biotech USA
Protein Bar 70g Biotech USA High protein content Low sugar content Rich in dietary fibre Gluten-free 257 kcal per bar 21 g protein per bar
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Dymatize Elite 100% Whey Protein 4540g
Elite 100% Whey Protein 4540g bag Dymatize Nutrition expiry 31/07/2021 No refunds or returns!!! The Muscle Fuel of Choice For AthletesMade with 100% whey protein, there’s zero sugar, fructose, salt, or carbohydrates added in. Just a power-packed 25 grams of...
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Bounty Hi Protein powder 875g
Bounty Hi Protein powder 30 servings  Chocolate and coconut enthusiasts looking for a healthy shake can finally rejoice thanks to Bounty's Official Whey Protein Powders. Simply mix one scoop of Hi-Protein Powder with 250ml of either milk or water and...
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M&M Hi Protein Bars Box - 12x51g Mars
M&M Hi Protein Bar YES! This IS real! The iconic taste of M&M’s has now landed in a protein bar. 15g of protein only 209 calories per bar Peanut flavour only 192 calorie per bar Chocolate flavour High Protein Bar M&M's...
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Per4m Whey Protein 900g
Per4m Whey Protein 900g Per4m Whey Protein information: DELICIOUS FLAVOURS - Lots of delicious flavours of whey protein to choose from to appeal to every taste and tastes great in water. Use as a protein smoothie for breakfast or post exercise for recovery...
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Mass Core 7 kg Fitness Authority
Mass Core Fitness Authority 7000g Mass Core Fitness Authority information: Mass is the top-of-the-shelf mass gainer supplement powder for protein carbohydrate drink that satisfy body needs after intensive workout. Mass is multicompound and complete diet supplement that provides your body with everything that is...
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Gold Standard 100% Whey 450 g Optimum Nutrition
Gold Standard 100% Whey 450g Optimum Nutrition 24 grams of whey protein per serving with whey protein isolates as the primary ingredient and just 1 gram of sugar and 1 gram of fat 5.5 grams of naturally occurring BCAAs and...
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Gold Standard Whey Protein 2.27 kg BUNDLE
OPTIMUM NUTRITION BUNDLE: Gold Standard Whey 2270 g Optimum Nutrition Creatine Micronised 317 g Optimum Nutrition Face Mask Gold Standard Log Book 3 P15 Protein Drinks 100% Whey Gold Standard by Optimum Nutrition Whey Gold Standard belongs to the highest quality...
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Optimum Nutrition RTD High Protein Shake 330 ml
High Protein Shake 330ml Optimum Nutrition The OPTIMUM™ HIGH PROTEIN SHAKE is a great-tasting, ready-to-drink shake. We’ve taken everything we know about protein powder and translated it into this great tasting on the go shake.The OPTIMUM™ HIGH PROTEIN SHAKE is...
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Whey Protein 2270g Fitness Authority
WHEY PROTEIN 2.2kg FA NUTRITION Whey protein concentrate that supports training and dietary goals of every active person20 g of protein per servingVery easy to mix WHEY PROTEIN shake is a high grade protein product which delivers the best quality...
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Diet Whey Protein Bundle Deal SPORTS NUTRITION
DIET Whey Protein SPORTS NUTRITION (81 servings) + EAA Amino Acid + 3 Free P15 Protein Drinks + Shaker Diet Whey Protein is a high protein, low sugar, diet and slimming formula for weight control. Diet Whey Protein SPORTS NUTRITION consist of high...
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Fitmeal 420g ALLNUTRITION High protein Meals
FITMEALS 420g Ready to eat High Protein Meals ALL NUTRITION expiry 11/2021 Is a delicious dish that will satisfy the most demanding palates. It is a filling meal, low in fat and sugar, allowing you to conveniently control the caloric...
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Barebells Vegan Protein Bar Box - 12x55g
Barebells Vegan Protein Bars Barebells are on a mission to prove vegan protein bars taste just as good when made with plant based protein. Barebells vegan protein bars are delicious, enriched with 15g of protein per bar and no added...
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About Proteins

Protein is an important part of everyone’s diet whether you’re looking to put on muscle or not. But when it comes to building muscle mass effectively, it’s absolutely essential.

Proteins contain amino acids that aid in the growth of muscle fibers and tissues. Lots of food are natural sources of protein, such as:

  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Seeds and nuts
  • Beans and lentils

However, many people in the world of professional athletics and bodybuilding supplement these natural sources with protein powders. If you’re involved with sports you may be looking to enhance your own muscle mass growth. If so protein powder is the option for you.

What is protein powder?

If you’ve spent any time at a gym then you’ve either heard about or already know about protein powder. But what exactly is it?

Like we mentioned above, protein is the natural building block of muscle mass found in many food sources. Protein powders, on the other hand, are convenient ways to get high-quality protein into your system quickly.

These days you can get protein powders in many forms:

The type you choose is entirely dependent on yourself but it’s important to remember that you shouldn’t take protein supplements as a replacement of regular meals. As your trainers at the gym will tell you, there’s no substitution for a protein-rich diet.

