The supplement world can be daunting, even for seasoned pros. Luckily, we’ve got advice from the experts to help break down the functions and benefits of supplement and nutrition products, so you can decide what’s best for you and your goals.
And there’s no time better to stock up than Impact Week. On top of expert advice, we’ll be offering some serious discounts on almost everything. Just in time for summer.
The most important thing for weight loss is calorie deficit, ie burning more calories than you’re consuming.1 There are many ways to accomplish this goal. The following products can work in different ways to help target fat loss, preserve lean muscle, and control your calorie intake.
- Per serving, Impact Diet Whey contains 38g of protein, 1g of glutamine, and only 220 calories. It also contains choline, which supports metabolism.
- Impact Diet Whey provides protein to help keep you feeling full and protects your lean body mass even during a calorie deficit.1 Protein slows down digestion, which can satisfy feelings of hunger for longer periods of time and help us avoid overeating.2 Impact Diet Whey also cuts down on carbs while providing high quality protein for muscle repair.3 Choline and glutamine are two other nutrients shown to support weight loss.4,5
- CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a naturally occurring omega-6 fatty acid we can get from foods, but our body can’t make it on its own.
- Some research has shown that CLA can support weight loss in overweight populations. Taking CLA alone gets you the nutrients without extra calories of the food sources it comes from, like meat and dairy products.
Building muscle is a common goal often overcomplicated. To gain muscle, you need plenty of calories, a resistance training programme, and enough protein to help your muscles build and repair after exercise.3 Supplements are great for supporting muscle growth, as they provide the nutrition and energy you will need.
- Creatine is a popular supplement proven for building muscle. Creatine is regarded as the most effective ergogenic aid to help with building muscle and increasing high intensity exercise capacity.8
- Taking creatine regularly primes your muscles by maximising their creatine stores in preparation for muscle building.8
- Peanut butter is a nutrient-dense source of protein and calories easy to fit into many diets, including vegan and vegetarian.
- It also contains many healthy fats, which can help to boost your calorie and protein intake. Both are essential for building muscle.
- Oats are an awesome source of whole grains, fibre, carbohydrates and plant-based protein to support your training and your overall health.
- When building muscle, oats can provide plant-based protein and whole grain carbohydrates to help provide the energy your body needs to power through a strength-building workout.
Toning up is a common goal. Your goal isn’t to either lose weight or bulk up, but you want to target fat burning and still maintain muscle in the process. The following supplements support maintenance of body composition if consumed as part of a healthy diet and well rounded exercise plan.
- Clear Whey Isolate is an award-winning alternative to regular whey protein. Packed with 20g of protein per serving, it’s the best option for when you want a break from creamy shakes. It comes in a variety of refreshing flavours and tastes great any time of day.
- Clear Whey Isolate provides high quality, refined protein that can support lean body mass even when you’re in a calorie deficit or pushing extra hard at the gym.2 And with next to no sugar or fat, Clear Whey Isolate is perfect for supporting toning goals.
- Impact Whey Isolate is one of the purest protein options on the market, containing 90% protein and 23g of protein per serving. It’s perfect for post workout, as a snack or an addition to a meal any time of day.
- When you’re trying to tone up without bulking, choosing pure sources of protein without extra carbs and calories is essential. Keeping your protein intake high while not consuming extra calories is key for maintaining your healthy muscle mass.
- Impact Whey Isolate has many flavour options to meet your protein needs while keeping things interesting.
- If you want a high quality source of protein but follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, Soy Protein Isolate is a great option. It contains 90% protein and 27g per serving, is low in sugar and ideal for a plant-based lifestyle.
- Vegetarians and vegans who want to support their lean body mass while still working hard at the gym need a pure protein source like Soy Protein Isolate to support their goals. With less than 110 calories per serving, Soy Protein Isolate is an ideal option for those looking to tone up.
If you’re new to a supplement routine and aren’t sure where to start, there are some excellent basic options for you to try. From whey protein powder to support your muscle health or a vegan protein blend, you’re sure to find a flavor you enjoy. Whether you replace a less healthy snack with a shake or use it after a gym session, protein powder is perfect for any part of your health journey.
- Impact Whey Protein is a premium option with 21g per serving. With up to 20 flavours, there’s almost guaranteed to be something you’ll love. Include it in snacks or in a shake any time of the day.
- If you’re just getting started and want to support your body and overall health, Impact Whey Protein is a no-fuss product that can provide the protein you need to feel energised and ready for whatever the day brings. Easy to mix with water but versatile enough to use in many other recipes, Impact Whey Protein is the perfect product to keep on hand.
- If you’re following a plant-based diet, you probably know that using multiple sources of plant-based proteins can provide the best amino acid profile, and Vegan Protein Blend does just that. Made from pea and fava bean protein isolates, Vegan Protein Blend packs 22g of complete protein per serving.
- If you’re a plant-based athlete who is just getting started, keeping Vegan Protein Blend as part of your routine can be a great step to support your health and sport-related goals.
We know that training hard can feel good. Some of us crave intense workouts. However, getting adequate recovery is just as important as exercise itself for mind and body. Allowing yourself time to recover and rebuild is fundamental to a successful exercise plan.
- Want to make apple cider vinegar part of your routine without it leaving a bad taste in your mouth? We’ve got you covered with these delicious apple-flavoured gummies.
Packed with vitamin C, which helps to protect cells against oxidative stress,1 fight fatigue,2 and keep your immune system strong3 — helping you to feel your best from the inside out.
- Want the benefits of high-quality protein all day long?
Our Micellar Casein delivers 23g of slow-releasing protein that delivers much-needed nutrition to your muscles when you need it most.
Taking much longer to be completely digested and used by the body, this is the perfect shake for getting a hit of protein between meals and even while you sleep – always fuelling your training goals.*
Many of us get hungry between meals. Snacking is normal and enjoyable. However, some snacking options are detrimental to gym progress. By planning ahead and keeping some protein packed snacks on hand, you can satisfy your cravings and without hurting your training. High protein snacks like Impact Bar and Double Dough Brownie can satisfy sweet tooth cravings and support your muscles.
- Our High-Protein Bar has been created to combine excellent nutritionals with delicious taste. With 30g of high-quality protein packed into every single serving, the High-Protein Bar is the perfect snack to help you grow and maintain muscle1 — supporting your fitness goals and ambitions
- With an irresistibly chocolate centre, this cookie is set to change the snacking game forever. Baked with chocolate chips and a deliciously rich dough — it’s almost hard to believe that this treat is both high in protein and low in sugar.
- We’ve combined two of the our most-loved treats, cookies and brownies, into a single deliciously indulgent, high-protein snack. Our Double Dough Brownie features irresistible layers of taste and texture, including a Chocolate Chip cookie dough base, a brownie style protein dough, that’s topped with low sugar caramel, and enrobed in a chocolate flavoured coating — they’re pure protein perfection.
Supplements and nutrition products aren’t only for gym-goers. A healthy, well rounded diet is important, but sometimes it’s difficult to make sure you’re getting enough of all the nutrients you need to stay fit and healthy through food alone. Vitamin and mineral supplements are great for helping to support overall health.
- Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that you can’t make yourself, so you have to get from your diet.
As it comes from fish oil, you might not have the time or money to get enough of it from what you eat alone – making our softgels a convenient and inexpensive alternative.
Take Home Message
During Impact Week we’ll be offering upto 45% off great deals on almost everything, so what better time to stock up on supplements? No matter what your goal — losing body weight, bulking, toning up, putting on muscle — there’s plenty of supplements and minerals to support your journey.
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