Protein is one of the most important substances out there when you’re trying to get fit, be healthy in mind and body and be lean, muscular and strong. There are lots of things to consider when it comes to protein, from discovering the best source of protein for you and your diet, to how to utilise protein in the best way to lose weight, to learning about how protein helps to build and maximise your muscle gains.
One thing’s for sure - Innermost’s protein powders are the best out there and are an excellent choice if you’re looking to add protein to your diet, get nutrition before and after workouts and optimise your mind and body for wellness as much as possible. The ingredients in our protein powders are research and science-backed, and they contain only functional ingredients, nootropics and adaptogens that will make you feel, perform and look like your very best self. Oh, and they’re all free from gluten, soy, any fillers and GMO (and we have vegan options too, don’t worry). So when you’re looking to choose a protein powder, don’t look any further than Innermost.
You can rest assured that any of our products are good for you and taste delicious. If you’re coming to protein for the first time, however, the choice of the different kinds of protein shakes we make might feel a little overwhelming. With four different options that are all equally special, it’s crucial that you choose the right protein for your lifestyle and your goals.
What if you want to optimise your weight loss goals but also maximise your performance? Or what happens if you’re hoping to focus on gaining muscle, but you’re also keen to boost your wellbeing?
In this guide, we’ll explain the benefits of our different proteins, lay out what they can help you to achieve and help you to select the right one for you. Who knows, you might be so taken with that you end up deciding you need more than one…
All of our protein blends should ideally be consumed post-workout, to begin the recovery process. However, there’s also great as a pre-exercise energy boost, as breakfast, or as a nutritious shake at any time of the day. You can also add the powders to pancakes, smoothies, oatmeal, protein bars or anything else you can care to think of. They all come in smooth chocolate and creamy vanilla flavour - which one is your favourite?
We’re starting out strong with The Strong Protein. Some people might start consuming protein powder thinking that it will automatically give you muscles. This isn’t true - but The Strong Protein will put you much, much further along the right path to making those gains that you’re dreaming off.
This protein powder is best for you if strength is your main goal. It will help you to get stronger, faster, and was created to enable you to push yourself harder and faster and reduce inflammation quickly, so you can spend as much time in the gym as you want without worrying about being sore. And of course, the ingredients are targeted towards increasing muscle growth as fast as possible in a safe way.
Each serving, which is up to four scoops or 40g, contains 34g grams of protein. Other active, research-backed ingredients are casein, which is a form of protein which the body digests more slowly, which encourages the body to increase muscle output over time, and creatine monohydrate, a substance which can improve strength and help muscles to recover faster during exercise.
Other ingredients include Montmorency cherries, a type of fruit with a high level of anthocyanins, which have powerful anti-inflammatory properties to reduce the damage you can cause your muscles by exercising intensely. Plus there’s bilberries, which improve cardiovascular health, and magnesium, which h balance electrolytes and your metabolism.
If you’re worried that exercising a lot and drinking protein shakes will make you bulky, but you don’t want to stop doing these things because they make you feel strong and healthy, The Lean Protein is the one for you. It’s also perfect if your end goal is losing some weight or keeping yourself at a goal weight.
It’s packed full of ingredients to assist with fat loss in a healthy way and reduce food cravings as well as to support muscle repair and growth. As around half of adults in the UK have tried to lose weight in the past year, it’s clear that healthy weight loss is a common concern. The Lean Protein is a great choice to support you in this.
As well as the stellar 29g of protein it provides, is blend contains inulin, a prebiotic fibre to encourage the growth of good gut bacteria, Acetyl L-Carnitine, which helps the body to use fat as an effective energy source, pomegranates, due to their high punicalagin and ellagic acid levels, which help to encourage the growth of positive kinds of gut bacteria linked to lower levels of body fat, yerba mate, which have been shown to potentially delay intestinal absorption of dietary fat, and bilberries, for their antioxidant and anti-ageing properties.
Vegans, this one’s for you. But not solely - The Health Protein is for anyone looking to support their immune system, boost their levels of health and wellbeing, and support muscle growth. Looking to glow up? This is the protein to choose.
Made from pea and brown rice protein, this blend closely mimics a non-plant based protein thanks to the wide range of amino acids peas and rice contain. With 31g of protein per serving, you’re getting all the support your bones, muscles, hair and skin needs. We also packed it full of glutamine, an amino acid that fuels the immune system and thus supports strength and recovery, bilberries, for glucose control and inflammation reduction, camu camu, a fruit high in antioxidants and vitamin C and acai berries, which promote brain health and have anti-ageing benefits.
Our favourite ingredients in The Health Protein are the medicinal mushrooms we packed in there. Shiitake, maitake, reishi and cordyceps have powerful antioxidant, antiviral and antibacterial effects, and stimulate the immune system for the better.
Do you often feel tired, drained and lacking in energy? If you’re constantly struggling to get enough done while also wanting to push yourself further and get as much as possible out of life, The Fit Protein is the correct choice for you and your body. It helps to give you that extra push of energy and vitality, because you shouldn’t have to compromise anything in your life that you don’t want to. It’s been formulated to rehydrate, stimulate and encourage muscle repair and growth.
Packing a punch of 29g of protein, it also contains cocomineral, or powdered coconut water, which is high in potassium, a mineral lost when sweating. It also has maca, which reduces the physical and mental effects of stress, magnesium, which contributes to regulating the body’s electrolyte balance, Rhodiola root, a nootropic which may reduce the effects of physical exhaustion, and pink Himalayan sea salt, which contains no fewer than 84 minerals and elements our body needs.