PROTEIN

What types of protein powders are there?

Whey and casein are two of the most popular supplemental sources of protein. Both casein and whey are by-products of cheese production.

Whey protein is the more popular option due to its superior amino acid content, fast rate of digestion, and pleasantness. It releases the amino acids relatively quickly into the system, ready to be used by muscle for restoration and growth.

Casein on the other hand is a slow releasing protein, meaning that it takes longer to digest and releases the amino acids over a longer period of time compared to whey. Casein is more of a specialty protein for those needing slow-release protein.

What is in Whey Protein?

Essential Amino Acids:are the building blocks of protein. Protein from animal sources such as, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products are complete protein sources because it supplies all these essential amino acids which you if you want to build and maintain muscle, repair tissues, or make neurotransmitters and hormones. Whey protein contains all 9 essential amino acids making it a complete protein source.

Non-essential amino acids: are the ones your body can generate on its own. You don’t technically need these as much as the essential amino acids, but supplementation is still necessary for plenty of people.

BCAAs:branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine, and valine, which you’ll never find in plant protein. BCAAs are the big gun amino acids that are well-documented for muscle gains and recovery.

Other Proteins: Whey is also rich in the proteins lactoferrin, beta-lactoglobulin, alpha-lactalbumin, and immunoglobulins, which all are antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal and can help reduce inflammation and improve immune function.

What are the different types of Whey Protein?

There are three main types of whey protein powder, Whey Protein Isolate (WPI), Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) and Whey Protein Hydrolysate (WPH). Each of these protein powders have unique attributes that may vary in importance depending on an individual’s training regime and body type.

The key difference between WPC, WPI and WPH is refinement, as all begin in the same place, as whey liquid. WPC is usually manufactured via ultrafiltration process. This technique leaves most of the protein fractions in whey intact. Most WPC products contain 70-80% protein and, contain a small amount of carbs and fats.

WPI is processed even further than the concentrate through longer filtering or ion-exchange, removing lactose and any other elements of the concentrate to give a purer protein of around 90% protein content. Due to its lower carb and fat content, WPI is a slightly faster-digesting protein than WPC.

WPH is produced when WPC or WPI is taken through the extra step of hydrolysis to break the amino acid bonds. They are pre-treated with special enzymes that transform the long molecule chains into simpler smaller molecules that get to work quickly, however, it often has a bitter taste requiring many other ingredients to sweeten and mask its natural flavour. It is also the more expensive of the three

Does it make a difference where my protein is sourced from?

Just like how grass fed, organic, and pasture-raised meats are more nutritious and eco-friendlier, the same goes for whey protein powder. What a cow eats impacts the nutritional content of its milk and meat.

Grass fed cows are free to graze the fields and eat naturally grown grass. These animals are raised on organic pastures and fed natural, plant-based diets. Most grass-fed cow farms do NOT use antibiotics, steroids, or pesticides, which have been found to pass down damaging effects to humans with the consumption of cow by-products.

Commercially raised cows are fed grains for most of their life in order to quickly and unnaturally fatten them up. In addition to the unsanitary and inhumane conditions of these types of animal feedlots, it also produces meat and milk that have a different fatty acid profile, not to mention certain micronutrient differences.

The main nutritional difference is that grass fed whey contains more omega 3 fatty acids that are vital to proper cognition and mood, as well as decreased risk of heart disease and known for being anti-inflammatory. While grain-fed whey is generally higher in omega 6’s. A diet excessively high in omega 6 fatty acids (as is the case in a typical American diet) has been linked with a myriad of chronic and degenerative diseases rampant in today’s society.

Grass whey are also higher in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which is a type of omega 6 fatty acid that is showing increased promise in fighting cancer and aiding in weight management.

Grass fed whey not only increases the nutritional value of the protein powder but also reduces the ecological footprint your protein powder leaves on the earth.

When should I drink my protein?

This really depends on your health and fitness goals. So, depending on whether you want to lose weight, build muscle or preserve muscle, you may need to consume it at a particular time of day.

For losing weight, consuming protein-rich snacks between meals is better. It can help curb hunger, which could lead you to eat fewer calories throughout the day.

To build muscle, in the 15-30 minutes post workout the body needs protein in order to kick-start the recovery process.

To help prevent muscle loss, aim to eat 25–30 grams of protein per to help spread your intake over the day.

Endurance athletes may see improved performance and recovery from taking protein with a source of carbs during and after exercise. Resistance-training athletes can benefit from taking protein either immediately before or after a workout.

Do you use all-natural ingredients?

All the ingredients in our product range have been carefully selected to ensure that they are natural and of high quality. There are no additives, fillers, artificial flavours or sweeteners.

Are your protein powders suitable during pregnancy & breastfeeding?

Our protein powders are made to the highest standards and with all natural ingredients and absolutely nasties, however it is best to speak to your health care professional about your personal dietary requirements during pregnancy and breastfeeding. You can print the nutritional panel and take it with you to your appointment.

ORDERING

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Once your payment has been processed, we make it our priority to dispatch your order by the following business day. Expected delivery time is 5-7 working days after ordering and paying, although quite often it is sooner.

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PAYMENTS

How can I pay?

We accept the following payment methods:

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Can I use more than one discount code?

Discount codes don’t stack. If you have, for example, a 10% off discount, you can’t also use a “free shipping” coupon. Only one discount at a time can apply to a single order. We reserve the right to update or change this at any time.

SHIPPING

How Much Does Delivery Cost?

$12 Flat rate shipping, Australia wide.
FREE for orders totalling $100 or more, Australia Wide.

How Do I Track My Order?

We will ship your order with one of three courier services. We choose your courier based on which company will get your order to you the fastest! You can track your order status with the tracking number and courier details provided in your dispatch email.

When Will My Order Arrive?

Once your payment has been processed, we make it our priority to dispatch your order by the following business day. Expected delivery time is 5-7 working days after ordering and paying, although quite often it is sooner.

You can use your order tracking number which you will receive via email once your order has been despatched to get an estimate of delivery times to your address by road freight.

By entering custom delivery instructions on checkout, such as “Leave on doorstep”, you are taking all responsibly for loss or damage of your order. Plusnutrition will not be liable for any loss that may occur if you request special instructions regarding your package.

What Happens If I'm Not Home When My Order Comes?

Our couriers do not require a signature to leave a parcel, we recommended that you provide your work address for delivery if you won’t be home during business hours. Please ensure you read our terms and conditions before ordering.

Do You Ship Internationally?

We do offer international shipping to a select range of international countries. Please email us on info@plusnutrition.com.au for a delivery fee.

Available Countries:

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GENERAL

Do you have stockists?

Yes – we have a growing number of Wholesale partners across Australia. Please contact us at info@plusnutrition.com.au to find out if there is a retailer near you.

Do you offer wholesale prices?

Yes, we do! Please send your inquiry to info@plusnutrition.com.au for more information.

Do you have an affiliates program?

We are currently working on our affiliates program, for expressions of interest, please send an email to info@plusnutrition.com.au

Does Plusnutrition sell products other than Protein?

ISO+ is our first exciting product and we are currently working towards releasing more products within the year.

Still have Questions?

Please call our amazing Customer Service on 02 8006 4600 during office hours Monday to Friday between 9.00am – 5.00pm AEST or contact us via email and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.