Do you need to take protein powder?

It’s a good question to ask, do I really need to take protein powder? Well let us ask you a question, do you train in any of the following ways:

  • Weight lifting
  • Cardio
  • Endurance training

If so, you probably need more protein than the average person. By supplementing regular meals with protein powder, you can build muscle mass and achieve your goals faster. That’s an important word to remember - supplement.

Protein powders are supplements and so they need to be taken along with a healthy diet for maximum effect. By regularly eating red meat, fish, and nuts and other sources of protein you can make better use of protein powders.

There are a number of different types of protein to consider. For those who need fast-digesting protein after a hard training session, whey protein is what you’re looking for. For those who take protein late at night, you could consider casein protein. This is a protein that is slow acting and can build muscle mass while you sleep.

Types of Protein Powder

At Megapump we stock a range of

  • Whey Protein
  • Whey Protein Isolate
  • Casein
  • Vegan Protein
  • Beef Protein
  • Mass Gainer

Whey Protein

We stock various flavoured Whey protein from milk - chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and many more.

Whey protein is abundant in amino acids which are essential to help athletes and bodybuilders repair muscle damage. After you’ve been in the gym and you’re feeling sore, that’s when these amino acids get to work. They help your body’s muscle tissues recuperate faster.

You can find whey protein in a number of forms including:

  • Concentrate
  • Isolate
  • Hydrolysate
  • Native

Check the product details before ordering to make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for.

Whey Protein Isolate

What’s the difference between whey protein isolate and concentrate? Well, a few things. For one thing, you can find that you’ll pay a bit more for isolate, but is higher in protein and really low in fats and sugars.

Loads of Isolate Proteins are Gluten and Lactose free as well.

The production of whey protein isolate is incredibly similar to whey except for a few factors. Similarly to whey concentrate, isolate is derived as a by product of yogurt or cheese production but measures are taken to reduce both the fat and carbohydrate content. The result is that the whey protein isolate contains roughly 90% more protein than concentrate.

Whey protein isolates are also the typical choice for those who are lactose-intolerant as it contains a lot less lactose.

Casein Protein

Similar to whey, casein protein is also derived from milk. But what’s the difference? The reason why you would choose casein protein over whey protein comes down to the absorption rate. Casein is absorbed by the body a lot slower than typical whey or whey isolate.

Choosing between a fast-acting protein and a slow-releasing one can come down to personal preference. However, one study found that “in contrast to young subjects, a fast protein may be more beneficial than a slow one in elderly subjects, to limit body protein loss.”

Vegan Protein Powder

Just because you don’t want to eat animal products doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the benefits of protein powder. Vegans now have a range of 100% vegan-friendly protein powders they can use as an after-workout supplement.

You can now get vegan protein powders that are extracted entirely from plant matter. As demand has increased hemp protein, pea protein, and soy protein, for example, are becoming commonplace.

Beef Protein

Incredibly self-explanatory, beef protein powders are taken from the high protein levels found in beef. Athletes and bodybuilders alike can build lean muscle by using low-fat beef protein powders to supplement their exercise routines. We stock a range of beef protein powders and drinks designed to enhance muscle growth and promote healthy bone density.

Mass Gainer

While they sound intimidating, mass gainers simply effective ways of getting more calories into your diet easily. The more calories you have in your diet to burn through the greater the amount of mass you can gain. It’s simple.

Here’s the surprising part, it’s not the same as a regular protein powder because it may actually contain less protein than your whey or casein protein. However, it will contain more calories than the whey along with a greater amount of carbohydrates. These carbs will give you an extra boost of energy before or after a hard training session.

Complemented by a full and rich diet, mass gainers will be just one more weapon in the fight to build your muscles.

How much protein powder should I take?

This depends largely on the individual but generally speaking you want around 25grams to 50grams on your workout days. Most protein powders come with serving recommendations on the packaging. This is a good place to start if you’re unsure.

If you are already eating a particularly protein-rich diet, you may not need to take as much protein powder.

Keep in mind the knock on effects of ingesting protein regularly. For example, some people find that they suffer from poor digestion and increased flatulence from taking protein powder.

You also may be allergic to whey protein or find that the whey protein isolate is easier on your body.

What’s the best vegan protein powder?

For something as simple as a diet, veganism has really made an impact on the world. Those who adhere to a strict vegan diet are probably concerned that without animal products they won’t be able to build muscle. We can tell you that’s not true at all.

We stock a range of 100% vegan protein powders that will give you the muscle boost you need.

Our full range of vegan protein powders includes:

  • Rice Protein
  • Chia Seeds Super Grain
  • BIO Spirulina
  • Veggie Protein Complex
  • Raw Hemp Seeds
  • Vegan Protein

There are many more being added to our store all the time so make sure to search for your favourites. All of these protein powders are 100% vegan and are just as incredible as our non-vegetable based products.

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