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Without a doubt one of the best selling supplements in the UK today is USN Protein IGF-1! This supplement is loaded with ingredients which potentially not only promote rapid recovery, but rapid muscle gains as well as a lot more! Read on as we dissect the main components of USN Protein IGF-1!

 USN Protein IGF-1 contains an outstanding blend of premium proteins including whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, calcium caseinate, and egg albumen as well as soy protein isolate. Of course, that sounds very impressive but what exactly does that equate to for the user of USN Protein IGF-1? The biggest mistake people make with their protein source is they only choose fast digesting varieties, which are good for certain times of the day. However, for most parts of the day a multi-blend protein is much more suitable and effective. The blend of proteins in USN Protein IGF-1 ensures that your rates of protein assimilation are high as the fast digesting proteins cause this reaction. The slower digesting proteins then ensure that your muscle cells have a constant feed of amino acids for several hours, which a stand alone fast digesting protein couldn’t offer. Therefore you are getting the best of both worlds in ONE! USN Protein IGF-1 is able to promote anabolism around the clock for the user simply because there isn’t a time in the day or night when your muscles aren’t been fed by this great supplement! The effects of this are that your rate of recovery will go through the roof as will your growth because your muscles have constant access to the required nutrients. Due to the unique blend of proteins, your nitrogen retention will also increase which is essential in order to gain muscle. Fat loss is something else the proteins in USN Protein IGF-1 can support, as it will help stabilise your blood sugar levels!

Already you can see USN really have developed a winning formula, but what else does Protein IGF-1 offer you? USN have ensured that the protein is fully available for your body to utilise to the greatest effects, by adding their STS (Sustained Transport System)! Getting nutrients down your gullet is one thing, making them have a significant impact on your muscles is quite another and USN know this! Furthermore, USN have also used a specific enzyme component in Protein IGF-1 in order to further enhance the overall digestion and assimilation of the protein content! This way you know the overall amino acid uptake is absolutely optimised! Finally, L-Glutamine has been added by USN to ensure your rate of recovery is as fast as possible!

Along with the great blend USN have added to Protein IGF-1, the taste of this product also deserves a mention. It is a very natural kind of taste and very refreshing. As I am absolutely addicted to coffee, I love the cappuccino flavour!

There you have all of the information you require to make an informed decision on USN Protein IGF-1! This is a fantastic product with the ability to make a genuine difference to any athlete!

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It is always good to look at new methods to really optimise muscle growth via natural means, which are easy to implement through food and supplementation! Protein ‘pulsing’ is something which a lot of you may not have heard about, but by the end of this article you should have a much better understanding.

Increasing your anabolic activity is the key to gaining lean muscle mass and recovering faster! What does anabolism actually mean? In short, anabolism is your body’s ability to synthesise protein. The higher your rate of protein synthesis, the more anabolic you are. By implementing protein pulsing into your diet you can significantly increase your rate of anabolism!

Another key factor is the ‘anabolic density’ of a particular food you ingest. This basically means to what degree a specific food can elevate your protein synthesis levels within a short period of time, normally around the hour mark. Fast digesting proteins normally in the form of whey protein isolate and hydrolysed whey protein isolate have great ‘anabolic density!’

So what exactly is protein pulsing? Protein pulsing means to spike the level of amino acids in the blood via the use of very fast digesting proteins. By using a protein source which is very ‘anabolically dense’ as discussed above, you are able to stimulate your rate of protein synthesis significantly. In fact, many studies have shown this method can improve the rate at which your body assimilates protein by 5 times!!!!

After taking in that sentence I am certain you are keen, but how do you apply the principles of protein pulsing correctly! The ideal time to ‘protein pulse’ is as soon as you wake up! The body is pretty much empty and the amino acid levels in your blood will be relatively low, therefore it is primed to soak up a fast digesting protein. This can be done even if you are about to do cardio because protein won’t stop your body burning fat. In fact, according to studies a huge proportion of people who use the method of protein pulsing report noticeable losses in fat! The one key rule is not to ‘protein pulse’ within a few hours of a meal because the rate of digestion is too slow. So I would suggest doing it as soon as you wake up and right before bed! Although the rule is to have a slow digesting protein before bed and during the day, try a fast digesting protein alone as well! The results may well surprise you!

The best choices of protein to try this in my opinion are Gaspari Intrapro, PhD Whey HT+, Dymatize Elite Whey protein and Reflex Instant Whey!

There you have something new to try, which should really stimulate your overall muscle growth and recovery. Protein pulsing takes your protein synthesis levels to a new high, and it is the ability to assimilate protein which ultimately dictates your growth!