+Why should I use protein powder?
Proteins are the building blocks of life. Every cell in the human body contains protein - the basic structure of which is a chain of amino acids.
You need protein in your diet to help your body repair cells and make new ones. Your body needs protein to build and repair muscle cells after a workout so if you want a toned body, you will likely need to up your intake. The more muscle you have on your body, the more calories you'll burn at rest.
Those following a vegan or dairy free diet can also often be deficient in protein as some of the best sources of protein are meat and dairy products.
+What is Whey?
Whey is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained. It is a byproduct of the manufacture of cheese. The Whey we use at STRIPPD is sourced in the UK, using the milk of grass fed cows.
+Is Vegan protein better for you?
It’s not a case of better or worse, it’s more about lifestyle and choice. Vegan and Whey proteins each have their benefits and it’s more about what suits you and your body. Vegan Protein is hypoallergenic (great for people that are lactose intolerant) and can be easier to digest whilst Whey Protein is higher in essential amino acids and BCAAs (the building blocks of protein) and slightly lower in carbohydrates, so both have benefits.
+What’s the difference between Whey Lean Protein & Vegan Lean Protein?
Both are great sources of protein with equivalent protein content with Whey Lean containing 24g per 35g serving and Vegan 22g per 35g serving. The differences are:1/ Speed of absorption of protein & amino acids by your body: Whey Lean Protein will be absorbed faster by your body versus Vegan Lean Protein. 2/ How easy to digest they can be: Vegan is lactose free and can be easier to digest than Whey, especially for lactose intolerants.
+When should I be using protein powder?
Whenever works best for you! For the gym bunnies of the world it’s great as a post-workout snack for a quick protein hit to help maintain lean muscles and speed up recovery. For best results, we recommend consuming within 30 minutes of exercise.
For those who aren’t sweating it out in the gym, it’s a perfect breakfast pick me up that provides a nutritious, high-protein start to the day when mixed with a handful of oats and a serving of your favorite fruit. Not a morning person? Replace your afternoon cake break with a STRIPPD Chocolate Whey Protein shake for a creamy and hunger busting chocolate hit. You can check all our recipes ideas here
+How do I use protein powder?
Whey Lean Protein powder: the beauty of Whey protein is that it’s a dairy based product, so even mixed with water it will have a naturally thick and creamy consistency. You can, however, mix it with anything you like; coconut water, milk, almond milk … the list goes on. Just remember, mixing Whey with water will help the protein reach muscles more quickly than other liquids meaning the repairing process happens a lot faster.
Vegan Lean Protein powder: Vegan Lean can be mixed just with water. However, we prefer mixing it with dairy free milk such as coconut or almond milk for a creamier texture.
Both (Whey & Vegan): For a more filling option, add a serving to some porridge oats or mix with eggs and banana for some delicious protein pancakes – the possibilities are endless!You can check all our recipes ideas here
+Can you drink protein shakes as meal replacements?
Protein shakes are not a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle. However, we understand that if you're in a rush, sometimes you don’t have time for a full meal. In this instance, we recommend adding to your shake some fruit and almond milk so it’s much more beneficial than grabbing a croissant on the way to work.
Protein shakes are good for fast acting absorption and convenience, but you should rely on a good diet first and foremost and never replace food entirely with shakes.
+How many servings are in each protein powder tub?
There are 14 servings per tub.
+How much protein is in each serving?
STRIPPD Whey protein: Each 35g serving contains 65% protein (24g per serving) and only 125 calories while delivering the equivalent of SIX egg white’s worth of protein.
STRIPPD Vegan Protein: Each 35g serving contains 60% protein (22g per serving) and only 132 calories per serve while delivering the equivalent of SIX egg white’s worth of protein.
+How natural are your ingredients?
All our products are GMO free, made using all-natural ingredients, all sourced in the UK.
+Can I have too much Protein?
A balanced diet is always the best. If you keep it balanced, you won’t have any problems with too much protein. There's no set limit to how much protein your body can process, as everyone is different. However, your body doesn’t store protein like it does carbohydrates and fats. Once your body has used what it needs, it will just get rid of the waste protein.
+Can I drink two shakes in one day?
That really depends on what else you are eating that day and how much training you are doing. Protein is really important for us, we have to make sure we’re having enough a day which for most women is around 40-50g a day and men 50-60g a day however for anyone already eating a protein heavy diet, two shakes might be more than needed.
+What is Yerba Mate?
Yerba Mate is a South American plant, usually consumed as tea which is very high in anti-oxidants and is a natural stimulant. Research suggests it helps keep you alert and can suppress appetite whilst delivering your body with important vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
+What are the benefits of pea and hemp protein?
Hemp has some fantastic cholesterol lowering qualities as research suggests it’s key to breaking down cholesterol. It’s also packed full of fibre, which many of us are lacking in, as well as vitamins A, C and E which are fantastic for maintaining healthy hair, skin and nails.
+Are your protein powders safe suitable for pregnant women?
As all our Protein Powders contain Yerba Mate extract, meaning 16mg of caffeine per 35g serving, we do not recommend them for pregnant women or children.
+Why should I take vitamins & supplements?
In theory, you can get all the nutrients you need from your food, but for most of us this isn’t the case and so benefit from taking supplements that are derived from really good quality sources.
+How long do I need to take vitamins & supplements to see a difference?
You won’t start to notice a difference with supplements until you are at least six weeks into your routine but it usually takes around three months to see the full benefits so stick with them. The longer you use supplements for, the more you’ll reap their benefits.
+Are vitamins & supplements suitable for pregnant women?
With pregnancy or illness or any other specific condition, then you really must check with your doctor.
+Can you be allergic to vitamins & supplements?
It is very rare but if a supplement contains an ingredient that you are allergic to then yes this is possible – always check the ingredients and if you are unsure, check with your doctor.
+Are vitamins & supplements safe/can they cause side effects?
Generally, they’re safe but it’s more about the quality of supplementation. In the UK, there is a good amount of quality control on supplements and at STRIPPD we pride ourselves on our products being super clean. If you follow the daily intake guidelines, the supplements are safe and shouldn’t cause any side effects.
+What are the benefits of green tea extract?
Green tea extract is a ‘superfood’ as it is exceptionally high in anti-oxidants and there is evidence to suggest it gives your metabolism a great boost. If you don't like the taste of drinking green tea you should still consider a product that has green tea extract so you aren’t missing out on the benefits.
+How many capsules should I take a day?
STRIPPD Glow: For best results take two capsules with a glass of water each morning (60 capsules per pack)
STRIPPD Multivitamins: For best results take two capsules with a glass of water each morning (60 capsules per pack)
STRIPPD Metabolism+: For best results take three capsules with a glass of water each morning (90 capsules per pack)