Are supplements safe for all ages?
Most supplements are safe for all ages, we recommend anyone under the age of 16 to be accompanied by a guardian. Stimulants in Pre-workouts and Fat burners need to be recommended to the individual based on their tolerance. It is always recommended to check with your family doctor prior to supplementing new products.
Are there banned substances in supplements?
No, there are no illegal ingredients in any supplements that we carry. Depending on individual sporting guidelines, we carry Informed Choice, as well as WADA (World Anti Doping Agency), approved products. We have products approved for Olympic Athletes.
Will I gain weight-using creatine?
Potentially yes. Creatine can store water in your muscle tissue. This may add 1-5 lbs of water weight. This water weight is stored in your muscle tissue, not between your skin and muscle. It is impossible to have a bloated look while supplementing creatine.
Do we carry natural supplements?
Yes, we carry a wide variety of products such as Vitamins, Proteins, BCAA's, Fat burners and Pre-workouts that are sweetened naturally with no artificial ingredients.
Do fat burners actually work?
Yes, fat burners work when used in conjunction with a diet and training regimen. Losing weight is all about calories in vs. calories out. Fat burners will help your body to burn more calories so you are in a deeper deficit. For more of an in-depth explanation please contact one of our experts.
Will taking protein make me gain weight?
No, protein will not make you gain weight unless you are putting yourself in a caloric surplus. Being in a consistent caloric surplus is the only way to gain weight. We carry protein powders as low as 90 calories per serving.
What is the best time to take a protein shake?
The best time to take a protein shake is within 30min – 60 min after any physical exercise, or anytime you feel like you are low on your daily protein intake.
Do we sell lactose-free protein?
Yes, we sell lactose-free protein. We also offer dairy free protein and beef based protein powders.
Do we carry peanut-free products?
Yes, we carry peanut free options across our entire supplement line-up.
Do we carry stimulant free pre-workouts?
Yes, we have a wide variety of stimulant-free pre-workouts.
Do we carry naturally sweetened products?
Yes, we carry protein, BCAA’s, fat burners, protein bars, and pre-workouts that are naturally sweetened.
What is a proprietary blend?
A proprietary blend is sometimes used when the manufacturers don’t want to fully disclose their ingredients on their product nutritional label. The specific amount of each individual ingredient in the blend does not have to be listed, only the total ingredients.
Is there a specific protein that will make me lose weight?
No, not specifically. Protein powder is meant to help heal muscle tissue as well as aid in recovery after strenuous activity. However, some people may use a low-calorie protein powder as a meal replacement while in a calorie deficit.
What is the difference between whey protein and whey isolate?
Whey protein concentrate has a protein content of around 80%, the protein content of whey protein isolate is more like 90%. Whey protein isolate has higher protein content and is lower in carbohydrates, lactose, and fat. It is also quicker absorbing than Whey concentrate.
Do BCAA’s help with muscle soreness?
Yes, BCAA’s help with DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).
Are BCAA’s essential to take?
No, since we get BCAA’s from our food they are not essential, but if you are not following a well-balanced diet you may not be getting enough BCAA’s around your workout times.
Are all supplements safe for both men and women?
Yes, some supplements might be branded and geared towards men or women but supplements are safe for both sexes. It is always recommended to check with your family doctor prior to supplementing new products.
Can I still use supplements that are past their best before date?
Yes, most supplements are safe past their best before date. We always encourage full disclosure of all our products.
Do we carry creatine free pre workouts?
Yes, we carry pre-workouts that are creatine free.
What is the best supplement to take right after a workout?
Protein is one of the best supplements to take post workout, along with BCAA’s and creatine to help aid in muscle recovery and energy.