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~ Nutrition Info ~ (Maximuscle.com)
Per 60g Bar:
Energy - 206kcal
Protein - 21.6g
Carbohydrate - 17g
Fats - 5.7g
Fibre - 5.7g
~ Review ~
These bars are available from Maximuscle.com for £25.99. However if you search around online you can usually find a discount. They are also available in many supermarkets or health food shops.
The bars come in several different flavours, cookie dough, blueberry smoothies, chocolate orange, chocolate and dark cherry chocolate. I have tried the chocolate orange and the cookie dough and they both taste exactly how they should and are very tasty. The main selling point of these bars are the high protein content. You can get about the same amount of protein in 75g of chicken breast but obviously these bars are ready to eat and don't need cooking. They are very handy to have before or after a workout. They are not hugely filling so you have to make sure you are quite disciplined and don't either eat too many or eat them when you don't really need any more food.
They come in boxes of 12. Unless you have lots of spare money I would suggest only eating them after a workout and when you don't have easy access to any food. If you had one a day it would cost you up to £65 a month. If you are eating them regularly then it is best to buy them in bulk as Maximuscle generally do a multi buy discount.
These are very useful but potentially expensive bars. They have a very high protein content without having loads of extra calories.
The Promax chocolate orange bars by Maximuscle introduced me into the use of supplements. I am a regular gym go-er and like everyone else, always looking for quicker results and an easy source of protein. The bars come in boxes of 12 where, the cheapest price usually comes in between £20 and £25 on the net although, there are offers once in a while. For frequent use they can be expensive but compare them to other protein bars on the market and they are of similar price. The abrs themselves come in very attractive shiny packaging which is typical of Maximuscle.
Each 60 gram bar provides 206 calories, 21 grams protein, 17 grams carbohydrates, 5.7 grams fat and 5.7 grams fibre making it of high nutritious value. It's a meal replacement bar but even as a snack it's low in calories. Its high in protein giving 21g making it great for those with goals related to muscle gains whether its size, strength, recovery etc. The high protein will also help slow down the digestion of the carbs which, will prevent a spike in insulin levels keeping blood sugar levels stable. This is vital for the bodies ability to be able to burn fat and build muscle. The 17g of carbs in the bar are made up of 9.5g sugar and 5.5g polyols. A lot of people don't know what polyol carbohydrates are, well they are sugar alcohols which are low in calories and do not spike insulin levels which is why they are used in most protein bars. The 9.5g of sugar may seem quite high but without it the taste of the bar would be sacrificed. After all most people looking at a supplement like this are probably going to be interested in replacing and killing cravings where, they would normally turn to a chocolate bar with more than double the sugar content. In the 5.7g of fat, 2.3g are saturated fats (bad fats) which is low. The bar is high in fibre with 5.7g which is an important aspect to a healthy diet. It will help u feel fuller and can also keeps the digestion system healthy.
Personally i ate the bars after workouts or when i struggled to fit a meal into a busy schedule. I also ate a bar when my sweet tooth was niggling. The chocolate orange flavour is nice, not as nice as a bar of dairy milk or your typical chocolate bars but considering the chemicals used to make them it's pretty impressive. The big setback of the bar is that it is extremely chewy! A lot of the protein bars on the market are the same but there are others which are not. My jaw genuinely ached on times which was annoying. It's also very sticky and will leave you with the dreaded pirate looking teeth. Not too much of a problem in the house but if you use them for convenient use on the go, it suddenly becomes your worst enemy as i soon discovered. The bar does help you feel full which is great but i would however, advise against use for the typical ectomorph looking to bulk up. It did help me recover from workouts slightly quicker in conjunction with my diet which was high in protein.
I would say there are better bars out there at the moment for a similar price but who knows, if Maximuscle make the bar easy on the jaw this could be a future contender.
Maximuscles Promax adds extra protein to your diet, which is vital for building muscle, especially for people who train with weights on a regular basis / Protein is also essential whilst dieting to reduce the loss of muscle tissue / Promax is the UKs leading protein powder, thanks to its taste, mixing and benefits it offers all gym and sports users / Weight trainers have known for a long time that protein is vital for anyone wanting to build lean muscle growth, increase strength and optimise recovery / Scientists agree that protein is one of the most important and essential nutrients for health, growth and well-being, especially when weight training / Even people trying to lose excess fat have found the benefits of following a high protein, low carb diet / Whereas some brands require you to top up the calories or improve the taste by adding milk, we are aware that some people find it hard to digest milk / Therefore Promax is one of the only protein drinks that is designed to be mixed with water and still taste great / For those who feel casein in milk is a benefit at bedtime, Promax also tastes great and mixes easily with milk for slower digestion / Biomaxs special whey fomula contains very low levels of lactose / Lactose is present in milk and many dairy products and is poorly digested in some adults resulting in gastric problems / Promax is suitable for lactose introlerant people / Promax also contains special enzymes which help digest protein for easier and faster absorption / So you can enjoy the results, without experiencing the side effects that some protein powders cause / Promax contains Biomax, a blend of whey protein isolate, hydrolysed whey and whey peptides, which are exclusive to Maximuscle / Biomax provides ultra fast delivery of muscle building amino acids after every workout, to aid your recovery and support muscle growth / No egg, skimmed milk powder, soya or casein are added as they are known to cause stomach discomfort to some individuals / Promax is the only protein powder to contain the muscle building environment support formula, Nitrogain, a blend of NAC, Taurine, chromium polynicotinate, and glutamine peptides / Promax has been designed for maximum convenience, no messy blenders are required / For best results add to water in a Maximuscle shaker (or stir with a fork in a glass of water) and within 20 seconds, youll have a smooth, high quality protein shake / Best of all, you have 5 great tasting flavours to choose from and 1 plain for mixing into your recipes / Benefits No egg, milk powder, soya or casein Muscle synthesis support formula Contains enzymes to help absorption Perfect for vegetarians Cheaper than standard chicken breasts 5 great tasting flavours and 1 natural that mixes instantly in water No wind or stomach upsets As used by elite athletes 30 servings per tub.