USN’s Pure Protein GF-1 is a protein blend consisting of a precise mixture of different protein sources
USN’s Pure Protein GF-1 is a protein blend consisting of a precise mixture of different protein sources
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"Mixes really well and quick. Consistency with water is good but if you use milk its thick and taste great. After using for just 1 month have notice great gains. A ***"
"This is my favourite protein - great nutritional values and choc & straw flavours are immense. Strawberry mixes a bit thicker for some reason so I just add 50ml more water"
"i didnt like this protein the cholcoate tastes like **** and its chalky"
"Got a 1kg tub of this to use while on holiday, tastes like pistachio ice cream....ok for a short while but wouldnt want to use it for weeks on end.
"It's great, just prefer it when mixed with milk instead of water, I'm hoping there's no rule against that!"
2.2 kilo is the biggest size that they do.
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This product has no animal source ingredients except milk and egg protein. Most of the whey and combination proteins are the same but if you want to ask about one or more specific products to make sure, just send us another question.
IGF-1 will help you hit your protein requirements but if you have a fast metabolism or have trouble putting on muscle, then you're probably better off with a weight gainer or an All-in-One product that has more calories.
Can you specify if you've actually been dianosed with Crohns Disease or had an allergy test that gave a positive IgE result (which confirms an allergy) or some other "sensitivitly"?
Either way, Pure Protein doesn't list any wheat ingredients on its label.
Be aware, one hidden source of wheat protein that you have to be aware of with supplements is glutamine peptides.
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They are all combination proteins yes meaning they contain more than one form of protein but each product will be different . Some will use more slow digesting proteins where as others will use more fast acting proteins.
Whey protein is the best protein from a muscle-building, post-workout, health, recovery, etc point of view. However, you may benefit from a protein blend product (which includes whey) if you go long periods without protein or if you don't eat a high-protein meal shortly before bed. Whey feeds amino acids to the muscle for about 4 hours, after that it will have been fully digested, whereas blends can continue to deliver aminos to the bloodstream for over 10 hours.
These are both high-quality protein blends. Pure protein is a better deal per gram of protein (Fusion recommends only 1 scoop and Pure Pro is 2 - twice the size serving - but you can take a half or twice the serving size of either depending upon your needs so this is irrelevant). Also, Pure Protein is £3.00 less money. So you get more protein for your money with Pure Protein.
Cholesterol isn't listed on these products, so this information can only be obtained from the manufacturer (USN)
This would be a perfect product to help with your protein requirements, which also has added multi-vitamins. IGF-1 is ideal to get that extra protein hit if during the day you haven't reached your protein requirement.
To get the same effects as Nitro-Tech, you would have to take some kind of All-in-One product (which still wouldn't likely be as strong). Perhaps Synergy Iso-7 or Muscle Fuel Anabolic if you need the extra calories, which help you gain faster.
That sounds like a very good stack. You could add some "slow" carbs 1 or 2 hours before training for energy and a better pump along with perhaps a pre-workout product for focus/energy/pump. If you aren't making good gains this way, then you simply aren't getting enough calories to fuel growth.
Yes, there is.
Pharma Whey is our best selling product. The flavour is great (especially the Strawberry). IGF-1 is also one of our best sellers and gets good reviews for quality and taste. You can't really go wrong with either. No problem using whey protein at your age. Whey is a natural milk protein that is specially processed to remove the extra fat and carbs and preserve the protein in its natural state. Several studies show that whey hase numerous health benefits beyond its well-deserved reputation as the best muscle-building protein.
It depends upon what you are trying to achieve - For the fastest gains in muscle and strength, use Anabolic. If you just want a basic post-workout recovery drink, try Recover Xcell.
If you click the drop down bar on the product page that says “select an option” you will see the variety of flavours.
Hi. A protein powder with high carbs would be ideal, so a weight gainer product. Try Hyperbolic Mass, or Muscle Fuel Mass by USN. Thanks
There are no known side effects to using this product. Diarrhoea is common in some individuals who don't consume enough whole foods and fibre in their diets or simply its just your body getting used to a new product.
Yes but we recommend not exceeding the recommended dosage.
Absolutely, manufacturers just "suggest" serving sizes, everyone's nutrition/rpotein needs are different due to body size, diet, training, etc...
