Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs)

Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs)

A good quality nutrition and supplementation is a key player to achieving athletic and physique success. To optimize the muscle building effects, it is particularly important for athletes or bodybuilders to eat 5-7 small nutritious meals daily to increase nutrients absorption, maintain proper muscle metabolism, and help stabilize blood sugar (and insulin) levels. This high quality, great tasting Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs) will be an easier and convenient way to improve overall nutrition and provide valuable nutrients to improve health and physical performance for bodybuilders.

Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs) or sometime called "total nutrition" products are moderate calorie shakes that are high in protein, contain modest amount of carbohydrates and low in fat. Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs) contain 250-300 calories, 34-45g of protein, 20-25g of carbohydrates, and 2-4g of fat. Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs) can also provide between 50-100% of the RDAs for most of the major vitamins and minerals.

Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs) usually incorporate with a proprietary protein blend in order to utilize all the functional benefits of different type of protein.

Source Feature
  • High biological value (BV)
  • High in (BCAAs)
  • Readily absorbed & utilized by muscle tissue
  • Milk protein with timed release effect
  • Enhance amino acid absorption
  • High in glutamine content
Milk Protein Isolate
  • Contains both whey and casein source
Soy Protein Isolate
  • Good source of BCAAs, glutamine and arginine
  • May increase thyroid hormone production
  • Contains isoflavones - a plant nutrient seems to have cholesterol lowering effects
Egg Albumin
  • A regular old Joe protein with strong amino and profile

Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs) contain carbohydrates which are predominantly present in the form of malto-dextrin (corn derived glucose polymer). This complex carbohydrate can stimulate a great insulin response, which could be beneficial during weight training and competition; as it helps spare glycogen stores and supply energy to exercising muscle. Other sources of carbohydrates include corn syrup solid, brown rice syrup, brown rice complex and FOS.

Some Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs) are also fortified with dietary fiber. The possible effects of fiber include increased fecal bulk, delayed gastric emptying; normalized blood glucose and anti-toxic effects.

A lot of Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs) on the market are also added with essential fatty acids (EFA's), mostly derived from borage oil, sunflower oil, flax seed oil and primrose oil. Essential fatty acids (EFA's) are essential to improve metabolism, increase energy production, regulate blood pressure and cholesterol profile.

Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs) contain a blend of vitamins and minerals to support optimal health. Mineral chromium is added to stimulate insulin sensitivity and aid in fat loss while increasing lean muscle mass. Besides, Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs) with at least a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio of potassium to sodium would be helpful to optimize water balance.

Other than that, Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs) also contain other unnecessary ingredients such as artificial colors (to make the product look palatable), partially hydrogenated oils (for mouth feel), natural and artificial sweeteners (e.g. sucralose, acesulfame K, aspartame, stevia ...etc). Most of the sweeteners contain zero to insignificant amount of calories.

In summary, a Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs) can be used to replace a meal, supplement a meal, serve as a pre- or post-workout meal or as an in between meal filler. It provides the body with optimal amount of essential nutrients. When used as part of a nutritionally balanced diet, Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs) can help individuals achieve a target weight, boost energy levels, satisfy hunger and reduce body fat as well as maintain good health.

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