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Anna Thompson-Ford on everything you need to know about Pro You Protein Blends

 

Our Protein Powder Blend doesn’t stop at providing a daily protein boost. It’s a multitasking supplement formulated to do the hard work for you, so you don’t have to. Created to take an overflowing cupboard of pills and potions and replace it with one singular jar. 

We are leaving no stone unturned by giving you the complete lowdown on everything about our Protein Blend – both whey and pea versions.

So let’s tuck in!

Our founder explains everything you need to know about Pro You Protein Blends.

What is our Protein Blend?

It is Pro You’s own unique formulation of 13  minerals, vitamins and plants designed to provide an all-in-one, multitasking supplement. With the minds of a scientist, naturopath and herbalist, we took a holistic approach with scientific backing. Our daily 30 gram dose is formulated to combat issues such as low energy, poor skin, hair and nail health, sleep disturbances, low muscle tone, stress and anxiety – while topping up your daily nutritional profiles. It not only provides your body with a good 20 gram protein boost but also provides dietary fibre, antioxidants, adaptogenic aid and minerals. Our Protein Blends are gluten and GMO free and made locally in New Zealand. Importantly, our Protein blend tastes delicious, blends smoothly and offers a convenient yet healthy snack or meal. 

What are the benefits of our Protein Blend?

On taking our protein blend daily with a well-balanced diet, you can expect to see improvements in your mental clarity, hunger pangs, skin, hair and nails, digestion, sleep and mood. With proper exercise, our blend can help maintain and build muscle tone. Many notice a significant reduction in sugar cravings – they reach for that 3 pm cookie less often and feel happily satiated throughout the day.

What is the difference between the Pea and Whey Protein Blend?

Great question! We offer two choices of protein – Organic Golden Pea or New Zealand Whey.

Golden Pea is a great plant-based, vegan and lactose free protein powder alternative. While our whey comes from New Zealand cows’ milk, free of artificially added hormones and antibiotics. Both blends are suitable for vegetarian and pescatarian diets. If you want in-depth info about our protein sources – read our blog here

What’s inside our Protein Blend?

Along with a source of protein, our blend contains all B-complex vitamins and vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, ashwagandha, organic flaxseed and acacia gum. We don’t use artificial sweeteners, flavours or thickeners. Both pea and whey protein powders are vanilla flavoured – our customers often say this is the most versatile flavour that goes with anything! We sweeten our blends with monk fruit extract (extracted from, you guessed it! Monk fruit) which is naturally free of calories and carbohydrates. Monk fruit extract gains its sweetness from a naturally occurring antioxidant – mogrosides. Who knew an antioxidant could be so sweet?

What are the benefits of each of these ingredients?

The complete 8 essential B vitamins support your energy levels, brain function and cell metabolism.

Vitamin C is a powerful all-rounder antioxidant. It supports your immune system, collagen production, energy levels, hormone balance, wound healing and assists with optimal iron absorption.

Magnesium is a mineral involved in over 600 enzymatic reactions throughout your body. It supports energy levels, soothing stress, sleep, muscle relaxation and restoration.

Zinc is an essential mineral involved in over 200 enzymatic reactions throughout your body. It supports your immune system, hormone production, mental clarity, healthy skin, hair and nails and helps to stabilise blood sugar levels.

Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic adaptogenic herb. Traditionally used to support a healthy stress response, reduce anxiety, aid in better sleep and stabilise blood sugar levels.

Acacia Fibre is a type of fibre that optimises gut and diet health. It supports a strong gut barrier, nourishes good gut bacteria and reduces sugar cravings by producing a feeling of satiety.

Flaxseed is a type of fibre and is the richest dietary source of lignans. It supports your gut by promoting regularity, easing digestive discomfort and optimising gut bacteria health while offering antioxidant protection.

When should I take the Protein Blend?

Whenever best fits into your schedule. We are all individual and unique – some may have a quick start to their morning and find themselves rushing out the door, skipping breakfast. In this case, whipping up a quick smoothie to drink on the go could be ideal for you. Others may find themselves peckish in the afternoon, needing something to tide them over for the next few hours, so a smoothie in the afternoon may be best. If you workout, we recommend taking this blend an hour before or after you finish your workout. The blends are versatile and can be used in many ways – have a look here for inspiration!

When will I start to see results?

We are all different – thank goodness for that! Because of this, it can take varying amounts of time to notice changes. It depends on your diet, activity levels and genes. Remember, Pro You Protein Blend does not replace a healthy diet but supplements it. Some changes appear quicker than others, for instance, I noticed a difference in my sugar cravings in the first week of using the blend daily. In a couple of weeks, my digestion greatly improved. In a couple of months, I saw improvements in my muscle tone (paired with exercise).

Can I take Pro You Protein Blend while pregnant or breastfeeding?

You need to check with your LMC (lead maternity carer) or GP before taking any kind of supplement, this includes Pro You products. Please feel free to email us at info@proyou.co.nz and we can send you a copy of our product labels to take along to your next appointment to check. It comes down to the individual and what other supplements or medications you may be taking. 

How many servings should I take per day?

We recommend one 30 gram serving per day is required for best results. 

Can men take this supplement too?

We designed the supplement with the needs of women at the forefront, but there is nothing in there that will not benefit men or have any adverse effect on their health and wellbeing. Everyone can benefit from getting substantial, proper nutrients, and we have a number of male customers who take our product regularly.

From what age is this supplement suitable?

This supplement has been designed to meet the nutritional needs of people of 16 years of age and over. Consume as part of a healthy and varied diet. Always read the label and follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. If you have any questions or queries, you are always free to email us at info@proyou.co.nz.

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Pro You is a New Zealand-owned company producing a range of nutritional supplements for females.

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