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The GoNutrition® guide to protein blends

Protein blends, unsurprisingly, are exactly just that - they’re a blend of two or more proteins, rather than just one individual source like you might find in say for example a whey protein concentrate.

The reason for using a protein blend is to take advantage of the individual benefits of each particular protein source. Different protein blends are appropriate for different physique goals such as cutting to reduce body fat, bulking up to add size and strength, or simply maintenance of lean muscle.

A protein blend should be used as a supplement instead of as a complete meal replacement. When used in conjunction with a clean diet, an appropriate training programme and following the suggested servings per day, a protein blend is a cost-effective and proven way to shape the body you want.

 

Protein blends

Diet Whey >Essential Protein >Pure Mass >Problend 5 >Solo >
Diet Whey Essential Protein Pure Mass Problend 5 Solo
An advanced whey protein formula designed for those who want to build muscle and cut fat. A budget protein blend providing 29g of protein per serving for those looking to gain lean mass or bulk up. A high calorie weight gain formula packing 43g of protein per serving designed for those looking to bulk up. A top-end protein blend with 46g of protein per serving plus added digestive enzymes to boost uptake. An all in one protein supplement containing whey, Creapure®, carbs, amino acids and vitamin C.
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Essential blends

Diet Whey Essential >Pure Mass Essential >Solo Essential >
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A low-cost whey protein formula designed for those who want to build muscle and cut fat. A high calorie weight gain formula packing 27.9g of protein per serving designed for those looking to bulk up. An all in one protein blend containing whey based on the popular Solo, containing creatine monohydrate an HMB.
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GN Diet Whey

A popular protein blend with those wanting to lose weight and unwanted fat is GN Diet Whey. Containing three protein sources; whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate and micellar casein, these protein sources from this protein blend are ideal for the dieting individual due to the characteristics of these protein sources.

Whey protein concentrate is whey in its basic form and is a reasonably low cost protein source, while still being low in fats and carbs, while providing an 80% protein content in its unflavoured form. Whey protein isolate is a slightly purer protein (90% protein content) that is lower fat than whey protein concentrate, and micellar casein is a slow release protein source to help the body’s muscles repair when the individual is sleeping.

The protein blend GN Diet Whey also contains added ingredients such as green tea extract and acetyl-l-carnitine, ingredients shown to help with fat loss.

As not everyone wants certain premium sources in their protein blend, GoNutrition has recently launched its Essential Formulas range that allow you to gain similar results to the core products with a reduced pouch price.

Diet Whey Essential for example sources its protein from whey protein concentrate and milk protein concentrate, another premium protein source which is itself a split of whey and casein (20:80 respectively) protein.

Pure Mass

If you struggle to achieve your target calories per day from food or if you’re simply looking to bulk up, our weight gainer formula Pure Mass is a fantastic protein blend for adding high quality calories to your diet. There’s a huge 450 calories per serving with Pure Mass and 43g of protein, meaning your body won’t go hungry looking for fuel to increase size and mass.

Pure Mass uses the protein sources of whey protein concentrate, micellar casein and egg white albumen. Egg white protein is derived from pure egg whites, and is popular with bodybuilders because it is absorbed by the body at a rate between whey protein concentrate and micellar casein, making it a great sustained protein source.

Furthermore as it is derived from egg whites, it comes without the fat and cholesterol associated with egg yolk, helping to reduce unwanted fat when bulking.

Pure Mass Essential uses two protein sources, again whey protein concentrate and milk protein concentrate, meaning your body receives an instantly absorbable protein blend source as well as a slow release protein to keep your body fuelled throughout the day or during your sleep.

Solo

For those after a great all in one protein blend, they look no further than Solo for a source to help with lean muscle gain and general recovery. Solo also contains Creapure®, l Glutamine, l taurine, HMB, l Leucine and vitamin C, making it not only pre and post-workout protein blend, but also one that keeps on giving throughout the day.

The protein sources with Solo are whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate, with Solo Essentials eschewing whey protein isolate to only use whey protein concentrate. Solo Essentials however still contains added creatine monohydrate to help with explosive performance and HMB to help promote recovery and prevent muscle breakdown.

GN 100% Whey

Lastly, GN 100% Whey is a leading protein blend that features whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate as its protein sources.

Many companies with a similarly named protein blend use just a sprinkling of whey protein isolate to allow them to cite the inclusion of this protein source, but not at GoNutrition®. GN 100% Whey contains an 80:20 ratio of whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate respectively.

Additionally, there are added ingredients to GN 100% Whey such as DigeZyme® Lactospore® which have been shown to aid with the digestion of protein into your body.

Why a blend?

Any individual serious about their training and diet should seriously consider using a protein blend supplement to improve their physique. As well as being offered in a variety of exciting, delicious and unique flavours, GoNutrition has a commitment to no proprietary blends, meaning we won’t hide the quantity of ingredients in our supplements like many other brands.

Additionally at either end of the price market, GoNutrition sells Essential Protein and Problend 5, two protein blends that will help produce great results whatever your budget.

Furthermore, as well as being developed by our leading in-team house, all of our protein is sourced from leading European suppliers, meaning you can be assured you are using supplements that have been produced to the highest standards. For further information on each protein blend formula, please consult each supplement’s individual product page.