Frequently asked questions
Protein is used by your body for a range of key functions such as promoting muscle growth, maintenance of muscle, biochemical reactions, nutritional functions, the health of cells and organs, and even things like healthy hair, skin, nails and bones.
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and they make up 20% of your body, 9 of these are called essential amino acids and can’t be made by your body. It’s crucial to include them in your diet as the proteins they create are responsible for a range of key functions such as promoting muscle growth, maintenance of muscle, biochemical reactions, nutritional functions, the health of cells and organs, and even things like healthy hair, skin, nails and bones.
Protein supplementation is ideal for a number of groups; athletes, sportsmen, strength and conditioning trainers or even people who are just into exercise. Protein supplementation is also great for anybody who is finding it difficult to meet their daily protein requirements through whole food, or anyone looking for a higher quality of protein in their diet. Please note though if you are pregnant or nursing, under the age of 16 or have a known medical condition please consult your physician before supplementing protein as it may not be right for you.
We often don’t get enough protein in our regular diet, and it’s crucial that we do. This is especially true if you’re active as protein is a key part of your diet and does so much more than just building muscle. It’s essential for a range of key functions such as biochemical reactions, nutritional functions, the health of cells and organs, and even things like healthy hair, skin, nails and bones.
It is great to have a protein shake first thing in the morning to replenish your body after hours of fasting, before a workout to give your muscles fuel, post-workout to aid recovery or really anytime as a dietary supplement to help meet your daily protein requirements. Just note that if you’re having more than one per day it’s best to spread out your protein intake across the day.
As a guideline, the average adult needs 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day but if you are particularly active you may need more. We recommend speaking to your physician or nutritionist to help you calculate your nutritional needs. Athletes tend to need between 1.2g and 2.0g of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. The basic rule of thumb is that strength and power athletes consume towards the higher end of this scale and endurance athletes at the lower end.
Yes, you should not consume more than 2g of protein per kg of body weight per day. Always consult your dietitian or physician if you are unsure of what amount of protein best suits you. Please also note that studies have shown your body can only absorb 20 to 25 grams of protein per sitting.
Your diet should be based on whole foods; our protein shakes are intended to supplement a whole food diet, not to replace one.
A shaker bottle with a mixer ball or a blender will create a fantastically smooth shake really quickly.
150ml to 200ml with one scoop. 300ml to 400ml with two scoops.
We prefer to avoid chemicals especially if we don't know what they are. Artificial flavours do not list what chemicals are contained within them and we like to be able to tell our customers what goes into our products so this means only natural flavours go into our products.
Overseas protein sources can contain heavy metals and toxins as the process from farming through to manufacturing through to packaging is not as strict as ours in NZ. Overseas cows are also often fed hormones or antibiotics which means they contain added nasties whereas New Zealand cows, and the resulting protein, is the cleanest in the world.
We like to ensure our daily sugar intake is as low as possible and we know you’re probably the same. The small amount of stevia in our products ensures you can keep your sugar intake low and it complements our flavours perfectly.
Overseas protein sources can have heavy metals and toxins amongst them as the process from farm through to manufacture is not as strict as ours here in NZ and often the cows are also fed hormones or antibiotics. New Zealand protein is renowned as the cleanest in the world.
We do not fill our products with additives to simulate desserts or milkshakes, our products have no thickeners or creamers. We think the thinner natural consistency of the product is really nice.
We do it because lots of people are lactose intolerant and we know that most people who are into protein shakes and fitness aren't interested in extra sugar and fat in their diets. We have created this product to be easy on your stomach and to ensure the maximum ratio of protein.
Yes. Whey protein isolate has a purer protein content. It’s also more quickly absorbed and more easily digested because it has had the lactose, sugar and fat filtered out whereas whey concentrate has not.
Yes. Technically pea protein is not a complete protein whereas whey protein isolate is. Whey protein isolate is also more quickly absorbed and more easily digested and has a much better amino acid profile.
Legally no, but as a responsible company, we recommend you are 16 years or older.
We strongly recommend you consult your physician before consuming our products if you are pregnant or nursing.
We strongly recommend you consult your physician before consuming our products if you have a known medical condition.
Between $1 and $2
If you are consuming our product daily it will last between 15 and 120 days. This depends on if you have one scoop per serve or 2 and if you have 1,2,3, or 4 shakes per day.
Use the sealer provided, fold over the top of the bag and slide the sealer on, bobble first.