Rivalus Promasil

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Rivalus Promasil is the right choice for the serious athlete.  Anyone who trains knows that after a workout you need to refuel your body with protein to help rebuild your muscles and increase your gains.  That was why Promasil was created.

Promasil is the first protein supplement to combine 7 of the world’s highest quality proteins to give you the best nutrient absorbtion possible. 

-Whey Protein Isolate
-Whey Protein Hydrolysate
-Milk Protein Isolate
-Micellar Casein
-Egg Protein
-Whey Protein Concentrate
-Goat Milk Protein

All of these proteins are chilled and micro-filtered which allows only the tiniest particles to pass through the filtration screen. What does that mean for you? No clumping and easy mixing and will not stick to your shaker cup.  Did you also know that by micro filtering the protein it is rid of unwanted sugars and fats?  This is Just another great advantage of using Rivalus Promasil. Try it alone or stack it with other great Rivalus Products.

 How should I take it?
It is recommended to take 1-2 scoops with 250ml of H2O immediately after you workout.  On rest days take 1 scoop in the morning and 1 at night.

Do I need to cycle Promasil?
 No need for cycling here.  Promasil is a protein and we all know your body needs protein.  Promasil will help to keep you fueled up. 

Can I lose weight with Promasil or only gain?
You will definitely notice and decrease in your appetite when taking Promasil. It will also help ignite your fat burning and support muscle mass building.  Combining them all will help give you a leaner body.

As with all Rivalus products Promasil has gone through a vigorous testing to make sure the product is certified SAEF (Safe and Effective First).  SAFE is a university lab-based program that tests each product on various athletes to make sure that the product being offered consistently maintains normal physiological function while continuing to improve body composition and performance.   Along with this testing all Rivalus products are also IOC and WADA compliant.

What you need to know about Intermittent Fasting

intermittent fastingYou may have heard about it – it’s the latest diet craze in the fitness community around the world. But what does it mean and what are the benefits? Can fasting be dangerous? Here are a few basic facts that will help you understand what IF is all about.

The Concept

The basic concept of Intermittent Fasting is to fast (consume no calories) for a number of hours and consume all your daily calories within an eating window. The most popular protocols are 16:8 (16hr fast, 8 hr eat), 18:6, 20:4 and 23:1. There also exist other variations such as:
– Eat-Stop-Eat: This involves fasting for 24 hours, once or twice a week, for example by not eating from dinner one day until dinner the next day.

– The 5:2 Diet: On two non-consecutive days of the week, only eat 500-600 calories. Eat normally the other 5 days.

Generally the length of your eating window should be thought through and depend on your goals and expectations.

What’s the point?

Firstly, Intermittent Fasting enables dieters to limit their number of calories consumed by having shorter eating windows. It’s important to remember the IF alone is not a weight loss tool – you can use it for that by reducing food/calorie intake. Your body learns to cope with hunger and regulates your blood sugar which helps you control cravings. More importantly, it has been proven that several things happen in the body during a fast. For example, your body changes hormone levels to make stored body fat accessible.Your cells also initiate important repair processes, and change the expression of genes. Your body initiates these valuable processes:

  • Increased Human Growth Hormone – enables muscle growth and fat loss
  • Insulin Sensitivity Improves – leads to easier fat loss
  • Cellular repair
  • Gene expression – changes in the function of genes related to longevity and protection against disease

These changes in hormone levels, cell function and gene expression are responsible for
the health benefits of intermittent fasting

The concept is based upon the belief that our ancestors didn’t have food easily accessibleintermittent fasting and they sometimes fasted for days, maybe weeks at a time. It is believed that their bodies were able to efficiently regulate and use stored fat for energy to keep them strong and fit at all times.

Giving it a go

Fasting can be a great, cleansing experience for your body and mind. In most cases Intermittent fasting is quite safe. If you want to try it out – go easy at first. If still unsure, consult your physician.

 

Rivalus

rivalusRivalus Sports Nutrition, Inc. is a leader in nutritional supplements. They are designed specifically for the Olympian and professional athlete.  Their supplements are safe and effective and do not contain any of the banned substances that athletes are banned from consuming.  This makes Rivalus the number one choice.

Originally RIVALUS was  based in Nova Scotia until 2013 when it was acquired by the Costello brothers and their company Nutrivo LLC.   Manufacturing was moved to Aurora, Illinois where their products are now made in a huge 130,000 square foot facility.  The Costello brothers are the founders of and former owners of Optimum Nutrition.

In today’s sports industry with all of the cutthroat competition and rules it is very important to trust what you are taking. You want to know that the ingredients that labeled are what is in the bottle.   Rivalus strives to do just that.  Their supplements are made of only the highest quality ingredients and made to be the most powerful and effective choice you can make.  They are guaranteed to be free of fillers and dangerous substances that you do not need in your body.

Many supplement companies claim to contain only non banned ingredients in their supplements but have been caught with their hand in the cookie jar so to speak and in return professional athletes suffer the consequence.  At Rivalus there are no banned ingredients and everything is listed right on the label so you can feel confident in what you are taking.

Not only does Rivalus tell you that they do not contain things banned but they go a step further and have independent third party testing done. They select a random product from shelves to ensure it is free of banned substances.

