Whether you are an athlete or not, it is important to have a daily protein diet to be in good health. According to Health Canada, you must consume 0.8 g of protein per kilogram of body weight daily to meet your minimum requirements, or 52g of protein per day for a 65kg person.
If you are constantly feeling tired or if your muscles are struggling to recover from physical activity, you are probably lacking in protein. That's why we have designed Näak Ultra Recovery protein powders to meet your needs.
Here are 7 reasons why Näak protein powders are a game changer in your diet.
1. Because they provide you with high quality proteins
While we have a tendency to focus on the quantity of protein we consume, quality is a factor that should not be overlooked.
Proteins that are considered high quality are complete proteins (which contain the 9 essential amino acids) because they are absorbed by the organism better than incomplete proteins.
Näak has developed protein powders that contains complete proteins: plant-based (vanilla flavour) and cricket protein (chocolate flavour).
2. Because they help the development of muscles
When we practise a sport our body takes his energy from the muscles (muscle proteins). We must then provide more protein than we have lost so that our muscles can rebuild and develop.
Not consuming protein after physical activity is a common mistake that increases the risk of injury.
Näak protein powder contains 24g of protein for 0-1g of sugar per portion. Consume it after your workouts to help repair damaged muscle fibres. This will allow you to continue intensive training sessions and improve your performance.
3. Because it accelerates muscle recovery
Our body uses its own muscle proteins to produce energy. After training, your muscles need to recover through protein intake through food.
To optimise the regeneration of your muscles, consume a portion of our protein powders within 30 minutes of the end of your physical activity.
Each serving contains 24g of complete plant-based or cricket protein and 4g of BCAAs.
BCAAs allow muscles to regenerate quickly after an injury or intense effort.
4. Because they reduce the feeling of hunger
According to one study, eating protein causes a feeling of satiety thanks to a process of information exchange between the digestive tract and the brain.
Digesting proteins releases peptides into the bloodstream and sends the information to the brain. The brain in return releases glucose, which artificially causes a feeling of satiety.
Use our protein powders as soon as you feel hungry at any time of the day. Our protein powders contain 24g of protein for 0-1g of sugar, making them the ideal solution if you want to lose weight or follow a keto diet.
5. Because they help rehydration
When you train, you not only lose water but also electrolytes (especially sodium, hence the salty taste of sweat). Sweat then creates a hydro-electrolytic imbalance that needs to be corrected.
Näak Ultra protein powders Recovery™ contain 250mg of sodium and 150mg of potassium per serving, allowing you to restore electrolyte levels lost during training and help rehydration.
6. Because you won't have any gastrointestinal problems
Have you ever eaten protein powders and experienced intestinal problems?
No more gastrointestinal discomfort with Näak !
Our ingredient list is short and simple, with healthy and whole ingredients, eliminates gastric discomfort. Our products are free of added sugar, food colouring and preservatives.
7. Because they are eco-friendly
Because we use plant-based proteins (vanilla flavour) and crickets (chocolate flavour), the manufacture of Näak products requires less water, less land and produces less CO2 than animal farming.
According to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, animal protein production consumes 11X more fossil energy than plant-based proteins for human consumption.
According to the United Nations Food Security Report, the production of cricket protein requires 2,000 times less water than beef.
To reduce our environmental footprint, all our products are made in Canada and made with Canadian ingredients! The crickets we use are raised in Ontario.
We have recently changed the packaging of our protein powders to a 100% recyclable packaging.
8. Because they are delicious
If you are greedy and chocolate is your sweet tooth we recommend Näak Ultra Recovery™ chocolate flavour. This protein powder is a mixture of silk proteins, peas, cricket powder, natural flavours, stevia, sea salt and of course cocoa powder. A tasty taste you can add to your cakes!
If you are looking for sweetness, we recommend Näak Ultra Recovery™ vanilla flavour. It is a mixture of soya, peas, stevia and natural vanilla flavours. A little sweetness that you will not be able to do without!