USANA Whey Protein Booster – The Power of Protein

Written by on 23/11/2017 in Foods with 2 Comments

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Did You Know That Protein Is Essential to Life?

With the launch of USANA Whey Protein in Aussie, we thought we’d give you the down low on protein. Protein is a powerful nutrient made up of 20 amino acids that are components of every cell in your body. Protein is used to build and repair tissues and make enzymes and hormones, blood cells and many other substances essential to life. It is also an important building block for muscles, bones, cartilage and skin. Even your hair and nails are mostly made up of protein. Just like fat and carbohydrates, protein is a macro-nutrient (meaning that your body needs relatively large amounts). But unlike with fat and carbs, your body doesn’t store usable protein. Your amino acids stores are constantly used and must be replenished. If dietary sources don’t provide enough, your body will start to take it from your muscle mass. An adequate dietary protein intake is important across the life cycle, especially as we age. Protein deficiency can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness and hair loss and can contribute to a variety of other conditions.

Why Make Protein Part of Your Diet

Protein has long been used by body builders to help build muscle, but it is also an excellent part of a low-carb diet or weight-management program. Slow-release proteins such as casein from dairy can help stabilise blood sugar — this also helps you feel more satisfied so you are less likely to go back for seconds (or thirds), meaning you consume less calories. During exercise, your body requires a higher intake of good-quality protein to build and maintain muscle (lean mass) and promote recovery. Adjust your protein intake accordingly by consuming more if you are highly active or want to gain lean muscle.

Protein Requirements for The Average Person

Male

19-70 year olds: 64g per day
Under 70 year olds: 81g per day

Female

19-70 year olds: 46g per day
Under 70 year olds: 57g per day

Average Protein Requirements

Muscle Mass and Ageing

After the age of 35, a healthy person loses muscle mass at a rate of 1–2%. While losing lean body mass an average adult can expect to gain approximately 0.5 kg of fat mass per year between the ages of 30 and 60. These changes can be masked by unchanging body weight.

USANA Whey Protein Booster

USANA Whey Protein Booster provides you with pure whey protein to boost your daily protein intake, helping to fuel your active lifestyle. Whey protein is easily digestible and contains essential amino acids helping to support muscle repair and increase lean muscle mass. Protein helps with satiation or a feeling of fullness, supporting your weight management goals.

The source of whey protein in USANA® Foods is from cows that have not been treated with synthetic hormones (no added rbST or BGH). In addition, the whey protein has been processed using low temperature pasteurisation to minimise denaturing of the protein.

Mix 2 tablespoons of Whey Protein Booster with your USANA shake for an additional 10 grams of high-quality, complete whey protein. Alternatively, add to your favourite food or beverage such as water, almond milk, juice or soup.

Quick USANA Whey Protein Booster Facts

  • 100% Whey Protein Concerntrate
  • 100% pure, not genetically engineered
  • 10g high quality protein per serving
  • No additives
  • No fillers
  • 50 calories per serving

Team USANA Testimonials

Jason Whateley

Jason Whateley

“The main benefit of Whey Protein Booster for an elite athlete is that it helps with recovery, which is just as important as the training. When you are training two to three times per day recovery is crucial for the athlete and using USANA’s Whey Protein Booster is a huge boost of good-quality protein for my recovery, therefore allowing me to train harder every day.”
Jason Whateley, Team USANA Athlete, Boxer

Michelle Duffield

Michelle Duffield

“USANA Whey Protein Booster is a great way to aid in muscle recovery post training. Mixed in with my breakfast fruit smoothie, it makes for a tasty, nutritious way to get extra protein in my diet to help the body get ready for the next session.”
Michelle Duffield, Team USANA Athlete, Triathlete

Associate Testimonials

“For the past three and a half years I have been using all of USANA’s products and am now extremely excited about the newest addition to my daily health regime, USANA Whey Protein Booster. Whey protein is an essential part of nutrition and recovery for sport and training. There are many amazing health benefits associated with its use and it goes hand-in-hand with my active lifestyle. I believe that combining USANA’s Whey Protein Booster with advanced nutritional supplementation and adequate water consumption will help to promote a very healthy and energetic life.”
Adam Wiseman, Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach

“Whey protein has been a complementary part of my diet for many years. What I love most about it is the convenience of having a quality source of protein with all the essential amino acids and nutrients ready to use at any time.

I always take a protein shake with me to the gym to use after a workout, or for a snack between meals to keep me going. It has also worked wonders for my clientele who have previously struggled to achieve their optimal protein daily intake. Let’s face it, not everyone loves to eat slabs of MEAT. They love the convenience and the ability to mix different flavours together. I truly believe USANA’s Whey Protein Booster will give me and my clients the nutritional edge we need to look and feel at our best.”
Zachary Mason, Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach

USANA Whey Protein Pancakes

USANA Whey Protein Pancakes

Indulge in wholesome yet delicious high protein pancakes without the guilt! Quick and easy to make any time of the day.

Ingredients

Makes 2 protein pancakes

Option: can be made without eggs by increasing quantity of almond milk

Method

Combine USANA Whey Protein Booster and your selection of USANA food in a bowl with egg whites, mix together. Slowly pour unsweetened almond milk and mix to create a pancake batter consistency. Smear a fry pan with coconut oil and warm on low–medium heat. Cook pancake mixture until slight bubbles form and flip with a spatula. Once cooked add your choice of healthy toppings such as Greek yoghurt, granola, chia seeds and blueberries!

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It is suggested that you take these products to your physician and secure their advice if you intend to change your diet, begin an exercise program, are pregnant or lactating, have allergies, are taking medications, or are under the care of a physician.

References:

  1. http://www.nrv.gov.au/nutrients/protein
  2. Morley, J E 2015, ‘Nutrition in older adults’, Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, vol. 31, no. 3

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  1. Jennifer Edelman says:

    Why is there no place where you say how much product is in each packet of whey etc? I have looked at numerous pages and can’t find the sizes of packets anywhere.

    • USANA Australia says:

      Hi Jennifer,
      USANA’s Whey Protein packets have a net weight of 336 grams and contain approximately 28 serves (12 grams per serve).

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