If this doesn’t make you feel safe taking a supplement I don’t know what else will.  When looking for the safest choice in supplements for the professional athlete, Olympians, bodybuilders and average joe look no further than Rivalus.

 

 

Rivalus Clean Gainer

Go big or go home, isn’t that what they say?  With Rivalus Clean Gainer that’s exactly what you will get, BIG.  Finally a product designed for the serious athlete to get some serious gains. 

Clean Gainer contains 30 grams of cold filtered concentrated micronized protein in every scoop along with 90 grams of clean low-glycemic carbohydrates and only 7 grams of fat; all of which are healthy and natural.  Most gainers out there do not contain carbs from clean sources like Rivalus does. Clean Gainer does just that. It gives you clean gains by loading you up with healthy calories from things like organic quinoa, sunflower oil, rolled oats, brown rice, monk fruit and avocado.  It is not only good for the serious athlete looking to make some crazy gains, but also for anyone following a healthy diet.  It is also packed full of BCAA’s ; L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine. Rivalus Clean Gainer

We all know that not all things that are good for you taste good, but Rivalus Clean Gainer does and it mixes easily and without clumping.  It goes through a micro-filtration system that only lets the smallest particles through allowing it to mix up without clumping or sticking to the sides of your shaker.  Just mix with 14oz. of H2O and enjoy.

If you really want to get an edge on the competition combine Clean Gainer with other Rivalus products. Did we mention it is also 100% WADA IOC Compliant.

 

Why Carbohydrates are important in your diet

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Carbs as the enemy – fact or myth?

Carbohydrates have acquired a very bad reputation recently and many blame the obesity epidemic on the high consumption of carbs and sugar.  They are one of the basic food groups and can be divided into sugar, starches and fiber.  Carbohydrates are broken down in our bodies into glucose and then used for energy.  Unused glucose is stored in the body mainly in the liver and as fat tissue.

Types of Carbs

There are two types of carbs  – simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates refer to sugars, with a simple molecular construction of one or two parts.  Due to such a simple build the body quickly generating an energy spike followed by a low can process these. We all know this as the ‘sugar crash’. Most processed foods contain sugar which has little nutritional value (with a few exceptions we will talk about later). Unfortunately, this combined with huge amounts of saturated fat is the main ingredient of the modern western diet – hence the obesity and heart issues. Sugar can be found in sodas, fruit and fruit juices, candy, white bread and pasta etc. Not all simple carbs are bad, for example fruit and dairy should be an integral part of a balanced diet and they provide fiber and protein as well as vitamins. For people who train regularly, carbohydrates and carbohydrate supplements can be an excellent source of energy and matched with good timing they help burn fat and build muscle.carb type

Complex carbohydrates refer to sugars with a complex molecular structure of three or more parts; due to the complex structure of these molecules it takes the body longer to break them down to glucose and because of it the glucose levels in the bloodstream steady. The energy lasts for a longer period of time which means we don’t ‘crash’ and it can be used up throughout the day rather than stored as fat. Complex carb sources include whole grains, whole meal bread,cereals, oats, pasta, brown rice ,etc.

Glycemic Index

You may have heard the term ‘Glycemic Index’ before. This is simply a measure that tells you how quickly the glucose is released into the bloodstream. High GI foods are the simple carbs – released quickly and spiking blood sugar levels and low GI are the complex, slow processed ones. For fit, active individuals, both are important and if used correctly they can benefit the health, performance and physique.

Consume carbs wisely

Of course, unnecessary amounts of carbohydrates just like any other type of food in excess will make you fat.  But there are multiple reasons why carbs actually help with weight loss and fat burning as well as promoting muscle gain.

Reason 1.

Researchers followed the eating habits of middle-aged women for nearly two years and found that those who increased their fiber intake generally lost weight. Women who decreased the fiber in their diets gained. Many complex carbohydrates contain dietary fiber which we can’t digest but it helps us feel full and keep the digestive system in check.

Reason 2.

During exercise, carbohydrates stored in the muscles as glycogen are broken down into glucose and released to the muscle for energy. If your workouts are intense you will need carbs for energy. If you prefer to eat a few hours before your workout – choose complex carbs and if you choose a pre-workout meal (around 1 hr before) opt for simple carbs that will hit your bloodstream quick. This is a scenario where the sugar will not be stored as fat but used to build muscle. Choose a fruit or a carb drink to avoid stuffing yourself before training. After a strenuous bodybuilding style workout you will have depleted around 30 percent glycogen from your muscles. You may want to replenish that with another small serving of high GI carbs post workout.

Reason 3.

When you decrease your carbohydrate intake for too long on a low-calorie diet, your thyroid and the hormones it controls can be impacted. Since certain thyroid hormones regulate your rate of metabolism – the amount of daily energy you spend at rest – your results will slow or stall completely. Carbohydrates store water, so don’t be fooled by the fact that you ‘lose’ a lot of weight without them, you simply lose water.

Whether you choose a low- or high  – carb diet keep in mind two main principles: to lose fat you need to count calories and choose healthy, unprocessed foods – carbs or no carbs!