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Recovery, Muscle Gain

GEN-TEC NUTRITION is serious about performance sports nutrition for successful results. MACRO PRO 7 is possibly the most advanced protein blend on the market. It is a blend of 7 premium proteins for both fast absorbtion, medium and slow digesting proteins for sustained nitrogen retention and anabolic state. MACRO PRO 7 is a complex formulation designed for the most discerning consumer wanting to supplement their daily protein intake and for the advanced consumer wanting to maximise protein synthesis. MACRO PRO 7 contains all natural flavours, sweetener (stevia) and colours. It is gluten free, has reduced lactose (added lactase enzyme). Contains alkaline super green foods along with bromelain for improved digestion and reduction of inflammation. The addition of free form glutamine and high grade colostrum (20% IGg) support immunity and gut health.

SUGGESTED USE: Mix 40g (1 rounded scoop) in 250mL of water and is best used between solid meals or immediately after training to induce a fast and sustained release of amino acids from the gut into the blood stream while being completely natural. Store in a cool, dry, dark place.

INGREDIENTS: Proprietary Protein Blend (whey protein concentrate, milk protein isolate, calcium caseinate, egg albumen, organic wholegrain brown rice protein, hydrolysed whey protein isolate, whey protein isolate), natural sweeteners (fructose, stevia), cocoa, emulsifiers (soy lecithin, sodium phosphates), L-glutamine, natural flavours, colostrum, nutritional oil blend [sunflower oil, glucose syrup solids, milk protein, emulsifier (471)], thickeners (guar gum, xanthan gum), super green blend (organic wheat grass, organic barley grass, spirulina), digestion enzymes (bromelain, lactase).

Contains milk, soybean, egg and their products. May contain traces of tree nuts, sesame seeds and their products.

DISCLAIMER: Not suitable for children under the age of 15 or pregnant women, should only be used under medical or dietary supervision. This food is not a sole source of nutrition and should be used in conjunction with a sensible exercise and nutrition program.

By Dane Ivicevic Gen-Tec Resident Biochemist Protein blends are increasing in popularity, all proposing a unique edge over singular proteins. However, the edge a protein blend provides is dependent on the combination and quality of ingredients used. Macro Pro 7 contains a unique blend of proteins with the aim to extend the anabolic window over an extended period of time by using proteins that oer staggered peak periods, thus resulting in a prolonged eect of anabolism and nitrogen retention. The following proteins have been combined to oer this extended period of anabolism. After the ingestion of this protein blend, the fast releasing proteins, particular the hydrolysed whey protein would rapidly absorb through the intestinal lumen and into the blood, peaking within the hour (1, 2). This is shortly followed by a gradual rise in slow releasing proteins while the medium releasing proteins provide a second wave of peak blood amino acids levels. After 3-4 hours the slow releasing proteins will begin to peak providing a third peak wave in blood amino acid levels which will then gradually subside a few hours later providing a net supply of amino acids over a 5-7-hour period, therefore extending a window of anabolism by inhibiting muscle protein breakdown (muscle nitrogen retention) and supporting muscle protein synthesis (MPS) (3-6). In addition to the unique digestion rates of these proteins, each oers its very own biological “speciality” based on its unique nutrient prole, and in combination they oer a suite of biological specialities that support recovery and muscle protection. An example is how whey protein is an excellent stimulator of postprandial MPS (anabolic peak) whereas casein protein isn’t so good at maximising MPS but is an expert at preventing muscle protein breakdown. Thus, they oer what the other doesn’t exhibit to complement their biological specialities (5). An example of their unique specialties is illustrated below. Furthermore, Macro Pro 7 contains compounds to assist with immunity and inammation after intense exercise. These include bromelain and colostrum, which provide inflammatory support from delayed onset muscle soreness and digestive support. Benefits to Colostrum • Decreases upper respiratory tract infection by 50% more than placebo (7) • Supports recovery from intense anaerobic exercise (8, 9) • Supports gastrointestinal integrity and immunity (10-12) Benefits to Bromelain • Reduces the severity of delayed onset muscle soreness (13-15) • Acts in an anti-inflammatory manner by regulating inflammatory immune pathways (16-18) • Aids digestion enzymatically by digesting proteins (19) Lastly, this product also contains significantly less lactose (milk sugar) than regular products that contain powerful dairy derived proteins by the addition of lactase (digestive enzyme). For those who don’t tolerate lactose well or are lactose intolerant, low lactose consumption is better than complete lactose elimination for the majority of sufferers. The reason is that small amounts of lactose build up tolerance by supporting colonies of lactose digesting bacteria and initiating cellular lactase production, whereas total elimination results in a decline of lactose digesting bacterial colonies as well as redundant lactase producing cells. In summary, the combination of ingredients within Macro Pro 7 work towards providing a sustained released protein whilst also providing compounds that aid digestion, enhance immunity and support recovery from intense training. The addition of lactase along with bromelain supports the digestive system to tolerate and digest lactose during the absorption of this protein blend. 1. Farneld MM, Trenerry C, Carey KA, Cameron-Smith D. Plasma amino acid response after ingestion of dierent whey protein fractions. 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