We often hear of American nutrition brands dominating the market, but European-based MaxiNutrition has established a dominant position on the European frontier since 1995 and they have been making inroads around the world since being acquired by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in 2011.
Promax Lean is their all-in-one lean protein that doesn’t just give you a much needed boost of a whopping 30g of the highest quality protein, but it is also formulated with fat burning ingredients that’ll help you lose weight and lean out.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Promax Lean.
WHAT’S IN IT
The ingredients in Promax Lean are the triple release protein formula, B-vitamins, caffeine, green tea extract and L-Carnitine.
The triple release protein formula is a patented mix that incorporates three distinct types of proteins to make the effects of the shake last all day. You get fast-acting and fast-digesting whey, medium-releasing soy proteins, and casein which is the longest acting protein that helps you feel satiated throughout the day or night. This formulation allows it to live up to its promise of being an all-in-one protein. Even better is the 30 grams you get, given that regular whey protein powders usually contain only about 20-odd grams.
Promax Lean contains a host of B Vitamins and one of the key ones is Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid. It is a vitamin commonly found in grains, vegetables and meat, as well as liver, yeast and salmon. B5 helps improve your metabolism, which aids overall weight loss, as well as boosts your mental focus.
Caffeine and green tea extract are two stimulants within Promax Lean. Both are supposed to improve one’s focus, with the latter targeting your heart, muscles and central nervous system to kick into high gear. This will benefit your workout as you’ll feel much more alert and awake, with a greater ability to perform. Outside of the gym, the two work together to keep your sharp throughout the day. Both also have fat burning properties.
L-carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid derivative that’s often taken as a weight loss supplement. It plays a crucial role in the production of energy by transporting fatty acids into your cells’ mitochondria. The mitochondria act as engines within your cells, burning these fats to create usable energy.
Coupled with low sugar levels, Promax Lean is a great whey protein powder that also doubles up as a fat burner and recovery booster.
FLAVOURS AND TASTE
Promax Lean is available in three flavours — Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry. All three are renowned for being great tasting, with a formula that’s not too thick or thin, making it easy to drink. It mixes excellently with water, but if you prefer a richer shake, milk is a good option.
HOW YOU SHOULD TAKE IT
It is suggested to take Promax Lean in between your meals, and its easy enough to see why - the combination of ingredients is specifically skewed towards fat burning and recovery while helping you hit your macros, so it powers your body whiles keeping your fat burning machine humming all day long. The high caffeine count should be noted though, as taking it post-workout at night may have some impact on your ability to sleep. Mix 300-350ml of water with a serving of the Promax Lean and you're good to go.
At $89 for 990g, around 22 servings, Promax Lean seems like a steep investment. But when you do the math that each serving is 30g of protein, a substantial dose that you rarely find in other protein blends, the cost per gram of protein you are consuming is not that much more than other popular protein shakes in the market. On top of that you're really getting top quality ingredients here in a formulation that is unlike any other protein shake.
WHO SHOULD TAKE IT
If you're aiming to cut fat, or lose weight and gain muscle at the same time, Promax Lean is what you should invest in. It's truly time and cost-efficient in the long run, given that you have both a powder and a fat burning supplement rolled into one convenient shake.
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