Yes but this will add calories to the shake and also slow its absorbtion.
This would be a perfect product to use alongside one of those fat burners and will increase the amount of muscle tissue kept during dieting.
This is perfect for an added hit of protein and only contains 1.2grams of sugars. Therefore could be taken anytime during the day including post workout.
This product will definitely help with losing body fat if that is what you desire, be sure to eat real food with this and just don't base your nutrition on purely a liquid diet. Incorporating weights and cardio could potentially make the fat loss more effective.
This product contains dairy ingredients but doesn't contain any other obvious animal source products. So as far as I can tell it is fine for vegetarians.
However, I've looked at the ingredients for the chocolate flavour, if you opt for strawberry, ensure the colouring "cochineal red" is not in the ingredients, as that is sourced from animals.
The protein sources you are using are fine as both contain high quality protein with very minimal carbs.
Most people look to stack a quality protein with a fat burner like:-
Lipo 6 black
which will help you burn calories more efficiently and help decrease your weight.
We would recommend using IGF 1 in between meals to fill the gaps and immediately post work out.
Please refer to manufactures directions of use for this product.
It is recommended that you take 2-3 servings daily (according to your daily routine/exercise habits).
One serving post-exercise is to be recommended; you may wish to take a serving in the morning with breakfast (or mid-morning), and then an additional serving where necessary, to bridge any nutritional gaps.
Eating regularly (inclusive of protein shakes) will help to avoid peaks and troughs in blood glucose levels and maintain satiety, promoting a more stable appetite.
Pure Protein IGF-1 contains 40g (per serving) of STS™ (Sustained Transport System) protein, which consists of Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) and Concentrate (WPC) blend, together with Calcium Caseinate, Egg Albumen and Soy Protein Isolate.
I am unsure of the exact quantities of whey and soy, I am afraid.
I hope the above information assists with your query.
Don't worry about what the scoop says, just follow the instructions on the label as to how many scoops to use.
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Thank you for your query. I would suggest that if aiming to strip body fat, you opt for a high quality protein supplement (such as GF-1), as opposed to a mass gainer, then couple this with a fat burning supplement.
Reason being, mass gainers are comprised of a concentrated source of macronutrients - most notably - carbohydrates. Getting the carbohydrate equilibrium correct is essential in ensuring that you successfully achieve the fat loss you desire, whilst not compromising on lean muscular gains.
To explain further, as you are probably aware, carbohydrates are the body's preferred fuel source; they are responsible for causing an insulin spike (insulin is often dubbed as the body's natural, anabolic hormone, and can contribute to muscle tissue development), and supply fuel for muscles in order to power you through your workout.
Carbohydrates eaten within approximately half an hour post-workout will also help to replenish glycogen stores that are depleted during exercise.
However, if you are aiming to reduce body fat, taking in surplus carbohydrates may prevent fat loss from occurring (though this will largely depend on the quality of carbohydrates you are consuming, as well as when you are eating them). If carbohydrate intake is reduced, then fat loss will inevitably occur - if the body’s primary fuel source is limited, then fat will be burned to make up the deficit in energy requirements.
For maximum fat loss and muscle preservation, thus, I would advocate teaming GF-1 with a fat burner, such as USN Xedra-Cut Ultra XT 90ct, £22.99 or Grenade Thermo Detonator 100ct, £29.99.
I hope you find the above information helpful.
We doubt it causes diarrhoea, as it wouldn't be the one of the best selling protein blends on the market. That incident could of been down to a number of factors regarding the user, diet, training etc. Some users react different to the products as their food intolerances differ from person to person.
Pure Protein GF-1 is generally considered as something which can be used inbetween meals, to bridge nutritional gaps; pre and post-workout, to aid recovery and/or before bed.
It can be used as a meal replacement on occasion, but it is not recommended that you make this habitual, or replace more than one meal a day with it.
As part of a balanced diet and exercise routine, Pure Protein GF-1 can help you to achieve desired results. USN recommend taking 2-3 servings as required.
We are not yet heard of Acne being associated with protein intake, this is more likely caused by diets high in saturated fats and poor quality nutrition. Not saying you follow a poor diet but we have no seen any research studies that show protein increases bouts of acne.
Any low fat low carb protein is ideal for cutting.
