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Protein for cycling

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Protein fulfils many important functions in your body. For endurance athletes, regeneration, build-up and maintenance of muscle mass, weight control and immune defence are the main concerns. SPONSER has the right protein powder for every purpose.

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In March 2022, you will get a 20% discount on selected SPONSER protein powders in our web shop www.sponser.ch with the promo code PROSC2022. Cannot be cumulated with other discounts or promotions. The following protein powders are covered by the discount: WHEY ISOLATE 94, MULTI PROTEIN, PRO RECOVERY, LOW CARB PROTEIN SHAKE, VEGAN PROTEIN, PREMIUM WHEY HYDRO, WHEY TRIPLE SOURCE PROTEIN, SWISS WHEY CONCENTRATE, CASEIN and SENIOR PROTEIN.

Regeneration
You need the relevant building materials for regeneration and repair of your stressed muscles. For optimal recovery, you should take 20-30 g of quickly available, high-quality protein as soon as possible after exercise. Whey protein is ideal, e.g. WHEY PROTEIN or a recovery shake such as PRO RECOVERY.
Since your metabolism is running at full speed even hours after intensive training and competitions, you should make sure to repeat your protein intake every 3-4 hours. Suitable sources are basic proteins made from multi-component blends such as MULTI PROTEIN or WHEY CONCENTRATE as well as solid foods and protein bars, such as PROTEIN LOW CARB BAR or PROTEIN 36 BAR.
Sleep is the most important phase of regeneration. In order to shorten the catabolic phase, it is advisable to keep the amino acid influx running as long as possible during the several hours of rest at night. Multi-component proteins such as MULTI PROTEIN and CASEIN, known as «night protein», constitute ideal protein sources, grace to their slow and steady digestion.

Strength and muscle building
For your strength and muscle build-up, the same principles apply as for regeneration, but ideally with slightly higher total protein amounts. Notably, it is also important to maintain a positive net calorie balance. This means that more energy must be ingested throughout the day than burned.

Weight control
In order to achieve weight loss you need a negative energy balance. This means you have to spend more energy than you consume. A regular and increased protein supply also plays a decisive role during such a weight loss regime. On one hand, proteins have a greater effect on satiety than carbohydrates. Furthermore, protein also needs more energy for its digestion by the body, which means less calories consumed net. Proteins are also important during a diet because they reduce the degradation (catabolism) and help to preserve muscle mass and vital structures.

Immune defence
Protein is the main building material and energy supplier of the immune system. Therefore, your protein requirement rises sharply in the event of an infection! In order to stop the spread of viral or bacterial pathogens, a great number of defence cells and immune factors must be produced quickly.

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Author: Remo Jutzeler
Head R&D SPONSER SPORT FOOD
Ing. Applied Food Sciences UAS
MAS Nutrition & Health ETHZ

Fitting products

Whey Isolate 94
Whey Isolate 94 Short info
EUR CHF 26.00
  • Highest quality and value, grass-fed Whey
  • Gentle CFM manufacturing process for unadulterated quality
  • Ideal for building and maintaining muscle mass and improved regeneration
  • Dietary support of weight reduction & convalescence
Multi Protein
Multi Protein Short info
EUR CHF 32.00
  • Multi-component protein: whey, casein and egg albumin
  • Versatile range of application: muscle building, recovery, meal replacement
  • High content of essential amino acids incl. BCAA
  • filtered, native milk protein quality
Pro Recovery
Pro Recovery Short info
EUR CHF 3.00
  • Protein-carbohydrate recovery shake
  • 44 – 50% protein
  • Unique combination of  7 protein sources, incl. colostrum, and complex carbohydrates
  • No sweeteners
Low Carb Protein Shake
Low Carb Protein Shake Short info
EUR CHF 29.00
  • High quality protein from whey, milk and egg
  • Functional ingredients (L-carnitine, choline, dietary fibres)
  • Ideal companion in calorie-reduced nutritional phases
Vegan Protein
Vegan Protein Short info
EUR CHF 0.00
  • vegan protein composition without animal components
  • innovative protein composition based on quinoa, sunflower seeds, pea and rice
  • gluten free, lactose free
  • more than 20 g protein per portion
PREMIUM WHEY HYDRO
PREMIUM WHEY HYDRO Short info
EUR CHF 0.00
  • High quality matrix of whey protein isolate and hydrolysates
  • Reinforced with HMB for a shortened catabolic phase
  • With CFM Nitro for increased NO synthesis
  • Lactose-free, to be prepared with water or milk
Whey Triple Source Protein
Whey Triple Source Protein Short info
EUR CHF 19.90
  • Whey protein from isolate, concentrate, hydrolysate
  • Protein content of up to 78%
  • Attractive price-performance ratio (swiss made)
Swiss Whey Concentrate
Swiss Whey Concentrate Short info
EUR CHF 0.00
  • Whey protein concentrate, Swiss origin from grazing cows
  • Very good price-performance ratio for a small budget
Casein
EUR CHF 2.60
  • night-time protein supply (so-called "night protein")
  • micellular casein with native protein quality (CFM technology)
  • for growth and maintenance of muscle mass
Senior Protein
Senior Protein Short info
EUR CHF 0.00
  • Rich in functional ingredients such as whey protein, collagen and HMB for the maintenance of powerful muscles
  • Rich in calcium, vitamin B12 and vitamin D
  • Gluten-free, low in lactose