Most people will like to stack a low carb protein with an effective fat burner like -
Hydroxy cut hardcore
lipo 6 black
to help speed up there metobolic rate to burn calories more efficiently.
Any low carb (and low fat) protein should aid in fat loss, as protein makes you feel full longer and requires more energy to metabolize. You should aim for a minimum of 2 grams of protein for every 1 kilo of your body weight daily and keep cutting your carbs (especially the starchy and sugary ones and especially at night) until you are losing about 1 kilo per week - this will need adjusting because you'll lose more fat and weight early on but then the losses will come more slowly and require more restriction and/or more exercise.
Take as many servings as needed daily to achieve the recommendation below when added to your other dietary protein intake.
IGF-1 is a combination protein whereas Myofusion is a standard whey protein. If you are going longer than 3hrs+ without a source of protein then we would recommend using USN IGF-1 for a slower release of protein.
This is an interesting query, and one which is presented often. In short, as you mention, it is best to focus on reducing body fat first; this is a catabolic process, involving the breakdown of tissue. Acquiring muscle mass is an anabolic mechanism, which requires the building of tissue.
Generally, weight loss will ensue as a result of simultaneously increasing cardiovascular activity and reducing calorie intake (namely from foods of a carbohydrate source). However, during this period, protein intake is of utmost importance, because adequate supply will help to prevent you from losing valuable muscle tissue. Protein-rich foods (and supplements) are more satisfying, as so can help to stabilise your appetite, too, further supporting your weight loss efforts.
It is possible to improve muscle tone and condition whilst you are losing weight; if you incorporate weight lifting into your training regime, and make the appropriate changes to your diet, you can indeed, begin to build lean muscle whilst you reduce body fat. Once you have achieved your desired weight (fat) loss, you can then work on increasing muscle mass there on out.
I hope this information has addressed your question.
Yes but just be aware that you will be adding extra calories carbs and fats the product.
We would say no but please contact USN direct for further details.
We could guess at around 80ml of protein powder although they cannot be evenly equated exactly due to the fact that a millilitre is a unit of volume and the gram is a unit of mass. So, the number of grams per milliliter depends on the density of the substance.
Nope, it was just make the shake thicker.
Either is fine and won't affect the protein quality or absorption but the milk obviously adds extra carbs and calories but on the bright side it adds protein also.
Unfortunately we do not ship to Dubai and therefore have no contacts in that area.
Well for starters the 100% whey protein is just a standard whey protein product whereas the pure protein IGF1 is a combination protein consisting of fast and slow release proteins and loaded with BCAA’s and multivitamins. The 100% whey protein is ideal for first thing in the morning and immediately post workout whereas pure protein igf1 is perfect for during the day and before bed.
Everyone wants to build mass and loose body fat but the reality is, we can’t. You need more calories than you are burning in a day to build muscle and around 500 calories less a day to decrease body fat. Use USN Muscle fuel mass, hyperbolic mass or muscle fuel anabolic on a daily basis to consume the extra calories you need to promote muscle growth.
You need more calories than a protein powder can deliver if you struggle to put on weight.
Try Muscle Fuel Anabolic and use it at least once per day (right after training on training days and firts thing in the morning or between meals on non-training days).
This is a protein blend designed to give you a steady stream of aminos at different intervals, this will help keep the body anabolic (muscle building/regeneration) whilst keeping bodyfat levels low, this would be suitable for someone who is trying to increase muscle definition.
Only if you were very strict in getting enough quality calories and protein at all of your meals. Even then, normal foods don't deliver the same quantity and quality of amino acids that the body needs for growth.
It would be better than taking nothing but not optimal.
If you struggle to gain weight – due to a fast metabolism – you may be more suited to taking a mass gainer or all-in-one (as you mention), rather than a whey protein. The latter will aid recovery and the synthesis of muscle fibres, but gaining significant lean mass is difficult if calorie/carb. intake is insufficient; mass gainers contain substantial carbohydrates as well as protein to facilitate this process.
If, however, you are training two to three times a week, you may find that a mass gainer will increase your calorie/carb. intake and lead to fat gains. The only way to acquire lean mass is to train regularly and consistently, and support this process with a sound eating plan which includes plenty of high quality protein, carbs., fats and micronutrients, utilising supplements to bolster this formula.